Posts Tagged ‘crowds’

Saturday Arvo Fever , Football Jumpers , Melb Museum

Monday, October 25th, 2010

There is a display relating to suburban footy grounds , and supporters , in "The Melbourne Story " , exhibition at Melbourne Museum.

Old Style Saints Football Jumper

Old Style Saints Football Jumper

Relive old memories , reminisce with fellow fans , and show the kids where you went to watch footy .

These , Aussie Rules Footy Games , were played at the your local suburban grounds , to smaller crowds,  with uncomplicated expectations , apart from the hope that their team would win .

Fans walked , drove , rode a bike or caught the bus , to their local ground , which provided a central community hub , for the locals , and their team .

The local footy ground , provided a site of identity , and belonging, for supporters.

The " Saturday Arvo Fever ", section of the exhibition , might display a bygone era , but fans were still keen to watch their beloved football team , whilst wearing their  football jumper , jersey , guernsey.

Modern Lions Football Jumper

Modern Lions Football Jumper

Take  a look , at the Museum of Melbourne , Nicholson St , Carlton.

Glory Days

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Melbourne Football Club ,(aka , the Demons ), are the oldest football club, playing in the current AFL competition .

Established in 1859 , they celebrated their 150 year anniversary, last year in 2009.

In 1859 ,two months after Melbourne , the Geelong Football Club, joined the competition .

Called the Victorian Football League, or VFL, it was based in Victoria .

Carlton joined the League in 1864 , North Melbourne in 1869 and Essendon , St Kilda and Hawthorn all joined in 1873.

Carlton Blues Original Vintage Jumper ?

Carlton Blues Original Vintage Jumper ?

These clubs have been kicking the Sherrin for a long time.

All, have pursued the ultimate trophy , of a Premiership ,with varying degrees of success.

All , have a proud history , of playing AFL football.

Fans , love their club , their support is tribal ,and will come to watch them play , win , lose , or draw.

Perhaps the only difference between the 1800's crowds, and today's, apart from numbers , is that modern fans, wear their  football jumpers, jerseys ,guernseys to the Game.

Melbourne Demons Jumper Celebrating 150 years anniversary

Melbourne Demons Jumper Celebrating 150 years anniversary

Mixed Results

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Mixed Results from the round of AFL weekend games provided fans with some excellent football viewing.

Close games , mighty tussles with the lead changing many times ,  thrills and spills , entertained footy fans throughout the two hour contests.

Fans are excited .All weekend big crowds wore their jumper , jersey, guernsey to the Match and were vocal in their support .

Its halfway through the season and results are evenly spread with fans hoping their team gets through to the September Finals .

Jumpers, Jerseys , Guernseys are worn as protection against the drenching rains and biting cold of the recent winter weather.

Dogs fought back against the Pies

Dogs fought back against the Pies

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