The AFL 2014 fixture Â 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 Â .
Many players are announcing their retirement , as their battle scarred bodies call a halt to the punishing training schedule , Â match day adrenalin , and mental and physical exhaustion , that is the reality of Â playing modern day footy .
Fans have ridden the roller-coaster ride with many favourite players . They areÂ sad to see the familiar faces and names call a halt . Now ,Â they look forward to witnessing the new brigade of superb athletes, Â receive the baton from the retirees, and take up the reins , to provide fans with more thrills , and Â gut busting Â excitement . Footy , its our game , and we welcome the new dawnÂ .of the ever evolving face of footy .