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Last Game

Sunday, September 1st, 2013


Hafey's Tigers Footy Jumper

Hafey's Tigers Footy Jumper




Yesterday I went to a season ending AFL match . It was at the traditional saturday afternoon time . The sun was shining , a green grass smell pervaded our nostrils , and we were surrounded by faithful fans. Growing up in a country town you barracked for the country VFL team . A move to the city saw support for the VFL team of your new home suburb . My friend , who grew up in the shadow of our mutual team's  Footy Oval , said " you all barracked for them , there was just no one else ". She has been a  lifetime supporter of our  club , I have followed them for a mere 40 years . During this time  we have seen our team survive a troubled past , and achieve a spectacular lack of on field success . Not for us the dazzling highs and lows of Finals and Grand Finals . Our time came and went a few years back , as ultimate success was cruelly snatched from our grasp , by a long time foe .


saints strife

saints strife


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Bombers Football Jumper

Bombers Football Jumper

A lot of enjoyment has been wrung from those years . My four children , and her two have been initiated , and like us , will be lifetime supporters . Footy has been fun , its bonded us , ignited passions and provided endless fodder for conversation . Sure the new AFL is slick , swanky , scandal ridden , and irritating .Yesterday our team waved goodbye to three players , whilst ending the season with a win .

Cats Vintage Football Jumper

Cats Vintage Football Jumper

Champagne was shared , reminiscences laughed over , and camaraderie spilled out amongst the faithful crowd. No spectre of drug scandal , racial vilification , players trading allegiances , or abuse was raised . It was a fun day out at the footy . The sweet seal on the deal came when the 16 year old pointed out , on our departure from the ground , mine , her dads , and her name , on the club loyalty poster near the front gate . We exited the ground wearing our footy jumpers , jerseys , guernseys , to the resounding chorus of our club song ringing in our ears . The phrase " there's always next year " escaping our lips .




End of Season Blues

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Its Round 21 in the AFL with only 3 more games to play for season 2012 .The top three spots on the ladder are filled by , bird mascots , the Swans , Crows and Magpies . Following are the Hawks and Eagles , even more bird monikers .

The race for the Finals is on . Essendon  and Fremantle battle for eighth spot , ahead off the Saints and Blues ,who appear to be out of contention on tenth and eleventh spot respectively .

Those teams who can't play finals footy, are already talking up their chances for season 2013 . Many players are being signed

to contract extensions , whilst other players talk retirement.



Football fans, are battle weary after a wet, cold season . Many are keeping the belief that their team will be triumphant in September . All are getting along to matches wearing their football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys .

The Race is On

Friday, August 5th, 2011

The 2011 AFL competition is providing on and off the field entertainment , as teams race to the 2011 Finals Series .

Round 20 sees Collingwood , making a rare trip away from their MCG home base , to play Port Power in Adelaide . St Kilda take on Freo in Melbourne , for Friday night footy , and Tassie is host to the Hawks and Kangaroos , in a prelude to the Kangas playing in Tasmania in2012.  In Geelong , Gary Ablett will face his old club , the Cats , with his new team the Gold Coast Suns , and in a battle of the underdogs , the Lions are home to the Crows .

Melbourne Demons , hoping for a win , to quell on , and off field dramas , are playing Carlton at the MCG , in a traditional Saturday afternoon game of footy . In the ongoing battle for top eight places , Essendon play the Swans  on Saturday night in Melbourne , and the luckless Tigers face the Eagles in Perth . The Doggies are having a much needed rest .

Young Saints want to keep Winning

Young Saints want to keep Winning

Excitement is high , close results are predicted , and epic struggles are promised , as teams slug it out for the holy grail of AFL dreams , a place in the Finals . Fans will be along for the ride , cheering their teams to victory , wearing their football jumpers , jerseys, guernseys .

Winning in your Football Jumper

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Could be  situation normal , at round 7 , of the 2011 AFL Football Season.

Will Lions win their first Game for 2011 against Suns ?

Will Lions win their first Game for 2011 against Suns ?

Where are we at ?

Carlton thinking they are winners

Hawks posing as winners

Demons desperately wanting to be winners

Cats quietly winning

Collingwood still winning

Bulldogs almost winning

St Kilda not winning

Kangaroos winning some of the time
Essendon acting like winners

Brisbane wanting to win

Suns trying to win

Eagles winning in the West
Freo believing they can win
Swans winning in Sydney
Lions not winning at all
Tigers win / loss / draw
Power hoping they will win their next
Crows spending money to win

Will Greater West Sydney win in 2012 ?

When you wear your Football Jumper,  you feel , and look like a winner , despite your teams win , loss or draw.

Holiday Football is Fine with Fans

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

The Saints , Cats , Hawks , Magpies , Suns , Blues , Tigers and Freo all had a good day at the office for round 5 of the AFL footy fixture . The Swans , Demons , and Eagles all had a rest .

Win this Eagles Jumper to wear to the footy

Win this Eagles Jumper to wear to the footy

Many highlights and great entertainment was provided over the extended round of matches for the Easter / Anzac Day holiday break . A milestone was reached by the Suns , when they won their first AFL Game . Collingwood proved too strong for Essendon , and Geelong looked good against the Hawks .

The Saints posted their first win for season 2011 , as did the Tigers ,who proved more accurate in front of goals than the Kangaroos , with young spearhead , Jack Riewoldt booting five goals . The Bulldogs were unlucky in WA and lost only in the dying minutes of the game to the Dockers .

Fans enjoying the mighty spectacle of a holiday fixture of AFL Football , watched games wearing their beloved football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys .

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