MOST mad aussie rules pundits are of the belief Saturday’s AFL grand final between Hawthorn and Sydney will be decided by the narrowest of margins, with a kick of the Sherrin the likely difference between the two sides.
But Hawks supporter Dave Boundy delves into his crystal ball and comes up with a different result come the final hooter.
“I think we’ll win by three goals,” Mr Boundy fires.
“By the end of the third quarter Hawthorn will do their usual and kick probably three or four goals to put Sydney back a bit and in the fourth quarter come out and in the first 10 minutes just lock them away.”
The moment the words “three goals” come out of Mr Boundy’s mouth, Swans supporter Paul Willoughby is just about knocked off his feet.
But just like all Swans - often dubbed the bloods - Willoughby was soon up.
Predicting a goal-fest early on, Mr Willoughby said that would only work in Sydney’s favour later in the match.
“Sydney always tighten it up and make it hard to score,” the Swans member said.
“It’ll just be a highly exciting game and if the weather is like it’s going to be and it is a bit wet, it will nullify people like Franklin and the big men.
“Mummy [Shane Mumford] will take it out of the centre. He’ll win it all day, it just depends who roves it off him.”
The 2012 AFL decider is on this Saturday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Hawthorn will go into the match as favourites after claiming the minor premiership.
Sydney, though, are renowned for their tough finals-like football.
“We’ve been the form side of the whole season,” Mr Boundy said.
“We’ve got the forward line to put anyone out of the game basically.”
Mr Willoughby believes the work of coach of the year John Longmire on the Swans would get his side over the line.