Coach – Paul Goodwin
Points For – 16th
Points Against – 13th
Top 5 Best and Fairest
- Bernie Vince
- Jack Viney
- Tom McDonald
- Jesse Hogan
- Nathan Jones
2015 Rising Star Noms
Jesse Hogan (Round 9)
Angus Brayshaw (Round 10)
Ins – Thomas Bugg, Ben Kennedy, Jake Melksham, Joel Smith, Josh Wagner (rk), Clayton Oliver, Sam Weideman, Mitch King
Outs – Rohan Bail, Daniel Cross, Jack Fitzpatrick, Jeremy Howe, Mark Jamar, Jordie McKenzie, Aiden Riley, Jimmy Toumpas
For those that read my last review of Melbourne before the server shredded it, one thing will be obvious. I make this crap up as I go. I type it and it is little more than a stream of consciousness. Hopefully though it is relatively similar.
Melbourne are the single most reliable side in the competition. They have been terrible for a long time and I expect whilst that is starting to change, it hasn’t yet. I would expect some improvement this year. They have built a formidable midfield, one that will eventually propel them into finals football. They have however generally neglected their KP stocks.
They have the best young player in the competition in their forward line. He is the single most desirable player in the competition. Hogan is the exact photo negative of Watts. He is arrogant, competitive and hungry. On top of that he is hungry for success. They should make the most of him whilst he is still there. They have put Garlett at his feet and between them they did well. Wont win enough games though until someone else enters the mix. They will be hoping that is Weideman but he is still years away.
The backline is also a bit of a one man band. McDonald was excellent last year, especially in the first half. Was surprising they didn’t try and get a little more support back there as well. They will continue to be undersized back there and unless someone steps up, it will hurt them.
All that being said. They have built a good midfield and they have the starts of a good forward line. They should improve this year. Not saying they will but they should. I would expect somewhere from 10-12 is about the mark.