Almanac Life: Education In Isolation (from 2020)

This was first published in April, 2020, at the height of Lockdown. It’s bobbed up in Almanac conversations recently…

Parent of young kids, Luke Reynolds has come up with a cracker curriculum in these times of home schooling! [A deadset Almanac classic – Ed]

Almanac Footy: A Team for all seasons

Citrus Bob Utber presents his footy team for all seasons made up of players he has watched play over the past seventy years.

Round 23 – Carlton v Collingwood – Mum’s the word, there’s a fox in the hen house (or a Magpie in the Blues’ house)

Collingwood fan Ramon Dobb was invited to the Carlton President’s Lunch before the Blues/Pies clash, and this is his story of a Pies’ fan amongst the Blues.

Almanac Footy: Peter Daicos video clips on Twitter

Damian Balassone shares clips of some of the many classic goals kicked by Peter Daicos.

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.

Round 7 – Geelong v Collingwood: A Magpie Moment

It’s hard to get into the theatre of footy when every game is seen from the couch, but Luke Reynolds has found some joy in some old Pies names starring on centre stage of a big win over the Cats.

Marvel

We’re lucky enough to witness a second generation Daicos these days and those of us fortunate enough to have seen both players will enjoy this poem about the original marvel by Damian Balassone.

1981 Revisited – Round 6: ‘Hell’s Bells’

Collingwood inflict Carlton’s first loss to remain undefeated on top of the ladder after Round 6 of the 1981 season. Sam Steele continues his weekly review of the 1981 season.

Of Dufflecoats And Dreams

A debut reminiscence from Cakewalk 90. Memories of the Rush Stand, Scanlen’s footy cards and Victoria Park etiquette.

Round 20 – Collingwood v Gold Coast: Sticking With Number 5

‘Your first hero is your best hero”. Luke Reynolds and family celebrated the 100th game of the much injured Jamie Elliot in style.

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.

The Pooncarie Letter: Mr Wrap Returns

Mr Wrap returns off the long run to support the traditions of the great game and flay the jellyfish from Jellymont House.

Round 11 – Collingwood v Fremantle: Hurstbridge hordes and mature aged debutants

With Auskick and VFL as entree, Luke Reynolds took his youngsters to watch an in-form Magpies as they accounted for Fremantle.

Almanac Footy History: A team of Peters v a team of Jacks

Phil Dimitriadis wonders, in this era of Jacks, ‘Where have all the Peters gone?’ And pits the Peters against the Jacks. Who wins? Add your Peters and Jacks.

Family and Footy

Mrs R writes to husband Luke and makes some observations about the place of the Collingwood FC in Reynolds family life. Looking at the pros and cons she comes down in favour of footy we think, but we’re not quite sure.

Round 22 – Collingwood v Geelong: Daicos Debuts, Dangerfield Dominates

Luke Reynolds and his son Josh were pumped to watch the debut of Josh Daicos. He impressed in his first hit out, but it was Patrick Dangerfield who was centre stage.

The Pies’ most memorable games against the Eagles

Steve Fahey continues his occasional series of the Pies’ most memorable games against opposition clubs. This time it’s not all wins as some famous games ended in other results.

The Pies’ most memorable wins over Brisbane (and Fitzroy) in the past 50 years

Steve Fahey looks at his most memorable Collingwood wins against Brisbane/Fitzroy. Will this weekend’s game be another classic?

Great players…Great nicknames

Peter Clark remembers some of the great nicknames of footballers past but wonders why nicknames for current footballers are not as forthcoming. Who can you add to the list?

Sentiment is for Sissies

“All this talk about a number is completely worthless” states Ben Reid about the Josh Daicos #35 hoo-ha.