Posts Tagged ‘Richmond’

Euphoria in Tiger Town

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Has the dust settled in Richmond after the Tigers won the 2017 Premiership flag ? The Richmond Tigers gathered momentum to crush the Adelaide Crows in a decisive victory. Jubilant fans partied the night away and Swan St was awash with celebrations. Whilst the Crows are a slick, professional football machine, the sentimental favourites, the  Tigers skilfully applied tremendous pressure to outman the Crows and gain victory.

 

 

Tigers football jumper, jersey,guernsey

Tigers football jumper, jersey,guernsey

Fans country wide were celebrating the victory in their yellow and black football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys. The Crows football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys have been rested temporarily whilst those fans muse on the loss of the 2017 Premiership Flag.

Vintage Crows jumper

Vintage Crows jumper

 

Richmond’s Win 2017 Premiership

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

AFL Football team Richmond Tigers are jubilant after winning the 2017 Premiership. Capping off a massive week of achievements the Tigers won the 2017 Premiership flag. Tigers player Dustin Martin, won the Norm Smith medal for best on ground. Taking the winners dais after the AFL Grand Final, Tigers Coach Damien Hardwick was gracious in victory congratulating their  defeated Adelaide Crows opponents. Many had expected a Crows victory but the Tigers, possibly buoyed by Martin's Brownlow win had risen to the challenge and pulled of a miraculous victory for its loyal fans. Young  Aus Kick footballers,wearing their Tigers football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys, handed the victors their premiership medals with endearing comments to their heroes such as "great game" and "your'e the best" .

Tigers

Tigers

Partying and celebrations continued all night and into the small hours of the morning around the MCG, next door at the Richmond Oval and across the surrounding suburb of Richmond and neighbouring Cremorne.

 

Aus Kick Kids Jumper

Aus Kick Kids Jumper

It is a much feted victory, a long time in the making, as its been thirty seven years since the Tigers last Premiership. A fairytale win, akin to the Western Bulldogs 2016 great victory over the marauding Sydney Swans. A repeating tale of underdog Victorian team wins against much favoured Interstate rival.

The crows gallant in defeat will return to  Adelaide minus the holy grail, the 2017 Premiership Cup, as this year it remains firmly entrenched in the local Victorian hands.

Crows vintage kids jumper

Crows vintage kids jumper

Some fans will put away the much loved football jumper, jersey, guernsey. Others will continue to wear theirs proudly for the weeks and days to come. The MCG was packed to capacity, emotions ran high, and the roar of thrilled spectators went out amidst a vista of yellow and black, or red yellow and blue football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys.

Dustin Martin wins Brownlow

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

AFL Richmond Tigers player Dustin Martin wins 2017 Brownlow Medal. Handed to him by Patrick Dangerfield of the Geelong Cats, the 2016 winner , Martin was humble. He gave  a succinct speech washed down by water as he prepares for the 2017 Grand Final on Saturday 30th September. The Crown Casino was packed with AFL  luminaries including Crows and Tigers players.

 

 

Vintage Crows jumper

Vintage Crows jumper

Richmond fans thrilled by Martin's win will be hoping for matching on field success for their club this Saturday. Will the Adelaide Crows burst the Tigers bubble? Footy fans will be wearing their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys and hoping their team can win.

Tigers Vintage Footy Jumper

Tigers Vintage Footy Jumper

Weddings and Holidays

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Summer is the off season for the AFL. Many players are taking advantage of the long summer break to get married.  Gary Ablett Jnr and Patrick Dangerfield both wed on 1 January 2016, celebrating New Years Day nuptials. Liam Picken wed on New Years Eve, 2015. When the AFL Season ends players often enjoy an extended overseas holiday, or take the opportunity to play in the  International Rules Series in Ireland.

saints vinttage jumper

Vintage Saints Jumper

It is a time of retirements, re-signings and trades, rejuvenated training schedules, and team development. AFL Footy players usually enjoy some private time away from  public  scrutiny and media exposure.

 

tigers vintage jumper

tigers vintage jumper

 

Fans may turn their attention to cricket . Football Jumpers, jerseys, guernseys are rarely retired though. The sleeveless version can and will be worn throughout summer. New sponsors are signed but the team colours don't change, except in the recent case of Essendon Bombers who dropped the grey from their clash football guernsey, jersey, jumper.

 

Bombers Football Jumper

Bombers Football Jumper

Vintage jumpers remain a constant and are feted by loyal fans all year long. Historically interesting they remain a regular feature to the proud owners collection.

Footy Legends

Monday, May 6th, 2013

I went and saw the stage show " Barassi " at the weekend .Followers of  VFL / AFL football are familiar with this name . What prompted me to go was seeing Ron Barassiwalking along the beach path at Elwood beach with a few of his pals . He had a determined stride and had raised a sweat on the cool autumn morning . The show encompassed his life achievements in football , including playing and coaching Melbourne Football Club , his  secession to Carlton , premiership victory at North Melbourne and trailblazing at the Sydney Swans . Many vintage football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys , were used in the production , well loved relics of a golden past and as tribute to a dead set footy legend .

 

 

Dees

Dees

Vintage Blues

Vintage Blues

Elsewhere Barassi 's first team the Demons were thrashed by his second the Blues . Perhaps the Dees need some Barass magic at the moment ! Saints run of losses continued , as did the Lions , Suns , Tigers , GWS , Crows and Bulldogs . Bombers and Cats rule on top of ladder with no losses followed by Power , Swans and Hawks with only one loss ,then come  Freo , Magpies and  Blues taking up remaining spots in the eight .

 

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