Almanac Teams: The (not quite so) Famous Fives (1980- )

Back onto the more obscure names this week, Rodney Boyd’s team for the bearers of Number 5 has some excellent footballers who’ve done interesting things.

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.

Almanac Flashback – AFL Grand Final 2009: A surreal premiership

Ten years ago Geelong took out the 2009 AFL Premiership, and to all concerned it was quite surreal reported Don Walters! Check out another Footy Almanac Flashback and find out why.

Round 21 – Melbourne v Collingwood: Pies freeze out Dees (Floreat Pica Society)

Steve Fahey reports for the Floreat Pica Society from a cold MCG. Collingwood is still in the hunt for the double chance, but will “need to improve a lot more to be a contender.”

For my Nanny

In 2018, it became clear to Sean Mortell that Footy is drastically important to so many people. It’s a lifestyle, a religion – one that causes people to pray and beg for a goal, a score, a win. It unites people, and helps cope with loss, and what could be better than that? Sean remembers with affection his beloved nanny.

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.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – The Year of the Magpie: The Grand Final.

For the last time this season, Cam Hooke casts his eye over Collingwood, and predicts a 17point victory for the Pies on Grand Final Day!

Finals Week 2- Fearless 2018: Playing for keeps. They are all….

Fearless reviews week 2 of the AFL Finals.

When Travis saved the world

John Harms has always loved Travis Varcoe. This piece was published in 2011.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood life – Round 20: The Year of the Pie

Despair not, Magpies! Cam Hooke still believes this could be The Year of the Magpie.

Winning and weddings

Magpie Danielle is baaaaaaaccccck, and, boy is she excited! Her Magpies are back in town, and together with her wedding preparations, Danielle is on top of the world.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: True Believers, it’s “Good day to be a Pie”. 

Cam reports on all things Collingwood after their inspirational Anzac Day win. It was one for the true believers!

NAB Challenge | Collingwood v Western Bulldogs: Not Bad for the Pre-Season

Nickthestats guy is primed for the season if Doggies v Pies game is the standard

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Where has this team been?

Cam enjoyed the second 2016 pre-season game a little more than the first. Click through for highlights and musings.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 18

0-5 is enough for Cam Hooke and the Collingwood faithful. With arch-rivals Melbourne and Collingwood set to cash on a Saturday afternoon in Melbourne, the True Believers are confident of getting the points.

Round 17 – Western Bulldogs v Collingwood: Bontification and the renaissance of the Bulldogs

Like a lot of his Western Bulldogs supporting brethren, Neil Anderson senses that something special might be in the air. Viva la Bontification of the kennel!

Round 17 – Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Disappointing or disgraceful?

Five losses in a row is Cam Hooke’s tipping point. It’s time for change and there’s selection pressure coming from the VFL players. The axe? Swing it.

Round 15 – Port Adelaide v Collingwood (Floreat Pica Society): The Starts Are Slow But the Oxley Is Patient

Luke Reynolds, on reporting duty for the Floreat Pica Society, laments the Magpies continual slow starts as Collingwood go down in a close one for the third week running.

Round 8 – Gold Coast v Collingwood: Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life

Pies supporter Cam Hooker calls out to other Pies fans to get more of an understanding on the Pies win over the Suns away from home.

Round 5 – Carlton v Collingwood: Salut Mick

Collingwood set up the future whilst honouring the past – David Enticott remembers Mick’s time at the Pies fondly even as his side utterly destroys the party.