on March 17, 2017
The team that looks after our memorabilia collection
An important relic makes its way back to the club's archives
on October 7, 2016
A forgotten Copeland winner.
on October 4, 2016
The Wes Fellowes story
on September 27, 2016
Reflections on an under 19s flag.
on September 7, 2016
Good luck topping this
on August 17, 2016
Thirty years on
Tough caper, tougher men
on August 11, 2016
Our famous theme song was actually written in Tasmania.
on August 10, 2016
A narrow win over the 'Scrays made famous by the post-match words uttered by the opposition coach.
The ultimate finals performer
on August 3, 2016
A fond memory for those out at Waverley Park in 1987.
Big Bob, or 'Stretch' or 'Lurch' as he was known, was the second tallest footballer in VFL history when he made his Magpie debut.
on July 27, 2016
Of all the indignities arising out of 1982, one night out at VFL Park in a meaningless game against an unfamiliar rival and in an unrecognisable jumper summed up Collingwood's plight.
Precisely what Collingwood needed after a disastrous 1976 season – a tough uncompromising defender and a loyal teammate who knew no other way than playing hard on and off the field.
on July 20, 2016
The day Collingwood conquered one of the AFL's greats.
A man who took thirteen and a half seconds to become a Collingwood cult figure.
on July 13, 2016
Collingwood had a plan at the start of the 2001 season - as a team, they had to learn to win on the road or run the risk of being also-rans for the foreseeable future.
Lou Richards loved him; Jack Dyer wasn't as enamoured for pronunciation reasons, but there was no doubting Athas Hrysoulakis' popularity with Collingwood fans.
on July 6, 2016
Our first look at Treloar
The man many were quick to brand the most exciting and talented footballer to wear the Black and White jumper in 20 years
on June 29, 2016
Our greatest quarters
on June 22, 2016
Footballers who own the clutch moments - those who almost crave it - are so often the ones that resonate the most with the fans. Alan Didak was a perfect case in point.
How does Collingwood fare after the bye? In the lead-up to Friday night's clash with Fremantle at the MCG, we take a look at how the Magpies have dealt with the “dreaded bye” since its return in 2011.
on June 15, 2016
Collingwood has known no bigger – in all senses of the word – or more loved character than the man known as 'the Bear', Ray Gabelich.
The tradition continues
on June 8, 2016
When Chris Tarrant launched himself into a pack of players in front of him, which included teammate Mark Richardson, as well as Shane Woewodin and Paul Wheatley, he put a down payment on the Mark of the Year.
No one is safer than Micky Gayfer.
on June 1, 2016
Alan Didak had never experienced a moment like it; even if the thought had crossed his mind since he was a kid.
Collingwood fans have always loved their hard-as-nails defenders. And in Stan Magro they had one of the best to take to their hearts.
on May 25, 2016
Sometimes the thing that makes a footballer vulnerable becomes the very trait that endears him to the fans.
So much of the focus on Robert Rose's life centres on the tragic turn of events that followed one night in February 1974, but what should never be lost was what came before it, and what fine young sportsman he was.
on May 18, 2016
This match wasn't simply Collingwood versus Geelong; for much of it, this was Daicos versus Ablett.
Hard as it is to believe, there was a time when not just about every footballer covered his body with tattoos.
on May 11, 2016
Next time you worry about how the Collingwood players cope with travelling interstate to play footy, spare a thought for Jack Denning.
It was a match that seemingly had everything, including a victory crafted from adversity, owing to a quartet of injuries, one of which proved career-ending.
Think Ron Wearmouth, and the Collingwood rover's trademark features immediately spring to mind for those Magpie fans who remember him fondly.
on May 4, 2016
...and a date with destiny.
There are few footballers Collingwood fans are more likely to take to their hearts than a small, gutsy, hard-at-it rover. While Micky Bone mightn't have enjoyed the stellar career of other teammates, he was almost as popular with Magpie supporters of his time.
on April 27, 2016
No trip to Perth has ever had the significance of what happened when a group of Magpies players and officials came to town in 1927. It was the trip that kick-started a run of four consecutive premierships.
When Leigh Matthews took over as Collingwood coach, of the players he had in mind for a promotion was a teenager from Montmorency. The youngster had originally been recruited to the club as a 14-year-old, and had not only undoubted talent, but also an interesting back story.
on April 21, 2016
Collingwood has had a rich tradition of blooding young players in big games, with the likes of Len Thompson, Rene Kink and Ian Cooper among a long list of Magpies to play their first games in September.
on April 20, 2016
It was to be one of the bleakest years in Australia's history, and if it hadn't have been for the Collingwood Football Club, it's doubtful whether there would have been any VFL football played in 1916.
Every football club needs its characters – those larger-than-life guys with infectious personalities who can lift the change rooms and help make footy fun. That description fits Graeme 'Jerker' Jenkin to a tee.
on April 13, 2016
The one thing that has been a key element of Collingwood's relationship with Melbourne throughout their sometimes tempestuous relationship is the well-worn path from one club to the other.
Leigh Brown was the unlikeliest of prototypes. He was rising 27 when he came to Collingwood in 2009 and had played in just about every position on the field without truly owning one.
on April 6, 2016
Most footballers have to go through serious levels of pain and discomfort if they're to carve out a decent career. But it's highly likely that no Collingwood player has ever had to endure the frustrations and hurdles that burly defender Ian Cooper had to overcome.
It's one of the greatest individual finals performances in Collingwood's history, but for too long it has been overshadowed by what happened in a match a fortnight later.
on March 30, 2016
Jack Dyer called it "a blind, unreasoning hatred" and it's no stretch to say that the feeling is most definitely mutual.
As Collingwood charted a pathway from easy beat to unlikely premiership contender in 2002, a new chant spread its way through the Black and White army on match days.
on March 23, 2016
How a group of new faces and the worst Round 1 loss in Collingwood’s history played a role in changing the course of the club’s future.
He was built so strongly that he was nicknamed "the Incredible Hulk", but was quick enough to burst through traffic and away from flailing opponents. No wonder so many Collingwood fans loved Rene Kink.
on April 22, 2015
Magpies at War.
on November 20, 2014
It took a Hawthorn legend to break Collingwood's 32-year premiership drought, but Leigh Matthews' role in the 1990 triumph means he will be a hero of the Black and White forever.
on October 24, 2014
A mystery benefactor donated $1.5 million worth of memorabilia to Collingwood in August 2014.
Collingwood's In Black and White Magazine was first published in 1959.
on October 21, 2014
Tony Shaw might not have had a successful stint as Collingwood coach, but it wasn't for lack of effort, or passion for the club. Nothing that happened then changes the fact that he is, and will always be, a Collingwood legend.
on October 10, 2014
Bill Strickland, the first captain of Collingwood, kept a scrapbook outlining his playing career for both Collingwood and Carlton.
on September 8, 2014
John Cahill, a legendary South Australian player and coach, hadn’t even applied for the job after it was advertised across Australia.
on September 7, 2014
Since the launch of Collingwood Forever, the club has received many contributions adding to the depth of the website.
on August 26, 2014
The Collingwood Cricket Club was formed on 18 June, 1906, and played its home matches at Victoria Park from 1906 until 1996, when it merged with the Camberwell Cricket Club to form the Camberwell Magpies.
The history of the Britannia Football Club, the precursor to the Collingwood Football Club.
Gordon Coventry was suspended in controversial circumstances in 1936.
on August 25, 2014
Mick Erwin received an early present the day before his 39th birthday – he got to coach Collingwood for the first time.
It seemed almost a natural fit that the Magpie great would one down return home to Victoria Park to coach, and that opportunity presented itself at the end of the 1974 season.
It started in the front seat of a Lexus in late 1999, Collingwood’s coach for the new millennium revealed in a puff of smoke and flashing lights; and it ended on football’s biggest stage, the 2011 Grand Final.
For a long time, it looked as if Neil Mann's coaching career would be a case of 'always the bridesmaid, never the bride'.
A fervent display of public support for the new club set the scene for decades to come.
on August 24, 2014
Lou Richards decided to retire before the end of the 1955 season.
The pre-season competition has been in a state of flux ever since its introduction in 1956, when it was known as the night series.
On October 7, 1991, tragedy descended upon the Collingwood Football Club when premiership hero Darren Millane died in a drink-driving car accident.
In 1982, Ranald Macdonald pushed forward the campaign of 'the New Magpies', sending the club into the brink of extinction.