Posts Tagged ‘footscray’

And Then There Were Four

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Geelong Cats, rebounding from defeat , at the hands of the Saints, put an end to the Purple Haze , on Friday night. The westerners , ( Freo ) riding into town, fell at the hands of the easterners, at the shrine of AFL football , the MCG , in front of many imported fans .

Similiarily , the dogged Swans,  were ground down by the relentless Doggies, on saturday night at the " G .

Retro Footscray

Retro Footscray

Julia , and 40,000 barking doggies fans,  cheered their battle scarred warriors to victory .

Both the interstaters , were seen off by the Vics with a sniff of victory for  a local Flag , they have set tilt at the Holy Grail of the AFL , the 2010 Premiership Cup .

66'  revisited for Saints ?

66' revisited for Saints ?

The big Cats take on the might of the Magpies,  on Friday night .

In a sense of deja vu " , the Saints battle it out with the Bulldogs , on Saturday night , at the MCG.

Both Games, promise much .

The AFL,  is delighted with this Finals Series,  which has provided much for fans , all wearing their football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys,  willing their team to victory.

Geelong and Collingwood , worthy combatants in a do or die Final .

St Kilda and Western Bulldogs ( aka Footscray ), both teams plaqued with a lack of Finals success , are sentimental favourites in many hearts .

Who will succeed? There won't be a man left standing , nor a dry eye in the house,  on the conclusion of both games.

May the best teams win !

Can Collingwood win the ultimate prize ?

Can Collingwood win the ultimate prize ?

Julia Gillard for PM , Footscray for the Flag?

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Julia Gillard, is Australia's newest Prime Minister .

Julia , a 48 year old,red haired, unmarried ,Welsh born woman , from Melbourne's working class,  western suburbs , is a  keen,  Western Bulldogs supporter.

This , is a history making decision , in Australia's political landscape .

Will ,the AFL team , the Western Bulldogs , ( aka Footscray to diehard fans ) win the Flag , breaking a 55 year drought ?

Anything is possible .

Stranger things have happened .

Just ask their number one fan .!

Is Julia the Western Bulldogs No 1 Fan!

Is Julia the Western Bulldogs No 1 Fan!

Friday Night Footy

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Friday Night Footy at the MCG takes on special significance . It is the venue for the annual afl fundraiser for breast cancer research and treatment.

For several years now the pre match entertainment is of patrons paying a $50 fee to walk onto the MCG , wear a pink poncho and assemble into the shape of a woman.

An impressive sight , a thrill for those involved and a monetary boost to a very worthy charity .

All this before the first bounce of the football !

The ensuing game between the Melbourne Demons and Western Bulldogs should also provide exciting entertainment .

Both teams had a loss last weekend and will be keen to post a win.

Both have lost players to cancer . Ted Whitten , Footscray's favourite son battled the disease and Melbourne's Jim Stynes is currently battling it .

Fans will be out in their teams football jumper , jersey , guernsey .

Many will have them on under their pink poncho on the night.

Western Bulldogs

Western Bulldogs

Melbourne Demons

Melbourne Demons

Old Style

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Old style football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys are sought by many.

Fans , players of AFL football and collectors everywhere want to wear them, buy them or keep them .

They are generally the woollen or wool mix , knitted , long sleeve variety with button up front or V neck .It often has a club name sewn on front and number sewn on back .The jumper may simply be a colour combination that dates it as belonging to a certain club or dating from a particular era.

The purchaser may be a parent who wants to dress their baby in the jumper they wore as a child or something similiar to it .

These older style jumpers are enjoying a renaissance in their twilight years as collectors world wide hanker for the old school team jumper they played in, or their teams old strip .

Amateur teams who want to get together for a friday night game after work all want to wear them .Kids at the game who play kick to kick after the match want them.

These jumpers were often plastered in unfashionable sponsors logos for tobacco companies and breweries. They can be dated from a period by the sponsors logo , its age , and whether the company still exists. Often the sponsors logo will add to the value of the jumper and make it more highly prized .

The old style jumpers , jerseys , guernseys are much sort after and collectors and fans alike will pay a high price to secure a much coveted item .Old Fitzroy Lions and South Melbourne or Footscray jumpers are in great demand.

A woolly jumper usually tells a story , has a history and can often evoke a fond memory from the most ardent fan. Today they can be enshrined under glass to preserve them .

It would appear that the old style footy jumper will only grow in popularity as time goes by .

They can become part of yours and AFL history. Get grandpa , Uncle Cyril or cousin Roy to get it out from under the bed or down from the attic and wear it with pride . You might be surprised with the comments it gets and the offers you are made !

vintage

vintage

like dad wore

like dad wore

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