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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.

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.

Finals Fever

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

The 2018 AFL Final Series has begun. Hawthorn were outplayed by the Richmond Tigers on Thursday night in the first Elimination Final . The Tigers appear on track to win another Grand Final. Fans were treated to a thrilling game in front of a capacity crowd at a packed  MCG.

GWS Giants Guernsey

GWS Giants Guernsey

Last night the Melbourne Demons turned on a powerful display of power footy to beat a hapless Geelong Cats  team. Jubilant fans and players were ignited with passion as the Demons faithful, wearing their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys ,watched with delight as their team seized victory.

Melbourne Demons Jumper

Melbourne Demons Jumper

Today it is the turn of the Magpies to challenge an in form West Coast Eagles side over in Perth . Collingwood have travelled  but are confident of victory against the Eagles . The second elimination final is between the Swans and Giants being played in Sydney. Will they get a sell out crowd? In a city that predominantly follows NRL it will be an interesting marketing exercise for the AFL. Local loyal fans will be at the game wearing their AFL footy jumpers, jerseys, guernseys barracking loudly and hoping their team will be the winner.

 

proud 150th anniversary jumper

proud 150th anniversary jumper

Exciting times on and off the field and fans, spectators, commentators and the general public are loving the action. Teams not in the finals are rebuilding, letting players go, trading or watching older players retire. September is finals month in the AFL and already it is providing quite a spectacle.

Finals Footy

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

The end of the 2018 home and away fixture of AFL matches saw mixed results . The reigning premiers the Tigers had a small victory over the feisty Bulldogs, the Hawks beat the Swans in a close game, Collingwood just beat Fremantle, and the Demons thrashed Greater Western Sydney.

Greater Western Sydney  guernsey

Greater Western Sydney guernsey

The finals Season begins on Thursday night at Melbourne's MCG  when the Tigers play the Hawks in what should be a thrilling battle. In another epic struggle Geelong play Melbourne on Friday night at the MCG in a mighty elimination final. Melbourne who haven't played finals footy for some time will be hoping to play through to the next round of finals matches. Geelong always a tenacious opponent will be hard to beat.

Melbourne Football Club 150 year anniversary Guernsey

Melbourne Football Club 150 year anniversary Guernsey

 

Ticketek, the main seller of finals tickets became embroiled in controversy after their site failed to function and fans were unable to purchase tickets on Tuesday morning as advertised.  Sales have now been pushed back to Wednesday .

Geelong Football Club Guernsey

Geelong Football Club Guernsey

Fans will be along at all the games wearing their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys hoping their team will have a successful 2018 Finals Campaign.

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