Saturday, 1 October 2016

Grand Final Weekend!

It's a big weekend here in Melbourne
It's our Australian Football League Grand Final weekend.

Melbourne Visitors Centre - Flinders Street
Now our team Hawks (Hawthorn FC) were knocked out in a preliminary final
 by everyone's second favourite team the Western Bulldogs 
known locally as the Doggies!

Footscray Bulldogs Street Art
The Dogs have not made a Grand Final for fifty-five years.
Their opposition the Sydney Swans are no strangers to a Grand Final 
making for a fantastic Melbourne-Sydney tension. We love that rivalry!

If ever there was the time to use the expression the underdogs, 
it's this weekend. Go the Doggies!
The Western Bulldogs herald from Footscray where I work
It is such a great week to see the place decked in red, white and blue.

We have had overseas visitors this weekend and after a hectic week of travel ourselves, we are all happy for Melbourne's public holiday yesterday to celebrate Grand Final Eve. 
As we say only in Melbourne do we get one holiday to celebrate a horse race,
another for a footy match. Woof Woof!

We take our visitors into the city to see the sights and to watch the Grand Final Parade. Melbourne looked fantastic, it was a perfect spring day, warm and sunny and everyone, including all puppy dogs are in good spirits.

Grand Final Street parade, Wellington Street
Sport is central to Melbourne life, 
it is a wonderful way to bring people and dogs together. 

I am sure that every Bulldog in Melbourne 
was brought out for a special guest appearance!

Unfortunately, we left our crazy poodle at home
and for that, we're in the doghouse!

Go the Doggies!
Best of luck for today's Grand Final!

Linking with Saturday's Critters - Thanks Eileen
Blue Monday - Thanks Jeanne
Our World Tuesday - Thanks Lady Fi and all the hosts

PS What a screamer of a match - I think the whole country was in tears, one way or another when the Doggies won on Saturday. Brilliant match well done the Western Bulldogs!

If you have enjoyed this you may like to see the previous posts written about the Aussie Rules Footy

Happy Blue Ribbon Monday (2013)

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