Almanac Footy: #CollingwoodFC Life

It has been quite an off-season for Collingwood. Nicole Kelly charts the ups and downs, social media-style.

The Pig-Headed President

Hubris reflects downfall in Damian Balassone’s topical poem, ‘The Pig-Headed President’.

Doing better without Mr McGuire

After the leak of Collingwood’s independent report on the culture of the club last week, Anne Cahill Lambert has some thoughts on the man at the centre of the controversy and the top of the black and white tree.

Almanac Football: Collingwood’s darkest day sums up a horror off-season

Sean Mortell casts his thoughts over Collingwood’s day of racial reckoning when the club was found to be systemically racist.

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 Life: Education In Isolation

Parent of young kids, Luke Reynolds has come up with a cracker curriculum in these times of home schooling! [A deadset Almanac classic – Ed]

Preliminary Final – Collingwood v GWS: Reasons to believe

Ian Latham reviews Collingwood’s loss against the Giants in their preliminary final acknowledging that GWS now have a real team.

Me and Mr Jones

Lazydave shares his joy and delight in meeting 91 year old Ray Jones, a past Collingwood and South Fremante player and successful architect, on a recent visit to Perth.

A walk through History on the Collingwood Footy Tour

The fates finally coalesced for Luke Reynolds as he and his family spent an engrossing couple of hours walking the Collingwood Footy Tour, seven months after a gifted opportunity and 176 years in the making.

Grand Final – West Coast v Collingwood: Footy was the real winner

Daniel Saunders is still at high school. He barracks for the Swans- and the game. In this report of the Grand Final he poses the question: after that gripping match who could possibly be thinking of 6-6-6 and 18-metre goalsquares? [Nice piece Daniel and have a great trip – JTH]

Finals Week 2 – Sal’s Preview: Stop Making Cents

Sal considers the form footywise, and horsewise for the coming weekend.

Respect for women – the conversation we shouldn’t be having

Violence against women needs urgent addressing. We are sadly reminded of its daily prevalence following the tragic murder of Eurydice Dixon last week. Here is reposted from 2016 – a series of web excerpts and videos around “respect” from Eddie McGuire, James Brayshaw, Danny Frawley, Wayne Carey, the Commonwealth of Australia’s “Respect” program, the Royal Commission into Family Violence, Erin Riley, Alan Jones and Clementine Ford.

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!

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Panic? Not yet.

Another Collingwood loss sends them into Round 3 against the also win-less Blues, but Cam Hooke’s not panicking about the Pies’ season… yet.

Round 7 (2017) – Collingwood v Carlton: Calling time on the Toorak Boys’ Club

Phil Dimitriadis wrote this after Round 7 last year. Timely to dig out out:

It’s been long enough, Collingwood. Phil Dimitriadis has seen enough. And he is wise enough to look to those who use the metric of playing winning football to measure footy success.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: 2018 ‘The Year of the Pie’

Will 2018 be one for the True Believers asks Cam Hooke.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: A better few days than last week

Cam Hooke’s latest Collingwood musings as the AFLW side goes into the final round of their season. The AFL and VFL men are preparing for theirs to get underway after some recent positive signs but alas one big injury in Tyson Goldsack.

Zager and Evans Cup

Phil Dimitriadis has his doubts about the re-signing of Nathan Buckley and the direction of the Collingwood Football Club.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Bucks stays, season over

Season 2017 is over for Collingwood but Nathan Buckley remains as coach. Cam is confident that results will turn the Pies way next year.

It’s time to go, Eddie

The Footy Bogan believes time has run out for Buckley and McGuire at Collingwood. Fresh blood may return the Pies to their former glory.