Posts Tagged ‘football jumper’

AFL Trade Period

Monday, October 30th, 2017

AFL Clubs are seeking to delist players who no longer fit their teams ongoing game plan. In a popular move, Gary Ablett junior returns to the Geelong Cats from the Gold Coast Suns. Much loved by fans and sport watchers the former Gold Coast Suns captain returns home. He is a local Geelong boy with strong family ties to the area. Thrilled fans can't wait to see him pull on the Geelong Cats distinctive blue and white hoops football jumper, jersey, guernsey.

Bombers Football Jumper

Bombers Football Jumper

Jake Stringer has been traded from the Western Bulldogs to the Essendon Bombers. An accurate goal kicker and instrumental part of the Western Bulldogs 2016 Grand Final Victory Stringer has played his last game for the Bulldogs. Returning early from an end of 2017 season trip with ex fellow doggies teammates Stringer sporting a new stomach tattoo has commenced training with the Essendon Bombers. Swapping his Western Bulldogs football jumper, jersey, guernsey is only part of the small transition Stringer will make in swapping from a Dog to a Bomber. Plagued with on and off field controversy Stringer will be hoping for success at Essendon Football Club.

 

Cats Vintage Football Jumper

Cats Vintage Football Jumper

 

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 .

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

Changes

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Its off season in the AFL . Hawthorn reign supreme as league premiers . Freo's fairy tale has ended .Rival fans accept their team 's defeats and look to a long summer without footy .Saints

 

Lions Jumper

Lions Jumper

 Swaps , trades , and drafts is the language bandied around the empty ovals and behind closed doors of club's admin HQ.
Older players are retired , re-housed,  re - hashed and re- branded as they swap clubs and pledge allegiance to another , all for the sake of the mighty dollar , and the welfare of the team .New draftees are selected , young kids with big dreams off playing afl football .
Football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys are changed , rebranded with new sponsors , and washed and packed away til the next season . Or are they ? The vintage styles might need a rest . Stretched , strained ,   jostled and ridiculed they  need some R& R during the off season . However ,  the modern , slick , polyester , sleeveless guernsey is good to go anytime , anywhere , anyhow ! A bit like the modern day AFL footballer .

new lion

 

Crows

Crows

Hawks hang , Blues battle , Lions lament , Crows collide , Eagles exhibit

 

 

Hawks footy Jumper

Hawks footy jumper

, Magpies maraud , Freo flouder , Demons dual , Swans shuffle , Saints subside , Tigers tussle , Power pummel , GWS grovel , Suns shine , Bombers bow , Cats caterwaul  , Kangas kick , and Doggies demob .

Womens Round

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Round 14 of the AFL Season was celebrated as Women' s Round . Women support footy at every level not just in the wearing of footy jumpers , jerseys , guernseys. Players , supporters , sponsors , mentors , coaches , fitness staff ,  women are involved at every level . On the playing field , the inaugural AFL Women's Exhibition game was played , prior to the match between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs  . In the not to distant future ,it is believed each AFL club will have a women's representative side.

Hafey's Tigers Footy Jumper

Hafey's Tigers Footy Jumper

 

The beleaguered Bombers , dogged by a drugs scandal , beat WCE in WA , hoping to silence critics and appease fans . Sydney beat Carlton at home in the teeming rain , and Port Power beat the Pies . The Saints got thrashed by the Tigers , and Melbourne squeeze out a 3 point victory over the Dogs . Hawks , Crows and Cats continue to win , and Kangas annihilate newcomers GWS.

Great legend of AFL Footy , Richmond Tiger , Tommy Hafey was spotted at St Kilda Beach preparing for an  early morning swim , last Sunday . His jovial reply , when queried on who would win between the Saints and Tiges , was " Saints are pretty good " An ironic response from the affable Richmond stalwart !

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