Posts Tagged ‘jumpers’

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.

Finals Fever

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

The 2018 AFL Final Series has begun. Hawthorn were outplayed by the Richmond Tigers on Thursday night in the first Elimination Final . The Tigers appear on track to win another Grand Final. Fans were treated to a thrilling game in front of a capacity crowd at a packed  MCG.

GWS Giants Guernsey

GWS Giants Guernsey

Last night the Melbourne Demons turned on a powerful display of power footy to beat a hapless Geelong Cats  team. Jubilant fans and players were ignited with passion as the Demons faithful, wearing their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys ,watched with delight as their team seized victory.

Melbourne Demons Jumper

Melbourne Demons Jumper

Today it is the turn of the Magpies to challenge an in form West Coast Eagles side over in Perth . Collingwood have travelled  but are confident of victory against the Eagles . The second elimination final is between the Swans and Giants being played in Sydney. Will they get a sell out crowd? In a city that predominantly follows NRL it will be an interesting marketing exercise for the AFL. Local loyal fans will be at the game wearing their AFL footy jumpers, jerseys, guernseys barracking loudly and hoping their team will be the winner.

 

proud 150th anniversary jumper

proud 150th anniversary jumper

Exciting times on and off the field and fans, spectators, commentators and the general public are loving the action. Teams not in the finals are rebuilding, letting players go, trading or watching older players retire. September is finals month in the AFL and already it is providing quite a spectacle.

Vintage Football Jumpers

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Vintage Football Jumpers are becoming a rarity as they become highly collectable for AFL football fans, historians and archivists.

Collingwood vintage jumper

Collingwood vintage jumper

Passionate footy fans seek to have a complete set of their clubs football jumpers, jerseys, or guernseys. Over a period of time these fans have seen many changes in the style, logos and designs of the jumper. It was originally made of knitted wool, then acrylic to the modern day polyester . A popular, modern style is the sleeveless variety replacing the more traditional long sleeved version of previous decades.

Magpies

Magpies

Magpies

Magpies

In 1996 the AFL changed its logo to the current one . Clubs have reinvented their team logos with rejigged mascots and revamped signage. What remains as a constant is the much revered team colours, the team name and  a version of the mascot.

Many Historians and Archivists are creating a curated collection  of the humble AFL football jersey, guernsey, jumper as a record of the games past, present and future. The older style jumpers, often much beloved of  football fans are growing in popularity and are becoming increasingly hard to find.

Magpies

Magpies

AFLW

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
AFL Carlton Blues Football Jumper

AFL Carlton Blues Football Jumper

The women's AFL competition AFLW commenced for 2018. The opening game was between traditional rivals Carlton and Collingwood,  at Ikon Stadium in Melbourne, friday, 2nd February.

Magpies Jumper

Magpies Jumper

Carlton defeated Collingwood in a fiercely fought battle by just eight points . Final scores were 22 points to 14 points. A large crowd of just under 20,000 excited fans went along to watch the game. The AFL were prepared for a large crowd after 2017 's lockout when many disappointed fans had to be turned away due to large numbers of attendees. The AFL instigated an overflow area with a big screen TV installed, and seating, to provide fans with a viewing area in case of lockout.

Baby Blue Guenrsey

Baby Blue Guernsey

It was a stellar opening to the AFL season and many fans including a large number of women attended the game all wearing their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys.

magpies jumper

magpies jumper

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