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AFLX a new version of AFL Football for Summer 2018

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
Melbourne Demons Jumper

Melbourne Demons Jumper

The AFL are a progressive organisation always seeking innovative ways to attract new fans.

Vintage Crows jumper

Vintage Crows jumper

AFLX, a fast and exciting version of Australian Football, is to be played on a rectangular field and aims to showcase the unique and most thrilling aspects of the game to attract supporters.

 

Games of AFLX are scheduled to be played  in February 2018 when Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney host individual tournaments featuring all 18 AFL Clubs.

 

 

Essendon Bombers Jumper

Essendon Bombers Jumper

The X in AFLX relates to the roman numeral character for the number ten, which is a constant throughout the alternative version of the game.

 

AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos

AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos

No announcements have been made about the jumpers, jerseys, guernseys the participating teams will play in. Will they replicate the original home and away jumpers, jerseys, guernseys worn by the 18 clubs in the AFL? Or will they play in new different jumpers, jerseys, guernseys?

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 .

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