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The ten best tweets from AFL Grand Final day

The Swans head to Melbourne to take on the Bulldogs in a grand final rematch. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)
1st October, 2016
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The 2016 AFL Grand Final was an absolute belter of a game, with the Western Bulldogs taking out a 22-point win over the Sydney Swans, and it was no surprise that Twitter provided a few pearlers throughout the day.

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The pre-match entertainment always attracts a bit of attention these days, no doubt due to Meatloaf’s infamous (and diabolical) performance a few years ago. Sting certainly proved to be a better choice this time around, but unfortunately, his performance was lost on some of Australia’s younger generation.

Erm, no. That’d be ‘SOS,’ champ.

The umpires always tend to be a source of contention in any important game, and this one was no different, with one rather famous Australian name throwing himself into the debate.


Of course, that wasn’t going to go unchallenged.

Touche, good sir.

Of course, one of the feelgood stories of a feelgood day was the performance of much-maligned (and extraordinarily well-paid) Western Bulldogs forward Tom Boyd, who finished with three goals and eight marks.


And after Boyd’s superb display, we just couldn’t resist bringing up this old tweet from Mark Robinson.

Social media’s a cruel place, isn’t it?

After the game, Boyd’s feel good story got completely out-feelgooded (shhh, that’s a word now) by coach Luke Beveridge handing his medal to injured skipper Bob Murphy.


One of the sadder parts of the day (although not as sad as the result for Swans fans) was the fact that we’ve now heard the last of Dennis Cometti’s vocal chords on the TV.

But, while Dennis was bringing his storied career to an end, there was plenty of love for two different, veteran broadcasters, Roy and HG, with one pundit prepared to splash the cash to get the radio duo’s commentary in sync with the tele.


Of course, the main story was the Bulldogs finally breaking their 62-year premiership drought.

But, with one drought ending, another one has begun. Sorry, St Kilda fans.

Maybe next year. After today, we’re not counting out anything.