Almanac Footy: The Federation Cup: Collingwood v Carlton.

Callum Quirk recalls the time in 2001 when he was a poster boy for a TAC campaign, their sponsorship of the Collingwood FC, and tossing the coin before the bounce of the ball at the Federation Cup game between Collingwood and Carlton.

Almanac Teams: Round 1 debuts since 1980 (Part 2 – 1990 to 2000)

In the second of four parts, Rodney Boyd looks back at the players who made their debut in Round 1 of the VFL/AFL season from 1980 up to 2022. This section features 1990-2000.

FEARLESS 2022 – Round 9: Not wild about Harry…

FEARLESS lives up to his name with his take on the Heretier/Buckley/Collingwood imbroglio before reviewing Round 9 of the AFL season.

Almanac (Footy) Poetry: ‘Opportunity’ – Bill Wootton

Bill Wootton’s footy poem ‘Opportunity’ reflects a split second decision that should have won Collingwood the Anzac Day clash against Essendon in 1995.

Round 13 – Melbourne v Collingwood: Buckley’s chance (Floreat Pica Society)

Guy Fazzino reports for the Floreat Pica Society on Nathan Buckley’s last game as senior coach.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 13 Review

Cam Hooke is back sounding as chuffed as ever – his optimistic predictions all came true as his Pies romped to a startling Queens Birthday win over Melbourne.

Round 13 – Melbourne v Collingwood: A heart-breaking/ warming finale

In an emotional edition of the annual Big Freeze on Queens Birthday, Sean Mortell breaks down the final chapter of Nathan Buckley’s coaching career at Collingwood.

Almanac Footy: The tragedy of Bucks, a Collingwood life riddled with injustice and adoration

Sean Mortell remembers Nathan Buckley’s Collingwood highs and lows.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Nathan Buckley resigns

Cam Hooke responds to Nathan Buckley’s decision to step down from the Collingwood coaching position.

Almanac Footy: Nathan Buckley resigns

Nathan Buckley today announced he would coach Collingwood for the last time on Monday. What do you think, people of the Almanac?

Round 4 – Collingwood v GWS: I’ll back you Bucks

Loyalty is a strong concept, one Danielle Hakim has for her club and one she projects upon their men’s coach Nathan Buckley based on a lifetime of following his deeds in black and white. Has he got what it takes to take the club to the top of the mountain in turbulent times?

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 4 Review, Round 5 Preview

Frustrating times at the Pies; Cam Hooke offers his insights after a loss to GWS and what’s next as Collingwood face West Coast.

Who’s the Furphy?

Old Dog looks at how stats are often a furphy, and don’t tell the real story, and takes up Brodie Grundy’s 64-4 win in the ruck on Thursday night to illustrate his point. [Fine analysis – Ed]

Almanac Footy: Scott Pendlebury – Record Breaker

A Collingwood legend in waiting, Scott Pendlebury is now the outright and captaincy games record holder for the Pies. Luke Reynolds pays another tribute to the magnificent man from Gippsland.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 21 – Collingwood v Sydney: Nathan returns on a black and white night

Collingwood’s beloved Nathan Buckley finally came back into the side in 2007, and it gave Cameron Noakes a night to forget.

Stale Gum

Ed Carmine found many stories and memories within a pack of footy cards from the 2001 season. But he’s yet to risk the gum.

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.

Stuck On You: A love affair with footy cards

We’ve all grown up with a love of footy and collecting footy cards, and Ed Carmine is no exception as he explains.

Memories of a Good Bloke, Football, Aboriginal Children and a Car!

Allan Barden reminisces about his time in Darwin, a great mate and their work with disadvantaged Aboriginal kids through footy. His car played a starring role! (A beautiful memoir – Ed.)

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]