“Regrets……I’ve had a few……” by KB Hill

KB Hill caught up with Paul Bryce, a very talented player who never quite achieved what he might have. It turned out to be a brutally honest and revealing conversation.

Round 12 – Melbourne v Collingwood: One team sprints, another stumbles

Have the wheels fallen off at Collingwood? Sean Mortell saw not so much parallels as perpendiculars to the 2018 Queen’s Birthday demolition job and hopes to see more black and white dash and dare in the future.

Round 12 – Melbourne v Collingwood: Bring on 2021 (Floreat Pica Society)

Not much went right for the Pies against the Dees; Tony Scully wasn’t expecting this pre-game and has his sights firmly set on the future.

Round 8 – Melbourne v Brisbane: Just a good ordinary miracle – the Lions win

Remembering the days when any win felt like a miracle, Shane Reid is happy to take any “good ordinary win” in his stride.

‘From King Valley, to Moonee Valley…and beyond’ by KB Hill

KB Hill talks to Leigh Newton, son of a King Valley footy dynasty, about his injury-plagued career at Melbourne, and his further sporting adventures.

Why I Hate Victorians

Peter Baulderstone takes aim at all things Victorian from his mineshaft in Western Australia. Is he serious? Is he right? He’s certainly hostile. (This 2018 effort has had revived interest among the non-Victorian audience. Can’t think why. PB in pre-flag warrior mode – Ed)

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 1 – Melbourne v St Kilda

This is the very first match report from the very first edition of The Footy Almanac, on the internet for the very first time. John Harms opening the bowling, reporting on Melbourne v St Kilda.

Round 1 – West Coast v Melbourne:  Last Orders on the Titanic

How to make sense of the final game that never never should have been played in a season that was cancelled before it began? A show about nothing? Peter Baulderstone finds meaning in old movies, Gatsby and Monty Python.

My International Women’s Day sportsfest

Cathi Johnston packed in a couple of big sporting contests featuring some amazing women for International Women’s Day. The day didn’t start off in the best fashion, but her first ever live cricket experience certainly brought some smiles.

AFLW Round 3 – St Kilda v Melbourne: Upset win over Demons gives early Birthday present

Yoshi has just celebrated his birthday in style with a first ever win by his Saints in the AFLW – it was a tough contest, but one which he won’t soon forget.

Gold Coast Suns: 2019 – Another Lost Year

After a promising beginning, it became a grueling season for Suns’ fans. And it was made even worse if your ‘second team’ was the Dees. ‘Is That Parsimony’ reckons he’s had enough.

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.

Round 22 – Melbourne v Sydney: The future right there

Tom Bally on a win over the Demons that showcased some of the future shining lights for Sydney, a theme plenty of astute Swans fans have picked up on in what has been an otherwise disappointing season.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 21 and 22: Better and better.

Things are on the up and up for the Pies – Cam Hooke’s back with his usual dose of analysis and fanaticism.

Round 21 – Melbourne v Collingwood: One’s slowly building, the other’s crumbled away

In a tale of two recent finalists, Sean Mortell’s look at a somewhat regulation Pies win (given the other results this week) over a free-falling Demons side.

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..

Round 18 – Melbourne v West Coast: AFL footy in the Red Centre (Part 3)

Post-scripts don’t need to be anti-climaxes. After the football match, Cathij66 completed her Central Australian odyssey with a bus trip to Uluru.

Round 18 – Melbourne v West Coast: AFL footy in the Red Centre (Part 2)

We pick up Cathi Johnston’s trek through the middle of the country for the Heart of the Nation game with the ball set to be bounced in front of a packed house, mostly perched on the quaint yet idyllic grassy hills surrounding Traeger Park.

Balcony Banter Round 12 – Collingwood v Melbourne: On the slide

Graphic artist Alan Rose was inspired by the Big Freeze and Melbourne’s current predicament when he came up with a Max Gawn caricature whilst travelling to the Queen’s Birthday game.

Balcony Banter – Round 22 1996: Two into one don’t go…

The recent Melbourne v Hawthorn clash took MCC member Chris Vogt back to the famous ‘Merger Match’ of 1996.