The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 21 – St Kilda v West Coast: No Judd, no worries

It’s crunch time for the Saints in their 2007 season. Richard Arrowsmith watched on as they scrappily tried to push past the ominous Eagles.

The Footy Almanac 2007 – Ladder after Round 20

Before reading up on one of the better rounds of footy, take a look at the AFL 2007 ladder after Round 20.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – Adelaide v Bulldogs: One door closes, the Crows’ opens

John Kingsmill was at AAMI Stadium once again for a crucial finals clash in 2007. Both the Crows and the Bulldogs had everything to play for, but only one side turned up.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – North Melbourne v Geelong: A scrap for 15

The Cats were on the verge of something special in 2007. John Harms was at Docklands, cheering Geelong on as they neared 15 straight wins.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – Hawthorn v Port Adelaide: A cracker in idyllic Launceston

Mark Hawthorne was keen to take in the suburban-like feel of Aurora Stadium in 2007. He got more than he bargained for, viewing a thriller between the finals-bound Hawks and Power.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – West Coast v Richmond: An honourable loss for the depleted Tigers

It was a hard night in 2007 for Tim Adam, who had to explain to his son why the Tigers were underperforming. Despite this, a late surge meant Richmond didn’t do too badly against the reigning premiers.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – Brisbane v Sydney: Brown saves a season

Andrew Stafford was watching his Lions’ 2007 finals hopes slip away against the gritty Swans. But a renaissance in the final stages meant the season boiled down to a single kick.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – St Kilda v Fremantle: Why Freo?

Sean Gorman was left wondering why he went for the Dockers in 2007. After struggling to watch them enough, he was left disappointed by their efforts at the ‘G against St Kilda in Round 20.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – Essendon v Carlton: Fev, Ratten and Makybe

Christopher Riordan participated in the Saturday ritual with an Auskick to MCG day in 2007. Watching traditional rivals Carlton and Essendon clash led to questions about draft picks, full-forwards and coaches.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – Collingwood v Melbourne: Johnson nearly ruins it all

The Pies were well on their way to a redemption win in the latter stages of 2007. But a bone-crunching bump changed the game, and let the Demons back into the match while Matt O’Connor watched on in horror.

The Footy Almanac 2007 – Ladder after Round 19

Geelong have cemented themselves in a great spot to make a run at the 2007 cup, while Hawthorn hover not far behind after 19 rounds of footy.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 19 – Fremantle v Essendon: The Dockers’ redemption run

It was hard to know what to expect from an underperforming Fremantle in 2007. Les Everett nervously watched as the Dockers faced off against Kevin Sheedy and his Bombers.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 19 – North Melbourne v West Coast: Cox, goal, doubt

Glenn Bartlett made the trek to Docklands in the late stages of 2007 to see a Kangaroos side punching above their weight. In a tight clash against the reigning premiers, Glenn left uncertain about where the Roos stood in flag calculations.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 19 – Geelong v Adelaide: A dour forecast for an exhilarating side

John Harms made the pilgrimage down to Geelong in late 2007 to watch his ladder-leading Cats. With rain on the forecast, anything could happen.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 19 – Port Adelaide v Carlton: Uneasy plodding around the parabola

Indirect football nearly killed the Power in 2007. John Kingsmill waited for Port Adelaide to take the onus against the Blues, and was left unsure after the final siren.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 19 – Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: A loss of Bulldog spirit

Christopher Riordan expected the Dogs to smack Melbourne en route to some finals action in 2007. He was left stunned by the end result.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 19 – Sydney v St Kilda: A typical Swans display at their second home

Sydney hosted St Kilda in a rare Homebush encounter in 2007. Rod Gillett attended to honour the ‘Field of Women’ program, and ended up impressed by the reliable Swans.

Round 9 – West Coast v Geelong: Reasons to be Cheerful

Peter Baulderstone thinks the world has become a sad and dangerous place and footy a wasteful folly. Until his Eagles win a close one over the Cats in the game of the season.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 19 – Hawthorn v Brisbane: Buddy v Browny

A fine example of Saturday arvo footy looked set to go the way of Brisbane in 2007. Tony Roberts was at the match, and didn’t expect the blossoming draft picks of Hawthorn to stage such a wonderful second half.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 19 – Richmond v Collingwood: Who to Roast now?

The Tigers were given no hope of beating the resurging Pies in 2007. Adam McNicol couldn’t believe his eyes from the corporate boxes as the game came down to the wire.