The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 15 – Melbourne v Brisbane: A Portsea night to remember

Distracted by a crazy night in Portsea, Mark Hawthorne’s time listening (and following) the 2007 Melbourne v Brisbane clash is an exciting read for all footy fans.

Round 5 – Brisbane v Port Adelaide: Top of the Table – a Story of Two Defences

After Brisbane’s resounding victory over Port Adelaide (typified by Brisbane’s superior defence), Royboy Phil Hill is extremely confident in their chances for season 2020.

Round 5 – Brisbane v Port Adelaide: Where does that leave us now?

With the crowds back and some free-flowing footy being played, Sam Evans is loving the Lions’ approach to the 2020 season. Their win against the ladder-leading Port Adelaide gave him hope.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 14 – West Coast v Brisbane: The Lions triumph at the House of Pain

Tony Roberts predicted a miracle in 2007, as the Lions managed to beat the reigning premiers to overcome their Subiaco hoodoo.

Round 4 – Brisbane v Adelaide: Line up, step right this way for the AFL’s ‘Salvation Show’

It may not be Shane Reid’s ideal season, but he’ll take what he can get, especially when his Lions are winning ugly.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 13 – Brisbane v Port Adelaide: Brilliance over grit

Port Adelaide, struggling to break the eight, needed a win in their 2007 match with Brisbane. Andrew Stafford describes the magic of Daniel Motlop, and how the Power had a chance to win with just minutes left.

Round 3 – Brisbane v West Coast: No Zorko, no worries

Sam Evans was pleasantly surprised by the Lions as they managed to overcome the Eagles even without their vibrant and talismanic captain.

Round 3 – Brisbane v West Coast: Winning when we “should”, the ultimate challenge – just ask Ivan Drago…

Shane Reid has intimidating memories of the Eagles always trumping his Lions. In a round three match-up the home side were expected to win, he rode Brisbane home in a tight encounter.

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.

Round 2 – Brisbane v Fremantle: A Brisbane perspective

Brisbane managed to scrape past Fremantle in their round two encounter up at the Gabba. Despite taking home the four points, Sam Evans wasn’t convinced by the Lions’ shaky effort.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 11 – Brisbane v Western Bulldogs: Aker’s return fizzes out

Andrew Stafford doesn’t hold back when criticising Brisbane’s lacklustre performance in their 2007 meeting with ex-Lion Jason Akermanis.

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 9 – Brisbane v Collingwood: Lions smacked in Black’s 200th

Both Brisbane and Collingwood celebrated milestones for stalwarts. But Andrew Stafford details how the home side’s celebrations for Simon Black were cut short when the Pies romped home in the 2007 Indigenous Round clash.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 8 – Essendon v Brisbane: A hit to Brisbane’s finals hopes

Tony Roberts had a day to forget at the old Telstra Dome. Seeing the Lions fall short to Essendon, he left cursing Jonathan Brown’s array goal kicking.

AFL Round 14 – St Kilda v Brisbane: Open Letter to Alan Richardson – Helping the club for better performances

Yoshi opens his heart up to Alan Richardson in a candid letter calling for improvement after his Saints’ dismal loss to Brisbane on the weekend

Round 5 – Brisbane v Collingwood: Powerful and Poignant

The Gabba was rockin’ like it was in the good old days of its triple premiership heroes. As Sean Mortell marvelled at the throngs of fans, the heroes of the piece in 2019 were wearing black and white.

The forgotten (but important) cog in Collingwood’s finals’ hopes

Sean Mortell reckons there’s a Pies player who will make a difference in September.

Almanac Footy – A Tipster’s Retrospective from the Smokers’ Lounge

Earl O’Neill plays free and loose with this Round 4 retrospective, coping with everything from the unorthodox orthodoxy of Whoosha to the absurdities of the latest high rotation ad from AAMI.

Finding the Extraordinary in Women’s Football

Kellie Mountney may not think that being a forty-six year old football playing grandmother is that extraordinary – but we sure do! Here she shares her story of taking up footy in Strathpine, Brisbane.

Almanac Music: Brisbane or Bust

Brian the Ruminator with a couple of points of interest. One, he reminds us that Ed Kuepper has now had a park named after him. And two, that early Almanac writer Andrew Stafford has been adding to an online memoir daily. [I am a subscriber to A Stafford’s instalment and I agree Brian, it’s more fine stuff from a fine writer, who is happy to share his experiences and understandings very openly – highly recommended. JTH] –