Discussion Both teams wearing clash jumpers

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Not the best example (as the AFL forced to make Saints wear it because our fat sash apparently didn't clash enough) but one I know the most.

What were/are your thoughts on it? And should it also happen in the finals series (plus the Grand Final) if appreciable?

Came up in my mind for quite a while seeing football/soccer clubs both wearing alternative kits even in the Final, although it's pretty rarer than it was.
 

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Not the best example (as the AFL forced to make Saints wear it because our fat sash apparently didn't clash enough) but one I know the most.

What were/are your thoughts on it? And should it also happen in the finals series (plus the Grand Final) if appreciable?

Came up in my mind for quite a while seeing football/soccer clubs both wearing alternative kits even in the Final, although it's pretty rarer than it was.
I think a few teams should wear their 2022 clash with home shorts, for example:
  • West Coast
  • Brisbane (White jersey)
  • Adelaide
  • GWS
  • Collingwood
  • Freo
  • Hawthorn
  • St Kilda
 

its been done

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It happens quite a bit in the NRL such as this Cronulla vs Easts (Sydney) game in 2018 with both teams in their alternates
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I’d like to see more adaptability.
That’s pretty unlikely to actually happen though, considering how rigid the AFL and certain teams are considering guernseys.

its been done is quite right; the NRL has often featured odd uniform choices, for better or worse.

The earliest instance I know of was way back in Round 18 1975.
Western Suburbs wore their white alternate uniform at home against North Sydney who wore their preseason/warm-weather red jersey.
 

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The 2014 Elimination Final was sort of along the lines of this, although Port's wasn't technically a clash guernsey, just worn as one.

The AFL told Port to wear a clash guernsey in a home EF because Richmond's clash didn't differentiate enough from Port's all black home kit.

Port said no, negotiated to wear the prison bars with white shorts

Richmond wore the clash anyway for some reason with black shorts

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technically this was our home jumper but i'll always think of it this way. both clubs wearing strips that are the inverse of their traditional ones to meet the AFL's stupidly rigid "dark vs. light" policy.
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The 2014 Elimination Final was sort of along the lines of this, although Port's wasn't technically a clash guernsey, just worn as one.

The AFL told Port to wear a clash guernsey in a home EF because Richmond's clash didn't differentiate enough from Port's all black home kit.

Port said no, negotiated to wear the prison bars with white shorts

Richmond wore the clash anyway for some reason with black shorts

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Seems like a Richmond problem, but cheeky they figured out a way to benefit
 

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I have the data for this on my laptop from between 1999 and 2020. I’ll post something when I get home from work
 

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The 2014 Elimination Final was sort of along the lines of this, although Port's wasn't technically a clash guernsey, just worn as one.

The AFL told Port to wear a clash guernsey in a home EF because Richmond's clash didn't differentiate enough from Port's all black home kit.

Port said no, negotiated to wear the prison bars with white shorts

Richmond wore the clash anyway for some reason with black shorts

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This was one of the hardest games for me to watch. I couldn't differentiate between the two teams quickly due to the white and yellow looking almost identical to me. By the time I figured it out the camera angle would change and I'd have to start over again.
 

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I have the data for this on my laptop from between 1999 and 2020. I’ll post something when I get home from work

Filtered out all the home and special/one off jumpers.
Note, the Saints Red jumper refers to the hot cross jumper that they used as their home for a period and the eagles royal jumper refers to their current home jumper
YrRdGmDateTimeHOMEJumperShortsvJumperShortsAWAYVenue
1,999970
23 May 1999​
00:00​
St. KildaRedBlackvAwayWhitePort AdelaideWaverley Park
1,9991399
26 Jun 1999​
00:00​
St. KildaRedBlackvAwayWhiteCollingwoodWaverley Park
1,99916124
17 Jul 1999​
00:00​
North MelbourneAwayRoyalvAwayWhiteGeelong CatsSCG
1,99918139
31 Jul 1999​
00:00​
St. KildaRedBlackvAwayWhiteAdelaide CrowsWaverley Park
1,99920155
14 Aug 1999​
00:00​
St. KildaRedBlackvAwayWhiteNorth MelbourneWaverley Park
1,99921167
22 Aug 1999​
00:00​
North MelbourneAwayRoyalvAwayBlackCollingwoodMCG
2,000320
25 Mar 2000​
00:00​
St. KildaRedBlackvOchreWhiteWest Coast EaglesDocklands Stadium
2,000750
22 Apr 2000​
00:00​
St. KildaRedBlackvAwayWhiteNorth MelbourneDocklands Stadium
2,000858
29 Apr 2000​
00:00​
St. KildaRedWhitevAwayNavyAdelaide CrowsDocklands Stadium
2,0001181
19 May 2000​
00:00​
St. KildaRedBlackvAwayWhitePort AdelaideDocklands Stadium
2,0001295
28 May 2000​
00:00​
North MelbourneAwayRoyalvAwayWhitePort AdelaideSCG
2,00017129
30 Jun 2000​
00:00​
St. KildaRedBlackvAwayWhiteGeelong CatsDocklands Stadium
2,001215
08 Apr 2001​
00:00​
St. KildaRedBlackvAwayWhiteGeelong CatsDocklands Stadium
2,00113100
30 Jun 2001​
00:00​
North MelbourneAwayRoyalvAwayWhitePort AdelaideManuka Oval
2,00115113
13 Jul 2001​
00:00​
St. KildaRedBlackvAwayWhiteAdelaide CrowsDocklands Stadium
2,00119146
11 Aug 2001​
00:00​
St. KildaRedBlackvAwayWhitePort AdelaideDocklands Stadium
2,00120153
17 Aug 2001​
00:00​
North MelbourneAwayRoyalvAwayWhiteAdelaide CrowsDocklands Stadium
2,00216123
20 Jul 2020​
00:00​
North MelbourneAwayRoyalvAwayWhitePort AdelaidePrinces Park
2,003F3183
20 Sep 2020​
00:00​
CollingwoodAwayBlackvAwayWhitePort AdelaideMCG
2,004648
02 May 2020​
00:00​
Port AdelaideTealWhitevAwayBlackCollingwoodFootball Park
2,004860
15 May 2020​
00:00​
St. KildaClashWhitevClashBlackCollingwoodDocklands Stadium
2,0041076
29 May 2020​
00:00​
North MelbourneAwayWhitevAwayBlackCollingwoodDocklands Stadium
2,005425
15 Apr 2020​
00:00​
North MelbourneAwayWhitevAwayBlackCollingwoodMCG
2,005859
14 May 2020​
00:00​
West Coast EaglesRoyalRoyalvClashWhiteSt. KildaSubiaco Oval
2,00522171
27 Aug 2020​
00:00​
West Coast EaglesRoyalRoyalvAwayWhiteAdelaide CrowsSubiaco Oval
2,005F3184
17 Sep 2020​
00:00​
West Coast EaglesRoyalRoyalvAwayWhiteAdelaide CrowsSubiaco Oval
2,006756
14 May 2006​
00:00​
North MelbourneAwayWhitevAwayNavyAdelaide CrowsDocklands Stadium
2,00617131
29 Jul 2006​
00:00​
West Coast EaglesRoyalRoyalvAwayWhiteAdelaide CrowsSubiaco Oval
2,007F2181
14 Sep 2020​
00:00​
West Coast EaglesRoyalRoyalvClashWhiteCollingwoodSubiaco Oval
2,00821168
24 Aug 2020​
00:00​
West Coast EaglesRoyalRoyalvClashWhiteHawthornSubiaco Oval
2,009864
17 May 2020​
00:00​
St. KildaClashWhitevClashBlackEssendonDocklands Stadium
2,010864
16 May 2020​
16:40​
St. KildaClashWhitevClashBlackEssendonDocklands Stadium
2,012539
28 Apr 2020​
13:45​
GWS GiantsCanberraCharcoalvClashWhiteWestern BulldogsManuka Oval
2,012757
12 May 2020​
13:40​
GWS GiantsCanberraCharcoalvClashWhiteGold Coast SunsManuka Oval
2,012868
19 May 2020​
19:10​
Western BulldogsClashWhitevAwayRedGold Coast SunsMarrara Oval
2,013540
27 Apr 2020​
13:45​
GWS GiantsCanberraCharcoalvClashWhiteGold Coast SunsManuka Oval
2,013763
13 May 2020​
19:40​
St. Kilda1800sBlackvClashWhiteCarltonDocklands Stadium
2,014F1202
07 Sep 2020​
14:50​
Port AdelaidePAMFCWhitevClashBlackRichmondAdelaide Oval
2,016436
17 Apr 2020​
16:40​
North MelbourneClashRoyalvClashWhiteFremantleDocklands Stadium
2,018429
14 Apr 2020​
13:45​
GWS GiantsCanberraCharcoalvClashWhiteFremantleManuka Oval
2,01818152
22 Jul 2020​
15:20​
West Coast EaglesRoyalRoyalvClashWhiteWestern BulldogsPerth Stadium
2,01821177
11 Aug 2020​
19:25​
GWS GiantsCanberraCharcoalvClashWhiteAdelaide CrowsManuka Oval
2,019214
30 Mar 2020​
15:10​
West Coast EaglesRoyalRoyalvClashWhiteGWS GiantsPerth Stadium
2,019434
13 Apr 2020​
18:10​
West Coast EaglesRoyalRoyalvClashWhiteFremantlePerth Stadium
2,019540
20 Apr 2020​
13:45​
GWS GiantsCanberraCharcoalvClashWhiteFremantleManuka Oval
2,019757
04 May 2020​
13:45​
GWS GiantsCanberraCharcoalvClashWhiteSt. KildaManuka Oval
2,01919157
27 Jul 2020​
14:35​
West Coast EaglesRoyalRoyalvAwayWhiteNorth MelbournePerth Stadium
2,01921172
09 Aug 2020​
19:50​
GWS GiantsCanberraCharcoalvAwayWhiteHawthornManuka Oval
2,020648
11 Jul 2020​
15:05​
West Coast EaglesRoyalRoyalvClashWhiteAdelaide CrowsGabba
2,020869
26 Jul 2020​
15:35​
West Coast EaglesRoyalRoyalvClashWhiteCollingwoodPerth Stadium
2,020F1157
03 Oct 2020​
20:10​
West Coast EaglesRoyalRoyalvClashWhiteCollingwoodPerth Stadium
 

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technically this was our home jumper but i'll always think of it this way. both clubs wearing strips that are the inverse of their traditional ones to meet the AFL's stupidly rigid "dark vs. light" policy.
lOowuxcz.jpg
That's not a clash for North Melbourne, it's their home uniform for that year.
 

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Collingwood are in their home strip there.
with white shorts. because they didn't have a clash strip in this period, at least not one that was suitable for matchups like this one and ours. we were also made to wear an away strip with home shorts to accommodate Collingwood around the same time:
 

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with white shorts. because they didn't have a clash strip in this period, at least not one that was suitable for matchups like this one and ours. we were also made to wear an away strip with home shorts to accommodate Collingwood around the same time:

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I had assumed this was their only clash guernsey from that period. There are teams who have had both away and clash guernseys, such as Adelaide from 2006 to 2009.
 

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