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thequarry

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I love the Saints' version of the candy stripe paired with the black shorts, but I don't think that combo will actually be worn in any games. I'd also argue that the VFLW teams' home jumper is the boldest/most traditional looking St Kilda jumper worn by any team representing the club at the moment (with the black number box a de facto logo in the old black box).
 

acm21

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Geelong is the best I've seen so far, also will be used for the men's which is nice. The bird on the Melbourne jumper reminds me of the og Adelaide away kit.
 

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Gibbsy

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Oh boy, there's going to be another clash between Adelaide and St Kilda...
So far we've got navy blue (Geelong) v black (Richmond), sky blue (Gold Coast) v royal blue (West Coast) and white (Adelaide) v white (St Kilda).
It begs the question how far out these guernseys were designed, and if was in the last 12 months (presumably so), whether it was pretty naive of the manufacturer/clubs/league to design dark or light guernseys for specific fixture match-ups given how flexible it is.
 

The Victorian

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It begs the question how far out these guernseys were designed, and if was in the last 12 months (presumably so), whether it was pretty naive of the manufacturer/clubs/league to design dark or light guernseys for specific fixture match-ups given how flexible it is.
Or maybe scheduling this week could have been done to avoid this?
 

fancyscum

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Or the AFL could've stuck to the original AFLW fixture.
Don't get me started on the fixture. Has to be one of the most compromised draws in a sporting competition in history, given you don't have to play everyone, the AFL makes up the fixture week by week and now they are considering double ups in a 9 round season. Surprised there hasn't been more uproar about this.

The three top interstate teams (Freo, Brisbane and the the Crows) have had just one match against a Victorian club between them up until this point, which given the Vic teams had no football played in their local comp last year and so haven't played since last AFLW season, seems pretty suspicious to me. They have pretty much given those teams a mini pre season before they have to face tougher opposition.
 

acm21

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Don't get me started on the fixture. Has to be one of the most compromised draws in a sporting competition in history, given you don't have to play everyone, the AFL makes up the fixture week by week and now they are considering double ups in a 9 round season. Surprised there hasn't been more uproar about this.

The three top interstate teams (Freo, Brisbane and the the Crows) have had just one match against a Victorian club between them up until this point, which given the Vic teams had no football played in their local comp last year and so haven't played since last AFLW season, seems pretty suspicious to me. They have pretty much given those teams a mini pre season before they have to face tougher opposition.
A lot of the aflw players don't play state football, especially in vic. Doesn't help alot of the vic aflw teams aren't upto it.


On a separate note, can't see expansion happening anything soon. Quality of the players is just not there. Maybe they can introduce promotion/relegation and add 2 teams to make it 20 teams.
 

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Teen Wolf

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More white on the back of Geelong's, it might not be tooooo bad if they wear white shorts. That and the WC-GC clash probably won't be any worse than NM-Coll last Saturday.

Adelaide v St Kilda: dunno if the solution is to flip a coin, or if St Kilda just save it for a home game... but if I had to guess I'd say there's no solution and we'll be left with something similar to the debacle below.

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Spanna_

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Some really nice Indigenous jumpers here, looks like we could be in for a good bunch this season.
 

Gibbsy

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More white on the back of Geelong's, it might not be tooooo bad if they wear white shorts. That and the WC-GC clash probably won't be any worse than NM-Coll last Saturday.

Adelaide v St Kilda: dunno if the solution is to flip a coin, or if St Kilda just save it for a home game... but if I had to guess I'd say there's no solution and we'll be left with something similar to the debacle below.

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This might just be the most farcical modern era match-up ever. Did one side end up changing shorts?
 

Freshwater

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Don't get me started on the fixture. Has to be one of the most compromised draws in a sporting competition in history, given you don't have to play everyone, the AFL makes up the fixture week by week and now they are considering double ups in a 9 round season. Surprised there hasn't been more uproar about this.

The three top interstate teams (Freo, Brisbane and the the Crows) have had just one match against a Victorian club between them up until this point, which given the Vic teams had no football played in their local comp last year and so haven't played since last AFLW season, seems pretty suspicious to me. They have pretty much given those teams a mini pre season before they have to face tougher opposition.
More farcical than those silly conferences. But at least this year they can blame it on corona, but two year’s ago conferences were bloody minded madness. All up not being fair compromises everything.
 

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