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End of Season

Monday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Friday, 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

AFL Football Season 2018

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

The AFL Football Season 2018 has begun. A series of matches will be played out over the Easter break . This included an historic game between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the St Kilda Saints on Good Friday. Traditionally no AFL Games were played on Good Friday.

Cats Vintage Football Jumper

Cats Vintage Football Jumper

 

In 2017 the North Melbourne Kangaroos played the Western Bulldogs on the first Good Friday match up. The North Melbourne Kangaroos had long advocated for a match on this day and were duly rewarded by the AFL by being the first team selected to play .

 

Vintage Tigers Footy Jumper

Vintage Tigers Footy Jumper

This has changed and the AFL now schedules a match for this day with North Melbourne playing opposing sides. Many fans get along to games over the Easter Break including games on Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

 

proud 150th anniversary jumper

proud 150th anniversary jumper

Interstate sides have fared well in Round 2 of the footy fixture with wins to the Dockers, Suns, Giants and Crows. The Adelaide Crows playing at home defeated the Richmond Tigers in a rematch of the 2017 Premiership Game. 

Footy Jumpers are Memories

Footy Jumpers are Memories

A huge crowd is expected a the MCG on Easter Monday when popular local Teams the Hawthorn Hawks and Geelong Cats play in a highly anticipated closely fought battle.

Eagles Clash Strip

Eagles Clash Strip

Record crowds of fans are expected to all Easter Games many wearing their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys.

AFLW

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
AFL Carlton Blues Football Jumper

AFL Carlton Blues Football Jumper

The women's AFL competition AFLW commenced for 2018. The opening game was between traditional rivals Carlton and Collingwood,  at Ikon Stadium in Melbourne, friday, 2nd February.

Magpies Jumper

Magpies Jumper

Carlton defeated Collingwood in a fiercely fought battle by just eight points . Final scores were 22 points to 14 points. A large crowd of just under 20,000 excited fans went along to watch the game. The AFL were prepared for a large crowd after 2017 's lockout when many disappointed fans had to be turned away due to large numbers of attendees. The AFL instigated an overflow area with a big screen TV installed, and seating, to provide fans with a viewing area in case of lockout.

Baby Blue Guenrsey

Baby Blue Guernsey

It was a stellar opening to the AFL season and many fans including a large number of women attended the game all wearing their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys.

magpies jumper

magpies jumper

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