Almanac Footy: #CollingwoodFC Life

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

Finals Week 1 – West Coast v Collingwood: USA, underdogs and numbness

Sean Mortell was hoping for the best for his Pies and, as the belief built, so did the challenge from the Eagles. He describes one of the finest ever Collingwood victories. [Terrific account of a classic game – JTH]

Finals Week 1 – West Coast v Collingwood: Pies Prelim Pride

Danni Hakim has got some things to say to Kane Kornes [sic]. And she’s not holding back.

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 5 – Collingwood v Essendon: Give me Julia and Maynard ahead of cold Pies

The Pies toyed with Sean Mortell’s emotions on Friday night, although he’s willing to admit the Bombers deserved to win.

From Red & White to Yellow & Black: The Baan Baa Richmond Supporters’ Club

Unbeknown to Stainless, his sister was writing about The Baan Baa Richmond Supporters’ Club at the same time his account was posted to the site. Here is her story.

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]

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 19 – Collingwood v Richmond: Revenge – served cold

Stainless enjoyed Friday night: both a win of significance for his beloved Richmond; and a loss of significance for bitter rivals Collingwood (“the Magpies cannot win the 2019 Flag from this point”).

Round 18 – GWS v Collingwood: Dipping into despair

Despairing game of football for Sean Mortell and fellow Collingwood supporters after their Round 18 loss to GWS as his report shows.

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 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.

A Santa Sighting and the Tiger Train

Guess who Kate Birrell saw last night as she sat at the railway crossing in Glenhuntly Road waiting patiently for the Long Island steel train to pass? In her rear view mirror she spotted Santa in his bright red suit. He was cursing away at the incessant ding dinging and the outrageous length of time it was taking for the train’s fifty-five empty steel coil wagons to pass.

Almanac Teams: Three-letter surnames

Three, it’s the magic number. Here’s Phil Dimitriadis’ side filled with players whose surnames contain fewer than four letters and more than two. Let us know your suggested additions.

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.

Haiku Bob – Preliminary Final: cupped in prayer

Haiku Bob, hands unwittingly in prayer, savours the joy.

Preliminary Final – Richmond v Collingwood: 11pm Friday night, a packed Ponsford Stand

Magpie fans just didn’t want to go home on Friday night. Sean Mortell took in the euphoric scenes.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – The Year of the Magpie: The Grand Final.

For the last time this season, Cam Hooke casts his eye over Collingwood, and predicts a 17point victory for the Pies on Grand Final Day!