Archive for the ‘football guernseys’ Category

The Clash Football Jumper, Jersey, Guernsey

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
Dees Jumper

Dees Jumper

St Kilda Football Club Guernsey

St Kilda Football Club Guernsey

AFL Football teams have always played in their traditional team colours.

 

 

 

AFL jumpers

AFL jumpers

With the advent of televised games, and games played at various times of the day and night it was inevitable that a variation on the humble football jumper, jersey, guernsey became necessary.

Football commentators, fellow players, fans, watchers and listeners, unable to be at the game needed to be able to differentiate between the players of each club.

Kangaroos Footy Jumper

Kangaroos Footy Jumper

Most clubs have adopted an away or clash strip.  It uses their teams basic colours but also uses white, grey or expands on one of the traditional colours.

footy jumper

footy jumper

A good example of this are the Richmond Tigers football jumper, jersey, guernsey that has a greater use of yellow in their away strip than that of the traditional home guernsey. St Kilda Saints football club have employed a greater use of the colour white. Essendon Bombers football club have incorporated the  use of the colour grey into their away strip .

Significant Football Jumpers, Jerseys, Guernseys

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Over a period of time AFL clubs have evolved the use of special football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys to commenorate significant events in the clubs history.

 

proud 150th anniversary jumper

proud 150th anniversary jumper

Originally confined to the home and away clash series of jumpers, now they are used for celebrations, special matches, fundraisers and to draw attention to specific causes.

magpies jumper

magpies jumper

Stkilda have played in a purple guernsey to highlight captain, Nick Riewoldt's sister Maddie, and her fatal battle with cancer. All clubs have participated in the Dreamtime series of guernseys to show respect, and honour the contribution that indigenous players have made to AFL football.

 

 

blues

blues 

 

Carlton Football Club started the trend of wearing non traditional jumpers back in 1997, when they donned a light blue guernsey, to celebrate the launch of a new flavour of M&M. They were a CFC sponsor at that time.

 

Iconic Roy's

Iconic Fitzroy's Jumper with Quit logo

Anzac day matches have been addressed by the clubs wearing an Anzac insignia or logo on the front of the guernsey, as  worn in the Saints versus Swans, Anzac day game in New Zealand. Collingwood and Essendon have a badge on the front of their guernseys to commenorate the diggers for their epic Anzac day clash at the MCG.

 

Bombers Football Jumper

Bombers Football Jumper

White has been introduced into many teams colours for clash purposes, so they are able to be differentiated from the rival club. Coverage by 6sk

Saints Anzac guernsey

Saints Anzac guernsey

Media, players and commentators welcome this to avoid on field confusion.

 

AFL Vintage and Retro Football Guernseys

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
AFL Carlton Blues Football Jumper

AFL Carlton Blues Football Jumper

AFL Football Jumpers, Jerseys, Guernseys do change. Whilst the style and colours remain a constant part of the design, team sponsors,  and fabric of manufacture vary.

 

North Melbourne Kangaroos

North Melbourne Kangaroos

AFL Essendon Football Club

AFL Essendon Football Club

AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos

AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos

Initially the original  football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys were knitted from wool. The team colours and club insignia was constant. Players wore a long sleeved version of the football jumper, jersey, guernsey with a collar and button up front.  Manufacturing processes changed and the guernsey was still knitted but from acrylic wool. Long sleeves, v necks with collars, favourite players numbers sewn on the back and sewn on AFL logo patches proliferated.

 

AFL Melbourne Demons Football Guernsey

AFL Melbourne Demons Football Guernsey

Fitzroy Football Club were the first football club that began displaying sponsors logos on guernseys for a commercial fee. Ironic that the club was deemed to be economically unviable by the AFL, and ceased to exist . An amalgamation of sorts was attempted with the establishment of a new team the Brisbane Bears in Queensland, who bore the FFC initials on the back of their guernsey . A later incarnation saw the Brisbane Lions adopt the Fitzroy team mascot of a lion on their guernsey.

Today, collectors, football fans, club historians, lovers of AFL, and curators collect the older style vintage, and retro football jumpers, guernseys, and jerseys. Irreplaceable and markers of a pivotal point in an AFL Club's history they are highly coveted items.

AFL Sydney Swans Football Guernsey

AFL Sydney Swans Football Guernsey

AFL Trade Period

Monday, October 30th, 2017

AFL Clubs are seeking to delist players who no longer fit their teams ongoing game plan. In a popular move, Gary Ablett junior returns to the Geelong Cats from the Gold Coast Suns. Much loved by fans and sport watchers the former Gold Coast Suns captain returns home. He is a local Geelong boy with strong family ties to the area. Thrilled fans can't wait to see him pull on the Geelong Cats distinctive blue and white hoops football jumper, jersey, guernsey.

Bombers Football Jumper

Bombers Football Jumper

Jake Stringer has been traded from the Western Bulldogs to the Essendon Bombers. An accurate goal kicker and instrumental part of the Western Bulldogs 2016 Grand Final Victory Stringer has played his last game for the Bulldogs. Returning early from an end of 2017 season trip with ex fellow doggies teammates Stringer sporting a new stomach tattoo has commenced training with the Essendon Bombers. Swapping his Western Bulldogs football jumper, jersey, guernsey is only part of the small transition Stringer will make in swapping from a Dog to a Bomber. Plagued with on and off field controversy Stringer will be hoping for success at Essendon Football Club.

 

Cats Vintage Football Jumper

Cats Vintage Football Jumper

 

Aftermath of the Grand Final loss for the Adelaide Crows

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
cameron to lions

Cameron to Lions

AFL team the Adelaide Crows are regrouping and rebuilding after their morale destroying loss against the strong Richmond Tigers in the 2017 AFL Grand Final.

Rumour and speculation in the media indicates that Jake Lever wishes to return to Melbourne and Charlie Cameron to Brisbane. It is usual for changes to occur within all AFL clubs at the end of the AFL Season. The Crows changes may be fuelled by the experience of loss, and change is particularly prevalent within a Club after a Grand Final loss.

Faithful fans, whilst disappointed by the loss will remain loyal to their club. Fans across the country will continue to wear their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys.

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