Archive for August, 2010

Mad Monday

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Its Mad Monday .

No mad Monday for Collingwood

No mad Monday for Collingwood

Traditionally , the day when all AFL Football Teams, who haven’t made the Finals , celebrate the end of the Season.

Around the country , AFL football players , in all leagues , will relax, and enjoy the temporary break , from training and playing .

Spotted in Port Melbourne, a group of Irish travellers , young men with beards, in dresses . When one attempted to hop , uninvited , on the back of a scooter , he was asked who he played for ? The rapid response was,  Celtic ! Truly, adding an international flavour , to Melbourne’s ,Mad Monday.

Amateur teams celebrate

Amateur teams celebrate

Last Round

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

The last round of Home and Away games,  for the 2010 AFL Football Season , are on this weekend .

Some teams will make a last valiant effort to gain a finals berth,  whilst others will shore up their position on the ladder.

Fans will be out , wearing their football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys , to watch their team play for the last time in 2010 , or to cheer them into the Finals.

It has been a tumultuous season .

Retirement of greats , troubled Ben Cousins , indigenous role model Andrew Mc Leod, and Bomber spearhead Matthew Lloyd.

Witness many controversial decisions,  ie : the disallowing of a winning goal in the Hawks / Saints clash, and the courtroom drama of Andrew Lovett .

Supporters have experienced highs , eg :Collingwoods emergence as flag favourites , and lows, eg : Jim Stynes public battle with cancer .

Its been a great season, and the finals of 2010 promise much .

Historically, its the last year of the current AFL competition, with 16 teams playing.

In 2011, it expands to a 17 team competition, as the AFL welcomes the Gold Coast Suns , and 2012 , ushers in the Greater Western Sydney team .

Whatever happens , fans will be along for the ride, wearing their football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys.

Will Cats get top spot back ?

Will Cats get top spot back ?

One size fits Most ?

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

One size fits Most ?

I don’t think so , not in modern , AFL Football jumpers anyway.

AFL St Kilda Saints New Size Small Away Guernsey Jumper

The new football jumpers, jerseys , guernseys are made from aerodynamic fabric, and  are designed to fit the torso, more snugly than Tony Abbotts budgie smugglers .

A fan , who is normally a  size small to medium , will need a size large to extra large .

Julia, had  hoped  to seize victory  as  emphatically as the Bulldogs hope to win the premiership flag.

The recent election campaign , has provided as much action as the AFL finals series promises .

Working class heroes Collingwood,  can no longer be considered flag favourites , as they almost lost to the tenacious Crows , on Election Day .

Alls fair in politics and football .

There is no such thing as a safe bet , just ask the beleaguered fans of both codes .

Weekend Football

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Beat the Friday the 13th blues, by attending tonight’s  blockbuster at the MCG ,between Essendon and Collingwood.

Traditional rivals , Esssendon is playing with nothing to lose , as it takes a tilt at the finals ,whilst Collingwood are in top spot , and look strong contenders ,to take out the 2010 premiership flag.

Four Saturday Games , two in Melbourne , at the MCG and Etihad Stadium ,and two interstate , one in WA , and one in SA ensure a wide coverage for fans .

The round concludes with three Sunday games , one at each of the Melbourne venues , and one in Brisbane .

All games of the 20 th round of matches , will provide fans attending or watching in their football jumpers ,jerseys, guernseys , with a feast of entertainment .

will Collingwood win ?

will Collingwood win ?

Vintage Football Jumpers

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Vintage football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys , are highly sought by football fans,  and collectors alike.

Often, they belong to a team that no longer exists, or has been amalgamated ,into another team .

Vintage Hawthorn Football Jumper

Vintage Hawthorn Football Jumper

Popular teams in this category , are the Brisbane Bears , and the Fitzroy Lions .Both were either forerunners to , or were amalgamated , into the current Brisbane Lions team.

Avid fans and collectors , will seek out and secure football jumpers,  from this era.

Many collected jumpers are encased under glass , in frames , others are worn with pride , to the game .

Fond memories , of a bygone , gentler era , are embedded deep into these nostalgic jumpers.

The period during which they were worn,  evokes poignant memories of a simpler , spectator sport . Remember that lair on the field , Warwick Capper , in his very short shorts playing for the Brissy Bears?

Paul Roos , Sydney Swans incumbent coach , Captained and performed heroic feats proudly attired in his Fitzroy Lions jumper .

Memories , individual , irreplacable , and timeless, tied up with the fans reverie and nostalgia for a bygone era. All foster a love for AFL football .

Vintage 1987 Brisbane Bears Football Jumper

Vintage 1987 Brisbane Bears Football Jumper

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