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Richmond’s Win 2017 Premiership

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

AFL Football team Richmond Tigers are jubilant after winning the 2017 Premiership. Capping off a massive week of achievements the Tigers won the 2017 Premiership flag. Tigers player Dustin Martin, won the Norm Smith medal for best on ground. Taking the winners dais after the AFL Grand Final, Tigers Coach Damien Hardwick was gracious in victory congratulating their  defeated Adelaide Crows opponents. Many had expected a Crows victory but the Tigers, possibly buoyed by Martin's Brownlow win had risen to the challenge and pulled of a miraculous victory for its loyal fans. Young  Aus Kick footballers,wearing their Tigers football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys, handed the victors their premiership medals with endearing comments to their heroes such as "great game" and "your'e the best" .

Tigers

Tigers

Partying and celebrations continued all night and into the small hours of the morning around the MCG, next door at the Richmond Oval and across the surrounding suburb of Richmond and neighbouring Cremorne.

 

Aus Kick Kids Jumper

Aus Kick Kids Jumper

It is a much feted victory, a long time in the making, as its been thirty seven years since the Tigers last Premiership. A fairytale win, akin to the Western Bulldogs 2016 great victory over the marauding Sydney Swans. A repeating tale of underdog Victorian team wins against much favoured Interstate rival.

The crows gallant in defeat will return to  Adelaide minus the holy grail, the 2017 Premiership Cup, as this year it remains firmly entrenched in the local Victorian hands.

Crows vintage kids jumper

Crows vintage kids jumper

Some fans will put away the much loved football jumper, jersey, guernsey. Others will continue to wear theirs proudly for the weeks and days to come. The MCG was packed to capacity, emotions ran high, and the roar of thrilled spectators went out amidst a vista of yellow and black, or red yellow and blue football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys.

Dustin Martin wins Brownlow

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

AFL Richmond Tigers player Dustin Martin wins 2017 Brownlow Medal. Handed to him by Patrick Dangerfield of the Geelong Cats, the 2016 winner , Martin was humble. He gave  a succinct speech washed down by water as he prepares for the 2017 Grand Final on Saturday 30th September. The Crown Casino was packed with AFL  luminaries including Crows and Tigers players.

 

 

Vintage Crows jumper

Vintage Crows jumper

Richmond fans thrilled by Martin's win will be hoping for matching on field success for their club this Saturday. Will the Adelaide Crows burst the Tigers bubble? Footy fans will be wearing their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys and hoping their team can win.

Tigers Vintage Footy Jumper

Tigers Vintage Footy Jumper

Grand Final Football Jumpers

Monday, September 25th, 2017

It is the pinnacle of the AFL Football Season . Richmond Tigers fans are spending an anxious week awaiting their beloved teams appearance in the 2017 AFL Football Grand Final on Saturday the 30th of September. It has come down to that last day in September when two battle scarred and weary combatants slog it out for the final glory of taking home the AFL premiership Cup.

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Geelong put up a valiant fight in Adelaide against the all conquering Adelaide Crows in the preliminary final . . The staunch Cats fought the mighty Crows in front of an Adelaide home town crowd but succumbed to the strength and pressure of the conquering Crows. Richmond annihilated Greater Western Sydney at the MCG in the Saturday afternoon preliminary final. Tigers fans let the roar go during most of the match many wearing their AFL Football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys. 

TAC Sponsor Jumper

TAC Sponsor Jumper

 

Footscray aka as the Western Bulldogs secured a Grand Final win against all the odds in season 2016 beating the Sydney Swans breaking a 62 year drought. Now its Richmond's turn. Can they pull off the fairytale win after a 37 year drought between flags and a 35 year wait for a Grand Final appearance for the much loved local Victorian team. Passions are running high. There has already been dispute over home town guernsey strips.  So there is no clash between the yellow strip on both teams jumpers the Crows wear their home strip and Richmond their away or clash football jumper , jersey , guernsey . For Richmond this means a yellow jumper with black sash which has made many Tigers fans irate. As founding members of the AFL Competition many believe they should wear their traditional strip and the Crows their away one.

 

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Football Jumpers, Jerseys, Guernseys evoke passion, loyalty and love. Being stripped of their preferred jumper in this Saturday's big game may be just enough incentive for the tigers to push themselves across the line at the final siren and bring a much lauded victory home for their supporters.

The Victorians taking on the South Australians is another contentious battle and passions will be running high whoever you support. Fans everywhere will be dusting off their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys

tigers vintage jumper

tigers vintage jumper

and getting along to the game, a bbq, their local pub or friends house to watch a much anticipated game.

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 .

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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 .

Dees go to Beirut

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Its white , tight and outta sight . The AFL Melbourne Demons football jumper , guernsey , jersey is en route to Beirut . Its owner an enthusiastic , 22 year old woman , trainee journalist , and friend to my 22 year old , journalist daughter .

proud 150th anniversary jumper

proud 150th anniversary jumper

Their friendship was forged in Aarhaus , at the Danish School of Journalism . Disparate backgrounds . One  , a middle class , catholic ladies college educated , laterally an RMIT graduate , from inner Melbourne . The other a Paris raised , Lebanese national from an exceedingly wealthy background , born post  Civil War   . One thing they have in common , apart from a shared education and a passion for the written word , is a love of AFL Football . Unusual , but it is here they found a common ground .

Dees 33

Dees 33

Dees Jumper in Lebanon

Dees Jumper in Lebanon

Sensing the association would be a long and fruitful one , I generously gave a Dees footy guernsey , a new home in Lebanon . May was thrilled , Bridget was tearful , and I was ecstatic that I didn't have to part with one of my beloved Saints , vintage football jumpers . Ah footy , the great communicator . Its a sport that speaks at all levels .

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