Round 4 – Haiku Bob: cheers and jeers

Images and emotions swirled wildly as Haiku Bob watched his Pies win unconvincingly in Gather Round.

Almanac (Footy) Poetry: The karma of gathering

We introduce Simon de Frankston, who had to be coaxed into publishing – and then he asked if we paid a fee. The exchange is recounted in the introduction to this, the only footy poem he’s ever written, which enters haiku territory in its final lines. (There will be more poetry from him, no doubt.) Worth a read for the observations of coaches alone. [Welcome SdeR – we’ve been waiting a long time.]

Round 4 – Collingwood v Hawthorn: Belated birthday, pastitsio for dinner and game Hawks

The last few minutes of the Pies v Hawks game had everyone on tenterhooks at the Kane household as family and friends celebrated a belated birthday, ate pastitio, and watched the match on TV.

Round 4 – Collingwood v Hawthorn: Nine of the first twelve (Floreat Pica Society)

Last week Andrew Fithall drove from Melbourne to Adelaide to see Collingwood’s home game against Hawthorn. He attended four games in Adelaide and makes some interesting observations.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life 2024: Round 4 Review

Two wins in a row eases the pressure on the Pies as Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life 2024 reviews the win against Hawthorn in the Gather Round.

Sal’s Preview – Round 4: Bound for South Australia

Sal’s thoughts go to South Australia and Gather Round but he hasn’t forgotten the nags at Caulfield and Randwick. Follow his tips here.

Round 4 (Gather Round) – AFL 2024 Footy Fixture: Who, where, and when?

It’s Round 4, the Gather Round, of the AFL season so checkout who, where, and when your team is playing.

Almanac Travel: Pink lakes and mounted Land Rovers – a driving guide to Gather Round

As a seasoned traveller to South Australia, Rob Spurr provides from some travelling tips for those making the journey across for the Gather Round matches.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life 2024: Round 3 Review / Round 4 Preview

There is a spring in the step of Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life and true believers with a strong win over the Lions as Cam looks forward to the Gather Round against Hawthorn.