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Balcony Banter – 2019 AFL Grand Final: Richmond v GWS Giants

After the prolonged Tiger premiership drought, Dave Campbell and his brother Tim have enjoyed the recent flood of Richmond premierships. Dave tells about ‘a day of brotherhood on and off the field’.

Balcony Banter Grand Final – Richmond v GWS: Pax Romana

A long way from home (or the MCG) on Grand Final day, Tiger man Joe De Petro found a way to tap into the Tiger roar.

Balcony Banter: Memorable Grand Final parades

There’s been many AFL Grand Final parades over the years, Bill Hodges recounts some of the more memorable on the MCC’s Balcony Banter Blog.

Balcony Banter – Collingwood v GWS: Then the game stirred

It was quiet in the MCC Members Stand until the Pies started to kick goals. Read John Harms Balcony Banter account of the game with his host Moon.

Balcony Banter Preliminary Final – Richmond v Geelong: A perfect night at the ‘G

Though it wasn’t Geelong’s night, Alan Rose was still moved to pay artistic tribute to Mark Blicavs

Balcony Banter Preliminary Final – Richmond v Geelong: The Battle of Future Generations

Cat man Marcus Abbott is fighting a Tiger onslaught to keep his children’s’ allegiances with the hoops.

Balcony Banter – Preliminary Final preview: Memories of finals past

As an MCC member of long standing, Bill Hodges has seen many finals at the MCG. The thought of another Richmaond v Collingwood Grand Final has him reflecting.

Balcony Banter, Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Collingwood: A test of family unity

How did the Fithall family negotiate their divided loyalties on Friday night? Read Andrew’s Balcony Banter piece to find out.

Balcony Banter – Musings from the (Lord’s) Pavilion

Clare Cannon, MCC Committee member, was a guest in the Committee Room at Lord’s during the Second Test in mid-August. She wrote about her experience for the MCC blog, Balcony Banter.

Balcony Banter Round 23 – Richmond v Brisbane: An MCC debut

David Leydon is a sports nut. He had never been to the MCC Members until he was the guest of a good friend for the Richmond-Brisbane game. Here’s the piece he wrote for the MCC’s Balcony Banter. [Well played Comrade – JTH]

Balcony Banter Round 22 – Melbourne v Sydney: No Demon spark tonight

Demon fan Lynda Carroll has seen the best of times, and the worst of times. She’s not calling Friday night the worst, but it sure wasn’t great.

Balcony Banter Round 21 – Richmond v Carlton: I wish I had a river

Despite the horrendous conditions, Joe De Petro braved the elements for his winning Tigers.

Balcony Banter Round 20 – Melbourne v Richmond: A fresh outlook on an old tradition

There’s no place Michael Allan would rather be on the weekend than amongst the crowd on the MCG members’ balcony..

Balcony Banter Round 19 – Collingwood v Richmond: Lighting up a rainy night

Dave Campbell was worried by the Tigers’ pre-game favouritism. Those worries were soon alleviated.

Balcony Banter – Round 18 Geelong v Hawthorn: Puppy Love

MCC member and die-hard Hawk Grant Fraser took in Liam Shiel’s 200th game at the ‘G’ and was happy to see Hawthorn’s win over the Cats. Are the Hawks still a chance for the finals?

Balcony Banter – Round 18 Richmond v Port: A tale of (footy in) two cities

Greg Sheehan and his friends had big plans for the Tassie Guys Footy Trip. But the best laid plans don’t always work out.

Balcony Banter Round 17 – Richmond v GWS: Winter Days

Almanac regular Joe De Petro saw his Tigers take on the Giants at the MCG on a dreary winter’s afternoon.

Balcony Banter Round 16 – Essendon v Sydney: Dour Dons do enough

Almanacker and MCC member Rod Oaten saw his Bombers claw past the Swans in a dour struggle.

Balcony Banter Round 16 – Carlton v Melbourne: A comeback too far

Bluebagger David Southgate saw both comedy and tragedy in Sunday’s game.

Balcony Banter – Women’s football: Annabel Brebner

Anna Pavlou talks to Annabel Brebner, chair of the MCC affiliated women’s club now competing in its second season in the VAFA.