AFL Round 9 – Collingwood v Sydney: A long way from Victoria Park

Swans fan Keiran Croker wanders past Victoria Park – remembering the time he saw South Melbourne break a 20-year drought at the ground – on his way to the MCG. No matter the time or place, the sweet feeling of beating the Pies remains.

AFL Round 9 – Collingwood v Sydney: A much needed win

Swans fan Tom Bally felt uneasy leading into this game – and that was before the bus broke down on the way to the G. What he saw over four quarters had him thinking of September.

AFL Round 9 – Collingwood v Sydney (Floreat Pica): Pies fans under attack

Pies fan Andrew Fithall copped a ribbing from a Swans supporter for the first time in his life following the Freo match two weeks ago. [On their current trajectory, he may need to get used to it – Ed.]

AFL Round 3 – Collingwood v Hawthorn (Haiku Bob): rain clouds and hawks

Haiku Bob on Round 3.

AFL Round 3 – Collingwood v Hawthorn: The Big Palooka

Hodge roams like John Wayne; a steady hand over the herd. Now ride for El Dorado… or Launceston.

AFL Round 3 – Collingwood v Hawthorn (Floreat Pica report): Humbled Pies left pondering as Hawks prevail

MJ finds it hard to be optimistic about the Pies after their performance against the Hawks.

AFL Round 1 – North Melbourne v Collingwood: A Bogan Weekend

North fan Smokie Dawson felt strangely at home surrounded by Collingwood supporters at Etihad.

West Coast v Collingwood and some random thoughts on the weekend’s sport

It’s important to teach your kids the right teams to follo, says Pies fan Luke Reynolds, otherwise someone else will.

The Way-Too-Early 2013 Preview: Collingwood

Is Collingwood’s grip on the top four beginning to unravel, or are they so firmly locked in that not even all the turmoil of 2012 could knock them out?

My Pies debut against the Blues – a true story

This is not a work of fiction. But, like the ad where the boy tells his teacher that his dad played for Collingwood, it is both true and not quite what it seems.

Standin’ on the outside lookin’ in

The Belconnen U16s mid-year season has been another terrific success with the touring party of Steve, Bernie and I returning safely to Canberra after what had been a weekend full of revelations and surprises. The trip provided insight into the machinations of Melbourne sport unimaginable only 5 days ago. And no bigger surprise came than [Read more]

Geelong put Collingwood right in their box, win third in five years

My mate Duncan and I decided to skip the pre-match Meat Loaf in favour of a Parma and a couple pints at the James Squire Alehouse in keeping with the routine we followed last Grand Final I attended in 2007. First though it was a quick detour to Swanston Street to buy a cheap pair of [Read more]