Balcony Banter: Are we there yet?




The Melbourne Football Club is surging towards finals football! MCC Member and historian Lynda Carroll is enjoying the ride and thinking back to great Demons season from the past.


In a recent contribution to the MCC Members’ blog Balcony Banter, Lynda reflected on the 1941 and 1964 seasons, finding links to the situation we find ourselves in during the current pandemic.


You can read Linda’s reflection here.


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  1. Malcolm McKinnon says

    I note here how Lynda refers to the Demons winning a hat-trick of premierships. Thank you Lynda! That’s the correct and appropriate term. And the sooner we banish that stupid and entirely unnecessary fabricated word ‘three-peat’ to the dustbin of history the better, IMHO.

  2. george smith says

    shout out to 1958 – a cake was made with the icing saying congratultions four in a row. well after murray, hooker and the amzing ken bennett got though with them that cake was “all alone like lazarus the leper, as mike williamson used to say…

    Am I the only one in my family to see Melbourne win a premiership? In spite of my father, my uncle, my brother, my nephews and at least three cousins being mad keen Melbourne supporters, I don’t think any of them trooped out to Waveley on a cold night in winter in 1987 to see Melbourne beat Essendon by four points to take the night premiership – 21 years after 1964. Only my Collingwood supporting butt was there due to a school excursion during teacher training. I have a strong sense that my father and uncle may have seen flags pre 1964, but I’m not sure, my people didn’t really go to grand finals in those days.

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