Round 15 – Sydney v Melbourne: Well, doesn’t that break your heart. No, mate, not my heart!

It was an unusual time for footy, but Jan Courtin quickly chose to follow her Swans as they upset the Demons. Off the back of some strange commentary, she rode the ups and downs of the young Sydney team.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 22 – Melbourne v Carlton: The Kreuzer Cup

It was a different type of game when Carlton and Melbourne met in the final round of 2007. Both struggled, and Christian Mooney soon noticed the Blues weren’t too disappointed with the loss, for now they had Matthew Kreuzer at pick one.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 21 – Fremantle v Melbourne: Giving a season a chance

The Dockers had to win to save a spiralling 2007 campaign, and Les Everett cast his eyes out west to see if Fremantle could respond against Melbourne.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 12 review, Round 13 preview

It was a dark night for the Pies, but Cam Hooke is always hopeful. Check out his review of the horror game and his preview of the upcoming do-or-die clash against the Roos.

Round 12 – Melbourne v Collingwood: Years of black and white, all with a pen in hand

After a wedding and a wonderful honeymoon, Danielle Hakim is back writing about her beloved Pies. Her first piece tries to find the positives buried amidst a disappointing loss to Melbourne.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 11 Review and Round 12 Preview

After an uncertain win against the bottom of the ladder Crows, Cam Hooke is quietly confident that Collingwood can return to form, starting with their match up with the Demons.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – Collingwood v Melbourne: Johnson nearly ruins it all

The Pies were well on their way to a redemption win in the latter stages of 2007. But a bone-crunching bump changed the game, and let the Demons back into the match while Matt O’Connor watched on in horror.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 19 – Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: A loss of Bulldog spirit

Christopher Riordan expected the Dogs to smack Melbourne en route to some finals action in 2007. He was left stunned by the end result.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 18 – Melbourne v Sydney: A haphazard trip to Manuka

Like many of the opposition’s fans, Cameron Noakes traipsed to the snow in 2007. A bet on the Swans proves to be astute in a dismal clash for the Dees in the nation’s capital.

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 – North Melbourne v Melbourne: Worth the cheap ticket and bike ride

Soaking in the lovely 2007 weather, Rob Clarkson found himself inside an empty Telstra Dome, watching his Kangaroos put on a finals-worthy performance.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 16 – Richmond v Port Adelaide: Six times tables don’t cover 24 goals

When the struggling Tigers met the Grand Final bound Power in 2007, it wasn’t pretty. But Vin Maskell reflects on how it provided some kids a chance to develop their mathematical skills.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 16 – St Kilda v Hawthorn: A bad night for Hawthorn and Australia

Choosing to stay away from the old Telstra Dome, Kevan Carroll took his time to find a bar not packed out by Australian fans of other sports. When he did eventually settle down, he was to leave disappointed by Hawthorn’s poor effort in their 2007 clash with the Saints.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 16 – Collingwood v Essendon: A magical day of black and white spells

A 2007 Collingwood-Essendon clash coincided with the release of the final Harry Potter book. Matt O’Connor had a hard time handling both priorities, but he managed to get to the ‘G to watch some magic unfold.

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.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 14 – Carlton v Melbourne: Cheeky Penny and the rebuilding Dees

Mark Freeman went to the MCG in the 2007 Heritage Round, interested to see what Melbourne would be like after weeks of turmoil. The result gave him plenty of hope.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 14 – Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide: Young Dogs win Heritage Round

Port Adelaide and the Bulldogs played out a high-scoring 2007 encounter at the old Telstra Dome. Christopher Riordan watched on, as a plethora of young Bulldogs impressed him.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 13 – Essendon v Melbourne: No fairytale for Neale

Rob Clarkson sat down in his place atop the Phoenix to watch Neale Daniher’s last game as Melbourne coach in 2007. A winding story about Melbourne pub life and the fate of footy ensued.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 12 – Richmond v Melbourne: Brown gives the yellow and black a boost

A rainy 2007 Friday night greeted James Massola as he watched the cellar-dweller Tigers and Demons face off. When Nathan Brown sparked the yellow and black to a shock win, the knives were sharpened for Melbourne coach Neale Daniher.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 11 – Melbourne v Collingwood: A poor end to a nervy long weekend

After an anxious long weekend, Matt O’Connor had low hopes for Collingwood’s 2007 Queen’s Birthday clash with Melbourne. In a chaotic afternoon at the ‘G, his fears ebbed and flowed through a close match.