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 Week 1 Finals – Collingwood v Sydney: Omens

Cam Noakes went into his Swans’ 2007 final confident, but was soon left ruing his optimism and reflecting on the dominant Sydney run spanning from 2005-2007.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 1 Finals – Collingwood v Sydney: A big night at the office

Matt O’Connor was nervous about Collingwood’s Elimination Finals date with the Swans in 2007. In front of a packed MCG, he went through the familiar rollercoaster of emotions.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 22 – Sydney v Hawthorn: Unexpectedly brilliant and ready for finals

Rod Gillett turned up to the SCG in 2007 worried about the Swans, but left enthused about what lay ahead in the finals.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 21 – Collingwood v Sydney: Nathan returns on a black and white night

Collingwood’s beloved Nathan Buckley finally came back into the side in 2007, and it gave Cameron Noakes a night to forget.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – Brisbane v Sydney: Brown saves a season

Andrew Stafford was watching his Lions’ 2007 finals hopes slip away against the gritty Swans. But a renaissance in the final stages meant the season boiled down to a single kick.

Round 10 – Collingwood v Sydney: The steel stud affair

It was a tight game between Collingwood and Sydney. Richard Davis was impressed by his young Swans effort, but was critical towards the choice of footwear from his team.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 19 – Sydney v St Kilda: A typical Swans display at their second home

Sydney hosted St Kilda in a rare Homebush encounter in 2007. Rod Gillett attended to honour the ‘Field of Women’ program, and ended up impressed by the reliable Swans.

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.

Round 6 – Richmond v Sydney: Disinterest

It was only a fortnight ago, but Paddy Grindlay’s tale of watching Richmond play Sydney at a Victorian pub hurts those left in lockdown. From young teenage life stories to a flowing tab, Paddy’s story has it all on a difficult day for a Tigers fan.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 17 – Sydney v Richmond: Richmond-hurt

Cameron Noakes chose a bad night in 2007 to try convincing Richmond supporters to turn to Collingwood. Another debilitating loss to the Tigers only brought out more hurt and anger.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 16 – West Coast v Sydney: A suspicious Cousins

In another famous Grand Final rematch, Rod Gillett only had the returning Ben Cousins on his mind as the Brownlow Medallist led the Eagles to a close victory over the Swans in 2007.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 15 – Sydney v Carlton: Danish superstitions don’t always come true

Apart of the secretive ex-South Melbourne fan club, Mark Branagan travelled to a Danish pub in 2007 to overcome superstitions and watch his Swans play Carlton.

Round 5 – West Coast v Sydney: There’s been a long time between drinks!

Cathi Johnston was nervous about her Eagles’ poor start to 2020. A massively improved performance on Saturday against Sydney gave her reason to hope that a return to Optus Stadium could kickstart West Coast’s season.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 14 – Sydney v Fremantle: Victory for milestone men Goodes and O’Loughlin

Rod Gillett enjoyed Sydney’s barnstorming win over the dismal Dockers in 2007 to celebrate milestone matches for favourite sons Goodes and O’Loughlin.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 13 – Geelong v Sydney: Bucketing down toys and goals

Mark Branagan had to negotiate a kid’s birthday party to watch the 2007 clash between the Cats and Swans. But when he did manage to watch slivers of the contest, he was both frustrated and nervous.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 12 – Sydney v Collingwood: Two vastly different tales

Matt O’Connor and Cameron Noakes faced another Collingwood v Sydney instalment at a local bar in 2007. Despite going in as favourites, the Pies ran away with an unexpected win.

Round 2 – Sydney v Essendon: That is how you break a drought… narrowly!

After a nervy first-up win ten weeks ago, Essendon made the trip up to Sydney to renew their rivalry with the Swans. Caspar McLeod was kept on the edge of his seat as the game tightened up in the final minutes.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 11 – Hawthorn v Sydney: A rugged away win

Lance Franklin looked to have Sydney on the ropes in their 2007 MCG clash. But Christopher Riordan reports on how the tough Sydney system got them back into the match.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 10 – Sydney v Essendon: Lamenting umpires, curse the Dons

After this controversial 2007 match, Essendon coach Kevin Sheedy commented on the growing knowledge and passion of the Sydney crowd. Rod Gillett gives his take on the tight finish, highlighting the horrible umpiring decisions that proved costly for his Swans.