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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 .

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 .

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 !

Lions Jumper Change

Monday, June 3rd, 2013
new lion

new lion

 

There's a rumble in the jungle . Some Lions fans , discontent with the newer "papplepop Lion " mascot on their teams footy jumpers  , want a return to the older Lion moniker , as worn by the premiership teams of 2001 , 2002 and 2003 .

old lion

old lion

 

 

 

Two Melbourne teams , the Demons and Saints fared poorly in their weekend matches , against the Hawks and Kangaroos respectively . It raises questions on the viability of Demons coach , Mark Neeld , chances of surviving in that role . The Saints miserable season continues . North Melbourne stalwart Brad Harvey , notched up 350 games , whilst fellow Roo Daniel Wells , achieved 200 . Saint , Leigh Montagna , also played 200 games but his milestone was diminished by his teams poor performance .

Monday night footy plays out tonight between the Eagles and Tigers , over in the West .

 

Collingwood Vs Dees on only Queens Birthday Game

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Headlines from this weekend's  AFL footy .

Carlton squeezed out of victory by Geelong.

geelong jumper

geelong jumper

collingwood magpies baby jumper

collingwood magpies baby jumpergeelong jumper

Tigers roll stopped by Freo.

Gold Coast thrashed by Saints.

Essendon unlucky against  Sydney.

Port trounced at home by Hawks .

Collingwood set to challenge Dees at MCG in only Queens Birthday Game

Six teams have a bye and will be enjoying a much needed mid season rest .

Fans wearing their AFL Football Jumpers , Jerseys , Guernseys

bombers jumper

bombers jumper

, are enjoying the Queens Birthday Round of Matches .

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