The first AFL , Football Final , was held last night.
Appropriately , the curtain raiser, was a match between the two Grand Finalists , of last year . The two Victorian teams, St Kilda and Geelong , playing on a Friday night at the MCG in front of 63,000 parochial fans.
It was adrenalin fuelled , frenetically paced action from start to finish .
The rematch promised much , and the Game delivered . Blood flowed , umpires were maligned , fans roared , fowards missed set shots on goal, but the gritty Saints, ground out a heart stopping win .It was a brilliant spectacle.St Kilda ,avenging last years devastating loss, doggedly prevailed with a four point win, over the marauding Cats .
Fans , wearing their football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys , were at the MCG .What started as a mild , dry night ended in torrential rain , with conditions both on and off the ground , becoming slippery and rain soaked .
High profile Saints fan , Eric Bana , was willing his team to win but so were many of the Saints faithful .
Whilst there are still games to play , many Saints fans ,Â left the game with a spring in their step , a smile on their face, and a bit of hope in their heart .
Collingwood , flag favourites , play the skillful Western Bulldogs today at the MCG with a huge crowd expected .
Julia Gillard , their number one ticket holder will be watching .Is her struggle for power , to be likened to the Bulldogs epicurean struggle , for victory over the Magpies ?
Its fast , its fun , its exciting . Who will be the ultimate victor ?
Finals footy is here at last,Â and last nights match was a spectacular forerunner , of whats to come .