Round 11 – Collingwood v Fremantle (Floreat Pica Society Report): Purple Gloom

It was a dark day for Luke Reynolds and Collingwood at the MCG on Saturday. This week Luke reports for the Floreat Pica Society.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood life – Round 19: Still looking at a Top Four finish. Believe!

‘True Believers, like last week, that AFL game is why we are Collingwood supporters, but different to last week. We can confront adversity, recognise benefits from failure and remain optimistic.’ Cam Hooke is here to reassure Pie fans that Saturday’s loss was no cause for concern. Believe!

Round 6 – Collingwood v Richmond: Playing the champs (Floreat Pica Society)

The Pies ran into the best team in the competition; despite the loss, there were definite positives to be found according to Dave Nadel

Nathan Buckley press conference: Anzac Day clash important in more ways than one

Anna Pavlou transcribed Nathan Buckley’s take on the importance of playing on Anzac Day in general & what the Magpies hope to do this Wednesday against old foes Essendon

AFLW Round 7 – Collingwood v Adelaide: It was an aviary

Cooped up with Crows and Magpies alike, Anne Cahill Lambert watched on as her Adelaide flyers had their wings clipped by a fast-finishing Collingwood

41000 Watch a ‘Strenuous’ Match of Girls’ Football (1929)

The recent Fremantle v Collingwood AFLW game broke the record for attendance at a female Australian sporting event. But what of the little known game that previously held the record? Damien Morgan investigates.

Round 3 – Sydney v Collingwood Preview: Battle of the Slow Starters!

Frank Martinicchio previews Friday night footy between the winless swans and magpies!

Round 1 – Collingwood v Western Bulldogs: A Dog’s Night Out

Les Currie and Zuka the flying wonder dog were tipping a Doggies win, but knew Collingwood were out with something to prove.

Women kicking balls

Anne Myers doesn’t ‘do’ football, but she’s found herself enraptured by the women who are occupying this historically male space.

AFLW Round 3 – Brisbane v Collingwood: Pacemaker

In a scrappy, low-scoring, but nonetheless enthralling game in Brisbane, Smokie sees the Lions hang on for a narrow win against Collingwood. And he is impressed by the emerging Lions superstar that is Sabrina Frederick-Traub.

Round 12 – Melbourne v Collingwood: With friends like these…

Holly Fahey steps in to write for the Floreat Pica Society. She reckons “something is not right” after the Queen’s Birthday game.

Mason Cox – From US College Basketball to the AFL

Tony Samboras fills in some of the background to the Mason Cox story and the people behind Cox’s quick ascension to AFL ranks.

2016 – The Almanac’s Best Teams

With the 2015 season already fading from memory (who won again?), the Almanackery’s greatest footy brains have come up with their best lineups for 2016. The full list is here.

Round 16 – Collingwood v West Coast Eagles: Haiku Bob – spark and sizzle

A lament over a torn calf and poor goal kicking accuracy has rarely been more eloquent

Round 8 Gold Coast v Collingwood: Pies put to bed theory “No Jackson Ramsay, no Collingwood.

As Pies supporter Paul Harkin explains his Magpies have finally put to bed the theory ‘no Jackson Ramsay, no Collingwood’ with a big win against the Suns away from home.

Luke Ball: Zen and the art of footylife maintenance

In this novel profile of Luke Ball, a Saint, a Magpie and Karl Marx chat to Marcus Aurelius [come on, you can suspend for a second – Ed] contemplating Luke’s qualities as a footballer, a leader, an advocate, a man. E. Regnans plays with words and ideas again. [Always creative ER – Ed]

Luke Ball is the special guest at the Almanac lunch on May 29, at the Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke St, Melbourne. 12.30 for 1pm. $50 for two courses and one comp drink. Bookings essential [email protected]

Round 4 – Essendon v Collingwood: From dawn ’til dusk

Gordon Beet shares his tale of ANZAC Day; from the dawn service to the final siren at the MCG. And while happy to see his Collingwood do the business, a bigger picture was cause for reflection.

AFL Round 19 – Collingwood v Port Adelaide: Pies v Former Pies

Stalwart Magpie Dave Nadel reminds us of the links between his team and the team that was ultimately formed from the SANFL Magpies’ attempt to join the AFL.

AFL Round 17 – Essendon v Collingwood: Just Another Game

After his pre-game CHAPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEE prognostication came good, Andrew Else stopped counting.

AFL Round 15 – Collingwood v Carlton: no heat in the fireworks

Luke Reynolds samples his first, and last, game of Sunday night footy. At least his kids didn’t ask for cold drinks.