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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.

Euphoria in Tiger Town

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Has the dust settled in Richmond after the Tigers won the 2017 Premiership flag ? The Richmond Tigers gathered momentum to crush the Adelaide Crows in a decisive victory. Jubilant fans partied the night away and Swan St was awash with celebrations. Whilst the Crows are a slick, professional football machine, the sentimental favourites, the  Tigers skilfully applied tremendous pressure to outman the Crows and gain victory.

 

 

Tigers football jumper, jersey,guernsey

Tigers football jumper, jersey,guernsey

Fans country wide were celebrating the victory in their yellow and black football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys. The Crows football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys have been rested temporarily whilst those fans muse on the loss of the 2017 Premiership Flag.

Vintage Crows jumper

Vintage Crows jumper

 

Dustin Martin wins Brownlow

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

AFL Richmond Tigers player Dustin Martin wins 2017 Brownlow Medal. Handed to him by Patrick Dangerfield of the Geelong Cats, the 2016 winner , Martin was humble. He gave  a succinct speech washed down by water as he prepares for the 2017 Grand Final on Saturday 30th September. The Crown Casino was packed with AFL  luminaries including Crows and Tigers players.

 

 

Vintage Crows jumper

Vintage Crows jumper

Richmond fans thrilled by Martin's win will be hoping for matching on field success for their club this Saturday. Will the Adelaide Crows burst the Tigers bubble? Footy fans will be wearing their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys and hoping their team can win.

Tigers Vintage Footy Jumper

Tigers Vintage Footy Jumper

Indigenous Round Football Jumpers , Jerseys , Guernseys

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Indigenous Round of the AFL fixture ignited passion  , and precipitated changes , to the traditional football jumper , jersey , guernsey .

Tigers

Tigers

The first game of the fixture saw Collingwood being soundly beaten by the Swans , on  friday night footy at the MCG   .  Twenty  years ago , at the Saints vs Pies game at Victoria Park ,  Collingwood fans  racially abused Saint Nicky Winmar , who , in retaliation  raised his footy jumper , and pointed to the colour of his skin . In a startling scene of Deja Vu , a similar incident occurred at the  Pies Vs Swans match.  Swans player , Adam Goodes , pointed out a young Collingwood fan who racially vilified him . She was ejected from the ground in the dying moments of the last quarter .  In an eventful week , Collingwood FC President  , Eddie McGuire also made a racially inappropriate  comment on Melbourne Radio    .

 

 

 

In a growing  trend , three clubs changed their traditional footy jumpers , for the indigenous round . The Crows adopted a black strip to replace their original dark blue , along with their usual red and yellow, to imitate the Koori flag . Fremantle Dockers used their original colours of purple and white to create an effective allover design  of aboriginal artwork , in which boomerangs featured heavily . Richmond Tigers building on their indigenous artwork designs of previous years , incorporated a Dreamtime theme of Boomerangs , into their traditional yellow sash on a black background .

Saints

Saints

 

 

 

Crows

Crows

 

 

Roll the Dice

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

AFL Football Round 21 saw upset wins and losses . Essendon , vying for  a spot in the  eight  to play Finals Footy ,were thrashed by Carlton .  Collingwood were defeated by NMFC .Geelong beat StKilda , despite a third quarter surge by the Saints . Brisbane Lions beat the Adelaide Crows at the Gabba .

 

Round 22 saw even more upsets , when the Bombers were  thrashed by the Tigers , and the Suns annihilated the Blues . Collingwood were defeated by the Eagles and the Hawks took top spot , by defeating the Swans . NMFC were beaten by Freo in a fight for eighth spot .

Wouldn't be the end of the AFL Season without rumours of a coach sacking . Carlton Coach , Brett Ratten , is the current favourite after the Blues failed to make the Finals.

Fans will get along  to the last matchs of season 2012 this weekend , wearing their football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys .

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