The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 3 Finals – Port Adelaide v North Melbourne: Pain, pain and more pain

Politics and footy are eternally linked for Tony Roberts. In 2007 he was left bemoaning the latter when the Roos came crashing down to Earth in their Preliminary Final against the Power.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 3 Finals – Port Adelaide v North Melbourne: Might and power

Local Adelaide guru John Kingsmill watched Port Adelaide trounce the Kangaroos en route to the 2007 Grand Final. A powerful display brought down the curtains on the career of Glenn Archer.

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 – 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 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 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 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 18 – Adelaide v Port Adelaide: Craig trumps Chocco again

The Showdown may not have been as big in 2007 as it is now, but John Kingsmill enjoyed an upset result that derailed Port Adelaide’s premiership hopes.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 17 – Port Adelaide v Melbourne: A heartbreaking 89-point win

John Kingsmill travelled to AAMI Stadium in 2007 expecting Port Adelaide to cruise to a triple-figure win over the Demons. Putting his money where his mouth was, he left the ground devastated after coming so close.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 16 – Adelaide v Fremantle: Free-flowing football derails the Crows

John Kingsmill left AAMI Park surprised by a high-scoring encounter in 2007. With straight kicking and attacking footy dominating the day, Fremantle found their spark.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 15 – Port Adelaide v West Coast: A burst up the ladder for the Power

An up-and-down 2007 for Port Adelaide came to a head in Round 15. John Kingsmill witnessed the Power shoot up into flag contention after steamrolling the reigning premiers.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 14 – Adelaide v Hawthorn: Craig out-coaches Clarkson

John Kingsmill recounts the day in 2007 where former Adelaide coach Neil Craig out-pointed Alastair Clarkson’s young Hawks en route to a comfortable win.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 13 – Adelaide v West Coast: Attack against precision

Neil Craig’s 2007 Adelaide side had only just started to play a more attacking game. But John Kingsmill watched Dean Cox and the Eagles put on a smart and clinical display at AAMI Stadium.

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 11 – Adelaide v Geelong: A pure display of brilliance

John Kingsmill covered the highly-awaited Geelong and Adelaide clash in 2007. After witnessing the entertaining spectacle, he praised the talented players on both sides.

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 9 – Port Adelaide v Geelong: The Power fall to the classy Cats

John Kingsmill braved the wintery conditions to collect his bets. Seeing Port Adelaide replaced in the top four by Geelong, he left blown away by the aggressive passages of play exhibited by the Cats.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 8 – Adelaide v Richmond: Falling into the trap of tempo footy

John Kingsmill ventured down to AAMI Park in Round 8, 2007, expecting to see Adelaide make light work of the Tigers. But he was surprised (and dismayed) by the tactics of the home side in a lethargic display of football.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 5 – Port Adelaide v St Kilda: Wet weather footy and an apparent case of disinterent

John Kingsmill sat huddled under the teeming rain at AAMI Stadium, struggling to see Port Adelaide trounce the Saints. In difficult conditions, the spectacle (or lack thereof) gave him a chance to reflect on the structures of modern football.