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 – 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.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 11 – Fremantle v Richmond: Tigers gallant in a tight defeat

Unlucky so far in season 2007, Richmond travelled to Subiaco looking to secure a breakthrough win. Les Everett reports on the high-scoring match.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 11 – Carlton v Port Adelaide: The return of the regal Blues

Instead of revelling in the traditional arrogance of Carlton Football Club, Mark Branagan watched the team’s 2007 clash with Port Adelaide from the nosebleeds. The home side’s eye-catching performance left him noticing that old habits were beginning to resurface.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 11 – Hawthorn v Sydney: A rugged away win

Lance Franklin looked to have Sydney on the ropes in their 2007 MCG clash. But Christopher Riordan reports on how the tough Sydney system got them back into the match.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 10 – St Kilda v Geelong: Jimmy Bartel’s taken to show and tell

In front of a bursting Telstra Dome on a Sunday night in 2007, John Harms witnessed the Cats break free of a Riewoldt-led St Kilda to stamp their September intentions on the competition.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 10 – Carlton v Western Bulldogs: Pessimism doesn’t always please

Paul Mitchell is self-admittedly a loud Carlton fan. In his side’s 2007 clash against the Bulldogs, he experienced his first live Carlton win with his son, yelling the Blues to victory.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 10 – Port Adelaide v Hawthorn: Hawks disrupt Port’s emotional week

Mark Williams had a difficult week in 2007, grappling with the loss of his mother and the poor form of his side. John Kingsmill has the report on Port Adelaide’s disappointing performance against Hawthorn.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 10 – Sydney v Essendon: Lamenting umpires, curse the Dons

After this controversial 2007 match, Essendon coach Kevin Sheedy commented on the growing knowledge and passion of the Sydney crowd. Rod Gillett gives his take on the tight finish, highlighting the horrible umpiring decisions that proved costly for his Swans.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 10 – Richmond v Brisbane: A dead draw

Draws are hard to come by in footy, but that doesn’t make them spectacles. Tony Roberts recalls a 2007 tie that held nothing good for the future of football.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 10 – West Coast v Kangaroos: A wayward Western performance leads to small-club syndrome

Rob Clarkson cheered on the Roos from a local pub in 2007. But as his Kangaroos fell behind to a determined West Coast outfit, his attention went to fuelling his envy at other lavish clubs.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 10 – Collingwood v Fremantle: Family, Fremantle, failure

Chris Tarrant travelled to the MCG to play his old side for the first time in 2007. Mike Shuttleworth describes his horror reunion with the Magpie faithful.

The Footy Almanac 2007 – Ladder after Round 9

The 2007 AFL season is heating up after nine rounds. Here’s the ladder to accompany the Footy Almanac’s match reports.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 7 – Kangaroos v Essendon: Trailblazer Bachar promises lots in a Bomber loss

Peter Hanlon soaked up the atmosphere of the old Telstra Dome as he watched an inaccurate Essendon go down to the Roos. But all was not to be lost, as the Bombers unveiled a new exciting player.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 6 – St Kilda v Carlton: A typical Carlton night and a decent left boot

John Harms soaked up the business of Carlton on a Friday night. But the charm of the town soon changed once the Blues ran into a precise St Kilda side.