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We only ever need one piece of entertainment at the Grand Final ...

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27.09.2019

How to commit sacrilege on a sacred day in one easy punt: all entertainment on the AFL grand final day should be scrapped, exterminated, banished to a world from whence it can never return. But one.

Paul Kelly performed at the 2012 Grand Final. Credit:Paul Rovere

Only one piece of entertainment is needed. That is Mike Brady singing Up There Cazaly. Everything else must go. And when the day comes that Mike Brady departs the field to join the celestial choir, then a hologram of the man and his guitar must be produced.

Arguments can be thrown to this from several angles, but they all amount to out of bounds on the full or a behind. None make a goal. Sure, people pay hundreds of dollars to be entertained. Sure, they expect a spectacle, but that is the game. That is four quarters, two hours of heart-stopping, heaving spectacle.

But every September in Victoria there is the announcement of........

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