Preview 2015 AFL Grand Final - Hawthorn v West Coast, MCG, Sat Oct 3rd, 2.30pm AEST (12.30pm WA, 2pm SA)

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The_Wookie

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  • For those asking, Grand Final is officially listed as Hawthorn v West Coast because Hawthorn won PF1 & WCoast won PF2. PF1 winner named 1st
  • In GF, AFL directs clubs what to wear & NOT based on ladder rank as per first 3 weeks of finals. Haw to wear home. WC to wear royal jumper.
  • Useless GFinal stat: Non-Victorian teams have 8-5 record when travelling to Melbourne to play a Vic-based team in a GF. WCoast 2W1L Haw 3W1L
  • AFL Grand Final Milestones: Andrew Gaff - 104th consec game since rd17, 2011. Equals WCoast club record held by Dean Cox.
  • AFL GF milestones: Shaun Burgoyne to play 31st final. Draws level with Gordon Coventry in 2nd place ever, behind only M Tuck (39).
  • AFL GF milestones: Sharrod Wellingham, Xavier Ellis aiming to become 30th and 31st players in VFL/AFL history with flags at 2 clubs.
  • GF milestone AClarkson can be 5th man to win 16 finals at 1 club. Most at 1club: McHale 27, Sheedy 23, Reynolds 21, Smith 16, Hafey, Clarkson 15
  • GF (odd) milestone: If S Selwood picked & WCoast win, family would join Cordner, Rose & Twomey as families with 3 brothers to play in flags.
  • GF (odd) milestone: Xavier Ellis can become only 4th person ever to win a 2nd flag playing in GF against his original premiership club.
  • Eddie Drohan, Mick Grace & current AFL Commissioner Jason Ball are the 3 prev. VFL/AFL players to win 2nd flag against their orig prem club.
Match Details
Ticketing

SOLD OUT

Parking and Transport

The MCC estimates that there will only be 1,000 car parks available for the estimated 100,000 attendees.
Grand Final Entertainment

Adams, Goulding will also play the post match concert.

Broadcast Information

This will be broadcast live and free on Channel 7 in High Definition. There will be no live Fox broadcast for this event.

Weather Forecast

Predicted to be fine, sunny, with a top of 28. In other words, damn perfect weather for the Grand Final.

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The Foxtel Footy Festival celebrates all that is brilliant about Melbourne! Showcasing the best Melbourne has to offer in food, music, movies, and of course, footy.

All fans are invited and it’s free to attend, because you make the game! Located in Yarra Park outside Gate 3 of the MCG and running for 4 days from Wednesday 30 September until Grand Final day on Saturday 3 October.

Bring the family and come celebrate the greatest time of the year, Finals time. Included activities are outlined in more detail here.


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Melbourne Cricket Gd ‏@MCG 1h1 hour ago

Some early advice for those driving to the MCG for #AFLGFor related @AFLGrandFinal activities:


Melbourne Cricket Gd ‏@MCG
No parking in Yarra Park tomorrow for @AFLGrandFinal parade. Leave the car at home and catch public transport: http://bit.ly/1O9MiWj
 
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WWSD

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Billy Hartung will be omitted. Jack Gunston will come straight in.


B: Stratton, Lake, Duryea

HB: Birchall, Frawley, Gibson

C: Hill, Mitchell, Smith

HF: Burgoyne, Gunston, Rioli

F: Puopolo, Roughead, Breust

R: McEvoy, Hodge, Lewis

INT: Suckling, Hale, Schoenmakers, Shiels
 

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didaksrightfoot

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Not sure whether this deserves a thread of its own (or if there is one) - but it's a joke that Gil confirmed that the Eagles have already been asked to wear there away strip for the GF... they are the higher team on the ladder, there is no opportunity for a "home" game - so there must be some benefit of being higher... even if it's as simple as a jersey.
 

PieMan!

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Billy Hartung will be omitted. Jack Gunston will come straight in.


B: Stratton, Lake, Duryea

HB: Birchall, Frawley, Gibson

C: Hill, Mitchell, Smith

HF: Burgoyne, Gunston, Rioli

F: Puopolo, Roughead, Breust

R: McEvoy, Hodge, Lewis

INT: Suckling, Hale, Schoenmakers, Shiels

Will Matt Stevic Play??? ;)
 

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tige19

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I hope the Eagles plan on playing with an extra 2 players so their fierce web team defence can be implemented on the G
 

Tyler Hodges

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Only sure thing is that hawks won't be wearing the power ranger. AFL won't want it and considering eagles wore their away kits in 05, 06 GF's after finishing higher they obviously don't have a problem with it
 

PonsfordMagpie

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I think Hawthorn will win but I'd love to see the Eagles pull off a famous victory and be the first team since 2007 to win a Premiership where they did not play finals in the previous year.

These should be the jumpers next week if it hasn't already been confirmed by the AFL! Reminds me of 1991.

 

The_Reaper

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Not sure whether this deserves a thread of its own (or if there is one) - but it's a joke that Gil confirmed that the Eagles have already been asked to wear there away strip for the GF... they are the higher team on the ladder, there is no opportunity for a "home" game - so there must be some benefit of being higher... even if it's as simple as a jersey.
No. It's perfection.

I love you Gil
 

The_Reaper

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The strip they wear for all their Vic games and are happy to wear - that one?
Our real strip.

The heart and soul of the club strip.

The three premierships strip

The one we should wear against everyone bar away games against the Bulldogs (where we should wear the yellow version)
 
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