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21 Reasons to go to the Footy this Weekend

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

It is Round 21 of the AFL Home and Away Season . As the end of the season draws closer many teams are competing to play in the 2018 AFL Final Series.

 

Richmond, the 2017 Premiers are firmly on top of the AFL Ladder , one game ahead of nearest rival,  the West Coast Eagles. Below the Eagles are six teams all with the same win and loss ratio. Two teams are just outside the top eight, trailing those above by just one game. At the other end of the ladder three teams share the bottom four spots with four wins. Carlton is on the bottom of the ladder with just two wins.

Fremantle Dockers Guernsey

Fremantle Dockers Guernsey

The top eight teams are closely matched with four Victorian clubs represented, and four interstate sides . This poses the question will it be a local derby for the 2018 Grand Final?  Or as in 2017 and 2016, will the Victorians play an interstate side to seize victory ? Time will tell as the 2018 AFL Football Season progresses.

Freo Dockers Jumper

Freo Dockers Jumper

Sadly, two young footballers will not play out the remaining 2018 AFL Football Fixture, following an horrific injury to a Fremantle Dockers player who was felled at the weekend by an opposing West Coast Eagles player. The former has season ending injuries, the latter has been suspended for the rest of the season.

Fremantle Dockers Clash Guernsey

Fremantle Dockers Clash Guernsey

AFL Football is played with passion,  this is also borne out by the fierce loyalty displayed by fans when supporting their club. Displaying the colours by the wearing of Football jumpers, guernseys, jerseys is a big part of this passion.

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.

 

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.

Euphoria in Tiger Town

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Has the dust settled in Richmond after the Tigers won the 2017 Premiership flag ? The Richmond Tigers gathered momentum to crush the Adelaide Crows in a decisive victory. Jubilant fans partied the night away and Swan St was awash with celebrations. Whilst the Crows are a slick, professional football machine, the sentimental favourites, the  Tigers skilfully applied tremendous pressure to outman the Crows and gain victory.

 

 

Tigers football jumper, jersey,guernsey

Tigers football jumper, jersey,guernsey

Fans country wide were celebrating the victory in their yellow and black football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys. The Crows football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys have been rested temporarily whilst those fans muse on the loss of the 2017 Premiership Flag.

Vintage Crows jumper

Vintage Crows jumper

 

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