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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

Footy Jumpers get a name

Friday, January 31st, 2014

AFL Footy jumpers are set to have players names on the back .

The AFL has had a 100 year tradition of leaving the players guernseys nameless . 2014 sees them break this tradition , and is trialling the naming process this year.

Dees 33

Dees 33

Begs the question is it for identification purposes of trial by video ? Will it will identify on field players from each other . Fans will clearly know who they are supporting or heckling , and umpires will know who to penalise !

Where will the name go ? Above the number ? Or under the sponsor ?

Historically , many sporting codes have printed the players names on the back . The British EPL , and European Football Clubs , have done so for many years .

Does this mean the humble AFL football jumper , jersey , guernsey , is finally coming of age ?

Bombers Guernsey

Bombers Guernsey

End of Season

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

The end of 2013 AFL season is imminent . This weekend is round 23 and sees the final games of the home and away rounds for all teams . Some teams will go onto finals , some will retrain over summer with the hope of greater success in 2014 ,  and some will persevere , hoping to put a season of controversy behind them . Retirements will be celebrated , new deals will be struck and teams will persist .

Hawks footy Jumper

Hawks footy jumper

. Many lucky fans will spectate the Finals wearing their football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys .

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