Finals Week 2 – Geelong v Collingwood: A disappointing chapter to an otherwise great read

The taught rivalry of Cats and Pies in finals is dead…long live the rivalry. Sean Mortell opines on a dirty day for his team putting a full stop to a year of promise.

Footy Theme Songs: Some ‘new’ tunes for the Pies and the Cats

David Triolo returns with another music-related piece – this time he has some thoughts on alternative tunes for the upcoming Semi Final clash between Geelong and Collingwood.

Finals Week 1 – West Coast v Collingwood: How the west was won (Floreat Pica Society)

Guy Fazzino shares with the Floreat Pica Society the breathtaking ride in the west, the latest in a slew of amazing finals between these two big clubs.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Elimination Final review, Semi Final preview

One for Cam’s ‘true believers’ this week! A breakdown of how Collingwood got the job done in Perth and what comes next for the swooping Pies.

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.

The Black and White Song and Dance

In light of Fathers’ Day this weekend, we’ve reprised this wonderful writing from Damian Balassone, who takes us on a beautiful familial journey of joining the Collingwood faithful via Abruzzo, Dights Falls and Victoria Park with thanks to his late father, Donato.

Round 14 – Carlton v Collingwood: Rekindling the rivalry, swelling the heart

Sean Mortell hasn’t experienced the visceral first-hand experience of the Carlton v Collingwood rivalry like Pies fans in the ’70s and ’80s did, but after a tight contest where finals qualification was potentially on the line, he has a better appreciation now.

Round 14 – Carlton v Collingwood: The End of a 39-year Wait (Floreat Pica Society)

This week’s FPS comes from the keyboard of Guy Fazzino, who has been waiting a very long time for the Pies to even up the ledger after Grand Final heartbreak against the old enemy.

Round 14 – Carlton v Collingwood: Premierships, Wooden Spoons and rivalry

For Danielle Hakim the Collingwood rivalry with Carlton is a long and passionate one…unfortunately Blues fans only seem to have one tired old argument and she’s far from convinced by it. Neither is Bucks it seems!

Round 12 – Melbourne v Collingwood: One team sprints, another stumbles

Have the wheels fallen off at Collingwood? Sean Mortell saw not so much parallels as perpendiculars to the 2018 Queen’s Birthday demolition job and hopes to see more black and white dash and dare in the future.

Round 12 – Melbourne v Collingwood: Bring on 2021 (Floreat Pica Society)

Not much went right for the Pies against the Dees; Tony Scully wasn’t expecting this pre-game and has his sights firmly set on the future.

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 8 – West Coast v Collingwood: The showtime Eagles and a perfect image

Basketball analogies aplenty from the coach and Sean Mortell – the Pies sorely missed former baller Pendlebury as West Coast showed why they are only a pick and roll away from even more greatness.

Round 8 – West Coast v Collingwood: Debacle (Floreat Pica Society)

Tough game to watch for Pies fans, but Rory Adams was on hand to assess the carnage and shine a light on a few bright spots wearing black and white.

Round 8 – West Coast v Collingwood: The Marking Magnificents

Peter Baulderstone welcomes dry weather footy in Perth where his Eagles’ pressure and marking cannibalised a feeble Collingwood.

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: A boxing bout with the mentality of chess at Collingwood’s second home

Sean Mortell shares his thoughts on the Pies’ win at their “home away from home” in the west, with a liberal serving of one of the world’s oldest games the colour the report [Reminiscent of ‘Chessboxing’ – Ed.]

Round 6 – Collingwood v Hawthorn: Give Clarko the Whistle.

When exiting the car park afterwards is the highlight of the night, there might have been a problem with the game. Dan Hansen would have preferred Clarko to have actually been umpiring, rather than dictating the Hawks’ strategy.

Round 6 – Collingwood v Hawthorn: If Atu doesn’t get you, Quaynor must

A wary Sean Mortell had reasons to doubt the Pies could go toe-to-toe with Hawthorn; injuries, venue, opposition form all seemed against Collingwood. Enter three exciting young players, exit Sean’s worries.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 5 review and Round 6 preview

No shortage of material for Cam Hooke to cover in this week’s edition of Collingwood Life.