2009 was a bit of a rebuilding year for the Melbourne Demons as they shifted their focus on getting the club out of their financial woes and building up a squad of young, talented players. Midway through the season, it looked like their efforts were starting to pay off as they had cut down on their debt and began showing some fighting spirit on the field. This drew in record numbers of Melbourne Demons’ members as fans got behind the team to show their support.
In the end, the club was only able to win four games for the second consecutive year. Though they finished 16th on the AFL ladder, their poor season guaranteed them the priority pick in the 2010 draft. The rebuilding effort has continued into 2010, but Melbourne fans continue to support the team. You too can show your support by backing them in their next home fixture at Ladbrokes.com.au. This online sportsbook offers better odds than the TAB, and, as it is so quick to create an account, you can bet on AFL matches in no time!
|12||Colin Sylvia||Midfield, Forward|
|15||Ricky Petterd||Midfield, Forward|