Round 23 – Essendon v Collingwood: Pies’ annus horribilis ends with a whimper (Floreat Pica Society)

The good news is that Steve Fahey was reminded of the final round of 1987 while watching this week’s games – often considered the best round of footy in recent history. The bad news is Collingwood have inhabited a similar low rung of the ladder to that of 34 years ago…and in 2021 there were no last hurrahs, only a whimper.

Almanac Soccer: Love in the time of COVID – an A-League tale

Today (Sunday) at 6pm, Western United play Brisbane Roar in the second elimination final of the A-League. Steve Fahey has become a genuine fan of the new club. He explains the origin and development of his affection.

Round 9 – Fremantle v Collingwood: Grim (Floreat Pica Society)

This round’s FPS report from Steve Fahey looks under the hood at what has stymied Collingwood’s progress in recent weeks as the Pies started a cross-state run with a tight loss.

Round 21 – Melbourne v Collingwood: Pies freeze out Dees (Floreat Pica Society)

Steve Fahey reports for the Floreat Pica Society from a cold MCG. Collingwood is still in the hunt for the double chance, but will “need to improve a lot more to be a contender.”

One Enchanted Evening at the Bernabeu, Home of Real Madrid

Passionate Tottenham fan Steve Fahey, on vacation in Europe, had to go to great lengths to get a ticket for the Spurs Champions League clash in Madrid. It was well worth the effort.

The Pies’ most memorable games against the Eagles

Steve Fahey continues his occasional series of the Pies’ most memorable games against opposition clubs. This time it’s not all wins as some famous games ended in other results.

The Pies’ most memorable wins over Brisbane (and Fitzroy) in the past 50 years

Steve Fahey looks at his most memorable Collingwood wins against Brisbane/Fitzroy. Will this weekend’s game be another classic?

The Pies’ most memorable wins against the Blues in the past 50 years

Steve Fahey outlines Collingwood’s most memorable wins over Carlton in the past 50 years ahead of the clash celebrating the club’s 125th Anniversary in Round 7.

The Pies most memorable wins against the Swans

Steve Fahey takes us through his favourite five Collingwood wins against the Sydney Swans.

The Pies’ best wins against the Dogs in the past 50 years

Ahead of the 2017 AFL season opener, Steve Fahey looks at the best 5 Collingwood wins over the Western Bulldogs.

AFLW Round 4 – Western Bulldogs v Collingwood: Fireworks as Pies finally break the ice

Collingwood managed to secure their first win of the AFLW season against an inaccurate Western Bulldogs.

It’s track and field time in Melbourne again

The Olympics are just around the corner so Steve Fahey invites us to the Lakeside Stadium this Saturday, or to watch on live-stream, as current world and Olympic champions, and potential champions compete in this internationally recognised track and field event.

Ten things we learnt (or were reminded of) in the 2015 AFL finals series

Steve Fahey on the ten things we learnt (or were reminded of) during this finals series.

Jill towers with the greats of the G

A great yarn from Steve Fahey about MCG staff member, Jill Towers and the day she helped Steve and his daughter Holly avoid chaos (and perhaps a search and rescue operation) one eventful winter’s Friday afternoon.

Another ex-footballer doing great things for the community: Craig Davis

Craig Davis has been a tremendous character of Australian football and has gone on to do a lot of things in the community – especially in Sydney where he has been involved in tertiary education and university sport, and also now with Youth Off the Streets. Steve Fahey gives us some background and invites Sydney-siders to support YOTS by getting along to their fund-raising dinner.

Round 10 – Melbourne v Collingwood: Angels and Demons as H faces the Pies for the first time

Steve Fahey this week writes for the Floreat Pica Society, as the Magpies beat the Demons in a good game on Queens Birthday.

Round 1 – Brisbane v Collingwood: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…it was the Pies’ round one game against Brisbane.”

There were three quarters of bliss and one of stress in the Fahey household.

International track and field comes to Melbourne again

In a Summer dominated by Soccer’s Asian Cup and Cricket’s World Cup, Steve Fahey gives us an update on the athletics, with the highlight of the season, the IAAF Melbourne World Challenge, being held this Saturday.

AFL Round 22 – Greater Western Sydney v Collingwood: Pies’ dream win

The black and whites pull off a win against the team in orange, white and… charcoal…?

AFL Round 16 – Gold Coast v Collingwood: Pies eclipsed by Suns as old and new tribes meet

Steve Fahey journeyed north to Metricon and enjoyed the old-fashioned tribal atmosphere at the game. He was less impressed by his Magpies performance and the result.