The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 7 – Collingwood v Carlton: A tight win redeems childhood heartbreak

Andrew Stafford watched on full of uncertainty as his Pies atoned for years of hurt with a tight win against the old navy Blue foe.

Round 17 – Sydney v Carlton: The Winds of Change

Joe Moore completed yet another family trip up to the SCG for the rivalry between Sydney and Carlton. His account, already published on, details the fun-loving nature of what footy means to families.

Round 8 – Carlton v Collingwood: Too close for comfort

Sean Mortell felt apprehensive about the Blues and Pies Round 8 clash, no matter their position on the ladder, it’s always game on, and this match was no exception.

NAB Challenge – Carlton vs Essendon: B Jet

Yoshi takes some time out at work to give his view on the Bombers win over the Blues and the efforts of ex Saint Brendon Goddard.

Round 17 – Richmond v Fremantle: A Game of Halves

Sarah Black takes a ‘lose the battle, but win the war’ attitude to Richmond’s narrow loss to Fremantle from the weekend, and looks forward to seeing what happens IF they should meet again in September.

Is Carlton v Collingwood still Australia’s greatest sporting rivalry or is it now the rugby league State of Origin?

Miles Wilkes uses attendances, TV ratings and history to answer whether Collingwood v Carlton has been overtaken by the NRL State of Origin as Australia’s number one sporting rivalry. The result may surprise.

Calling all Nemeses (Any serious offers considered)

Jamie Simmons (Igor sounds more intimidating) wants his Brisbane Lions to stir up some genuine inter-club rivalry to increase passion for his team North of the Tweed. Any takers?

AFL Round 18 – Port Adelaide v Brisbane: Behind enemy lines

Lions (and Norwood) fan Andrew Weiss entered Football Park for the next chapter in a long rivalry, hoping the Pie Incident of 2006 won’t be repeated.

AFL Round 2 – Collingwood v Carlton: Faith in humanity restored

Sunday’s game wasn’t about Mick and Eddie. No, this was another chapter in the greatest rivalry in Australian sport, a 120 year struggle between good and evil far outweighing two men’s egos.

Within reach of the Hill of content

This weekend, the Clifton Hill 4th XI, of which Gigs is a regular member, will take on Wyclif in the Grand Final of the Merrell Shield. He doesn’t know who Merrell is or was but he does want his shield.

Rout of the Blues

Collingwood’s 50 Most Sensational Games Round 4 1969 Collingwood   5.3.33     9.8.62   21.13.139   23.15.153 Carlton            6.5.41   10.7.67       10.9.69     13.11.89 VENUE: Princes Park DATE: Saturday 26 April CROWD: 39,120 UMPIRE: Sleeth

50 years on – Square and Rochy resume the rivalry

  by Rod Gillett Last year the Golden Square Football Club went through the Bendigo Football League unbeaten to win the premiership. It matched the feat of the Rochester “Invincibles” who were premiers and champions in the same league in 1962. Rochy beat Golden Square in the grand final that year. Both clubs are understandably [Read more]

Footy Rivalry: Factoid versus fiction

In the modern era, rivalry is a brand. Just like a wee bit too much of the wide, wide world of sport these days, it is used by some people to extract a few extra bucks from other people. Go back a little while though, and I think rivalry was both a little more serious [Read more]