Daily Prompt-Premature

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Waayyy back around 1970…My cousin and I were supporting opposite sides

in what is now known as the

Australian Football League’s

Grand Final.

A 10 cent wager was placed.

At half time my team was 10 goals in front and

I prematurely asked my cousin did she want to pay up.

She declined.

And it is now history that Collingwood (my team)

had their worst ever case of the “Colliewobbles”

and lost another Grand Final.

And I have never had a wager on football since.

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Phoneography-Football Finals

My Phoneography contribution complements my

Look Up, Look  Down Challenge

this week.

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All these photos, while taken with my HTC phone are looking down onto the playing field of the Melbourne Cricket ground (MCG) or, in one case, looking up.

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September is a big month in Australia, particularly Melbourne, the centre of the Australian Football League (formerly the Victorian Football League) as all finals games are played during September to decide the champion team for the season.

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MCG-Friday_0144

Many years ago all these games were played on Saturday afternoons, however, with the advent of the Australian Football League (AFL) and more direct televising of these games, the higher rating night games are more the norm these days.  I would much rather a day game, however, the team I have followed for years is one of the stronger teams and draws a bigger ratings crowd.

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These two photos were taken about half an hour before the first bounce (start of the game) at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday September, 7th.  The MCG is where the 2006 Commonwealth Games and 1956 Olympic games were held.

The Dark section of the grand stand is the Melbourne Cricket Club Members grandstand.  There is a waiting list of 25-30 years to become a member.

These photos are taken from the Great Southern Stand where AFL Members watch sporting events to which they are entitled entry.

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MCG-Friday_0148

All the above shots were taken on the first night of finals with the banner indicating that one of the teams is about to run onto the ground.

Fortunately I only attended this game to watch a good game. However, just prior to arriving I had a nagging thought that I had left my car unlocked at a railway station car park, so I left early… only to find that the car was very securely locked!!

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MCG-Saturday_0153

The only good thing about returning on Saturday night was my Look Up and capturing this scene.

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MCG-Saturday_0164

A crowd of around 50,000 watched as my team, Collingwood, were soundly beaten.  At least I don’t have a reason to drag myself over to night games any more this season.

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Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday (create-with-joy.com)

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Craftyspices.com_Wordless Wednesday

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Lensandpensbysally~Phoneography

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Phoneography-Football Finals-BW

My Phoneography contribution complements my

Look Up, Look  Down Challenge

later this week

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September is a big month in Australia, particularly Melbourne, the centre of the Australian Rules Football League (formerly the Victorian Football League) as all finals games are played during September to decide the champion team for the season.

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mcg-friday_01442bw

Many years ago all these games were played on Saturday afternoons, however, with the advent of the Australian (Rules) Football League (AFL) and more direct televising of these games, the higher rating night games are more the norm these days.  I would much rather a day game, however, the team I have followed for years is one of the stronger teams and draws a bigger ratings crowd.

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mcg-friday_01472bw2

These two photos were taken about half an hour before the first bounce (start of the game) at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday September, 7th.  The MCG is where the 2006 Commonwealth Games and 1956 Olympic games were held.

The dark section of the grand stand is the Melbourne Cricket Club Members grandstand. There is a waiting list of 25-30 years to become a member.

These photos are taken from the Great Southern Stand where AFL Members watch sporting events to which they are entitled entry.

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mcg-friday_01482bw3

All the above shots were taken on the first night of finals with the banner indicating that one of the teams is about to run onto the ground.

Fortunately, I only attended this game to watch a good game. However, just prior to arriving I had a nagging thought that I had left my car unlocked at a railway station car park, so I left early… only to find that the car was very securely locked!!

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mcg-saturday_01532bw4

The only good thing about returning on Saturday night was my capturing this scene.

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A crowd of around 50,000 watched as my team, Collingwood, were soundly beaten.  At least I don’t have a reason to drag myself over to night games any more this season.

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Lensandpensbysally~Phoneography

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A-Z Challenge – F

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My contribution this week.

ginger0002

Friends, fingers and a foot.

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FIRSTBOUNCE_44A

First bounce of the football at a football game on the football ground.

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Breakfast_4429

More food than I could eat.

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FFF-challenge

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by frizztext

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