Nankervis

The Old Dog knows a thing or two about ruck work. He also knows a few things about Toby Nankervis, who he coached as a youngster. He was very proud on Friday night.

Finals Week 1 – Port Adelaide v Geelong: The wisdom of walnuts

Likened to a wonderful scene in The Sopranos, Cats fans are currently suffering after yet another finals loss. Dips O’Donnell is the first to react.

Finals Week 1 – Port Adelaide v Geelong: Yesterday and tomorrow

The first 2020 final was a brutal clash. Old Dog saw the old and the new. He observes the differing playing styles and how they stood up under finals pressure.

Almanac Footy: Can a peculiar footy year stop Cat history repeating?

Paul Spinks wonders whether Chris Scott’s Cats are caught in a loop. And whether things will be different in this finals campaign.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 18 review, Finals preview

Cam Hooke is completely undeterred by Collingwood’s loss to Port. He still believes a Magpie flag is achievable, and he builds a case for the True Believers.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Grand Final – Geelong v Port Adelaide: A dismal end

After a long season following the Power, John Kingsmill was left watching distraught faces in the away change rooms of the MCG just half an hour after a horror Grand Final loss to the Cats in 2007.

Round 18 – Collingwood v Port Adelaide: Pies Ported, and heading West (Floreat Pica Society)

The FPS report this week comes all the way from Bangkok, courtesy of Paul McKay. Unfortunately for Paul, the Magpies couldn’t get the better of the ladder leaders.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Grand Final – Geelong v Port Adelaide: The chosen ones

It’s Grand Final day in the Almanac’s recollection of the 2007 season. For John Harms, it’s an afternoon he will never forget.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Grand Final – Geelong v Port Adelaide: A murder at the Grand Final day picnic

Grand Final days are usually a holy experience for footy fans. But Cameron Noakes was tortured by Martin Flanagan and a wealth of missed bets outside the MCG.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 3 Finals – Port Adelaide v North Melbourne: Pain, pain and more pain

Politics and footy are eternally linked for Tony Roberts. In 2007 he was left bemoaning the latter when the Roos came crashing down to Earth in their Preliminary Final against the Power.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 3 Finals – Port Adelaide v North Melbourne: Might and power

Local Adelaide guru John Kingsmill watched Port Adelaide trounce the Kangaroos en route to the 2007 Grand Final. A powerful display brought down the curtains on the career of Glenn Archer.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 17 Preview

Cam Hooke is back with another hopeful preview of Collingwood’s Round 17 match against the Suns. With finals on the line, Cam predicts a big change to the Pies’ line-up.

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 Week 1 Finals – Port Adelaide v West Coast: Excitement, frustration, pain

Nathan Hollier sat watching the Eagles play in one of the 2007 Qualifying Finals from a Perth bar. The ensuing match induced a roller-coaster of emotions, raising the venue’s noise to a crescendo as the final minutes ticked down.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 22 – Port Adelaide v Fremantle: Mind games and a home route to the big dance

It started with John Kingsmill listening to the West Coast game on the radio, and ended in a confusing win that was full of deception. At the night’s conclusion, Port Adelaide had a home final in 2007.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 21 – Geelong v Port Adelaide: Drama at Kardinia

In hindsight, it was one of the games of 2007. John Harms knew he was witnessing something special when a Grand Final preview went down to the wire.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – Hawthorn v Port Adelaide: A cracker in idyllic Launceston

Mark Hawthorne was keen to take in the suburban-like feel of Aurora Stadium in 2007. He got more than he bargained for, viewing a thriller between the finals-bound Hawks and Power.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 19 – Port Adelaide v Carlton: Uneasy plodding around the parabola

Indirect football nearly killed the Power in 2007. John Kingsmill waited for Port Adelaide to take the onus against the Blues, and was left unsure after the final siren.

Round 8 – Port Adelaide v St Kilda: A ten minute doorway to football heaven

A 10 minute period on Saturday night caught Matt Zurbo’s eye. He thinks it represents much about what is great with the modern game. Relive those minutes with him (with a detour into the Friday night efforts of Dusty and Toby Greene).

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 18 – Adelaide v Port Adelaide: Craig trumps Chocco again

The Showdown may not have been as big in 2007 as it is now, but John Kingsmill enjoyed an upset result that derailed Port Adelaide’s premiership hopes.