Grand Final 2023 – Collingwood v Brisbane: Yes, and…

ER is one of the many faithful true believers of 2023 Premiership winners Collingwood, and in his inimitable style he presents some thoughts and insights to his feelings about the game.

Almanac (Footy) Music: Collingwood 2023 meets “60 songs that made the 90s”

Don’t really know this 2023 Collingwood side? E.regnans gives us this guide – each player as a song from the 90s.

Qualifying Final – Collingwood v Melbourne: Brass in pocket (Floreat Pica Society)

It is Collingwood v Melbourne in a Qualifying Final. David Wilson nods to The Pretenders and to Jim Pavlidis as he reports for the Floreat Pica Society.

Goulburn Valley Football Netball League Round 13 – Echuca v Kyabram: Ballooning

E. Regnans felt the call of the Murray River on Saturday morning. The cold morning and the clear blue skies had winter road trip written all over them. So off he went: to find Echuca and Ky battling it out on a special day.

Almanac Footy: Shipping Steele – celebrating 300 Sidebottom shipments

As Steele Sidebottom approaches his 300th game this weekend, David Wilson pays tribute to a Collingwood favourite.

Round 9 – Collingwood v GWS: Itemising (Floreat Pica Society)

David Wilson volunteered for the Floreat Pica Society in Round 9. He heads to the MCG in late afternoon sunshine.

Almanac Music: On Checkerboard Lounge and their album ‘Sun Sessions’

It’s a special feeling when an artist or group you love to watch live release a record that captures that same spirit…E.r has been playing Checkerboard Lounge’s ‘Sun Sessions’ and cannot recommend it highly enough.

Almanac Netball – Go The Diamonds: athletes and sponsorship (a big moment in Australian sport)

E.regnans is right behind the stand taken by The Diamonds netball team in questioning appropriate sponsorship for their team.

Almanac Music: A letter of thanks to Midnight Oil (one for the planet)

E.regnans has been an unashamed, almost unrestrained Midnight Oil fan for well over three decades. Memories, gratitude, praise and appreciation course through his veins after he experiences The Oils one last time at the the Palais. This letter is the result.

Finals Week 2 – Collingwood v Fremantle: Ode to joy and common unicorns (Floreat Pica Society)

Finals footy. David Wilson reports for the Floreat Pica Society on this game – this rambling collective of Common People – who in 2022 have brought unexpected joy (the best kind).

Bendigo Football Netball League Qualifying Final – Strathfieldsaye v Golden Square: Dreams

It’s Qualifying Final day in Bendigo. David Wilson writes of an open, flowing game, of The Cranberries, of the diggings and the oval ball.

Round 22 – Sydney v Collingwood: Freaks to the front (Floreat Pica Society)

It’s a big game. After 11-wins-in-a-row, second placed Collingwood visits fourth-placed Sydney for Round 22. David Wilson reports for the Floreat Pica Society from the Builders’ Arms front bar.

Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League Round 14 – Sorrento v Mt Eliza: Closing time

It’s fifth versus second as Sorrento hosts Mt Eliza on a winter’s Saturday. David Wilson makes the trip south and (surprisingly) west.

Ovens and Murray Football Netball League Round 7 – Myrtleford v Wodonga: Honest

It’s a late autumn Saturday as David Wilson makes for Myrtleford, for some Ovens and Murray League footy. It’s a good day in a good world.

Almanac Cricket: Shane Warne and the gift of hope

E.regnans met S.K. Warne in Lorne many years ago. What followed is indicative and memorable.

Almanac Life: Dropping 47 litres of unleaded in the diesel tank at Beaufort

David Wilson made an error recently…it wasn’t quite as massive as it seemed in the moment.

Almanac (Christmas) Life: ER may have met Santa!

David Wilson experienced the community joy and spirit of Christmas in Brunswick when he may have met Santa!

Almanac Lost & Found: One oar, St Kilda beach

This is the story of an oar. By E. regnans, who was down on the Bay for the the summer solstice.

Almanac Life Lessons: I must not argue with the umpire

E.regnans recalls being unfairly dismissed from a game of primary school “Cutter’s Out”. Oh, the injustice!

Almanac Footy and Community – Premiership photos

E.r was prompted by memories of his school side’s victory in 1991 and Matt Zurbo’s latest piece to bring together pictures of premiership winning teams. It might have been last week down the road or halfway through last century and a state away, no matter when or where we’d love to share your photos of premiership triumph on the Almanac.