AFL Round 15 – Collingwood v Carlton: Sacred kingfisher positivity

David Wilson takes the Growling Grass Frog and the Sacred Kingfisher to the MCG for the game between his Magpies and the Blues. Grass Frogs and Kingfishers run more frequently than public transport on a Sunday night.

AFL Round 11 – Haiku Bob – starting a fire

Haiku Bob celebrates the end of autumn and his Magpies artistry on Friday night.

AFL Round 10 – Haiku Bob – last quarter moon

Haiku Bob’s ethereal view of Collingwood v West Coast

AFL Round 10 – Collingwood v West Coast: Home Truths

Luke Reynolds tells how 3 generations of family travel from Colac to visit the Magpies ‘ancient burial grounds’ at Victoria Park and the MCG.

AFL Round 10 – Collingwood v West Coast: From disdain to perspicacity (or footy as the Antipodia atralba butterfly)

The Almanac’s resident lepidopterist, David Wilson, awakens the Black and White Skipper from its chrysalis in time to evade the marauding Eagle.

AFL Round 9 – Haiku Bob – the yellow leaf

Haiku Bob distills the essence of Collingwood’s experience against Adelaide

AFL Round 9 – Adelaide v Collingwood: Chernobyl FC still likely to host Crows’ entire 2015 pre-season

Mickey Randall and his Crows have had their hearts broken a hundred times by the Magpies. Last night was sweet revenge.

AFL Round 7 – Carlton v Collingwood: “…the days it’s made out of. Nothin else.”

A tale of stories, students, a barber of Turin. All sorts of yesterdays unfold and the Collingwood gypsies dance again.

AFL Round 6 – Collingwood v Essendon: Suspending judgement (muddling along)

E.regnans takes in a Collingwood group effort while getting a perspective workout. Life is hard. We’re all just muddling along.

Between remembering and forgetting: an update on the baristas

Let Mathilde de Hauteclocque explain. If your team is losing it is more important that you forget than remember, because it is only by forgetting that you can remember how to win.

AFL Round 4 – Richmond v Collingwood: Pies, Tigers and membership card substitutes in the air

Mayuran Jeyarajah writes for the Floreat Pica Society about the Magpies solid win over the Tigers on Friday night. MJ is pleased to find to find that his Magpies are good, while the Tigers are good for footy.

AFL Round 4 – Richmond v Collingwood: Hunters and Collectors at the Palais

Luke Reynolds is faced with a difficult choice. Footy or music? Music or footy? In the end his (magpie) Hunters triumph over the (timid tiger) Collectors.

AFL Round 2 – Sydney v Collingwood

Luke Reynolds revels in the duel pleasures of sporting redemption and indoctrinating his kids in the way of the Magpie.

changing pitch

  four beers in things a little ragged down back and up forward     winter frost yawning cracks in the back half     Beams unsighted the moon hiding in the clouds     needing a goal from anywhere Thomas from nowhere     back in it the crowd’s noise changes pitch   wellinghamagro   [Read more]