The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 1 Finals – Collingwood v Sydney: Omens

Cam Noakes went into his Swans’ 2007 final confident, but was soon left ruing his optimism and reflecting on the dominant Sydney run spanning from 2005-2007.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 1 Finals – Collingwood v Sydney: A big night at the office

Matt O’Connor was nervous about Collingwood’s Elimination Finals date with the Swans in 2007. In front of a packed MCG, he went through the familiar rollercoaster of emotions.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 1 Finals – Hawthorn v Adelaide: A game worthy of a full house

Tony Roberts got plenty of room to watch the 2007 Elimination Final between the Hawks and Crows. He was lucky to witness one of the great finals moments.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 1 Finals – Port Adelaide v West Coast: The rules of arm-wrestles

After a year of high-scoring footy, John Kingsmill learnt the golden rules of low-scoring arm wrestles. In a classic 2007 final between the Power and Eagles, twists and turns would continue to the very end.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 1 Finals – Port Adelaide v West Coast: Excitement, frustration, pain

Nathan Hollier sat watching the Eagles play in one of the 2007 Qualifying Finals from a Perth bar. The ensuing match induced a roller-coaster of emotions, raising the venue’s noise to a crescendo as the final minutes ticked down.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 22 – Melbourne v Carlton: The Kreuzer Cup

It was a different type of game when Carlton and Melbourne met in the final round of 2007. Both struggled, and Christian Mooney soon noticed the Blues weren’t too disappointed with the loss, for now they had Matthew Kreuzer at pick one.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 22 – Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne: Finals-type mettle

Christopher Riordan had expected this 2007 match-up to be between a finals bound Bulldogs and a struggling North Melbourne. The roles were reversed, and Christopher had nothing but respect for the Roos.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 22 – Sydney v Hawthorn: Unexpectedly brilliant and ready for finals

Rod Gillett turned up to the SCG in 2007 worried about the Swans, but left enthused about what lay ahead in the finals.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 22 – Port Adelaide v Fremantle: Mind games and a home route to the big dance

It started with John Kingsmill listening to the West Coast game on the radio, and ended in a confusing win that was full of deception. At the night’s conclusion, Port Adelaide had a home final in 2007.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 22 – West Coast v Essendon: A final memory

It was a watershed day out west in 2007 when Nathan Hollier watched the Eagles finish their home and away campaign. The story wasn’t on them, as the great Kevin Sheedy and James Hird both farewelled adoring fans.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 22 – Richmond v St Kilda: Farewells and flags far in the future

Tony Roberts made his last trek to the ‘G for the 2007 season, and watched St Kilda narrowly avoid disaster as they farewelled a Saints champion.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 22 – Collingwood v Adelaide: A nightclub vibe for two finals bound sides

A relaxed atmosphere, a lacklustre Collingwood and an outraged fan. What more could Matt O’Connor possibly have to deal with when watching his Pies take on the Crows in 2007?

The Footy Almanac 2007 – Ladder after Round 21

With only one round left in the 2007 season, cast your eye over the ladder and familiarise yourself with who should make finals action.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 21 – Essendon v Richmond: Legends struggle to say bye

Round 21, 2007. James Hird and Kevin Sheedy’s final games in Melbourne. Over 85,000 flocked to the ‘G – Paul Daffey has the report on a final home contest for two Essendon heroes.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 21 – Geelong v Port Adelaide: Drama at Kardinia

In hindsight, it was one of the games of 2007. John Harms knew he was witnessing something special when a Grand Final preview went down to the wire.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 21 – Western Bulldogs v Hawthorn: Inaccurate Buddy and hot Hodgey

David Goodwin enjoyed the finer parts of a footy marathon on TV in Singapore. When the Hawks broke away from wayward beginnings to post a strong win, David began to wonder what 2007 had in store for Hawthorn.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 21 – Fremantle v Melbourne: Giving a season a chance

The Dockers had to win to save a spiralling 2007 campaign, and Les Everett cast his eyes out west to see if Fremantle could respond against Melbourne.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 21 – Adelaide v Brisbane: A near-perfect play amidst a sloppy display

Not even a wonderful passage of play could excite John Kingsmill, who was left wondering what was next for two clubs just outside the eight in the latter stages of 2007.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 21 – Collingwood v Sydney: Nathan returns on a black and white night

Collingwood’s beloved Nathan Buckley finally came back into the side in 2007, and it gave Cameron Noakes a night to forget.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 21 – Carlton v North Melbourne: Archer takes out the Blues

Rob Clarkson was guiltily down in Tasmania while Roos legend Glenn Archer broke the games record for his club in 2007. But he still enjoyed their resounding win against an underwhelming Carlton.