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.

Lumumba, Goodes and “A Loss to the Game”

We can mourn the AFL losing past players, but “A Loss to the Game” is a cop-out, writes Arlo Langham (Welcome to the Almanac, Arlo – Ed.)

Round 18 – Collingwood v Melbourne: Shark fin blues (Floreat Pica Society)

This week’s Floreat Pica correspondent David Wilson takes the buds to the footy for the first time in 2015. The way the game is played is unrecognizable to him, while Collingwood are as flat as a s#@% carters hat.

Round 2 – Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Not much fun, that…

It was a dirty day at the Docklands for Dr Hooke and the True Believers of the Magpie Army. Burn the tape of the game against the Crows; St Kilda and Essendon are now on the horizon.

Round 1 – Brisbane v Collingwood: A game of two sides

While all the focus was on Dayne Beams’ debut for the Lions, it was Bam-Bam Rich’s return from a knee reconstruction which nearly spoiled the Pies’ season opener. Fitter for the run, Woodsman Gordon Beet predicts the only way for the Pies is up.

A team of Buckleys

Long time Collingwood supporter Dave Nadel asks whether Nathan Buckley’s expectation of single-minded commitment on and off the field from all his players is becoming counter-productive.

We need to talk about Heritier

Dave Brown deconstructs the Heritier Lumumba story, and asks if he is worth the trade or worth the effort for your club. Opinions welcomed.