Round 17 – Gold Coast v Collingwood: Witts v Grundy (Floreat Pica Society)

Luke Reynolds reports on a scrappy win in torrential rain by Collingwood on the Gold Coast for the Floreat Pica Society.

Round 16 – Collingwood v Essendon: Crook in the Guts

“2017 has gone down the toilet for Collingwood. But that crook in the guts feeling will linger for a long while.” Luke Reynolds simply can not wait for season 2017 to be over for his Magpies and changes to be made.

Almanac Book Review: “Fabulous Phil- The Phil Carman Story” by Matt Watson

Luke Reynolds reviews ‘Fabulous Phil – The Phil Carman Story’, written by Almanacker Matt Watson.

Round 7 – Collingwood v Carlton: Anniversary Blues

There was a sense of numbness and disappointment for Luke Reynolds as Carlton got a big win over fierce rivals Collingwood. And it had to be Daisy to put the game out of reach for the Magpies.

Round 4 – Collingwood v St Kilda: Docklands Disorientation

Despite gathering a big group of Pies fans to the game, Luke Reynolds’ support wasn’t enough to lift his side over the line in a lacklustre game.

Round 3 – Sydney v Collingwood: Light in the Dark

It’s a warm Friday night and Luke Reynolds in the Otways has his shorts and polo on. A winter of darkness looms for Collingwood (“..the last few minutes are excruciating. Roaring at the TV…”), but a strong team performance in Sydney burns as a light in the dark.

Almanac Cricket – Finals For Some

At the Almanac we are after the stories of your local cricket finals. Good luck to everyone that is involved in a finals campaign. Sadly for Luke Reynolds and the Pomborneit Cricket Club, there will be no finals action in 2017/18. A long off-season awaits.

Almanac Music: Best Albums and EPs of 2016

Luke Reynolds with his top albums and EPs of 2016. Fair to say there’s an Australian bias here…

Australia v Pakistan – MCG, Day 5: Smith, Starc and Car Parks

Luke Reynolds takes a punt on a Punt Road car park as day 5 of the 2nd Test delivers much more than expected.

Round 22 – Collingwood v Gold Coast: The Ground’s Half Empty

Luke Reynolds gets Reckless with his Collingwood at Dockland experience, with apologies to Australian Crawl.

Round 21 – Western Bulldogs v Collingwood: Bontempelli & Bucks’ Billy Goats

Luke Reynolds seems a bit gruff after another “honourable loss” by Collingwood. There’s no escape.

Round 19 – Collingwood v West Coast: Footy and music in Carringbush

Footy and a great gig. What more can you ask for! Luke Reynolds has a memorable day out with his younger sister.

Round 18 – Collingwood v North Melbourne: Even colder (Floreat Pica Society)

Luke Reynolds writes for the Floreat Pica Society this week; reporting on a Magpie first quarter that was colder than “a mother-in-law’s stare.”

Round 15 – Carlton v Collingwood: Beating Carlton more important than Election Result

A full board of Saturday commitments but for Luke Reynolds beating Carlton was the most important outcome of July 2.

Almanac Music: Gig Review – The Living End at The Forum, 23/06/16

One of Australia’s finest live rock bands, The Living End, were in Melbourne last week. Luke Reynolds was there at the Forum to see them live (and to report for the Almanac).

Round 10 – Collingwood v Western Bulldogs: He Says, She Says

Luke Reynolds was stuck at home watching Collingwood play the Bulldogs. Mrs R, in her writing debut for the Almanac, co-writes from an alternate point of view about a family day watching the footy at home.

Round 9 – Collingwood v Geelong: I love Melbourne, I love footy

In town for Good Beer Week, Luke Reynolds is able to celebrate a Collingwood win with fellow good beer lovers at GABS instead of drowning his sorrows.

Round 7 – Collingwood v Carlton: I Hate Footy

For Luke Reynolds, his sporting passion comes in black and white, Collingwood and Newcastle United fan and neither are delivering the goods.

Round 4 – Collingwood v Melbourne: Axl, Jesse & the Round 4 Crisis

Luke Reynolds ponders the effect of some big “late ins” on Sunday morning while watching Collingwood explode. (Clever – Ed.)

Round 3 – St Kilda v Collingwood: Not many positives

For Luke Reynolds, there were few positives for his Magpies while St Kilda celebrated their big day out.