Round 10 – Collingwood v Port Adelaide: I’m officially a Collingwood tosser! (Floreat Pica Society)

For the first time since Round 17, 1973, Ramon Dobb was officially invited onto the playing surface of the MCG. Here’s his report for the Floreat Pica Society.

Round 3 – Collingwood v St Kilda: Party Pies in the Twilight Zone (Floreat Pica Society)

Ramon Dobb has the Floreat Pica Society piece on Collingwood’s dominant win over St Kilda yesterday. While struggling with his new Kayo membership after a family party, he manages to relax into a comfortable victory.

Floreat Pica: The Magpie Faithful – a morning with the legendary Peter McKenna

Ramon Dobb spent a morning in Magpie Heaven, as he attended he attended a CFC Past Players event featuring legendary Pie spearhead Peter McKenna.

Round 1 – Collingwood v Western Bulldogs: Dog Day Afternoon, Night & Week

Some promising signs against the classy reigning premiers, but in the end, it turned out to be a Dog Day Afternoon, Night and Week for the Pies according to Ramon.

Round 8 – Brisbane v Collingwood: Collingwood back on song!

Ramon Dobb was disappointed when Collingwood’s game against Brisbane was scheduled against Eurovision, however he managed to find some worthy distractions.

Round 7 – Richmond v Collingwood: Floreat Pica Society

Ramon Dobb reckons his Magpies were “in more trouble than Johnny Depp’s dogs” at the MCG. A fitting send off for the Tiger mate he farewelled this week. A time to weep or a time to dance?

AFL Round 14 – Hawthorn v Collingwood (Floreat Pica Society): Momentum killers

Ramon Dobb, for the Floreat Pica Society, saw the big moments pass Collingwood by against Hawthorn on World Giraffe Day.

AFL Round 11 – St. Kilda v Collingwood: Junktime at The Dome

Ramondobb’s report on Friday night’s Pies v Saints clash, including a nice touch to mark indigenous round.

The Fab Fourteen – finals glory for Sharks’ 5ths

Henry Miller once noted “The ordinary man is involved in action, a hero acts. An immense difference.” The Shark’s 5th XI cricket side was once the domain of the ordinary man. This is no longer the case.

Lightning strikes twice – Tons of Fun at Washington Park

Ramon Dobb lets us know why cricket is alive and well at the grassroots level, with this stirring account of the adventures of Stinga, Suds, Fat Cat and Nudie (Snr & Jnr).

Murderball – it’s a killer of a game

After watching the Wheelchair Rugby Tri-Nations tournament while in Sydney, Ramon Dobb is hooked on Murderball.

AFL Round 19 – Collingwood v Essendon: Pies versus Pincushions

Ramon Dobb is pretty rapt in the win, although a bit distracted by a certain topic.

AFL Round 17 – Gold Coast v Collingwood: Suns set on Pies’ season

Collingwood’s season has resembled some of the rollercoaster rides on the Gold Coast, says Ramon Dobb. Those who think a top four position and shot at the flag are still achievable are living in a Dreamworld.

AFL Round 3 – Collingwood v Hawthorn: Two outta three ain’t bad

On a dark and gloomy September 2011 day, this song bought pain and suffering to us all in the pre-match “entertainment” and so it springs to mind after a dark and gloomy loss today

The secret behind Washington Park’s favourite son

The story of Washington Park Sharks alumni Rob Quiney could be straight from a classic Boys Own Annual, says Ramonn Dobb.

AFL Preliminary Finals – Sydney v Collingwood (Floreat Pica Society): And now, the end is here

Dear Floreat Picans, Well, despite my doubts last night, the sun did come up in Sydney town this morning. And here I sit in the Virgin Club lounge sadly punching out the final match report for the season. As I walked into the lounge I was confronted by a sea of black and white CGU/Westpac [Read more]

Finals fever: Making a mark – Billy was my hero

The autographs are faded, but they’re still a vivid and enduring reminder of the heroes of my youth. They appear on a white Yakka branded Tommy Sherrin that I “marked” in the maddening MCG crowd at the 1978 Collingwood v Hawthorn Qualifying Final. On the eve of another high-stakes Collingwood-Hawthorn final, my memory bypasses last [Read more]

Floreat Pica Society – Round 18 v GWS – Pies Poetry in (slow) Motion

Floreat Pica Society – Round 18 v GWS – Pies Poetry in (slow) Motion Twas the Pies’ first venture to a Stadium called Skoda For a game, the result of which, should be a soda The spirit has been shaken with recent losses, and the saga of Cloke But any thought of an upset loss [Read more]

Floreat Pica Society Match Report – 2012 Round 8 CollingWOOD versus Geelong

Round 8 Floreat Pica Society Match Report – CollingWOOD versus Geelong. wood (noun) 1. the hard, fibrous substance composing most of the stem and branches of a tree or shrub, and lying beneath the bark; 2. eternally promising Collingwood ruckman who features far too prominently in the FPS Danny Roach votes and not often enough [Read more]

An Innings for Dad

AN INNINGS FOR DAD The ball was short of a length outside off stump. Still early in my innings, it was my first opportunity to break the shackles. I leant back and unleashed a back foot square drive through point that was a combination of flourish and brute force. As I took off on those [Read more]