AFL: Curving the Curve

Dips takes time out after some hard yakka to reminisce – on oil heaters and premiership droughts broken, bulbs dormant and thorns more active. [Perhaps JTH has done the same Youtube searches? Ed.]

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 4 – Collingwood v Port Adelaide

The Pies were bested by the Power in a match played in tough conditions; Gerard Whateley was on board as the heavens opened to the delight of many under the duress of drought.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 4 – Richmond v Western Bulldogs

Adam McNicol took in the sounds of Richmond’s fourth loss on the trot from a car radio headed towards the magnificent Grampians – surely these ancient mountains sit in stark contrast to the baying hordes of Tiger faithful impatient for payoff on the Wallace Era.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 3 – Carlton v Essendon

¡Viva la Fevolucion! A fitting clash for “Rivalry Round” saw the Blues come back from the brink against the in-form Dons to win by a mere three points – John Origlasso was there.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 3 – Collingwood v Richmond

Matt O’Connor’s had a suspicious mind about the Tigers since the mid-seventies; his Pies were too good for them in this opening clash of “Rivalry Round” in 2007.

The Footy Almanac 2007 – Ladder after Round 4

Following on from Round 1 from the Footy Almanac’s first iteration in 2007, here’s the ladder of the season – updating weekly so you can track how the year progressed for your team.

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.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 1 – Sydney v West Coast Eagles

From The Footy Almanac 2007, it was another close game between keen rivals Sydney and West Coast in their Grand Final rematch as reported by Cameron Noakes.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 1 – Brisbane v Hawthorn

Another report from The Footy Almanac 2007, Round 1, Brisbane v Hawthorn. Not quite the match Andrew Stafford was expecting!