Of Dufflecoats And Dreams

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

Round 2 – Richmond v Collingwood: Tigers tamed as Pies swoop!

Magpies swoop and stifle the Tigers’ roar in an impressive display of footy in their Round 2 match at the MCG.

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.

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.

Almanac Book Review: “Fabulous Phil- The Phil Carman Story” by Matt Watson

Luke Reynolds reviews ‘Fabulous Phil – The Phil Carman Story’, written by Almanacker Matt Watson.

Round 19 – Collingwood v West Coast: More Darce, less farce

Jeff Dowsing catches a star-studded Almanac cast at Victoria Park, before watching the “freakish” D Moore in both full flight and full story-of-2016 at the MCG.

Era, era on the wall; 1977-1986

Jeff Dowsing continues with his fantastic look at bygone football eras. Many think the 70s and 80s where the greatest in footy. Actually they nearly killed but ultimately saved football. A must read for students of the game.

Remembering Hafey’s Heroes

Collingwood under Tom Hafey produced some of the most memorable footy – and players – in the club’s illustrious history. While the ultimate prize eluded Hafey’s Heroes, Jeff Dowsing revisits his childhood and recalls some fond memories of the late 70s when’T-shirt Tommy’ was at the helm of his beloved Woodsmen.