Posts Tagged ‘finals’

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 .

Footy Fever

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

There is a lot to like about AFL Football at the moment . Two fantastic contests are promised for this weekend . The first preliminary Final , is to be played tonight , between the Magpies and Hawks

Judd in his baby blue jumper ?

Judd in his baby blue jumper ?

. It should pack a capacity crowd into the MCG , to witness a fiercely fought game . Both these Melbourne based clubs have a proud history , and will fight for a place in the Grand Final . Its a feast of Friday night Footy , at its finest .

The Saturday afternoon Game at the MCG , sees the Cats , battle the Western invaders , the Eagles . Another skillful contest is expected , as both sides play an exciting mix of physical , contested footy , and both harbour a desperation to play off for the ultimate prize , a place in the Grand Final .

wce retro

wce retro

Monday night will see a large group of AFL Footballers , WAGS , Coaches and  staff gather . All watch many AFL  players , who are judged by the umpires , to be the  best and fairest in the competition , compete for the Brownlow Medal . A media circus at Crown Casino , usually surrounds the event , with Carlton Captain , Chris Judd , widely tipped to win his third Brownlow medal . A feat only achieved by a handful of AFL players.

The action , both on and off the field promises much , and fans will be observing , wearing their  football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys .

Who’s wearing Blue Footy Jumpers ?

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Both the Eagles and the Blues have blue in their team colours . Who will wear blue jumpers on Saturday nights , twilight , AFL Semi Final Game , in WA ?

white carlton jumper

white carlton jumper

away wce jumper

away wce jumper

 

The Blues travelling interstate , will surely favour their traditional style , navy blue with white logo football jumper , jersey , guernsey .

The host team , the West Coast Eagles , have a home style jumper of dark blue , yellow and white . Will they wear this ? or be forced to adopt a white style  , clash football jumper ?

The question arises , who will wear what coloured footy jumper on  saturday  night ?

wce home

wce home

Carlton blue jumper

Carlton blue jumper

Two Night Finals

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

The AFL , has scheduled both Preliminary Finals , for night-time @ 7.45pm Friday , and 7.20pm Saturday .

Collingwood for 2010 Premiers?

Collingwood for 2010 Premiers?

Collingwood , play Geelong , on Friday night at the MCG .

St Kilda , play the Western Bulldogs,  on Saturday night at the MCG.

Lots of things, about the 2010 Finals Series, seem familiar .

Collingwood, walk the walk and talk the talk,  but are they capable, of winning the Premiership ?

Geelong ,  the reigning Premiers are quietly confident , as they present for another Finals series , and are a good chance for the Flag.

Western Bulldogs , the battlers from the West , are playing an exciting brand  of football , with the luck of Julia Gillard on their side .

The Saints , sentimental favourites of many, are poised to re-write history, and win only their second premiership, in their illustrious history .

Some questions abound .

Have the Pies , peaked too early ?

Will Geelong win , yet again?

Can the Bulldogs , get across the line,  carrying a  number of injuries , to their key players?

Will the Saints , finally hit paydirt?

Whatever the outcome , of this frenetic round of preliminary finals , of two things, you can be certain .

A record numbers of fans , will be out cheering their teams to victory, wearing their football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys .

That Molly Meldrum ,has already painted his fence in the red , white and black of the Saints. Is he a jinx?
Sit back , relax and enjoy . We're in for a bumpy ride to watch AFL Football at its finest.

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