2009 Grand Final Pre Game Atmosphere

Warwick Capper
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Warwick Capper

By Kim Densham in Melbourne for AFANA

Former Swansand Brisbane Bears Champion, all round larriken, Warwick Capper, puts in a media appearance during the heats of the 100 yard MCG dash, in an omen  it was won by a St Kilda rookie.

The Ground
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The Ground

By Kim Densham in Melbourne, for AFANA

The view of the MCG as you approach from the Punt Rd End, Fans disembarking at Richmond Station access the ground through gates 5 and 6, with entry to the AFL reserve seating.

Australian Rock Legends
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by Kim Densham in Melbourne for AFANA

Three legends of Australian Rock, from left Jimmy Barnes former front man for Cold Chisel, center,  the voice, John Farnham and left, Ian Moss, belting out a pre game number.

The Jersey Boys
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The Jersey Boys

By Kim Densham in Melbourne for AFANA

The Jesey Boys line up to sing the national anthem before the game. The cast of the hit broadway musical, based on the life of Frankie Valley and the Four Seasons,took centre stage at the MCG as Melbourne delivered its famed four seasons in one day with brilliant sunshine, overcast skies, rain and hail.

Tickets Please
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Tickets Please

by Kim Densham in Melbourne for AFANA

Ever optimistic, a cat fan hopes for tickets to the big match.

Qantas Flyby
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Qantas Flyby

by Kim Densham in Melbourne for AFANA

Qantas Jumbo Jet flies past the lightower numbe gate 5 at the MCG.

Saint Bert And Tom Kat
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Saint Bert And Tom Kat

Kim Densham in Melbourne for AFANA

The old timer and the young buck, team enemies share a moment of comraderie before the game. Both hoping their team prevails, each reflecting a generation of support. Only one would go home happy!

The Prize
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The Prize

by Kim Densham in Melbourne for AFANA.

Peeking through, between Matthew Scarlett (30) and Corey Enright (44) is the AFL Premiership cup, on display to remind the players of why they are there. The National Anthem gives them time to reflect on  what lies ahead.

Desperate Saints
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Desperate Saints

by Kim Densham in Melbourne for AFANA.

Father and son, looking for tickets to the big game, Not since 1997 were the Saints in  a Grand Final.

Saints Cheer Squad
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Saints Cheer Squad

by Kim Densham in Melbourne for AFANA.

The St Kilda Cheer squad putting the final touches to their outfits and make final adjustments to the banner, pom poms and other signage for behind the goal.

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