Whatever happens, Collingwood, you already won

As we await the two preliminary finals, the outcomes of which will be measured by the score, E Regnans considers other metrics. Having watched the club’s deeply human ethos emerge and then been given a further lens – the documentary From the Inside Out – he concludes that whatever happens tomorrow night the Collingwood FC and Nathan Buckley have already won. We can learn a lot from them. [A mighty fine piece – JTH]

Round 10 – Sydney v Collingwood: “How good are Collingwood?” Floreat Pica Society report

“How good are Collingwood?” asks John Ramsdale in his Floreat Pica Society Round 10 report of the match against Sydney.

Adam Goodes vs. Daniel Wells

Well, if you like to play with words, you’d have to say that this is good! Damian Balassone gets cute.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: True Believers, it’s “Good day to be a Pie”. 

Cam reports on all things Collingwood after their inspirational Anzac Day win. It was one for the true believers!

Spurned: Daniel Wells

“From the moment he pulled on a boot at Arden St he was my favourite player”, says Rob Chanter of Daniel Wells. The ending may surprise you.

Round 17 – Gold Coast v Collingwood: Witts v Grundy (Floreat Pica Society)

Luke Reynolds reports on a scrappy win in torrential rain by Collingwood on the Gold Coast for the Floreat Pica Society.

Early season observations

lucasj_lm has his say on the 2017 season happenings after 3 rounds. Hawthorn’s older players may be done and dusted while Dusty is leading Richmond to wins and maybe the finals.

Round 20 – Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne: The Game That Divides Two Friends MK II: Enter The Bont

Alex gets his revenge as his Dogs defeat friend Ellen’s Roos.

Round 19 – North Melbourne v St Kilda: The Record Breaker

Rob pays homage to the little, angry man who wears number 29 for the Roos.

Round 18 – Collingwood v North Melbourne: What have we learnt?

Rob recounts the Kangaroos Round 18 game and we learn that if Murphy was an optimist, North fans are too.

Round 18 Review: Transparency in the trade market? Bradley Hill goes home perhaps.

In Fearless’s analysis of Round 18, both Cousin Itt and Idina Menzel make appearances.

Round 18 – North Melbourne v Collingwood: Meh-ness under the roof

Was there much point to this game for the general footy fan? Friday night and who cares. Young Paddy Grindlay reports. [That ‘meh’ word is gaining currency – never saw it when the Almanac first started. – Ed]

North Preview – Beginning, Middle and End

Rob runs a line through North’s prospects in 2016.

North Can Make the GF This Year*

North Man Andrew Starkie has high hopes for the Kangaroos in 2016. Can they make the big dance? Do Brad Scott’s boys have the killer instinct required? All these questions, and more, answered by Starkie the Shinboner.

North Melbourne’s Best Side in 2016: Discuss

Some Smokie musings on North Melbourne’s best 22 for season 2016. Are veterans Harvey and Wells included? Plus the meaning of the acronym N-O-M-W revealed.

We Are the Royal Blues: Five Roos I Love

Litza’s started a trend…now it’s Rob Chanter’s turn to bring his top five players to the table, this time for North Melbourne. There’s the infuriating one, the graceful one, the old pro, the skinny kid and the honey badger. Who’s with him?

AFL Round 10 – North Melbourne v St.Kilda: Boomer’s 350th

Paul Thomson’s plans to join a monastery after recent North Melbourne close encounters were placed on hold once free tickets on the wing were offered. (Not sure if he’s rethought his plans after last weekend – Ed.)