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Clash of Jumpers

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Gorgeous autumn weather drew big crowds to the footy in Melbourne over the weekend . Several close finishes thrilled fans who revelled in the sunshine and fast paced action. The Demons played the Eagles on Saturday night at the MCG , a  game which saw both teams play in dark blue football jumpers . A navy blue home strip was worn by the Demons , and a dark blue clash strip was worn by the Eagles .

 

Eagles Clash Strip

Eagles Clash Strip

Surely a better choice would,ve been for the Eagles to wear white or yellow guernseys , under lights , at night ? Several Demons players hand - balled to the opposition on a least two occasions in the second quarter . It didn't affect the result of the game , but the AFL need to adopt a pragmatic approach to the wearing of home and away strips  , of teams football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys.

young Dees jumper

young Dees jumper

Vintage Football Jumpers

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Vintage football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys , are highly sought by football fans,  and collectors alike.

Often, they belong to a team that no longer exists, or has been amalgamated ,into another team .

Vintage Hawthorn Football Jumper

Vintage Hawthorn Football Jumper

Popular teams in this category , are the Brisbane Bears , and the Fitzroy Lions .Both were either forerunners to , or were amalgamated , into the current Brisbane Lions team.

Avid fans and collectors , will seek out and secure football jumpers,  from this era.

Many collected jumpers are encased under glass , in frames , others are worn with pride , to the game .

Fond memories , of a bygone , gentler era , are embedded deep into these nostalgic jumpers.

The period during which they were worn,  evokes poignant memories of a simpler , spectator sport . Remember that lair on the field , Warwick Capper , in his very short shorts playing for the Brissy Bears?

Paul Roos , Sydney Swans incumbent coach , Captained and performed heroic feats proudly attired in his Fitzroy Lions jumper .

Memories , individual , irreplacable , and timeless, tied up with the fans reverie and nostalgia for a bygone era. All foster a love for AFL football .

Vintage 1987 Brisbane Bears Football Jumper

Vintage 1987 Brisbane Bears Football Jumper

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