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Grand Final 2018

Monday, October 1st, 2018

The 2018 AFL Grand Final is over with Collingwood experiencing a devastating loss to the West Coast Eagles. The Magpies, having defeated both the Greater Western Sydney Giants, and Richmond Tigers in qualifying and  preliminary finals were hopeful of wining the 2018 Premiership Cup. Collingwood, initially displaying fierce tackling abilities,  excellent ball skills, superb marking and goal kicking ability, indicated that they would enjoy a successful day out at the MCG. They controlled much of the first quarter kicking the first five goals and winning the game at the first break with a lead of twenty nine points.

Eagles Clash Strip

Eagles Clash Strip

The dogged Eagles fought back and after a brilliant third quarter managed to go into the last break with scores even. The lead seesawed back and forth between the two teams during the final quarter.  100,022 loyal fans wearing their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys were treated to a thrilling, action packed match. Ultimately the Eagles prevailed winning by five points.

GWS Giants Guernsey

GWS Giants Guernsey

The West Coast Eagles have now won four premierships, finishing the 2018 season in second spot on the ladder behind the Richmond Tigers. Their win broke a streak of five Grand Finals when Victorian teams had defeated interstate opponents. The Magpies finished in third spot behind the Tigers and Eagles.

Collingwood were brave in defeat, and after beating both Greater Western Sydney,

Magpies Jumper

Magpies Jumper

and Richmond to get to the Grand Final they were widely tipped to win the Premiership. Having been defeated by the West Coast Eagles in Perth for the first qualifying final they were strong contenders to win on their home ground of the MCG.

demons

demons

It was a thrilling contest and fans were treated to a great spectacle all wearing their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys.

AFL Grand Final Week and Brownlow

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
GWS Giants Guernsey

GWS Giants Guernsey

AFL Football Teams, the Collingwood Magpies, and the West Coast Eagles will play off in the 2018 AFL Grand Final. The Brownlow Medal presentation was held in Melbourne last night, as is the custom for it to be presented to the years best and fairest player, before the Grand Final.

west coast footy jumper

west coast footy jumper

Hawthorn star Tom Mitchell has won the 2018 Brownlow Medal, beating Collingwood's Steele Sidebottom. The ceremony, held at Crown Casino, saw  the wives and girlfriends of players, affectionately known as WAGS, sashaying down the red carpet very elaborately dressed in designer couture.

young Dees jumper

young Dees jumper

There were no AFL football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys, in sight. The partners of AFL footballers have limited opportunity to participate in AFL functions so this very social night. It is a good opportunity for them to meet and greet and show off their frocks. A novel idea could be for them to dress in an amalgamation of discarded football jumpers, jerseys, guernseysRebecca Judd, Tanya Buckley and Nadia Bartel were among many who dressed up and commentated at the glittering event.

Magpies

Magpies

Excitement builds in both Victoria and Western Australia as the 2018 Grand Final approaches. The Grand Final Parade this Friday, the 28 September,  the day before the Grand Final,  promises to draw a big crowd.

 

Dogs Jumper

Dogs Jumper

The Collingwood fans will be in attendance wearing their black and white football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys. Many West Coast Eagles fans will fly in from Perth to watch their team play. They too will be packing their yellow and blue football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys.

tigers vintage jumper

tigers vintage jumper

Football Finals Tickets

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

The AFL Melbourne Demons are preparing to travel to Perth to play the West Coast Eagles on Saturday the 22nd September at Optus Stadium. The match is scheduled for 1.20pm Australian Western Standard Time which is two hours behind Melbourne time. Excited Melbourne Demons fans will be watching the game at 3.20pm Melbourne time.

 

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Some will have flown to Perth to watch their team and will be barracking in their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys

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demons

footy

footy

. Tickets are still available for this Preliminary Final.

 

 

tigers vintage jumper

tigers vintage jumper

Its official tickets for the Richmond Tigers versus Collingwood Magpies are now all sold out in all sections and for both clubs ticket holders. The only available seats and standing room will be in the MCC Membership Area where members queue and scan their barcode on entry hopeful of access. These fans will queue overnight or some time ahead to gain entry.

Collingwood vintage jumper

Collingwood vintage jumper

Two of Melbourne's most popular teams, traditional rivals, Richmond and Collingwood, will play before a capacity crowd on Friday night the 21 September at the MCG at 7.50pm. It promises to be a grand display of footy between two celebrated and widely followed football clubs. Fans will be vocal, loyal, parochial and passionate and will be wearing their footy jumpers, jerseys, guernseys.

Demons Finals Campaign

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Jubilant scenes last night at the MCG as Melbourne beat Hawthorn to secure their place in the Preliminary Final. The Hawks, gallant in defeat, succumbed to the powerhouse Melbourne Demons who are focused on victory.

demons

demons

Fighting off a resurgent Hawks the Demons maintained their cool composure, fought off all the challenges the Hawks threw at them, and prevailed to run out comfortable winners.

 

demons

demons

Fans laughed, cried , danced and cheered their beloved Demons to victory. Jack, son of Todd Viney, the Demons Captain proudly led his team off the MCG amidst uproarious scenes of celebration all around the ground. In excess of 90,000 excited fans,  all wearing their teams football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys, roared their approval.

 

Giants

Giants

It has been a long time since Melbourne experienced AFL Finals success. Club stalwarts Ron Barassi and David Neitz were amongst the crowd of Demons faithful, wearing their  teams colours and joining in the celebrations. Its been eighteen years since they played in a Preliminary Final and they will venture to the West next week to take on an in form West Coast Eagles side.

 

Magpies

Magpies

Tonight the Greater Western Sydney Giants take on the Collingwood Magpies at the MCG. It too will be a fierce battle and whoever is the victor plays the Demons next week. Exciting times for footy fans and another big crowd is expected tonight, most wearing their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys.

Giants Guernsey

Giants Guernsey

Giants win Final against Swans

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

The two Sydney teams the Swans and the Giants played off in an elimination final on 8 September at Sydney Cricket Ground.

 

Giants Guernsey

Giants Guernsey

The Giants started strongly and overwhelmed the Swans early in the match. Playing fast, powerful footy the Giants were the victors, ultimately outplaying the Swans and thrilling fans with an exciting brand of footy in a fast paced, action packed game.

Greater Western Sydney guernsey

Greater Western Sydney guernsey

The Swans are now out of the 2018 AFL Football Finals Series. The Giants will continue to play on. Fans will be attending the games wearing their distinctive orange, grey and white football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys.

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