The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 3 – Carlton v Essendon

¡Viva la Fevolucion! A fitting clash for “Rivalry Round” saw the Blues come back from the brink against the in-form Dons to win by a mere three points – John Origlasso was there.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 3 – Collingwood v Richmond

Matt O’Connor’s had a suspicious mind about the Tigers since the mid-seventies; his Pies were too good for them in this opening clash of “Rivalry Round” in 2007.

The Footy Almanac 2007 – Ladder after Round 4

Following on from Round 1 from the Footy Almanac’s first iteration in 2007, here’s the ladder of the season – updating weekly so you can track how the year progressed for your team.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 2 – Hawthorn v Melbourne: Do we go backwards or straight down the guts?

The Hawks finally went back to the future to find a way forward – and it worked – writes Adam McNicol.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 2 – Western Bulldogs v Adelaide: Dodgy Dogs chase crisp Crows

Easter Sunday 2007 saw Christopher Riordan at the MCG where he witnessed the Western Bulldogs looking more like relaxed rabbits while the Adelaide Crows pecked them to pieces.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 2 – Essendon v Fremantle: Dockers struggle to find their feet

From The Footy Almanac 2007, Les Everett reports on the Round 2 match between Essendon and the Dockers. The Bombers 2 from 2.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 2 – Port Adelaide v North Melbourne: How many Burgoynes can a team have?

From The Footy Almanac 2007 publication comes the Round 2 report by Sam Pang and Brendan Murray of the match between Port Adelaide. The Burgoyne brothers star for the Power.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 2 – Carlton v Geelong: On the board.

A couple of notable debutants for the Cats, on a night that reinforced for John Harms how much people crave meaning in footy.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 2 – West Coast v Collingwood

The Pies ventured West to tackle the Eagles. Matt OÇonnor’s interests were torn between fictional political drama and real-life midfield battles.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 2 – Richmond v Sydney

As Round 2 continues in 2007, the Swans fresh off a flag and a Grand Final looked for long stretches the definition of a quality side, but the young Tigers didn’t fade away. What was ultimately false hope became mere fodder for the devil on Howard Kimber’s shoulder.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 2 – Brisbane v St Kilda

We enter Round 2 of the 2007 season with a rare foray into prime-time for the once mighty Lions. Tony Roberts liked what he saw as the post-threepeat generation tore apart a hapless Saints outfit who themselves were favoured to finish high on the ladder.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 1 – Carlton v Richmond

Paul Daffey went along to see Richmond take on Carlton, hoping to see some of the passion of their 60s and 70s clashes. What he got was ‘hoppo-bumpo’, a poor cousin to the ‘belting the billy goats’ of that earlier era. Still, there were some highlights.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 1 – Western Bulldogs v Geelong

‘A delicious prospect’ – that’s how John Harms saw the 2007 opening round clash between the Western Bulldogs and his beloved Cats. Forever hopeful at the start, he left the ground with a sour taste in his mouth.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 1 – Adelaide v Essendon

John Origlasso took in the Bombers’ away game at the Social Club in Windy Hill. A bit of a big kid, he signed in as Geoff Blethyn! And, just as Geoff used to do, John saw his Bombers fly up.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 1 – Sydney v West Coast Eagles

From The Footy Almanac 2007, it was another close game between keen rivals Sydney and West Coast in their Grand Final rematch as reported by Cameron Noakes.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 1 – Brisbane v Hawthorn

Another report from The Footy Almanac 2007, Round 1, Brisbane v Hawthorn. Not quite the match Andrew Stafford was expecting!

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 1 – Fremantle v Port Adelaide

From the Footy Almanac 2007, WA correspondent Les Everett, reported on the match between Fremantle and Port Adelaide. A 10 goal third quarter by the Power set up their victory.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 1 – North Melbourne v Collingwood

Opening into the wind for the 2007 season, Chris Riordan reported on North v Collingwood.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 1 – Melbourne v St Kilda

This is the very first match report from the very first edition of The Footy Almanac, on the internet for the very first time. John Harms opening the bowling, reporting on Melbourne v St Kilda.

Brett Zorzi: Zorza the Great

A much loved figure at the Norwood Football Club, Brett Zorzi gets the Rulebook treatment