Round 7 & 8 – Saints beat SA clubs at Adelaide Oval

Double delight for Yoshi and Saints fans all over the world as they broke their Adelaide Oval hoodoo against the Crows then followed up with a smashing of the premiership fancies Port Adelaide.

Round 7 – Carlton v Port Adelaide: We were so close

Another twist in an already twisted season saw Tony Reed hit the road from the Sunny Coast down to Brisbane to watch his Blues front up to the top side Port. With never much more than a kick in it, the emotional tension accompanying the closing moments was palpable for both sets of fans.

Round 5 – Brisbane v Port Adelaide: The paranoia of premiership favouritism

Something of a superstitious ritual is unfolding for Shane Reid as his Lions are yet to drop a game since he first wrote an Almanac match report. The Brothers Berry and co. made Port look second rate at The Gabba, prompting him to fire up the keyboard again this week.

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.

Poetry: Cam and Xav

With more than a little inspiration from Damian Balassone, Jarrod Landells has penned this ode to a couple of “controversial” young guns.

Almanac Time Capsule: Round 16, 2015 – Port Adelaide v Adelaide – An emotional showdown

It was a day of high emotion in Adelaide back in 2015, as one of the fiercest rivalries in Australian sport celebrated the memory of Phil Walsh. Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood reported on a game where football was a secondary consideration.

Round 4 – Port Adelaide v Richmond: The “Fab Four” no more

All was not lost when Paul announced the end of the Fab Four almost 50 years ago [“Imagine” and “Live and Let Die” still to come – Ed.] and for John Green, the sky has yet to fall on his hobbled Tigers as they pulled off a stunning upset of Port Adelaide sans stars.

When too much football is barely enough

Mickey Randall really packed it in to his Saturday arvo, making time for three games of footy (and a horse race or two) in a classic case of “Too much sport being barely enough”.

Tim Ginever: South Australian Football Royalty

The latest South Australian legend to be given the Rulebook treatment is former Port Adelaide Magpies captain, coach and seven time premiership star Tim Ginever.

Footy Park: farewell or good riddance?

As the final grandstands are demolished at Football Park, Dave Brown remembers the good and bad times, the SANFL Grand Finals, Modra, McLeod, chicken salt and the tarps at West Lakes. What are your memories of Football Park?

AFL 1998 – Twenty Years On: Port Adelaide (10th)

Port Adelaide weren’t immediately successful, but there were plenty of future flag winners in their 1998 list. Who are they now?

Round 23 – Port Adelaide v Essendon: Progress, improvement or something else?

Essendon’s season has only just finished, but Trevor Blainey is already looking forward to 2019, after they outclassed fellow 12-10 team Port Adelaide.

Round 22 – Collingwood v Port Adelaide (Floreat Pica Society)

Steve Fahey’s report on the Round 22 win over Port for Floreat Pica Society.

Round 21 – Port Adelaide v West Coast: Tarzan Saves the Day

It’s off to the movies for Peter Baulderstone, as Jeremy McGovern swings through the trees to save the day for his West Coast Eagles.

Round 20 – Adelaide v Port Adelaide: Port pipped at the post in a Showdown thriller

Capping off an outrageous two days of footy, the Showdown was one for the ages. Chris Michaels has some observations.

Round 15 – Carlton v Port Adelaide: Port spoils 300 game milestone; remembering another

Chris Michaels interrupts his take on Port Adelaide’s win over Carlton to pen a love letter to the durable, elite and multi-talented Craig Bradley

Cream of Cauliflower Soup and the No Repeat Workday

Mickey Randall’s most excellent trip from Adelaide to Melbourne provided many highlights, culinary and sporting alike.

Round 13 – Port Adelaide v Western Bulldogs: Overpowered

A tough year got even tougher for Alex Docherty’s Dogs who battled against a more skilled and healthier Port side

Round 7 – West Coast v Port Adelaide: Darling Buds of May

Peter Baulderstone is happy to be proved a moron and a pessimist for predicting his Eagles would be bottom 6. Humble pie never tasted so good; perhaps the Eagle flowers made all the difference?

Round 6 – North Melbourne v Port Adelaide: Port’s persist against the odd for stirring victory

In real danger of falling off the pack, Port Adelaide responded to internal and external challenges by posting a solid win over North Melbourne, as Chris Michaels explains