The Footy Almanac 2007 – Ladder after Round 12

The Footy Almanac’s reflection on the 2007 season has reached its halfway point, with Geelong sitting atop the ladder ahead of some unexpected up and coming sides.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 12 – West Coast v St Kilda: Pulling one out of the hat for Robert

Watching from an idyllic local pub in Broome, John Harms witnessed a tight clash in 2007 between the Eagles and the Saints. When the game was on the line, St Kilda managed to get the job done for milestone man Robert Harvey.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 12 – Sydney v Collingwood: Two vastly different tales

Matt O’Connor and Cameron Noakes faced another Collingwood v Sydney instalment at a local bar in 2007. Despite going in as favourites, the Pies ran away with an unexpected win.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 12 – Richmond v Melbourne: Brown gives the yellow and black a boost

A rainy 2007 Friday night greeted James Massola as he watched the cellar-dweller Tigers and Demons face off. When Nathan Brown sparked the yellow and black to a shock win, the knives were sharpened for Melbourne coach Neale Daniher.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 12 – Geelong v Brisbane: A blustery day at the Cattery

Tony Roberts followed his Lions down from Queensland to play Geelong in 2007. Despite holding fond memories of his team’s previous successes, the Cats brought him crashing down to reality on a miserable Sunday.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 12 – Western Bulldogs v Fremantle: Outlasting the Dockers up north

Fremantle were in trouble halfway through the 2007 season after another loss, this time to the Bulldogs. Christopher Riordan covered the high-scoring game up in Darwin.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 12 – Port Adelaide v Essendon: Aggression beats Hird’s final Football Park hurrah

Port Adelaide rectified their form in season 2007 with a nervy win over Essendon. John Kingsmill watched the game from the stands, and objected to the way the Power faithful treated James Hird.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 12 – North Melbourne v Adelaide: Bar hopping to the Kangas

On a Saturday night in 2007, Rob Clarkson ventured through Brunswick pubs while watching his Kangaroos play the Crows. Despite witnessing a dismal match for the blue and white, he enjoyed his suburban Melbourne excursion.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 12 – Carlton v Hawthorn: A half is enough to head to bed

After a good patch, Carlton fell back to their old ways in a Friday night horror show in 2007. Paul Mitchell recounts his hard night at the office watching a Franklin-less Hawthorn smack his frustrating side.