Balcony Banter: The luck of the draw

How do you feel after a drawn game? Should there be a method to determine a winner – extra time? a penalty shoot-out? Lynda Carroll addressed these questions this week on the MCC Members blog ‘Balcony Banter’.

Balcony Banter: Our Club

Anne Cahill Lambert was one of the original female members of the Melbourne Cricket Club. With the MCG currently silent, she recalls it’s season opening, back in March.

Balcony Banter: What a lovely view

The view from the top was rather delightful for Melbourne fan Lynda Carroll.

Balcony Banter: History in the making

Demon fan Lynda Carroll is aware she is watching history week by week.

Balcony Banter Round 2: Hawthorn v Richmond

Tiger fans Dave Campbell and Joe De Petro have both written about the Richmond Round 2 win over Hawthorn in this week’s Balcony Banter offerings.

Balcony Banter: When footy came to The Gabba

For a sense of what it was like to attend the AFL Grand Final at the ‘Gabba, Queensland-based MCC member Fiona gives an account of her experience.

Balcony Banter – Andrew and Ursula Fithall: Settle Petal

Andrew and Ursula Fithall have written an account in ‘Balcony Banter’ about the divide in their household over support for either Geelong or Collingwood.

Balcony Banter – Rod Oaten: Remembering Dreamtime at the ‘G 2014

Read Rod Oaten’s account of Essendon’s great win over Richmond in the 2014 AFL Dreamtime match.

Balcony Banter – Lynda Carroll: What we are missing

MCC member Lynda Carroll reflects on the currently silent MCG for the club’s Balcony Banter blog.

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 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 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 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 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 16 – Carlton v Melbourne: A comeback too far

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