Archive for April, 2014

Good Friday Footy

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

The AFL has announced it is looking at the possibility of playing footy , on Good Friday . A proposal to postpone the commencement of the 2015 season is being touted  ,with a Good Friday Twilight Game , listed as Season opener . Many sports have long played matches on this sacred religious festival day .

Dees Jumper

Dees Jumper

All AFL Clubs are jostling for the right to play on Good Friday  . North Melbourne believe they are the most worthy , as they initially proposed a match on Good Friday in 1992 . A worthy opponent is believed to be Carlton , who have a huge fan base and could draw a crowd.

Essendon and Collingwood already have exclusive rights to the Anzac Day match and it would be assumed they would be out of the running even though they have expressed interest .

A further possibility is that interstate  clubs would also play home matches on Good Friday .

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Will the football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys , be printed with special logo’s , to commemorate the historic match , like the the Anzac Day match guernseys ?

 

Footy Jumpers get a name

Saturday, April 19th, 2014
Cats Vintage Football Jumper

Cats Vintage Football Jumper

This Easter weekend , the AFL are trailing players names , on the backs of football jumpers ,jerseys , guernseys.

 

According to reports , from the games already played , this could be problematic . Some commentators have said the size of the name is too small. Further , those with long surnames eg Lewis Roberts Thompson , Sydney Swans legend , have had it abbreviated to LRS , making it largely unintelligible to all , but the most ardent of fans . Those with a three letter surname eg Farren Ray , St Kilda player , possess a name made for the back of an AFL Football Jumper , Jersey , Guernsey .

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Whilst it makes for easier identification , will fans be  impressed ? How many will trade their much loved , but nameless footy jumpers , jerseys , guerneys , in for named ones . What if their fave player is sidelined for a season due to injury , or worse gets dropped for poor form ! Will it label the wearer as a loser ? Can fans be outed , as wearing an out of date guernsey  , when their player retires ! Will nicknames be used ? Many are more relevant to the player than his birth name ? What of vintage and retro footy jumpers ? nameless , but from an era of colloquial names eg: Captain Blood , the Galloping Gasometer or the Chimp !

Certainly in other sports , EPL comes to mind , the naming of players on their footy jumper , jersey , guernsey , has been overwhelmingly successful .Are the AFL slow to follow suit , or are they just being more pragmatic in the ever evolving game of AFL Footy ? Will fans purchasing power decide ?

Lets do Footy

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Three weeks into the AFL Footy Season 2014 and the action both on , and off the field is aplenty . Malthouse is failing at Carlton , but is it the quality of his players list letting him down , or his outmoded training methods ? The Saints have announced a long overdue return to their much loved , spiritual home of the Junction Oval , St Kilda , for training and recreational purposes . Richmond Tigers , are already making disgruntled noises in the face of last weeks loss , to the Western Bulldogs , by the narrowest of margins . The Coach , Damien Hardwick , is in the unenviable position of quelling the complaints from unruly fans ,  players , and committee of Tigerland .

Will the Hawks continue to be unstoppable and unquenchable in their Premiership Race

Hawks footy Jumper

Hawks footy jumper

. The Interstate teams are becoming a force to be reckoned with .

Is the shortage of skin space for inking more tattoos  @ Magpies HQ reflecting on their loss of form ? Melbourne continue doggedly on under the tutelage of Paul Roos . All at the MFC are finding it tough going . Many teams are undergoing rebuilding and rejuvenation , fairy tales cna still happen and fans will stick loyal to their clubs no matter what . Their love of their sport and their football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys , is the stuff of legends .

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