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Significant Football Jumpers, Jerseys, Guernseys

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Over a period of time AFL clubs have evolved the use of special football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys to commenorate significant events in the clubs history.

 

proud 150th anniversary jumper

proud 150th anniversary jumper

Originally confined to the home and away clash series of jumpers, now they are used for celebrations, special matches, fundraisers and to draw attention to specific causes.

magpies jumper

magpies jumper

Stkilda have played in a purple guernsey to highlight captain, Nick Riewoldt's sister Maddie, and her fatal battle with cancer. All clubs have participated in the Dreamtime series of guernseys to show respect, and honour the contribution that indigenous players have made to AFL football.

 

 

blues

blues 

 

Carlton Football Club started the trend of wearing non traditional jumpers back in 1997, when they donned a light blue guernsey, to celebrate the launch of a new flavour of M&M. They were a CFC sponsor at that time.

 

Iconic Roy's

Iconic Fitzroy's Jumper with Quit logo

Anzac day matches have been addressed by the clubs wearing an Anzac insignia or logo on the front of the guernsey, as  worn in the Saints versus Swans, Anzac day game in New Zealand. Collingwood and Essendon have a badge on the front of their guernseys to commenorate the diggers for their epic Anzac day clash at the MCG.

 

Bombers Football Jumper

Bombers Football Jumper

White has been introduced into many teams colours for clash purposes, so they are able to be differentiated from the rival club. Coverage by 6sk

Saints Anzac guernsey

Saints Anzac guernsey

Media, players and commentators welcome this to avoid on field confusion.

 

Good Friday Footy

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

The AFL has announced it is looking at the possibility of playing footy , on Good Friday . A proposal to postpone the commencement of the 2015 season is being touted  ,with a Good Friday Twilight Game , listed as Season opener . Many sports have long played matches on this sacred religious festival day .

Dees Jumper

Dees Jumper

All AFL Clubs are jostling for the right to play on Good Friday  . North Melbourne believe they are the most worthy , as they initially proposed a match on Good Friday in 1992 . A worthy opponent is believed to be Carlton , who have a huge fan base and could draw a crowd.

Essendon and Collingwood already have exclusive rights to the Anzac Day match and it would be assumed they would be out of the running even though they have expressed interest .

A further possibility is that interstate  clubs would also play home matches on Good Friday .

power up

power up

 

Will the football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys , be printed with special logo's , to commemorate the historic match , like the the Anzac Day match guernseys ?

 

Its Footy Time

Friday, March 21st, 2014

The home and away AFL 2014 Football Season has commenced . Flag contenders Fremantle thrashed Collingwood , in the first game of the year . In the Harbour City , Greater Western Sydney beat their fellow Sydneysiders , the  Swans . In Queensland , the Suns beat the Tigers . Last Sunday night in Melbourne , Port Adelaide defeated Carlton . Thursday night footy saw Geelong hold off Adelaide to be victorious .  Could the 2014 season be one where the interstaters steal the flag ?

vintage melb jumper

vintage melb jumper

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sainters

sainters

Friday night footy should be riveting between the Bombers and Kangaroos ,  in the wake of Tania Hird's spurious claims on the ABC , concerning her husband's involvement in the the illegal supplements saga.

Vintage Tigers Footy Jumper

Vintage Tigers Footy Jumper

The games to complete the round include the Hawks vs the Lions in Tasmania , the Saints play Melbourne on Saturday night , and the Eagles take on the Bulldogs at home in the West on Sunday .

 

Bombers Football Jumper

Bombers Football Jumper

 

Controversy is already rife in the AFL with the Hird saga being reprised , Buddy Franklin being cited as an overpaid bad boy of the Swans , and the cancellation of the cost of living allowance to Swans players . Are the Hirds bigger than the Game ? can the Crows afford Dangerfield , will the Saints win any games , and why doesn't North want rival teams to play their theme song before battle . Can Demetriou segue into comfortable retirement at the end of 2014 ? Will the invaders steal the ultimate prize of AFL Premiers , and can Richmond force an end to Jake Kings friendship with bikie gangster , Toby Mitchell .

 

AFL footy has got off to a ripping start , Season 2014 promises much , and fans are along for a bumpy ride wearing their new , old , preloved , vintage ,and retro football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys .

 

fitzroy

fitzroy

Footy’s On

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Round Four , of the AFL Home and Away Season , promises much .

saints vintage

saints vintage

Will the Saints extract revenge on the Dockers ?
Can the Giants be felled in Adelaide ?
Who will win the Qld Derby ?
Are the Blues able to make it four in a row ?
Is Buckley praying for a win for Collingwood before the historical Anzac Day match ?

vintage melb jumper

vintage melb jumper

lions

lions

 
When did Essendon last start an AFL season with four wins in a row?
Can the big Cats take the sluggish Tigers ?
Which of the feathered raptors , the Eagles or Hawks will win in the West?
How many Swans does it take to beat the Kangas ?
The victor of the Battle of the wooden spooners , is to be decided , between the Demons and Dogs .

swans

swanscrows

Its fast , its fun , its AFL Footy .

Grab a guernsey , jersey , or jumper and get along to enjoy the spectacle .

Two thrilling Finishes for Easter Saturday

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Two closely contested games were played out on Easter Saturday . In a thrilling finish the Gold Coast Suns defeated Port Power in Adelaide . The Gold Coast Captain , Gary Ablett , played a pivotal part in their win and has perhaps , now , silenced criticism , for staying in Melbourne for 2 extra days after their last defeat.

Carlton were successful against Adelaide , snatching victory by one goal . The beleaguered coach of the Crows , Neil Craig , will be under increasing scrutiny , as his team has had a poor start to the Season .
The eveness of the teams in the competition are reflected in the close results of all matches played so far .
The Anzac Day blockbuster between Collingwood and Essendon , and the following days Geelong Vs Hawthorn match , promise much for eager footy fans .

Lions were beaten on Thursday

Lions were beaten on Thursday

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