Archive for November, 2011

Draft Over and GWS show true Colours

Friday, November 25th, 2011

The AFL Final Drafty for 2011 is over . All clubs secured several picks with GWS scooping the pool receiving  preferential treatment befitting a new club . Their distinctive white , orange and black football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys are very popular amongst AFL fans .

carlton

carlton

Lions Footy Jumper

Lions Footy Jumper

The Lions have a new ruckman and defender . Adelaide Crows picked up four under 190cm players , the Demons picked 3 players including ex Crow big man James Sellar , and Port Adelaide picked up 2 exciting WA players and a fit Chad Wingard . Richmond , went with three new players , as did Hawthorn . The NMFC, and Carlton selected two drafts , and the GCS selected one . Collingwood went for 2 big ruckmen , and an ex Dragons foward . Essendon Bombers , selected ex- Jet Kavanaugh , to add to their fire power with 2 others . Geelong , coming into the draft late secured five classy players , and Freo picked two midfielders , and two ex SA natives , to shore up their team in 2012.

 

Saints got 7

Saints got 7

GWS = 12 picks

GWS = 12 picks

WCE stuck to their two preferred picks of local WA talent , and the WB went for 4 tough nuts , with their selection . The Swans added three , but the big pickers of the night , GWS scored the standout selections of the draft .

STKFC , wanting to rebuild , and rebound  from a disappointing 2012 , had a big draft of seven players . Max Hudgton and Aaron Hamill join the Saints coaching staff as defence and offence coaches respectively .

wce eagles new jumper

wce eagles new jumper

demons in 2012

demons in 2012

Fans eager for the 2012 Season ,  are adding AFL Football jumpers , Jerseys , Guernseys, to their Christmas Wish List .

Final Draft and Fev’s Last Chance

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

The AFL Final Draft takes place on 24th November . Many clubs are hopeful off still getting some skillful players ,  despite GWS , receiving the best picks.

wce eagles looking good for 2012

wce eagles looking good for 2012

 

Leon wants Crows or Freo to pick him up

Leon wants Crows or Freo to pick him up

Dawson left Saints

Dawson left Saints

carlton traded Fev

carlton traded Fev

Zac Dawson , ex STKFC defender , will play with  Fremantle in 2012. Fremantle don’t want ex magpie , Leon Davis , who has returned to Perth .

Brendan Fevola , talented but troubled goalkicker   , will attempt to resurrect his AFL career , but his age of 29 , and past exploits will count against him . Some believe he will get a second chance pre season draft,  or as a mature age rookie in December .

Eagles Draft Obama

Friday, November 18th, 2011

WCE , in a brilliant marketing coup , have presented the leader of the free world  , President Obama with a personalised , West Coast Eagles, football jumper, jersey , guernsey .

wce eagles footy jumper

wce eagles footy jumper

 

Julie Bishop , deputy leader of the Opposition , WCE board of director member , presented the delighted Obama with the footy jumper , prior to his address of federal parliament in Canberra . She likened the Eagles , to NFL side , the Pittsbugh Steelers , in describing their meteoric rise from bottom of the ladder , to finals contenders .

The other 17 clubs in the AFL Competition  , will be disappointed they missed the opportunity to secure Obama’s support .

wce eagles footy jumper

wce eagles footy jumper

 

Obama , soared like an eagle ,  favouring the  symbol of American democracy , and let the ” dogs  out “,  ie: Western Bulldogs , Julia Gillard’s team of choice. Will he sleep in his number1 , new football, jumper , jersey , guernsey ?

 

wce Obama jumper

wce Obama jumper

Amateur Football Jumpers

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Whilst the AFL Competition is on a break , Amateur Team AFL Football Jumpers , are being worn .

This morning spotted a green and gold VAFA guernsey , getting a workout at the local gym . Fans are wearing their amateur league football jumpers out , whilst the AFL colours are enjoying a well earned rest .

 

amateur jumper  Croc Logo

amateur jumper Croc Logo

Many of these jumpers are the traditional colours of AFL teams eg: red , white , and black , of STKFC.

 

amateur jumper STKFC colours

amateur jumper STKFC colours

Stripes , V’s , colours and sleeveless styles sometimes resemble their AFL counterparts . Some are old style woolen knitted jumpers ,  or acrylic fabric , and some have high numbers sewn on the back , and obscure club logos on the front . Often brilliantly coloured , these jumpers , can provide an entertaining piece of apparel , whilst the AFL Football Jumper , Jersey , Guernsey takes a summer holiday.

Irish win , Coaches Recruit and Saints on Beach

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Its all happening in the so called , ” off season ” , of the AFL footy competition .
The Irish thrashed the Aussie team , in the two match International Rules series, held in Melbourne and Brisbane recently . Displaying superlative ball skills , and fine agility the Irishmen outplayed , outkicked and outmarked ,the hapless Aussies , who looked like a bunch of amateurs compared to the skillful Irish team

boags sherrin footy

boags sherrin footy

 

Saints

Saints

 

 

 

 

Fans wearing their footy jumpers , jerseys , guernseys ,watched on in horror as the Aussies lost to the better team of the series .

Saints on Beach

Saints on Beach

 

Sherrin The Aussie brand besmirched by the Irish

Sherrin The Aussie brand besmirched by the Irish

Coaches and footy teams are talking uo their latest recruits whilst GWS , the AFL’s new Sydney team , prepare for a draft pick coup on the 24 November .

The Saints are back on St Kilda Beach . Hundreds of loyal fans turned out , in their Saints football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys , with new coach , Scott Watters , captain Nick Rieweoldt and defender Sam Gilbert to film ‘ saints on the beach ‘ . A new cocktail , you ask , no , its the Saints latest publicity stunt , to secure membership for 2012,  and promote the team . It is the earliest many bleary eyed fans have got out of bed , and ventured to St Kilda Beach , since their night clubbing days at Bojangles in the 70’s , at the same location . On hand, looking resplendent , in their football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys, the beach was awash with the red , white and black.

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