Round 11 – Collingwood v Geelong: Dear old Melbourne

In a timely poem, Dips sums up the current atmosphere in Melbourne as they bunker into a fourth lockdown. Saturday’s clash, according to Dips, epitomised the current mood in the town as Collingwood and Geelong spluttered along.

Round 10 – Collingwood v Port Adelaide: A happy weekend as young guns shine

From a Boyne Island/ Rockhampton face-off to the Pies v Power heartstopper on Sunday, Nick Kossatch had a wild weekend of footy spectating.

Almanac Athletics: Track Scars

Our own Jake ‘Cobba’ Stevens was fast enough to compete at the 2021 Australian Track & Field Championships in Sydney. In the semi-finals of the 800m event, Cobba got to experience the full range of emotions that competitive racing can bring for aspiring Olympians.

Round 5 – Carlton v Port Adelaide: An impressive Port show dims Carlton’s hopes

Nick Kossatch was hoping to see Port Adelaide, and specifically Robbie Gray, dominate the Blues once again. He got his way, as Gray and a raft of other young Power players ran riot on the MCG.

Round 5 – St Kilda v Richmond: Extremely disappointing and devastating loss

It was a tough time for Yoshi, who saw his Saints get crushed by Richmond on Thursday night footy. Bemoaning his side’s inadequacies, Yoshi calls for a tougher response against Port Adelaide next week.

Round 4 – St Kilda v West Coast: Saints find their inner Saint and fly high over the Eagles

Halfway through yesterday’s game, Braham Dabscheck was a very nervous Saints supporter. But what transpired in the final quarter had him jumping for joy, as St Kilda stormed home against the Eagles in a classic finish.

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.

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 Week 3 Finals – Geelong v Collingwood: A night of hope and spirit

Matt O’Connor managed to secure a ticket to the biggest clash in town. After a week of build-up, he turned up to the ‘G to cheer on his Pies in a titanic blockbuster.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 3 Finals – Geelong v Collingwood: Fate, nerves, Otto

Some nights in footy are etched into your brain, whether it be for the good or the bad. John Harms recounts a memorable night – the Geelong/ Collingwood 2007 Preliminary Final, and his experience of watching it from the bowels of the ‘G.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 2 Finals – North Melbourne v Hawthorn: Watching from a rugby state

Rob Clarkson entered North Melbourne’s 2007 Semi Final against Hawthorn nervous of a straight-sets exit, but was soon optimistic about what the year could hold for his Roos.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 1 Finals – Geelong v North Melbourne: Finals nerves, changing routines

The pressure of a great season weighed heavily on John Harms as he found his way into the ‘G for Geelong’s first final in 2007. His worries were alleviated by a dominant performance.

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 Week 1 Finals – Hawthorn v Adelaide: A game worthy of a full house

Tony Roberts got plenty of room to watch the 2007 Elimination Final between the Hawks and Crows. He was lucky to witness one of the great finals moments.

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 22 – Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne: Finals-type mettle

Christopher Riordan had expected this 2007 match-up to be between a finals bound Bulldogs and a struggling North Melbourne. The roles were reversed, and Christopher had nothing but respect for the Roos.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 22 – Richmond v St Kilda: Farewells and flags far in the future

Tony Roberts made his last trek to the ‘G for the 2007 season, and watched St Kilda narrowly avoid disaster as they farewelled a Saints champion.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 22 – Collingwood v Adelaide: A nightclub vibe for two finals bound sides

A relaxed atmosphere, a lacklustre Collingwood and an outraged fan. What more could Matt O’Connor possibly have to deal with when watching his Pies take on the Crows in 2007?

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 21 – Essendon v Richmond: Legends struggle to say bye

Round 21, 2007. James Hird and Kevin Sheedy’s final games in Melbourne. Over 85,000 flocked to the ‘G – Paul Daffey has the report on a final home contest for two Essendon heroes.