Archive for January, 2010

On Sale

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

There is savage price cutting raging across the board as shops clear their summer stock to make way for next seasons autumn / winter range.Sales have been on since Christmas with extreme price cutting taking hold in this last week as February beckons . A good quality football jumper jersey guernsey is priceless. No matter what the cost fans want to be represented in their teams colours . A jumper will always be purchased and is valuable to fans no matter what the cost . Sponsors may come and go but the colours remain constant .Whether it is the traditional strip or a new incarnation of the away strip fans will purchase a good quality item . Prices vary even in sales time but a purchase will be made whatever the cost . Look good , feel good and dress up .If you score a bargain in the sales even better .The older style team jumpers are now highly collectable and are often forever encased under glass for posterity !

worth it at any price

worth it at any price

Jumpers post Summer

Friday, January 29th, 2010

An end to summer is in sight with the nights and early mornings drawing in with less daylight and a drop in temperatures. With the changing season a football fans thoughts turn to their teams first game of the year .Last years jumper , jersey , guernsey is pulled out of the wardrobe and inspected . The questions has it got another season in it? , are the sponsors too dated ?but mainly will it still fit ?are asked .The sponsors may come and go, as will some of the mascots ( who would have thought the Lions would run out with a new Lion ).The team colours may appear a bit darker or lighter each passing year but one thing remains the same and will never go out of fashion ,at round one every ardent footy fan will be out in their teams colours wearing their jumper , jersey or guernsey.Sometimes these jumpers have often had a short respite over the warmer months but the humble jumper has definitely become more of a fashion trend and wearable iconic item of clothing over time .Of one thing you are assured , the jumper ,whether temporarily rested , newly purchased or freshly washed will be proudly on display at the first bounce of the Sherrin .

year of the Bomber

year of the Bomber

sponsors come and go

sponsors come and go

Collectables

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys are rapidly becoming highly collectable . As fashions and styles change so does the humble footy jumper . Long gone are the woollen , knitted , long sleeve variety with button up front and club names sewn on front and numbers sewn on back . These jumpers branded a club and a team and whilst not high fashion made a club instantly recognisable and bonded the players to each other, their club and their code . Many a mum despaired as when faced with the mammoth task of washing team jumpers they battled the soiling , the wet winter weather , thickness of the wool and the near impossiblity of getting the jumper dry for match day . Today the modern slick polyester version is usually sleeveless has printed on everything ie numbers , logos , sponsors , names etc, is able to be washed and dried overnight and takes plenty of wear and tear . However the older style jumpers are enjoying a renaissance in their twilight years as collectors world wide hanker for the old school team jumper they played in, or their teams old strip . These jumpers often plastered in unfashionable sponsors logos for tobacco companies and breweries are highly prized . The items are much sort after and collectors and fans alike will pay a high price to secure a much coveted item such as an old Fitzroy Lions jumper . Will the new cartoon like logo of the Lions be as popular or collectable as the the Old Lions strip ? Only time will tell but every woolly jumper forever enshrined under glass has a story to tell which can only grow in stature as time goes by . Will they become the true legends of the game and gaze on in horror at the modern incarnations of this famed piece of sporting apparel ?

modern day west coast guernsey

modern day west coast guernsey

old style footy jumper

old style footy jumper

New Team strips

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

The AFL draft has taken place and the the new recruits and rookies have been presented with the football jumper ,jersey ,guernsey of the club they have been recruited to . The chairman of the AFL Andrew Demetriou called out the new players name and the club he had been recruited to . Watched by family and friends and club officials the young man proudly strode toward the clubs coach who was smiling and holding the club colours aloft in the form of the teams current home strip. The colourful football jumper ,jersey ,guernsey was accepted gratefully by the new recruit who left the stage clutching his future football clubs jumper ,jersey ,guernsey . It is now a part of the clubs and his history . The humble football jumper ,jersey ,guernsey was present at the making of a future club champion to be written into club folklore . Nowhere was a football jumper ,jersey ,guernsey more proudly displayed along with the hopes and aspirations of those young players and their chosen clubs who are hoping for 2010 success.

new team strip

new team strip

Summer Holidays and Footy Jumpers

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Its summer and as the long hot days draw to a close with the sound of cicadas chirping their nightly cacophony a feeling of serenity and relaxation blankets the continent .Idyllic holidays stretch ahead and the beach / country retreat / holiday destination beckons . The frantic work time rush of start times and late finishes are temporarily forgotten as employees everywhere unwind and chill to indulge in that extra glass of wine , read that long ago purchased novel or enjoy a sumptuous barbecue . Its summer time and the living is easy .Has to be the best time of year as beautiful days and relaxed nights gladden our souls and recharge our batteries . Sit back , relax and enjoy because this precious interlude is all too brief .The summer weather offers an ideal opportunity for footy fans everywhere to get out in their footy jumpers . Particularly suitable to warm days and long hot nights are the popular modern style of sleeveless polyester guernseys .Buy one now and wear it in so it will be ready to go with the first bounce of the sherrin come April , round 1 of the afl fixture at the “G”.

grab yourself a new footy jumper

grab yourself a new footy jumper

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