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.

Almanac Poetry: Nathan Jones

From an ardent fan, Stephen Whiteside, who has penned a fitting tribute to Nathan Jones, a much loved Demon.

Finals Week 1- Elimination Final: Melbourne v Geelong

The class of Geelong and their ability knowing how to win big games should give them the advantage over Melbourne suggests Declan Dempsey-Young. Whatever the result, he believes this match will almost certainly be a close-fought affair.

Who can challenge Richmond this year?

As the ladder begins to take shape, the form of certain teams highlights the limited amount of outfits capable of taking out the 2018 flag. With Richmond appearing as ominous as ever after a barnstorming run to the top of the ladder, the main question to arise is which teams are actually able to match them and perhaps clinch a premiership off them come Grand Final day. Sean considers the options.

The 2018 Transition Coach Cup

The state of the game, transition coaches, fatwas, and everything else associated with footy are in Earl’s sights!

Round 22 – Melbourne v Brisbane Lions: Rub His Bald Head

Anne Chomiak, like many Demon supporters, has become very nervous over the past weeks. Did her lucky Nathan Jones bobble-head help (photo included)?

Hoodoo Gurus – Now The Stage Is Set For Melbourne

Is Josh Pinn crazy to believe in ideals? Has the Melbourne Demons convinced him of their scene?
Finals for the Demons, for so long 1000 miles away, look like returning at the right time for the AFL’s oldest club.

Round 15 – Melbourne v Sydney: The flames from hell, and those Demons!

A road trip, some classical music, Catholic guilt, mutilated cars, dead birds, live music at the RSL, and a Bugg for the confessional box are all part of Jan’s trip from Sydney to the MCG for the footy!

Round 5 – Richmond v Melbourne: The Conversion of S.Jordan

P. Grindlay and co survive a ticketing blunder to give one of their mates his first look at footy in “this magnificent city”.

In the firing line with the ruck rovers

The role of the ruck-rover is defined by the many wonderful exemplars Carolyn Spooner refers to from teams of the’60’s through to the current day.

Round 22 – Carlton v Melbourne: Dreaming of September

For Joseph Ryan and his Melbourne Football Club, Sunday’s game failed to follow the dream script.

Round 15 – Melbourne v Adelaide: Melbourne by foot, Part 3 (Job done!)

Dave Brown finishes up his weekend of footy as the Crows salute on a big day for the club

Living as a Demon in a Swans Family

“Everyday I wish they would do it for Robbie”. Piffy brings a whole heap of personal meaning to this Sunday’s game between the Swans and Demons

Round 14 – Melbourne v West Coast Eagles: Survival of the fittest in Darwin

Like most people, the horrific events of Friday morning in Somerton Park put the weekend’s footy in the shade for Phil Smythe. The action in the top end reflected the respectful listlessness of round 14.

Round 12 – Geelong v Melbourne: Good Luck With That…

Rusty Berther is a man who has dished out curses on his beloved Demons – now, after years of suffering and a breakthrough win, he’s ready to offload one onto Geelong.

Round 10 – Melbourne v Collingwood: Nac Feed’s 19 things you won’t believe actually happened on Bizarro Cloke Day

Jeff Dowsing and his 19 things that incredibly happened in the match between Collingwood v Melbourne. (Clue: one has something to do with Travis Cloke)

2003 – The (Almost) All Australian SSA Team: Who’s Who?

2003, young footballers, the Gold Coast, what could go wrong? The SSA All Australian Team photo, that’s what.

If you are after a shot of Joel Selwood without a cut eyebrow, Nathan Jones with hair or a beardless Bachar Houli, you’ve come to the right place.

Crio’s Question: Natural captains

Pundits applauded the nomination of Jones as the Demons’ interim skipper. Similar sentiments were sometimes expressed about S.K.Warne.
Which players have been wrongly overlooked for captaincy? And who look “natural” appointments for the future?

AFL Round 4 – Melbourne v GWS Giants: Melbourne pulls its finger out

Melbourne fans like Ciannon Cazaly are enjoying the win over GWS because who knows when the next one might come along.