Posts Tagged ‘football’

AFL Preliminary Finals

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Its AFL Finals time. Last weekend matches saw victories and losses with the Eagles and Lions both being eliminated. The Geelong Cats overcame last years premiers the West Coast Eagles in a strong finish to run out winners by twenty points. Key Cats player Tom Hawkins was reported and hopes to stave off a one match suspension enabling him to play against the Richmond Tigers on Friday night. The winner goes through to the Grand Final.

Geelong Football Club Guernsey

Geelong Football Club Guernsey

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In Brisbane in a very tight end to a close game Greater Western Sydney defeated the Brisbane Lions  by just three points.  This Saturday afternoon, 21st September, 2019, at the MCG Greater Western Sydney  play the Collingwood Magpies. The victor from this game will  go through to the Grand Final.

saints signed

saints signed

Will it be two Victorian teams doing battle to win the AFL's coveted prize of the 2019 Premiership. Or will it be the interstate team Greater Western Sydney to take up the challenge?

Magpies

Magpies

Loyal fans will be wearing their afl Football Jumpers, Jerseys, Guernseys whatever the outcome.

Cats Vintage Football Jumper

Cats Vintage Football Jumper

AFL Finals Football

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

It is the moment most ardent footy fans have waited for all year. It is the conclusion to a gruelling 2019 round of home and away matches of the 2019 Football Fixture when teams play for the ultimate accolade of 2019 Premiers. Eight teams are poised and are training thoroughly and exhaustively to be match fit for the first round of finals this weekend.

 

Giants

Giants

Can the Western Bulldogs win against Greater Western Sydney and re-ignite their fairy tale premiership of 2016 playing from the unpopular spot of seventh on the ladder. Will the Bombers find the Eagles unbeatable at home in Perth after a laudable finish at eighth spot.

Geelong Football Club Guernsey

Geelong Football Club Guernsey

Western Bulldogs

Western Bulldogs

Dreams and hopes will fall and rise on the bounce of the Sherrin but loyal fans adorned in their beloved teams AFL Football Jumpers, Jerseys, Guernseys will be barracking voraciously willing the mighty warriors to victory.

AFL Essendon Football Club

AFL Essendon Football Club

Commemorative Football Guernseys, Jerseys, Jumpers

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Commemorative Football Guernseys, Jerseys, Jumpers are used by the AFL Football Clubs to mark a special event. This could include their participation in an historical event such as the Anzac Day Game or involvement in a Mothers Day Match or Indigenous Round Matches.

 

demons

demons

Other significant occasions may be Club Anniversaries to mark the length of time a club has been in the AFL League.

 

Melbourne Football Club 150 year anniversary Guernsey

Melbourne Football Club 150 year anniversary Guernsey

One such significant anniversary Football Guernsey, Jersey, Jumper is the AFL Melbourne Demons 150 years Guernsey. It is unusually coloured in silver red and navy with the special logo of 150 years 1858 - 2008  on front .

proud 150th anniversary jumper

proud 150th anniversary jumper

Over time these AFL Football Guernseys, Jerseys, Jumpers have become harder to source and loyal fans regard them as a true collectors item. The ardent AFL Football Fan will often own a series of these AFL Football Guernseys, Jerseys, Jumpers which are a visceral history of their Clubs significant matches and participation in milestone events.

 

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Trade Periods, Weddings and Holidays

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

The AFL trade period has been and gone . Free agent players may still be on the market holding out for the elusive better deal. Many players have transferred to new clubs for lucrative cash deals for both them, and their new clubs. Many players have retired or been delisted by their clubs which may mean forced retirement or cause them to seek a new playing position elsewhere.

Lions Sleeveless Guernsey

Lions Sleeveless Guernsey

Traditionally during  the holiday period players marry, travel, await the impending birth of family or unwind. After a short rest period training starts in earnest with a focus on the 2019 AFL Season.

GWS Giants Guernsey

GWS Giants Guernsey

AFL Football Fans who have followed their teams throughout 2018 pause from footy following or turn their attention to other sports traditionally played in summer such as cricket. 

 

saints

saints

Many retire their AFL jumpers, jerseys, guernseys for the year but not all do. It can be seen at gyms, on the beach, out shopping, visiting relatives and playing beach volleyball. If their team has had a successful 2018 campaign the jumpers, jerseys, guernseys are displayed proudly. If their team has had a lacklustre season loyal fans still wear the colours proudly, perhaps eliciting a comment from other fans or those with a keen interest in Aussie Rules.

power retro

power retro

The 2019 AFL Home and Away Season will see a new round of guernseys with new sponsors but a constant is the team colours and the unfailing loyalty to those colours of the diehard AFL fan.

Magpies

Magpies

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.

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