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.