Suffering for your art

by Adam Gruer   I took the young fella to the footy on Sunday as part of my efforts to bring him into the Pies family.  Young Tom is almost five and this would be his third game of the season, following successful encounters with Port and West Coast.  When the FIXEDure came out I [Read more]

one goal blurs

  murky light — the umpire sees a free no-one can   old woman knitting — our forward work slowly comes together   rain starts — Daisy comes from the clouds   winter afternoon — the torpedo punt drops short   misty rain — one goal blurs into another   hundred points up — the [Read more]

Pies slaughter Roos

by John Sandy   Collingwood v North, ten past one on a Sunday is not your traditional start time. With that I decided to do something a bit different so my 6 year old, Wil, and I spent the morning at the Vic market and State Library before having kick in Birrarung Marr before strolling [Read more]

Floreat Pica Round 16

As it is “Youth Round” of the Floreat Pica Society and this is my first match report, I decided that I would take my job seriously. I immersed myself in the Collingwood spirit all week (which isn’t that hard if you live in our household). I wore my Collingwood jumper nearly every day this week, [Read more]


  Collingwood versus North Melbourne Sunday July 10 MCG   Poolside, Borneo, club sandwich, beer.   Have just listened to the game via the internet.   My companion, Handsome Joe, international playboy and Magpie lover, is grinning from ear to ear.   I am shattered.  Not being at the ‘G is no consolation.   One [Read more]