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Grand Final 2018

Monday, October 1st, 2018

The 2018 AFL Grand Final is over with Collingwood experiencing a devastating loss to the West Coast Eagles. The Magpies, having defeated both the Greater Western Sydney Giants, and Richmond Tigers in qualifying and  preliminary finals were hopeful of wining the 2018 Premiership Cup. Collingwood, initially displaying fierce tackling abilities,  excellent ball skills, superb marking and goal kicking ability, indicated that they would enjoy a successful day out at the MCG. They controlled much of the first quarter kicking the first five goals and winning the game at the first break with a lead of twenty nine points.

Eagles Clash Strip

Eagles Clash Strip

The dogged Eagles fought back and after a brilliant third quarter managed to go into the last break with scores even. The lead seesawed back and forth between the two teams during the final quarter.  100,022 loyal fans wearing their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys were treated to a thrilling, action packed match. Ultimately the Eagles prevailed winning by five points.

GWS Giants Guernsey

GWS Giants Guernsey

The West Coast Eagles have now won four premierships, finishing the 2018 season in second spot on the ladder behind the Richmond Tigers. Their win broke a streak of five Grand Finals when Victorian teams had defeated interstate opponents. The Magpies finished in third spot behind the Tigers and Eagles.

Collingwood were brave in defeat, and after beating both Greater Western Sydney,

Magpies Jumper

Magpies Jumper

and Richmond to get to the Grand Final they were widely tipped to win the Premiership. Having been defeated by the West Coast Eagles in Perth for the first qualifying final they were strong contenders to win on their home ground of the MCG.

demons

demons

It was a thrilling contest and fans were treated to a great spectacle all wearing their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys.

Demons Finals Campaign

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Jubilant scenes last night at the MCG as Melbourne beat Hawthorn to secure their place in the Preliminary Final. The Hawks, gallant in defeat, succumbed to the powerhouse Melbourne Demons who are focused on victory.

demons

demons

Fighting off a resurgent Hawks the Demons maintained their cool composure, fought off all the challenges the Hawks threw at them, and prevailed to run out comfortable winners.

 

demons

demons

Fans laughed, cried , danced and cheered their beloved Demons to victory. Jack, son of Todd Viney, the Demons Captain proudly led his team off the MCG amidst uproarious scenes of celebration all around the ground. In excess of 90,000 excited fans,  all wearing their teams football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys, roared their approval.

 

Giants

Giants

It has been a long time since Melbourne experienced AFL Finals success. Club stalwarts Ron Barassi and David Neitz were amongst the crowd of Demons faithful, wearing their  teams colours and joining in the celebrations. Its been eighteen years since they played in a Preliminary Final and they will venture to the West next week to take on an in form West Coast Eagles side.

 

Magpies

Magpies

Tonight the Greater Western Sydney Giants take on the Collingwood Magpies at the MCG. It too will be a fierce battle and whoever is the victor plays the Demons next week. Exciting times for footy fans and another big crowd is expected tonight, most wearing their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys.

Giants Guernsey

Giants Guernsey

Finals Footy

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

The end of the 2018 home and away fixture of AFL matches saw mixed results . The reigning premiers the Tigers had a small victory over the feisty Bulldogs, the Hawks beat the Swans in a close game, Collingwood just beat Fremantle, and the Demons thrashed Greater Western Sydney.

Greater Western Sydney  guernsey

Greater Western Sydney guernsey

The finals Season begins on Thursday night at Melbourne's MCG  when the Tigers play the Hawks in what should be a thrilling battle. In another epic struggle Geelong play Melbourne on Friday night at the MCG in a mighty elimination final. Melbourne who haven't played finals footy for some time will be hoping to play through to the next round of finals matches. Geelong always a tenacious opponent will be hard to beat.

Melbourne Football Club 150 year anniversary Guernsey

Melbourne Football Club 150 year anniversary Guernsey

 

Ticketek, the main seller of finals tickets became embroiled in controversy after their site failed to function and fans were unable to purchase tickets on Tuesday morning as advertised.  Sales have now been pushed back to Wednesday .

Geelong Football Club Guernsey

Geelong Football Club Guernsey

Fans will be along at all the games wearing their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys hoping their team will have a successful 2018 Finals Campaign.

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.

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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