Archive for the ‘2018’ Category

Trade Periods, Weddings and Holidays

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

The AFL trade period has been and gone . Free agent players may still be on the market holding out for the elusive better deal. Many players have transferred to new clubs for lucrative cash deals for both them, and their new clubs. Many players have retired or been delisted by their clubs which may mean forced retirement or cause them to seek a new playing position elsewhere.

Lions Sleeveless Guernsey

Lions Sleeveless Guernsey

Traditionally during  the holiday period players marry, travel, await the impending birth of family or unwind. After a short rest period training starts in earnest with a focus on the 2019 AFL Season.

GWS Giants Guernsey

GWS Giants Guernsey

AFL Football Fans who have followed their teams throughout 2018 pause from footy following or turn their attention to other sports traditionally played in summer such as cricket. 

 

saints

saints

Many retire their AFL jumpers, jerseys, guernseys for the year but not all do. It can be seen at gyms, on the beach, out shopping, visiting relatives and playing beach volleyball. If their team has had a successful 2018 campaign the jumpers, jerseys, guernseys are displayed proudly. If their team has had a lacklustre season loyal fans still wear the colours proudly, perhaps eliciting a comment from other fans or those with a keen interest in Aussie Rules.

power retro

power retro

The 2019 AFL Home and Away Season will see a new round of guernseys with new sponsors but a constant is the team colours and the unfailing loyalty to those colours of the diehard AFL fan.

Magpies

Magpies

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.

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