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.

Seeing Ken Farmer

On Friday evening before the Crows-Swans match a statue of Ken Farmer was unveiled at the northern end of the Adelaide Oval. He is cast in perfect form – roosting the ball through for another goal. It was a dominant pose familiar to football lovers during the Depression. Michael Sexton wonderfully recalls the Bradmanesque career of South Australian goal kicking great, Ken Farmer. [Brilliant story of a son wanting to see his father – JTH] *** 27/9/17 A link to the footage is now available ***

Almanac Footy History: The Diamond from the Creek

Glen! tells the story of the great Gordon Coventry who came from an orchard in Diamond Creek. This story first appeared in Town Crier.

In at the deep end with the full forwards

Carolyn Spooner has presented an in depth review of the full forward and its craft with a fishy analogy, you would be surprised to see what creature Jason Dunstall is. What sea creature would you attribute your team’s full forward?

Era, era on the wall, which was the greatest of them all?

Wondering how to get your footy fix until next April? In the first of a nine-part series, Jeff Dowsing has scoured the history books looking at Footy ‘then’ to understand footy ‘now’. While this series has a distinctly VFL focus, the question remains: has much really changed in footy?

Side by side, back to back

On Friday night the Magpies and Swans engage in the most important game they’ve played against eachother for 76 years.  This is the Collingwood’s 50 Most Sensational Games story of the 1936 Grand Final. 1936 Grand final MCG, Saturday 5 October CROWD: 74,091 UMPIRE: Blackburn Collingwood            3.6.24   7.16.58   8.19.67   11.23.89 South Melbourne    3.4.22     5.7.37   8.12.60   10.18.78 BEST COLLINGWOOD – Pannam, Whelan, Carmody, Kyne, [Read more]