Melbourne Demons

Jones re-signs, sees better days ahead

Committed: Nathan Jones is set to be a career Demon.

Matt Murnane   With his status as a career Demon virtually assured, Melbourne captain Nathan Jones has reflected on a journey he admits has had far more lows than highs, but one he now believes is destined for a happy ending.

Jones' heart beats true for the next five seasons

Melbourne co-captain Nathan Jones speaks to the media on Monday.

Ronny Lerner   Melbourne captain Nathan Jones has turned his back on free agency after signing a four-year contract extension on Thursday that will see him stay with the Demons until the end of 2019.

Melbourne record a profit in $1.9 million turnaround

Melbourne chairman Glen Bartlett.

Daniel Cherny   Melbourne may not have been able to quite turn things around yet on the field, but off the field they have made significant ground, recording an operating profit of $161,000 in 2014.

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Christian Petracca and new Demons look to an easier road ahead

Christian Petracca.

Peter Hanlon   Christian Petracca put a positive spin on it, in the way of someone who knows the hardest thing they've done is behind them and life can only get easier from here. Day one as an AFL footballer already seemed a blessedly long time ago.

Melbourne's captaincy blunder

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Jake Niall   When Melbourne considered its captaincy options prior to the 2012 season, the club had so little confidence in the leadership capacity of its senior players that it made a radical decision that finally reached an inglorious end on Monday.

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Grimes relinquishes co-captaincy of Melbourne

Jack Grimes

Scott Spits   Jack Grimes has decided to step down as a co-captain of Melbourne Football Club.

Grimes stands down as Melbourne co-captain

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Jack Grimes has stood down as co-captain of AFL club Melbourne, opening the way for Nathan Jones to assume sole possession of the skipper's role in 2015.

Late picks more important than first rounders in long-term success, says draft data

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Liam Mannix   All the focus of this year's draft is already on clubs' first round picks – but a new analysis reveals players taken in the second and third round are actually far more important to a club's success.

Dawes declares Hogan a future star

Jesse Hogan.

Jon Pierik   Bruising Melbourne forward Chris Dawes has declared boom youngster Jesse Hogan all but a certain starter in round one but has urged supporters to temper their expectations.

This time, Lumumba hits the right note

Heritier Lumumba speaks to the media on Friday.

Rohan Connolly   Heritier Lumumba concedes his farewell speech to Collingwood didn’t come out quite the way he wanted.

Coaches open to improving spectacle

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Jon Pierik   Coaches say they are open to suggestions how to improve the on-field spectacle after the average number of goals dipped to a 15-year low.

Demon ends AFL career

Dom Barry playing football with Yuendemu kids as part of a visit with the Indigenous All Stars visit in 2013.

Melbourne midfielder Dom Barry has turned his back on an AFL career, deciding instead to return to central Australia.

Byrnes joins Melbourne's football department

Shannon Brynes

Ronny Lerner   Melbourne has unveiled recently retired midfielder Shannon Byrnes as its new welfare and development coach.

AFL: Melbourne's influx of experience continues under coach Paul Roos

Coach Paul Roos: out with the new, in with the old.

Rohan Connolly   As Melbourne signs another player from a rival club, coach Paul Roos says the Demons will continue to look to experienced talent to improve the list.

No problems between Dees, Trengove: Roos

Jack Trengove.

Rohan Connolly   Melbourne coach Paul Roos says the Demons don't expect any ill-feeling between the club and former captain Jack Trengove after the midfielder's trade to Richmond was aborted on medical grounds.

Melbourne's Jeff Garlett to fight affray charge

Jeff Garlett hasn’t played an AFL match since the narrow five-point loss to Geelong in round 12.

Adam Cooper and AAP   Melbourne recruit Jeff Garlett will fight a charge of affray in relation to an altercation outside a city bar.

AFL fixture good for fans - and for football

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly   The 2015 AFL fixture is one for the genuine fans, and from a football perspective it's pretty fair to the clubs as well.

Trengove might miss next AFL season

Jack Trengove.

Former Melbourne captain is determined to continue his AFL career, despite conceding he might not play at all next season.

2015 AFL fixture: Melbourne

Melbourne's fixture for the 2015 home and away season

McCartney joins Melbourne coaching panel

Brendan McCartney.

Jesse Hogan   Former Western Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney has secured an immediate return to football, joining to Melbourne to bolster its development and, eventually, be the mentor to first-time senior coach Simon Goodwin.

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