Discussion Round 12, 2019 - Photos and Discussion

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parano1a

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Collingwood and Casey (VFL) are both wearing Big Freeze socks (royal blue and sky blue).
 

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Interesting that Jetta is wearing white shorts in the warm ups. Usually we are full royal against the Swans & Suns.
 

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The white away shorts rule is back even stronger than ever!
 

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I just don't understand why
 

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Someone pls tell me the Eagles just packed the wrong shorts
 

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parano1a

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Swans v Eagles was one of the nicest uniform match ups in the league. Introducing white to the Eagles is unneccessary however it appears the AFL is looking to preserve the white shorts=away team tradition at all costs.
 

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Suuuurely this is just a bit of a cock-up from the Eagles. No other team has worn white shorts away to Sydney this year.
 

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Hasnt everyone else been wearing coloured shorts v Swans this year?
 

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West Coast wore blue shorts at their SCG training run yesterday, so they have them available to wear.


So this is likely either:

A/ An AFL directive

B/ An Eagles choice/request to keep full royal as a “home only” uniform
 

Red Crow

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Hasnt everyone else been wearing coloured shorts v Swans this year?
Nobody has worn white shorts away to Sydney this year.

Two teams have worn white away to Gold Coast - Brisbane in clash and Geelong in Indigenous.

If its an AFL directive, its a clear deviation even from this years policy.
 

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List of all the times, white shorts have been worn at Sydney Home games.
Was worn by Hawthorn last year in Round 23, surprisingly

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lionbear

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Nobody has worn white shorts away to Sydney this year.

Two teams have worn white away to Gold Coast - Brisbane in clash and Geelong in Indigenous.

If its an AFL directive, its a clear deviation even from this years policy.
I just hope the property steward accidentally packed the wrong shorts.
 

akkaps

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As of Gold Coast, the list includes Brisbane, GWS, Fremantle, Adelaide, and Hawthorn as ones to year white shorts. But never a dark jumper.

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ashley12

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Have to remember that the Eagles kit manager isn't probably thinking about various combinations of shirts and shorts from all 9 matches each week all year.

In reality, this is probably what went down.

In Round 6 (vs Geelong away) in a game where we normally wear full royal, the club would have been told to wear white shorts (because of Geelong wanting to wear navy shorts at home). As this is a deviation from what has happened before, the club did and kept a memory of "always white shorts away"

Come Round 12, we do the same thing again without really thinking why.

There isn't really another explanation for it, since West Coast have always worn full royal away vs Sydney, and teams have worn full home against Sydney for the majority of matches.
 

ashley12

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Also, for the table that shows what teams wore away to Sydney.

Surely the Stadium "Sydney Showground Stadium" would be better off as "Stadium Australia" as a differentiation to Sydney Showgrounds which is the home stadium of GWS.
 

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Also, for the table that shows what teams wore away to Sydney.

Surely the Stadium "Sydney Showground Stadium" would be better off as "Stadium Australia" as a differentiation to Sydney Showgrounds which is the home stadium of GWS.
That is a bit misleading!
What does this database call the *actual* Sydney Showground Stadium (aka Spotless/GIANTS Stadium)?
 
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