The 7 Types Of Footy Fans You'll See On Grand Final Day
Raise your overpriced Carlton Draught and get the roof of your mouth ready for a meat pie burn. It's every true footy fan's favourite day of the year: The AFL Grand Final.
This Saturday the Tigers will go head to head with the Giants as they battle it out to claim the 2019 Premiership Flag. It's set to be a cracker of a game - and not just because of the athleticism on display.
People from all walks of life come out of the woodworks on Grand Final day, bonded momentarily by their pure enjoyment of the iconic pre-game anthem Up There Cazaly.
Despite sharing a passion for the game, the almost 100,000 supporters couldn't be more different. With this in mind, here is your ultimate matchday guide of who you can expect to see at the game.
"The boys, the boys, the boys the boys the boys"
Favourite player: Trent Cotchin
Here for: The banter
Post-game plans: Doing a shooey on Swan Street
Lit Middle-Aged Women
Has a Richmond Tigers badge on their profile pic
Favourite player: Alex Rance
Here for: Likes on their Facebook check-in
Post-game plans: BYO wine and dumplings in Chinatown
Kids With Dusty Cuts
Guaranteed to be high on sugar
Favourite player: Dustin Martin
Here for: Booing Toby Greene
Post-game plans: Squeezing onto a packed train and heading back to the suburbs
Adults With Dusty Cuts
Proud life member of the Richmond Football Club
Favourite player: You guessed it, Dustin Martin
Here for: Starting “yellow and black” chants, wishing for Toby Greene to injure himself
Post-game plans: Another Premiership tattoo
GWS Supporters - Sydney Locals
Not their first time wearing high-vis
Favourite player: Phil Davis
Here for: Seeing what all the fuss is about
Post-game plans: Watching the NRL Prelim at the casino
GWS Supporters - Melbourne Ex-Pats
Grateful they brought a sleeveless puffer jacket
Favourite player: Jeremy Cameron
Here for: Paul Kelly
Post-game plans: Making jokes about how cold it is
Wearing team colours... on their pocket square
Favourite player: Jack Riewoldt
Here for: A promotion
Post-game plans: Networking at the MCC members' bar