Round 18 – Collingwood v Carlton: Thrashed (Floreat Pica Society)

Frank Taylor valiantly reports for the Floreat Pica Society on Collingwood’s disappointing loss to Carlton on an emotional occasion for all footy fans.

Round 6 – Collingwood v Essendon: Floreat Pica Society Anzac Day match report

Frank Taylor presents the Floreat Pica Society’s Anzac Day 2021 match report of Collingwood’s disappointing loss to Essendon.

Almanac Footy Comment: An Open Letter to the Collingwood Football Club

Frank Taylor loves the Collingwood Football Club. But, at 66 years old, he will not renew his Collingwood membership until the club answers some of his questions. And he reckons plenty of The Faithful, many of whom are disillusioned with what has happened, are in the same boat.

A football-loving dog caught on camera

Frank Taylor sent in a great YouTube video of a dog enjoying the football on TV a little too much.

Almanac Life: Recollections of a Garbo

After he finished high school, and before he headed off to uni, Frank Taylor worked on the Eltham Council. He had a stint as a garbo. These are his recollections of life as a runner. [Superb – JTH]

Round 5, 2017 – Essendon v Collingwood: The meaning of ANZAC Day (Floreat Pica Society)

An Anzac Day article in two parts: the first, an engaging and challenging discussion of the meaning of Anzac Day; the second, a description, from a Pies perspective, of the Essendon-Collingwood match from 2017.

Preliminary Final – Richmond v Collingwood (Floreat Pica Society): History is real

Frank Taylor’s brilliant family story about his forebears’ struggles a century ago in Richmond and surrounds and how footy has always been part of it all. So this was a very meaningful match – and the result was equally immense. [Great piece – JTH]