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IRS Footy in Ireland

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

An all indigenous team of AFL Football Players , are playing games in Ireland , titled the International Rules Series . It uses a round ball , and different rules to AFL . Proud team members are wearing  Dreamtime themed , football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys .

 

Hawks footy Jumper

Hawks footy jumper

The Aussie team lost the first match by 22-points to Ireland , at Breffni Park in Cavan . Post match , their coach admitted they struggled with using a round ball , and found the positioning of the game confusing . He was not satisfied with their chase , run and tackling skills and believed they  failed to apply pressure to the opposition .

Vintage Tigers Footy Jumper

Vintage Tigers Footy Jumper

 

 

Bombers Jumper

Bombers Jumper

Buddy Franklin , new Sydney recruit , was one of the best on ground for the Aussies , but has now left  to attend a wedding back home .
The Australians will find it difficult to win the International Rules Series and the Cormac McAnnellen Perpetual Trophy.

The Indigenous All-Stars will have to win the Second Test by at least 23 points to do so. Coach O'Loughlin , believes they can win but concedes

"It's going to be tough, absolutely, really, really tough. But stranger things have happened," he said.

Reports of late night partying by the team after the loss , have also been downplayed by the coach . He believes they have settled now , are focused , and as a proud group of elite , AFL footballers , will attempt to win the Series and take pride in wearing  their indigenous football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys .

 

Could’ve , Should’ve and Would’ve

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Last weekend's Round 14 of AFL Matches proved a season series defining  moment for many clubs . Many loyal fans have to face the uncomfortable truth that their beloved team , just won't make the 2012 Finals .

carlton jumper

carlton jumper

Others , particularly those who follow one of the  six teams , jostling for that coveted eighth spot , keep hoping . Many watched a disorganised St Kilda team , relinquish the tightly held eighth spot,  to a determined NMFC . Speculation again abounds about hiring and firings in the senior coaching positions , of several underperforming AFL Clubs .

Demons jumper

Demons jumper

magpies

magpies

Fans endure much for the love of their team . Miserable weather , hopeless public transport  , overcharging by the AFL , posturing by the League leaders , and the  shrinking of their beloved football jumper , jersey , guernsey after a season of pie and beer. Sledging by rival fans is usually accepted  good naturedly , and adds to the jocularity and  enjoyment of the match .

A blockbuster is planned on Friday night at the  " G " , between league heavyweights Carlton and Collingwood . Its footy,  anyone can win .

 

Geelong 100 yr Jumper

Geelong 100 yr Jumper

 

 

Football Jumpers at the Beach

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Yes , despite all evidence to the contrary , Melbourne is fast approaching summer , and hopefully we will get,  warmer weather .

Last Sunday , at St Kilda foreshore ,  I spotted , in two seperate locations , two young men wearing their AFL Kangaroos football jumpers over the top of their boardshorts . One was wearing lurid orange coloured , floral printed , boardies , whilst the other was in more subdued tones .The football jumper was very prominent because of its colour and style . Surely , as they were in St Kilda' s heartland , they should have been  sporting Saints colours !

Whilst on the subject of the  Saints , Sam Gilbert was spotted , the day before ,  crossing Inkerman St , with a female companion in tow , near the site of the remodelled , Newmarket Hotel . Looking tanned and relaxed , following his AFL trip to Ireland for an afl display ,

In Saints home territory

In Saints home territory

is he now going into the pub game like many other afl footballers ?

AFL Footballers and Fetes

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

In my local area , on Saturday , two fetes were advertised, promising appearances by , AFL football teams .

Richmond Football Club , were promised to appear at the Very Special Kids, fundraiser in Malvern .

Melbourne Football Club ,  attended  the Elsternwick Primary school fete , in Brighton , on the same day .

Spotted in the crowd at Malvern , was a little boy , wearing his Richmond Clash colours , football jumper , jersey , guernsey . Peering through the crowd  , he appeared  to be anxiously awaiting the arrival of his favourite player . Likewise at Brighton ,  several young fans  , wearing Melbourne colours , were spotted , milling in the crowd .

Must be the end of year  , fete  season ,where schools and organisations , are hoping to fill their coffers  , and raise additional funds  by holding these fundraisers .

Baby Dees in the Crowd

Baby Dees in the Crowd

Lets hope the little tiger in Malvern,  got to see his heroes .

Is the Footy Show still Relevant ?

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Is the Footy Show still relevant?

Its a question , many AFL fans , must ask themselves every thursday night ?

A respected panel , of AFL footballers , past and present , and two legends of the game,  Sam Newman and Garry Lyon , are the main presenters of the show.

Sam Newman's Jumper ?

Sam Newman's Jumper ?

James Brayshaw, ex cricketer , and president of North Melb Football Club is a co -presenter .

Segments on teams , playing in upcoming matches , are brief and factual.

The studio audience , is made up of AFL football fans , wearing their teams football jumper , jersey , guernsey .

They are vocal , and hope to glean a snippet of information,  not aired in other media,  through the insights of guest panellist Craig Hutchinson.

Begun in 1994 , it has achieved huge popularity , even winning a Gold Logie .

In recent times has it descended into a second rate entertainment ?

Does it provide enough discussion, on teams and matches , or focus instead on false allegations , racist and sexist taunts , and victimise people on a segment called ," street talk' ?

Love it or hate it ?

The Footy Show

The Footy Show

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