Last weekend , in the leafy confines , of Orrong RoadÂ , Toorak , I spotted a huge , Collingwood Magpies team logo , painted on a front fence . Is it Eddie’s McGuires pad , or just an ardent fan , still revelling in post Grand Final glory ?
Perhaps they got the idea , from Molly Meldrums annual painting of his Richmond fence , in Melbourne Storm , and St Kilda Saints colours ?
Also spotted yesterday , at a downtown Middle Park cafe , were Simon Crean, and Bill Kelty . They were joined by Brett Kirk , recently retired , AFL Sydney Swans player .
Wine , amidst BLT’s , with icons of AFL footy plus Victorian Unionist and Federal pollies !
An eclectic mix , or a peculiarly Victorian formula for success?
It begs the question , is Captain Kirk , about to enter politics with the endorsement of the labor power brokers , in the Swans former heartland of Melbourne Ports ?
Footy and Labor , a heady mix !
It might be the off season for AFL Football , but its never completely out of our life .
Many fans are still wearing their football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys , or like the owner of the fence , boldly enjoying victory.