Round 17 – Collingwood v Gold Coast: Learning to trust again

Collingwood’s hard fought win against the Suns combined with Jordan De Goey’s fine performance has helped Sean Mortell ease some of the concerns he had for the team.

Round 17 – Collingwood v Gold Coast: We’re De Goaling to the finals

Danielle Hakim is rapt with Collingwood’s win against Gold Coast ensuring the team a spot in the finals but she especially loved the match winning performance by Jordan De Goey.

Round 7 – Geelong v Collingwood: Foggy Days

Nicole Kelly has plenty of time for reflection on her daily commute, getting home and watching the Pies have a good win was just the tonic she needed.

Round 3 – Haiku Bob – Covid footy

Are the Magpies the team for the times? Haiku Bob reflects on their win over the Saints.

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]

Finals Week 1 – Preview

Sean Mortell previews Finals Week 1 making his predictions who he believes the winners will be.

Round 19 – Collingwood v Richmond: Two flag fortunes, completely different tales

Sean Mortell wonders whether Collingwood is letting slip their opportunity for a premiership crack after their recent poor form, injuries, and a bad loss to Richmond in their Round 19 match as he explains.

Round 17 – West Coast v Collingwood: One of those wins you’ll always remember

Under the pump, far from home and facing a foe who had their number, Sean Mortell’s Pies had him managing his expectations on Friday night – after a famous victory, his entire weekend had an extra glow!

Round 15 – Collingwood v North Melbourne: Outclassed, outfought, destroyed

‘…the Pies learnt the hard way that a team relying on solo brilliance rather than a gritty indestructible system would never pull away as victors.’ Sean Mortell exposes the deficiency in Collingwood’s recent approach to explain North’s big and unexpected win on Saturday. It needs to be fixed before September.

Round 9 – Collingwood v St Kilda: Floreat Pica Society report from Steve Fahey

Steve Fahey reports for The Floreat Pica Society about Collingwood’s stylish excellence with their victory over the Saints in their Round 9 clash.

Round 7 – Collingwood v Port Adelaide: Floreat Pica Society Report

Our FPS correspondent (Richard Moody) is no fan of Docklands, but he’s a fan of the Pies and their classy outfit, as they notch another strong win. [Some interesting nicknames in there – Ed]

Round 6 – Essendon v Collingwood: Knowing where the milk is (brashly)

Beaut multi-layered story of the Anzac Day game from Andrew Else who watches with his young’uns. [Comment through narrative: I love this style – JTH]

Round 4: Collingwood v Western Bulldogs (Floreat Pica Society)

Floreat Pica Society correspondent Shane Cashman makes his debut after taking in the Pies’ Round 4 clash with the Western Bulldogs. He’s an astute observer as well as an optimistic true believer.

Round 3 – Collingwood v West Coast: Too many similarities (Floreat Pica Society)

Floreat Pica Society correspondent Dave Nadel knows the difference between a “replay” and a “rematch.” But events on Saturday night blurred that difference somewhat.

A great weekend in Australian sport

The weekend showcased so much that is great about Australian sport, regardless of what or who you follow. Here’s one take on just some of what we saw.

Round 2 – Richmond v Collingwood: Victorious and home satisfied

Sean Mortell made it home despite delays to his train trip – what he saw was a dominance from the Pies over fierce rivals Richmond. At their best, Collingwood are sublime, but will they stop all stations successfully on the quest for the flag?

Round 2 – Richmond v Collingwood: Hot Pies

Floreat Pica Society’s Bangkok correspondent, Paul McKay, files on a game for which he considered giving votes to every Collingwood player. Hot Pies.

Round 2 – Richmond v Collingwood: Tigers tamed as Pies swoop!

Magpies swoop and stifle the Tigers’ roar in an impressive display of footy in their Round 2 match at the MCG.

For my Nanny

In 2018, it became clear to Sean Mortell that Footy is drastically important to so many people. It’s a lifestyle, a religion – one that causes people to pray and beg for a goal, a score, a win. It unites people, and helps cope with loss, and what could be better than that? Sean remembers with affection his beloved nanny.

Grand Final – Fearless: There’s nothing really left to say

Not since 2010’s drawn Grand Final has the drama been replicated for the game to be of such a high quality and going right down to the wire says Fearless. Saturday’s Grand Final between West Coast and Collingwood was all that. It was a shame that there was a loser but that’s footy.