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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.

Kids and Babies footy guernseys

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Over time the humble AFL Football Jumper, Jersey, Guernsey has evolved to include kids and babies sizes. No longer the exclusive domain of  teenage and adult fans you can now buy your newborn baby an official licensed football jumper, jersey, guernsey. 

Baby Carlton Football Guernsey

Baby Carlton Football Guernsey

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Baby Carlton guernsey

Baby Carlton guernsey

A vast range of sizes are manufactured from the very small newborn and graduating up to kids sizes. Whilst kids jumpers have been available for some time, the advent of baby jumpers is relatively new. The well dressed footy fan is now able to kit the whole family out in official, licensed football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys. It can develop a passion for  a particular team from a very young age and create a life long love of the football jumper, jersey, guernsey.

2016 NAB Challenge Football

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

Footy starved fans are able to whet their appetite with the 2016 NAB Challenge commencing on Thursday 18th February. It has had many names and guises over the years but basically the fixture is combination of matches played all around the country pitting opposing teams against each other in a simulation of the AFL Home and Away Football Fixture. The 2016 Premiership Season commences  on Thursday 24th March. Thursday is a popular time slot being used by the AFL to draw maximum crowds to mid week games.

 

 

Footy Jumpers are Memories

Footy Jumpers are Memories

The NAB Challenge takes all 18 teams on the road, and is a good pre-runner to the ensuing footy season. Fans get to barrack for  their teams, watch some fast paced action and don their beloved football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys. Already the hibernating, much loved jumper, has been stirring from its habitual summer resting place to been seen out and about on the streets, at the gym, in the pub and around the markets and shopping centres. It wants to return to where it feels most comfortable, ie the footy stadium,oval,arena and it is only a matter of time before it takes its rightful place on the backs of loyal fans.

Bombers Jumper

Bombers Jumper

Swans

Swans

Retirements

Monday, August 11th, 2014

The AFL 2014 fixture  is drawing to a close . Only three more games remain in the Home and Away 2014 season .Some teams will make the Finals , some will not . Fans , avidly following their teams fortunes , emblazoned in their football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys ,hope their team will make it to the big stage in September  .

 

Dees footy jumper

Dees footy jumper

Many players are announcing their retirement , as their battle scarred bodies call a halt to the punishing training schedule ,  match day adrenalin , and mental and physical exhaustion , that is the reality of  playing modern day footy .

power retro

Power Retro Jersey

Fans have ridden the roller-coaster ride with many favourite players . They are sad to see the familiar faces and names call a halt . Now , they look forward to witnessing the new brigade of superb athletes,  receive the baton from the retirees, and take up the reins , to provide fans with more thrills , and  gut busting  excitement . Footy , its our game , and we welcome the new dawn .of the ever evolving face of footy .

Clash of Jumpers

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Gorgeous autumn weather drew big crowds to the footy in Melbourne over the weekend . Several close finishes thrilled fans who revelled in the sunshine and fast paced action. The Demons played the Eagles on Saturday night at the MCG , a  game which saw both teams play in dark blue football jumpers . A navy blue home strip was worn by the Demons , and a dark blue clash strip was worn by the Eagles .

 

Eagles Clash Strip

Eagles Clash Strip

Surely a better choice would,ve been for the Eagles to wear white or yellow guernseys , under lights , at night ? Several Demons players hand - balled to the opposition on a least two occasions in the second quarter . It didn't affect the result of the game , but the AFL need to adopt a pragmatic approach to the wearing of home and away strips  , of teams football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys.

young Dees jumper

young Dees jumper

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