Last weekend’s Round 14 of AFL Matches proved a season series defining Â moment for many clubs . Many loyal fans have to face the uncomfortable truth that their beloved team , just won’t make the 2012 Finals .
Others , particularly those who follow one of the Â six teams , jostling for that coveted eighth spot , keep hoping . ManyÂ watched a disorganised St Kilda team , relinquish the tightly held eighth spot, Â to a determined NMFC .Â Speculation again abounds about hiring and firings in the senior coaching positions , of several underperforming AFL Clubs .
Fans endure much for the love of their team . Miserable weather , hopeless public transport Â , overcharging by the AFL , posturing by the League leaders , and the Â shrinking of their beloved football jumper , jersey , guernsey after a season of pie and beer. Sledging by rival fans is usually acceptedÂ Â good naturedly , and adds to the jocularity and Â enjoyment of the match .