It is the pinnacle of the AFL Football Season . Richmond Tigers fans are spending an anxious week awaiting their beloved teams appearance in the 2017 AFL Football Grand Final on Saturday the 30th of September. It has come down to that last day in September when two battle scarred and weary combatants slog it out for the final glory of taking home the AFL premiership Cup.
Geelong put up a valiant fight in Adelaide against the all conquering Adelaide Crows in the preliminary final . . The staunch Cats fought the mighty Crows in front of an Adelaide home town crowd but succumbed to the strength and pressure of the conquering Crows. Richmond annihilated Greater Western Sydney at the MCG inÂ the Saturday afternoon preliminary final. Tigers fans let the roar go during most of the match many wearing their AFL Football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys.Â
Footscray aka as the Western Bulldogs secured a Grand Final win against all the odds in season 2016 beating the Sydney Swans breaking a 62 yearÂ drought. Now its Richmond’s turn. Can they pull off the fairytale win after a 37 year drought between flags and a 35 year wait for a Grand Final appearance for the much loved local Victorian team. Passions are running high. There has already been dispute over home town guernsey strips. Â So there is no clash between the yellow strip on both teams jumpers the CrowsÂ wear their home strip and Richmond their away or clash football jumper , jersey , guernsey . For Richmond this means a yellow jumper with black sash which has made many Tigers fans irate. As founding members of the AFL Competition many believe they should wear their traditional strip and the Crows their away one.
Football Jumpers, Jerseys, Guernseys evoke passion, loyalty and love. Being stripped of their preferred jumper in this Saturday’s big game may be just enough incentive for the tigers to push themselves across the line at the final siren and bring a much lauded victory home for their supporters.
The Victorians taking on the South Australians is another contentious battle and passions will be running high whoever you support. Fans everywhere will be dusting off their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys
and getting along to the game, a bbq, their local pub or friends house to watch a much anticipated game.