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.

‘Hawks and Tigers produce a classic…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recounts the recent nail-biter between the Wangaratta Rovers and the Albury Tigers in the OMNFL. (Classic KB tension! – ED.)

Round 15 – AFL 2022 Footy Fixture

Round 15 is upon us so check out where, when, and who your team will be playing this week.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 15 – Preview

‘Collingwood is coming…’ according to Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life as he previews their Round 15 match against GWS.

‘A present from grandpa’ by Tony Wilson

Tony’s son Jack went through the Hawthorn banner recently with heroes around him…and grandpa. The journey to get there was as worthy as the event and one we think you should check out. [Is the newsletter’s name from a mint commercial ~20 years back? Ed.]

Round 14 – AFL 2022 Footy Fixture

Round 14 commences from tonight; find out who, where, and when your team is playing this weekend.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 13 Review / Round 15 Preview

Cam Hooke provides his usual in-depth analysis of the Pies’ great win over the Demons – and there’s plenty to be positive about!

‘Redleg Reggie reflects…” by KB Hill

Standing 6′ 6″, Reg Edwards was always going to stand out on the footy field. KB Hill recounts ‘Redleg Reggie’s’ career with Rutherglen.

Almanac Footy (Rivalry): Essendon v Carlton

With both Essendon’s 150th anniversary celebrations and tonight’s clash with perennial foe Carlton in mind, we thought we’d go back and look at one of the code’s greatest rivalries.

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.

‘200 up for Gatto the evergreen…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill profiles one of his favourite players from the Wangaratta Rovers, Shane Gaston, who recently chalked up his 200th appearance for the club.

Almanac Footy History: Arthur Olliver – ‘The Champion’s Hero’

Historian Roger Spaull dedicates this article to the Gordon family and in memory of Nick. It documents one of Footscray’s most legendary and revered player and coach throughout the club’s history and the accomplishments Arthur Olliver achieved after his Footscray tenure. Find out more inside with rare photos shared from the vault!

Round 13 – AFL Fixture 2022: Who, where, and when?

Split round continues; check out who, where, and when your team is playing in Round 13.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 12 Review / Round 13 Preview

A tight finish over Hawthorn in Round 13 gladdens all Collingwood supporters as they look forward to their forthcoming clash against Melbourne reports Cam Hooke.

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.

‘A Trio of Magpie Medallists…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recounts the careers of three Wangaratta Magpies Medallists, Tim Lowe, Ray Preston and Lance Oswald.

Round 12 – AFL Footy Fixture

Round 12 marks midway through season 2022. Check out who, where, and when your team is playing, or if it’s their bye.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 11 Review / Round 12 Preview

Like all Collingwood supporters, Cam Hooke was thrilled by the Pies’ stirring win against the Blues. He also previews their next match against the Hawks.

‘Traditional rivals square off again…’ by KB Hill (with final scores added)

Traditional rivals, the Ovens and Murray League and the Goulburn League square off again tomorrow for the Wilson-Ash Trophy. KB Hill will be there. In today’s piece he reviews the history of this great rivalry.

Almanac Rugby League: The life and death of the NSWRL’s City v Country match

City v Country was an iconic feature of the NSWRL representative calendar for decades. Here’s a look back over the history of the annual clash which provided the start of a career pathway for many players, courtesy of the ABC’s Nick Campton.