Finals Fever

September 8th, 2018

The 2018 AFL Final Series has begun. Hawthorn were outplayed by the Richmond Tigers on Thursday night in the first Elimination Final . The Tigers appear on track to win another Grand Final. Fans were treated to a thrilling game in front of a capacity crowd at a packed  MCG.

GWS Giants Guernsey

GWS Giants Guernsey

Last night the Melbourne Demons turned on a powerful display of power footy to beat a hapless Geelong Cats  team. Jubilant fans and players were ignited with passion as the Demons faithful, wearing their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys ,watched with delight as their team seized victory.

Melbourne Demons Jumper

Melbourne Demons Jumper

Today it is the turn of the Magpies to challenge an in form West Coast Eagles side over in Perth . Collingwood have travelled  but are confident of victory against the Eagles . The second elimination final is between the Swans and Giants being played in Sydney. Will they get a sell out crowd? In a city that predominantly follows NRL it will be an interesting marketing exercise for the AFL. Local loyal fans will be at the game wearing their AFL footy jumpers, jerseys, guernseys barracking loudly and hoping their team will be the winner.

 

proud 150th anniversary jumper

proud 150th anniversary jumper

Exciting times on and off the field and fans, spectators, commentators and the general public are loving the action. Teams not in the finals are rebuilding, letting players go, trading or watching older players retire. September is finals month in the AFL and already it is providing quite a spectacle.

Finals Footy

August 29th, 2018

The end of the 2018 home and away fixture of AFL matches saw mixed results . The reigning premiers the Tigers had a small victory over the feisty Bulldogs, the Hawks beat the Swans in a close game, Collingwood just beat Fremantle, and the Demons thrashed Greater Western Sydney.

Greater Western Sydney  guernsey

Greater Western Sydney guernsey

The finals Season begins on Thursday night at Melbourne's MCG  when the Tigers play the Hawks in what should be a thrilling battle. In another epic struggle Geelong play Melbourne on Friday night at the MCG in a mighty elimination final. Melbourne who haven't played finals footy for some time will be hoping to play through to the next round of finals matches. Geelong always a tenacious opponent will be hard to beat.

Melbourne Football Club 150 year anniversary Guernsey

Melbourne Football Club 150 year anniversary Guernsey

 

Ticketek, the main seller of finals tickets became embroiled in controversy after their site failed to function and fans were unable to purchase tickets on Tuesday morning as advertised.  Sales have now been pushed back to Wednesday .

Geelong Football Club Guernsey

Geelong Football Club Guernsey

Fans will be along at all the games wearing their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys hoping their team will have a successful 2018 Finals Campaign.

End of Season

August 20th, 2018

The end of the 2018 Home and Away AFL Football Season is drawing closer. There is only one more round of home and away matches to be played. There were some interesting results and close finishes in last weekends round 22.

saints

saints

The Geelong Cats thrashed the Fremantle Dockers who appeared to have little incentive to play a good game as they are out of the Finals race. StKilda on the other hand played strong footy to almost defeat the 2018 Flag contenders the Hawks.

AFL Sydney Swans Football Guernsey

AFL Sydney Swans Football Guernsey

In the NSW derby Greater Western Sydney and the Sydney Swans fought it out with the Swans triumphant. The Sydney Swans have appeared in the last twenty finals series singling them out as a spectacularly successful AFL Club. Other weekend results saw the Richmond Tigers clear leaders on top of the AFL ladder hold of a gritty Essendon Bombers side.  A determined Melbourne Demons team travelled to the West and convincingly beat the West Coast Eagles by three goals.

AFL Essendon Football Club

AFL Essendon Football Club

Fans everywhere are preparing themselves for the 2018 AFL Finals Campaign and are getting their Football Jumpers, Jerseys, Guernseys ready to wear to the match.

Melbourne Demons Retro 150 year footy Guernsey

Melbourne Demons Retro 150 year footy Guernsey

21 Reasons to go to the Footy this Weekend

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.

Vintage Football Jumpers

May 4th, 2018

Vintage Football Jumpers are becoming a rarity as they become highly collectable for AFL football fans, historians and archivists.

Collingwood vintage jumper

Collingwood vintage jumper

Passionate footy fans seek to have a complete set of their clubs football jumpers, jerseys, or guernseys. Over a period of time these fans have seen many changes in the style, logos and designs of the jumper. It was originally made of knitted wool, then acrylic to the modern day polyester . A popular, modern style is the sleeveless variety replacing the more traditional long sleeved version of previous decades.

Magpies

Magpies

Magpies

Magpies

In 1996 the AFL changed its logo to the current one . Clubs have reinvented their team logos with rejigged mascots and revamped signage. What remains as a constant is the much revered team colours, the team name and  a version of the mascot.

Many Historians and Archivists are creating a curated collection  of the humble AFL football jersey, guernsey, jumper as a record of the games past, present and future. The older style jumpers, often much beloved of  football fans are growing in popularity and are becoming increasingly hard to find.

Magpies

Magpies

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