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]

Collingwood: From the Inside Out reaction – Will this change AFL forever?

Last night’s ‘From The Inside Out’ documentary revealed to Sean Mortell much more than he was expecting. It has him thinking.

Round 23 – Sal’s Preview: Told to Get Stuffed

Sal Ciardulli presents his Round 23 preview and selections, some Friar Time, and with spring in the air, a quick look at the racing at Royal Randwick and Moonee Valley.

Round 12 – Sal’s Preview: The Wounded Edition

Sal is chirpy this morning as he previews Round 12. With the eyes of the footy world on his Carlton this week, he’s happy to offer his insights. And, as he points out, we’ll learn a bit about the Giants this weekend.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 9 Review; Round 10 Preview

Cam Hooke provides a definitive review of Collingwood’s round 9 clash (including some wonderful statistical analysis) before looking forward to their blockbuster round 10 match against Sydney.

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 6 – Essendon v Collingwood: Joy in the Ponsford Stand

Joy in the Ponsford Stand after a gripping game of high-pressure footy. Luke Reynolds and clan were there.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Footy: we’re back. Go Pies

Cam Hooke returns to the Almanac for the 2019 season, full of his trademark Magpie optimism.

Nathan Buckley living la dolce vita

Nathan Buckley is holidaying in Europe which prompts Jump Ball to make his Almanac debut with his observations of the Pies coach. [Welcome Jump Ball – JTH]

A walk through History on the Collingwood Footy Tour

The fates finally coalesced for Luke Reynolds as he and his family spent an engrossing couple of hours walking the Collingwood Footy Tour, seven months after a gifted opportunity and 176 years in the making.

Grand Final – West Coast v Collingwood: Pressure

We all know Old Dog loves footy and has a great eye and feel for it. When it’s Grand Final time he sets himself for a big performance. So when it’s an epic Grand Final he does it justice. “To watch the 2018 Grand Final,” he writes, “was a thing from Heaven.” [Do yourself a favour – JTH]

Turnbull Stakes Preview – The Carnival awaits

After a final say about the 2018 AFL Grand Final, Sal casts his eye towards the Spring Racing season including a preview of The Turnball Stakes.

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.

The Simpson

Yes the Bucks story is a ripper … but so is the Adam Simpson story.
Rick Kane pays tribute to the 2018 Premiership coach.