Round 3 – Collingwood v West Coast: Too many similarities (Floreat Pica Society)

Floreat Pica Society correspondent Dave Nadel knows the difference between a “replay” and a “rematch.” But events on Saturday night blurred that difference somewhat.

Second Semi Final – Collingwood v GWS: Pies move on (Floreat Pica Society)

Dave Nadel writes for the Floreat Pica Society on a semi final win to Collingwood. And it was an exciting game; “the last quarter was wonderful…”

Round 19 – Collingwood v Adelaide: Would you believe… (Floreat Pica Society)

When Dave Nadel volunteered to write this week for the Floreat Pica Society, he had no inkling that writing about this game would be so difficult. Missed it by that much.

Round 6 – Geelong v Collingwood: Five day turnaround (Floreat Pica Society)

Dave Nadel files for the Floreat Pica Society. Five days ago the Anzac Day match featured many poorly-performed Collingwood players; “including the skipper who had played his worst game in ten years.” What a difference five days can make.

Round 22 – Collingwood v Gold Coast: Witch’s hats (Floreat Pica Society)

Despite the 71-point win, “this would have to be the first time after a big Collingwood victory that I went home feeling flat. There have to be some major changes at Collingwood before next season.”

Round 19 – Collingwood v West Coast: Forty Glorious Minutes

Dave Nadel admits that before this season he overestimated both his beloved Magpies and their opponents last Saturday, West Coast. He does like the look of several young players on the Collingwood list, however, and thinks that both sides can look forward to improvement in 2017.

Round 9 – Collingwood v Geelong: Sensational game! (Floreat Pica Society)

Collingwood’s win against Geelong was satisfying for the Floreat Pica Society, the Pies have turned the corner and are starting to gel as a team.

A new way to make Footy an international game

Two sovereign nations playing Australian Rules competitively at International level? Would Western Australia’s possible secession make this a reality? Dave Nadel shows his passport at Perth airport as he investigates.

A team of Buckleys

Long time Collingwood supporter Dave Nadel asks whether Nathan Buckley’s expectation of single-minded commitment on and off the field from all his players is becoming counter-productive.

AFL Round 19 – Collingwood v Port Adelaide: Pies v Former Pies

Stalwart Magpie Dave Nadel reminds us of the links between his team and the team that was ultimately formed from the SANFL Magpies’ attempt to join the AFL.

AFL Round 12 – Collingwood v Western Bulldogs (Floreat Pica): And…..?

Collingwood’s first half was its best football of the season. If it had played with that level of intensity against Essendon and Freo it would be 10/2 rather than 8/4, says Dave Nadel. Its second half on the other hand…

AFL Round 8 – Collingwood v Geelong (Floreat Pica Society): Nothing is impossible

With a long list of missing players, Dave Nadel didn’t think Collingwood would beat Geelong. Now, nothing is impossible.

AFL Round 3 – Collingwood v Hawthorn: Coutas Saturday, Pies Sunday

The Pies need to show more discipline in defence if they want to go all the way, writes Dave Nadel.

AFL Finals Week 1 – Hawthorn v Collingwood (Floreat Pica): Pies with much to do

  I had a lot of doubts about this game before it started. After all we haven’t looked like beating Hawthorn both times that we met them this year. On the other hand we probably had close to the best team we have had since Luke Ball was injured. Once Paine came out and Sinclair [Read more]

The Year of the Bird

In another thread this week PeterB suggested that the premiership will be won by “The Big Birds”.  Personally I am still pretty confident about the small black and white birds’ chances. Many commentators are promoting the predator birds that are a little smaller than PeterB’s big birds. In the Emerald City they point out that [Read more]

Floreat Pica: Cats v Pies

For most Collingwood supporters Round 16 began, not with our match against Geelong, but with North’s shellacking of Carlton the night before. Every member of the Floreat Pica Society who emailed on Friday night, Saturday or Sunday referred to it with joy. Pam referred to it in her Danny Roach votes. Two Pie supporting mates [Read more]

The Baby Blues

Da da da da daa, da da da da daa. They are the Baby Blues, They are the old light baby Blues. People bag Eddie and the Essendon leadership because The Pies and The Bombers won’t wear ridiculous “Away” strips. But they turn up at all their matches looking like Collingwood and Essendon (even when [Read more]

An Evening to Forget

Collingwood vs  Carlton. MCG 13: 4:2012 It started as an excellent evening.  I drove to Fitzroy and found a legal park close to Victoria St so I could walk through the Gardens to the “G.”  I had arranged to meet my daughter in Gertrude St for a meal before the Game and we found a [Read more]

Vale Jimmy Little

I first heard Jimmy Little on the radio in 1963 singing Royal Telephone. I hated the song (which struck me as 3rd rate country gospel) but even then I recognised that Jimmy had a great voice. Royal Telephone wasn’t the first Jimmy Little song to be played on the radio. In NSW he had had [Read more]

Another Go at GWS

A few weeks ago I complained that Greater WesternSydneywas using its privileged “out of contract” picks to poach players from lower clubs. Now that the main draft is completed a second question emerges about GWS. Will they have a viable team for their first season?   Phantom pointed out that, unlike Gold Coast, GWS was [Read more]