Â Swaps , trades , and drafts is the language bandied around the empty ovals and behind closed doors of club’s admin HQ.
Older players are retired , re-housed, Â re – hashed and re- branded as they swap clubs and pledge allegiance to another , all for the sake of the mighty dollar , and the welfare of the team .New draftees are selected , young kids with big dreams off playing afl football .
Football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys are changed , rebranded with new sponsors , and washed and packed away til the next season . Or are they ? The vintage styles might need a rest . Stretched , strained , Â jostled and ridiculed they Â need some R& R during the off season . However , Â the modern , slick , polyester , sleeveless guernsey is good to go anytime , anywhere , anyhow ! A bit like the modern day AFL footballer .
Hawks hang , Blues battle , Lions lament , Crows collide , Eagles exhibit
, Magpies maraud , Freo flouder , Demons dual , Swans shuffle , Saints subside , Tigers tussle , Power pummel , GWS grovel , Suns shine , Bombers bow , Cats caterwaul Â , Kangas kick , and Doggies demob .