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Balcony Banter: Banter on the Balcony

You don’t go to the cricket just to watch the game. ‘Citrus’ Bob Utber goes to catch up with friends and acquaintances old and new. He wrote about it recently on ‘Balcony Banter’, the MCG Members blog.

Balcony Banter: Ron Barassi Memorial

MCC Members researcher and historian Lynda Carroll reflects on the memorial held recently at the MCG for code legend Ron Barassi.

Balcony Banter – AFL Grand Final 2023: handling the heat!

The heat was on in more ways than one at the MCG for last Saturday’s 2023 Grand Final. Dave Campbell was a there and filed a review for ‘Balcony Banter’, the MCC Members blog.

Balcony Banter: Cotch and Jack(s) – thanks for everything!

Dave Campbell took his mother to see the farewell match for Cotch and Jack. Read his Balcony Banter article here.

Balcony Banter – The Opening Rounds: Little Traditions

MCC member Lynda Carroll, a regular ‘Balcony Banter’ contributor, has been thinking about traditions that herald the start of a new season.

Balcony Banter: Drawing Level

Dave Campbell, a Physics and Environmental Science teacher from Geelong, was at the ‘G’ for the Round 1 clash between Richmond and Carlton. He reported his experiences for Balcony Banter, the MCC Members blog.

Balcony Banter: Who does the dishes in your house?

Citrus Bob Utber is trying to solve the mystery of the origins of an MCG tea towel that came into his possession. This story first appeared on the MCC Members blog site Balcony Banter.

Balcony Banter: On being the Captain

How do you compare the respective responsibilities of the captains of the South African Test team and the Williamstown Colts Fifths? Hugh Jones contemplated this question in a recent contribution to the MCC Members Blog ‘Balcony Banter’.

Balcony Banter: One Aim

James Walder from Mildura has attended almost 200 Test matches around the world, many at the MCG. ‘Citrus Bob’ Utber recently profiled James on the MCC Members blog ‘Balcony Banter’.

Balcony Banter: The case of the borrowed jumper

On Grand Final day, ‘Citrus’ Bob Utber borrowed a jumper from a fellow Cats supporter. In the post-match euphoria, Bob forgot to return it. Now he’s looking for the owner.

Balcony Banter: A tale of two Grand Finals

In a recent post on the MCC’s Members blog ‘Balcony Banter’, Grant Fraser relives two epic Grand Finals involving his beloved Hawks.

Balcony Banter: Superstition and the Art of Attending the Football

Grant Fraser is an avid Hawthorn supporter who cannot believe his good luck at having experienced two sets of “glory years” in the one lifetime. He wrote about it all recently for the MCC members blog ‘Balcony Banter’.

Balcony Banter: The ‘Audit-orium’

MCC member Clare Cannon took in the last weekend’s Geelong v Melbourne game and provided this report for the MCC Members blog ‘Balcony Banter’.

Balcony Banter: Thursday Special

Lynda Carroll gave her evaluation of the recent Melbourne v Brisbane clash for ‘Balcony Banter’, the blog for MCC Members. The number 64 loomed large.

Balcony Banter: Queen’s Birthday Quest

Lynda Carroll provided a Demons perspective of the Queen’s Birthday clash between Collingwood and Melbourne for ‘Balcony Banter’, the blog for MCC Members.

Balcony Banter: Climbing the mountain

From the files of ‘Balcony Banter’, the blog for MCC members, Lynda Carroll muses over Melbourne’s recent losses and reserves a special place for club legend Nathan Jones.

Balcony Banter: Lynda Carroll soaks up match days at the ‘G’

MCC member Lynda Carroll writes regularly for the MCC Members Blog, ‘Balcony Banter’. Today we share two of her recent accounts of match days where her beloved Demons took on Hawthorn and St Kilda on consecutive weekends.

Balcony Banter: Pizza and possibility

Roger Lowrey’s day out to the MCG to watch Geelong take on Hawthorn is recounted in his article on the MCC Members blog ‘Balcony Banter’.

Balcony Banter: Kicking back

MCC member Lynda Carroll revels in the performance of her Melbourne Demons against GWS – the third quarter was one for the ages!

Balcony Banter: Reserve’s reminders of the good old days

Attending the opening match of the 2022 AFL season, Almanac stalwart and MCC Member ‘Citrus’ Bob Utber reflected on ‘the good old days’ of the famous ground.