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 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 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.

Tom Harley: Mr Perseverance becomes elite

Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood considers the life and career of a tenacious Geelong (and Redlegs, of course) champion

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 2 – Port Adelaide v North Melbourne: How many Burgoynes can a team have?

From The Footy Almanac 2007 publication comes the Round 2 report by Sam Pang and Brendan Murray of the match between Port Adelaide. The Burgoyne brothers star for the Power.

SANFL 1966 Grand Final – Sturt v Port Adelaide: First of Five

Norwood’s Ron Kneebone featured on the cover of the 1966 SANFL Grand Final Budget. The second successive Oatey-Williams Grand Final proved to be the beginning of a Double Blue era of dominance.

SANFL 1977 Grand Final – Port Adelaide v Glenelg: Centenary Premiership Port

Both Port Adelaide and Glenelg were sick of losing Grand Finals by the time 1977 came around. John Cahill started an enormous run of success at Alberton, with Big Nick the first rung on a very big ladder. Swish was there and he kept the Budget.

SA football royalty – the James family (Part 2)

Rulebook covers the mighty achievements of SA’s footballing James family. Here’s the second installment, he looks at the impressive career of Roger James.

A 200-Game Richmond Coach: Yes, Really!

In a big week at Tigerland, Stainless has penned an ode to the coach responsible for so much of the current Richmond story, Dimma (or Mr. Hardwick) ahead of game 200.

Almanac Teams – Port Adelaide Magpies: 1988-present

In his Almanac debut, Nathan Watson lines up the best Port Adelaide SANFL team in his time as a fan. This one will bring back great memories for Port Adelaide people

The Pies’ most memorable wins over Brisbane (and Fitzroy) in the past 50 years

Steve Fahey looks at his most memorable Collingwood wins against Brisbane/Fitzroy. Will this weekend’s game be another classic?

Coaching The Coaches – Mark Williams

Wesley Hull looks at the work premiership winning coach Mark Williams is doing at the 2017 National AFL Male Kickstart & All Nations Championships.

Almanac People: A Favourite Son to return to Alberton, but it’s not who you think!

Chrism76 has firm opinions about a former favourite returning to Alberton.

Trivia Night Fundraiser: La Trobe University Sport and A Positive Move Foundation.

If you’re in Melbourne and you like the odd Trivia Night, La Trobe University are holding a PhD scholarship fundraiser. Mark Williams and Chris Anstey will be guests at the event, with plenty of prize giveaways and other shenanigans.

Round 5 – The Wrap: Round V

Inspired by Mayweather v Pacquiao perhaps, The Wrap pulls no punches in his look back through round five. Not one for the Bluebaggers or Richmond fans to read if they’re still smarting from the weekend.

Grand Final Preview: The Pre-Wrap

The Wrapster gives his two cents on Jobe, Juddy, Swan, a twilight Grand Final and the Tigers….and he’s just getting started.

Coach speculation: On Mark Williams

  John Kingsmill     One of the curious aspects of the Port Adelaide/Mark Williams engagement is that the more victories Power stacks up this year, the harder it will be for Port to afford to retain him. If, for example, the Alberton waters split asunder and Power wins the 2009 premiership, suddenly Williams will [Read more]