Round 5 – West Coast v Collingwood: Floreat Pica Society Match Report

Richard Moody was in Perth for the West Coast – Pies match and penned this report for the Floreat Pica Society.

Almanac (Family) Life: ‘Hamilton’ in Sydney

ER and family travelled to Sydney to see, on stage, the musical which has dominated their domestic soundtrack for ages – ‘Hamilton’. There was a game of footy in there somewhere too.

Round 4 – Collingwood v GWS: Weary bones refuse to work in chilly conditions

Icy conditions descended on the MCG on Saturday night and it was the Giants who handled them better. Sean Mortell explains how the visitors dismantled the Pies game.

Who’s the Furphy?

Old Dog looks at how stats are often a furphy, and don’t tell the real story, and takes up Brodie Grundy’s 64-4 win in the ruck on Thursday night to illustrate his point. [Fine analysis – Ed]

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.

Almanac (Footy) Song: ‘The Ballad of Darcy Moore’

Simon Minahan has penned ‘The Ballad of Darcy Moore’ to the tune of Jimmy Webb’s ‘By the time I get to Phoenix’.

Finals Week 2 – Geelong v Collingwood: Space and time

John Harms looks back at the Geelong-Collingwood match.

Almanac Footy: An open letter to the Collingwood Football Club

Danni Hakim thanks Nathan Buckley and the Pies for all they’ve done for their fans in this COVID year. She will always love the Collingwood Football Club. [Well said Danni – JTH]

Finals Week 1 – West Coast v Collingwood: USA, underdogs and numbness

Sean Mortell was hoping for the best for his Pies and, as the belief built, so did the challenge from the Eagles. He describes one of the finest ever Collingwood victories. [Terrific account of a classic game – JTH]

Finals Week 1 – West Coast v Collingwood: Pies Prelim Pride

Danni Hakim has got some things to say to Kane Kornes [sic]. And she’s not holding back.

Almanac Footy: Scott Pendlebury – Record Breaker

A Collingwood legend in waiting, Scott Pendlebury is now the outright and captaincy games record holder for the Pies. Luke Reynolds pays another tribute to the magnificent man from Gippsland.

Almanac Footy Memoir – VFL Grand Final 1970: It’s the Vibe

Fifty years ago! Mark Poustie makes an impressive Almanac debut with this fine piece on attending the 1970 Grand Final with his father and brother. Philosophical reflection, description, history and comment all come together in this beaut memoir. [Welcome Mark – JTH]

Round 15 – Brisbane v Collingwood: Well-scheduled work breaks worth nothing

      It felt like a movie scene.   I’d already pulled the strings. Some would say it takes a clever mind and Zen-like patience to wait to have your work break six hours into your shift just so you can catch the first ten minutes of your footy team playing. Some would say [Read more]

Almanac Footy: Ticket to Nowhere

Nicole Kelly tidied her desk! And found a couple of cards.

1966 and all that: Grand Final – Collingwood v St. Kilda

It is grand final day at the MCG. Can St. Kilda win their first ever premiership? Peter Clark’s epic re-telling of the Saints’ 1966 season reaches its climax.

Round 13 – Collingwood v North Melbourne: Zooming

Like everyone at the moment, Andrew Fithall caught up with some old uni mates via Zoom to watch his Pies play North. And like all good uni mates, his only have nicknames.

Round 7 – Haiku Bob: miles apart

Brown to Daicos! One of Haiku Bob’s observations as he sips his way through the Collingwood-Geelong game.

Round 7 – Geelong v Collingwood: A Magpie Moment

It’s hard to get into the theatre of footy when every game is seen from the couch, but Luke Reynolds has found some joy in some old Pies names starring on centre stage of a big win over the Cats.

Round 7 – Geelong v Collingwood: Foggy Days

Nicole Kelly has plenty of time for reflection on her daily commute, getting home and watching the Pies have a good win was just the tonic she needed.

Almanac Family History: Tina Ongarello Reminisces

Tina Ongarello remembers wonderful days of family and footy. [First published in 2011]