I still cling onto Hawthorn’s last win against Geelong in the 2008 Grand Final.I wear my ’08 premiership shirt around and stare at my WEG poster for ages. I get so frustrated and angry every time that those pesky Cats just come back and win by less then ten points. I have always wanted to see Eddie Maguire and Joffa crying at the same time,but over all of that I wanted to see Geelong lose in a Final.
Hawthorn’s shaky years after 2008 have finally stopped and it looks like they will be able to win now that Geelong are out. It has finally happened, Freo those people in purple, have beaten them. After having an epic fail in the first quarter Freo kicked away freely and Geelong could not touch it. Stevie J was out after getting suspended for a vicious bump. Freo won, bringing revenge to Hawthorn and giving Hawthorn another premiership chance. Come on Hawks.
Zac Dawson played well on Tom Hawkins in the absence of Luke McPharlin. Hayden Ballantyne and Michael Walters led a vicious forward fifty attack. Pavlich stole the show with six goals from the help of Michael Barlow (26 possessions) and Stephen Hill (21 possessions). Matthew Scarlett ended his career well with 10 disposals while stopping Mayne from kicking any goals.
But I am happy Geelong are out and as the final siren goes I finally hope the Geelong reign is over.
Fremantle: Pavlich 6, Ballantyne 3, Walters 2, Crowley, De Boer, Pearce
Geelong: Mackie 2, Hunt 2, Christensen, Duncan, Motlop, Selwood, Stokes, Vardy, Taylor
Fremantle: Pavlich, Barlow, Mundy, McPhee, Walters
Geelong: Selwood, Bartel, Corey, Mackie, Duncan
My Votes : Pavlich (3), Selwood (2), Barlow (1)