Posts Tagged ‘Players’

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

AFL Vintage and Retro Football Guernseys

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
AFL Carlton Blues Football Jumper

AFL Carlton Blues Football Jumper

AFL Football Jumpers, Jerseys, Guernseys do change. Whilst the style and colours remain a constant part of the design, team sponsors,  and fabric of manufacture vary.

 

North Melbourne Kangaroos

North Melbourne Kangaroos

AFL Essendon Football Club

AFL Essendon Football Club

AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos

AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos

Initially the original  football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys were knitted from wool. The team colours and club insignia was constant. Players wore a long sleeved version of the football jumper, jersey, guernsey with a collar and button up front.  Manufacturing processes changed and the guernsey was still knitted but from acrylic wool. Long sleeves, v necks with collars, favourite players numbers sewn on the back and sewn on AFL logo patches proliferated.

 

AFL Melbourne Demons Football Guernsey

AFL Melbourne Demons Football Guernsey

Fitzroy Football Club were the first football club that began displaying sponsors logos on guernseys for a commercial fee. Ironic that the club was deemed to be economically unviable by the AFL, and ceased to exist . An amalgamation of sorts was attempted with the establishment of a new team the Brisbane Bears in Queensland, who bore the FFC initials on the back of their guernsey . A later incarnation saw the Brisbane Lions adopt the Fitzroy team mascot of a lion on their guernsey.

Today, collectors, football fans, club historians, lovers of AFL, and curators collect the older style vintage, and retro football jumpers, guernseys, and jerseys. Irreplaceable and markers of a pivotal point in an AFL Club's history they are highly coveted items.

AFL Sydney Swans Football Guernsey

AFL Sydney Swans Football Guernsey

Retirements

Monday, August 11th, 2014

The AFL 2014 fixture  is drawing to a close . Only three more games remain in the Home and Away 2014 season .Some teams will make the Finals , some will not . Fans , avidly following their teams fortunes , emblazoned in their football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys ,hope their team will make it to the big stage in September  .

 

Dees footy jumper

Dees footy jumper

Many players are announcing their retirement , as their battle scarred bodies call a halt to the punishing training schedule ,  match day adrenalin , and mental and physical exhaustion , that is the reality of  playing modern day footy .

power retro

Power Retro Jersey

Fans have ridden the roller-coaster ride with many favourite players . They are sad to see the familiar faces and names call a halt . Now , they look forward to witnessing the new brigade of superb athletes,  receive the baton from the retirees, and take up the reins , to provide fans with more thrills , and  gut busting  excitement . Footy , its our game , and we welcome the new dawn .of the ever evolving face of footy .

Changes

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Its round 18 , in the AFL 2014 Home and Away Season . By now , beleaguered fans will know if their club will be in the Finals . Many have endured a season of winter chills , highlights , and disappointments . It is at this stage of the season that retirements are announced , players struggle to find form to retain their place in the team , and coaches are under pressure to deliver a finals appearance .

Vintage Tigers Footy Jumper

Vintage Tigers Footy Jumper

 

The ever evolving , football jumper , jersey , guernsey has changed too . What was once a humble piece of apparel , used to brand and identify players and supporters alike ,it has morphed into a slick , aerodynamic ,piece with colourful , graphic designs , and sponsors logos sublimated on them .

 

Hawks footy Jumper

Hawks footy jumper

Colours stay the same

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

heritage saints

heritage saints

lollipop saints

lollipop saints

In AFL Football , players and coaches come and go . Fans and teams enjoy good years and bad years . Its all part of following your team . The one thing that remains constant , is your teams colours .Whatever the style of football jumper , jersey , guernsey, fans remain loyal to their colours . Many will be wearing them , over the next few weeks , of the AFL 2011 Finals Series

.retro saints

retro saints

todays saints

todays saints

Who remembers these St Kilda Saints Football Jumpers ? 

clash saints

clash saints

vintage saints

vintage saints

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