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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.

Good Friday Footy

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

The AFL has announced it is looking at the possibility of playing footy , on Good Friday . A proposal to postpone the commencement of the 2015 season is being touted  ,with a Good Friday Twilight Game , listed as Season opener . Many sports have long played matches on this sacred religious festival day .

Dees Jumper

Dees Jumper

All AFL Clubs are jostling for the right to play on Good Friday  . North Melbourne believe they are the most worthy , as they initially proposed a match on Good Friday in 1992 . A worthy opponent is believed to be Carlton , who have a huge fan base and could draw a crowd.

Essendon and Collingwood already have exclusive rights to the Anzac Day match and it would be assumed they would be out of the running even though they have expressed interest .

A further possibility is that interstate  clubs would also play home matches on Good Friday .

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Will the football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys , be printed with special logo's , to commemorate the historic match , like the the Anzac Day match guernseys ?

 

Last Game

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

 

Hafey's Tigers Footy Jumper

Hafey's Tigers Footy Jumper

 

lions

lions

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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power up

 

 

 

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 .

 

 

 

Footy Fans

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

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Welcome to Football Jumpers .com

Football jumpers, guernsey, jersey call them what you like, they are popular right now!

Why wear a Football Jumper?

Football Jumpers are topical

Football Jumpers are tribal

Football Jumpers establish friendship

Football Jumpers give identity

Football Jumpers give a sense of belonging and fun

Football Jumpers make you feel good

Football jumpers are affordable, revive memories, are a fashion item and attract and embrace all

OFFICIAL licensed products are NRL, AFL or other code represented and are endorsed .

It is worth buying the genuine article
They look good are the right colours style and fabric and often have sponsors logos
Money from sales goes back to the clubs and promotes sponsors important to passionate supporters a s a way of supporting club.
They look right,right colours, right logos, right team mascots
The size is right and they fit, wear and wash well
Football Jumpers mark the supporter as a passionate club person
Rule out poor imitations
Give funds back to clubs and allow development of league
Amateur teams also have league colours and can have sponsors logos sewn or printed on their Football Jumpers
Licensed Football Jumpers wash easily and retain shape colour and
style
Football Jumpers are part of Australia's national identity

From the dawn of time Australians have played footy

The laconic cries of football fans young and old raised in unison every Saturday afternoon echo around every part ot the country .

The fans love the larrikin streak of being able to abuse the authorities in this case the much maligned umpires ( ya white maggot in true strine)

The 2012 Fixture

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

The Draw has been announced for the 2012 Footy Season . GWS joins the competition , making it an 18 team fixture , with more interstate matches , and a bye period of rest breaks , for all teams.

 

crows

crows

All Clubs are required to travel interstate at least five times . Collingwood , Hawthorn and Geelong , the top three finishers in 2011 have big games scheduled. The  AFL hopes these games can draw large crowds ,  will provide great entertainment , and  help to consolidate these teams ,  and footy's popularity .

 

Geelong unfurls its premiership flag in round 4 , and the Saints face Freo in their first game since the coach poaching saga  .The Blues play six games on Friday night , and North Melbourne  make the most interstate trips with Games scheduled in Hobart .

 

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north

Queensland Clubs , the Lions and Suns , play the most games in the Saturday afternoon twilight timeslot , and the Cats and Magpies meet twice in GF replays in rounds 8 & 16 .

Big Games will continue with the  Magpies playing the Bombers on Anzac Day, Freo versus Carlton in the annual Len Hall Tribute Match , Demons tackling the Magpies on Queen's Birthday Monday, Essendon and Richmond clashing in the 'Dreamtime at the 'G' match in round eight, and St Kilda hosting Carlton on a Monday night match.

 

tigers

tigers

Interstate teams will continue to play each other in the two 'Derbies' between Fremantle and West Coast, two 'Showdowns' between Adelaide and Port Adelaide, two Brisbane Lions- Gold Coast 'Q-Clashes' and, for the first time, two all-Sydney clashes between the Giants and Swans.

carlton

carlton

The 2012 AFL fixture promises much.  Football fans will be along to watch , wearing their   football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys .

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