Posts Tagged ‘clash’

Which Cousin ?

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Two Riewoldts are playing tonight . Jack Riewoldt , the  Richmond Tigers exciting young goal kicker , is playing against his cousin Nick 's  , St Kilda Saints team .

Jack 's Jumper

Jack 's Jumper

Each , will be playing at different ends of the football ground . Both , are hoping to play in a winning team , and to kick  goals .

The Saints Riewoldt  , captain of the St Kilda team , has had a difficult summer , being exposed for allegedly indulging in inappropriate behaviour  . St Kilda's one point loss to the Geelong Cats , last week , was not the season starter the Saints were hoping for .

Conversely , the Tiger's ,  Jack Riewoldt has had a good summer , lost some weight and gained some muscle , and looks set to continue his goal kicking form of the first round , when he kicked 6 goals .

Both teams were robbed of victory in Round One , and will be hoping to avenge the loss of last week , and post their first victory , of the 2011 AFL Home and Away Season .

Which team will be successful on the night ? And which Riewoldt will kick the most goals ?

Saints Nick

Saints Nick

When not to Wear Clash Football Jumpers ?

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

The Gold Coast Suns make their debut this weekend, playing Carlton on saturday night , at the Gabba . New team , flash footy jumpers , big name stars , a refurbished ground , and a match against a popular Victorian AFL team , offers great entertainment , for footy fans .

Carlton

Carlton

A team not wanting to adopt a new footy jumper,  are the North Melbourne Kangaroos . They will wear their traditional striped home jumper , in the game against Collingwood Magpies, at the weekend .  As the home team, this is their  choice  , and they are opposing the Magpies , who refuse to adopt a clash strip . Confusion for all , or a clever marketing ploy ? Traditional jumpers , to be worn in a match , to be held at the traditional Saturday afternoon footy game time of 2.10pm.

old timer kangas jumper

old timer kangas jumper

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 .

Historic Grand Final Replay

Friday, October 1st, 2010

On the eve , of the Grand Final Replay, Collingwood Magpies and St Kilda Saints , are preparing for another closely contested match .

The Saints , still considered the underdogs , will play with an unchanged line up from last week , with the exception of injured ruckman Michael Gardiner who is replaced by Ben Mc Evoy .

Collingwood, have dropped mercurial Leon Davis , and replaced him with Tyson Goldsack .

Collingwood Fans , turned out in their  thousands,  to again watch friday training, at Goschs Paddock .

A feeling of deju vu , for both clubs tomorrow,  as they again take to the big stage of the MCG , to try and win the 2010 premiership.

Much has been written in the press , and televised in the media , about last weeks Game . More will be written after tomorrows clash .

Side issues have muddied the waters , eg Hird to coach Essendon , Ablett will be a GC Sun 2011 , and Bomber Thompson set to leave the Cats.

This week the Saints have dared to dream . Collingwood are not appearing as invincible as last week . Even the Magpies have stopped swooping the canine population in the local park .

The victor will be decided on Saturday , 2nd October .

Fans , will be watching wearing their team colours jumper , jersey , guernsey.

Can Saints have an historic Win ?

Can Saints have an historic Win ?

Silly Season for the AFL?

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Silly Season for the AFL?

A Grand Final in October . No wait , make that a second Grand Final , as the first was a draw.

Geelong Football Club , have called a news conference which hinted at answers to supporters questions.

Gary Ablett, is expected to reveal he is moving to the Gold Coast Suns today , Wednesday 29th September 2010.

Mark Thompson,  Coach  of Geelong , has not said whether he will continue to coach Geelong, beyond this season and will make a decision by weeks end .

James Hird , former Essendon player , has advised he will coach the Bombers in 2011 , finally ending weeks of speculation.

The AFL , has advised , there will be no public tickets available , for sale, to the replay. All available seating has been snapped up by fans , keen to see a rematch of last Saturdays spectacular clash, between the Magpies and Saints.

Weather conditions ,are tipped to be good, with the MCG weather predicted to be 21 degrees and mostly sunny . Will the gods smile  on the rampaging Magpies,  or is it the sublime Saints turn to  shine ?

Vintage Saints

Vintage Saints

It promises to be another epic battle with both teams prepared to play to a result . Record numbers of fans will be there wearing their teams jumpers , jerseys , guernseys , to cheer their teams.

The stage is set for a spectacular Re - Match , can't wait , bring it on !

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