Posts Tagged ‘Sydney’

Demons Finals Campaign

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Jubilant scenes last night at the MCG as Melbourne beat Hawthorn to secure their place in the Preliminary Final. The Hawks, gallant in defeat, succumbed to the powerhouse Melbourne Demons who are focused on victory.

demons

demons

Fighting off a resurgent Hawks the Demons maintained their cool composure, fought off all the challenges the Hawks threw at them, and prevailed to run out comfortable winners.

 

demons

demons

Fans laughed, cried , danced and cheered their beloved Demons to victory. Jack, son of Todd Viney, the Demons Captain proudly led his team off the MCG amidst uproarious scenes of celebration all around the ground. In excess of 90,000 excited fans,  all wearing their teams football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys, roared their approval.

 

Giants

Giants

It has been a long time since Melbourne experienced AFL Finals success. Club stalwarts Ron Barassi and David Neitz were amongst the crowd of Demons faithful, wearing their  teams colours and joining in the celebrations. Its been eighteen years since they played in a Preliminary Final and they will venture to the West next week to take on an in form West Coast Eagles side.

 

Magpies

Magpies

Tonight the Greater Western Sydney Giants take on the Collingwood Magpies at the MCG. It too will be a fierce battle and whoever is the victor plays the Demons next week. Exciting times for footy fans and another big crowd is expected tonight, most wearing their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys.

Giants Guernsey

Giants Guernsey

Week One Finals Footy

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

With the first week of the AFL  Finals Series , being played out over the weekend, fans were treated to some competitive action .

CFC

CFC

carlton jumper

carlton jumper

The Cats overpowered the Hawks on Friday night at the MCG in a thrilling final . Hawthorn star Buddy Franklin , suffered a possible season ending injury , much to the dismay of Hawks fans , and football lovers alike.

.2010 Premiers , Collingwood , beat last years wooden spooners ,the Eagles on Saturday afternoon at the MCG . The Saints , despite playing at their home ground of Etihad Stadium , were outplayed by the  Swans on Saturday night . Similiarily , over 90 , 000 footy fans , witnessed the  Blues thrash the Bombers by more than  10 goals , in blustery conditions , at the MCG on Sunday afternoon .

 

In the second week of the Finals , Hawthorn and the Swans play on Friday night  at the MCG . The Blues travel to WA , for Saturday night's clash against the Eagles . Both games promise much excitement , and fans will be watching , wearing their  football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys .

swans jumper

swans jumper

wce jumper

wce jumper

Footy’s Back

Friday, June 25th, 2010

The split round of AFL matches,  for Round 13 , continues this weekend .

Saints and Cats , play tonight at the MCG , under lights , in front of a huge crowd.

Swans and Magpies,  play in Sydney , on Saturday night , at ANZ Stadium .

The Demons,  play the Crows , in Adelaide , on Sunday afternoon.

All games will be televised .

Port are having a rest

Port are having a rest

With only one Game to be played in Melbourne,  this weekend , many fans will be reduced , to wearing their football jumpers , jerseys, guernseys , whilst watching footy , on TV .

Disgruntled fans, will be keen to attend next weekend's,  full round of matches .

This split round , is it a rest for the AFL players , or a clever marketing move by the AFL hierarchy.?

Demons play in Clash Jumper

Demons play in Clash Jumper

More ” Football Jumpers”

Friday, June 4th, 2010

More " Football Jumpers" are imminent with the defection from NRL and Rugby Union to AFL by high profile players Israel Folau and Karmichael Hunt .

AFL Coaches Mick Malthouse and Brad Scott believe it will be a successful transition and will encourage other players to change codes.

Former AFL player Sydney Swan Nick Davis who thought about converting to NRL from AFL in 2006 states that Rugby players train as hard as the AFL .

Supporters of both codes are confident the kicking skills needed in AFL can be learnt over a six month period.

To be a good kick you need a good technique, which can be taught.

All AFL players need to hone their skills in this area , and practice constantly

With the switch of players from NRL to AFL it poses the question will the switch work the other way ?

Can we expect to see AFL players convert to play NRL ?

Some things don't change . All players , whatever code , will wear their football jumper , jersey , guernsey to play the game in their team's colours.

A new " Melbourne " team ?

A new " Melbourne " team ?

Night Football

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

A balmy Melbourne night saw 2009 premiership runners up the Saints play the Collingwood Magpies at Etihad Stadium. Footy starved fans out of hibernation following the long summer break were treated to a great display between the two traditional rivals.

Magpies well fancied

Magpies well fancied

The Saints  resplendent in a new team strip , a guernsey with wide horizontal red , black and white stripes reminiscent of the Western Bulldogs strip were able to hold off a fast finishing Collingwood side .They were  wearing their distinctive black and white strip. Purists argue that the pre season competition is not the " real footy ".

traditional strip

traditional strip

Cheering fans in their thousands would disagree with this sentiment last night as they watched the Mighty Saints hold off the fast finishing Magpies by one point .Fans booing Collingwoods newest recruit Luke Ball , an ex Sainter would be happy with this result . Nothing is sweeter than to beat Collingwood in Melbourne at Friday night footy before a fiercely loyal home town crowd.
The sydney competition is already having an impact on the national Game with the historic first match at western Sydney's Blacktown Olympic Park being a sell out . If the competing teams can provide a spectacle to compare with lasts nights game at Etihad the future of the Game looks secure in Sydneys west. Sydney Swans play Carlton in a game between two rising teams who hope to cement a place in the history books by playing in this  great contest.Fans , administrators, footy teams  and the AFL are all hoping to be treated to a great nights entertainment. The future of Australias's own iconic code of football in the Harbour City looks bright .

Swannies 05

Swannies 05

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