Or should I say ‘games on’ as this weekend we see two of the biggest events on our sporting calendar – the AFL and NRL Grand Finals. Both will be a showcase for interstate rivalry; Hawthorn from Melbourne playing Sydney in the AFL, and Sydney’s Bulldogs playing the Melbourne Storm in the NRL.
In the AFL, Hawthorn are firm favourites.
Last week against Adelaide they were loose, lethargic and sloppy. Only the efforts of a few stand-out players got them over the line against the team of tooth fairies from the city of churches. Perhaps the early tag of premiership favourites has made them complacent.
Their coach is a known wall puncher (like Tony Abbott) and I reckon he’ll be doing some punching on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Swans were methodical in the way they dismantled Collingwood. They might take it up to the Hawks.
I don’t know much about the NRL (except that Canberra missed out). I’m sure some of our readers can fill in the gaps for us.
BTW, here’s a nice ‘premiership’ photo.