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Sheed thriller seals West Coast premiership

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TODAY’S LINE-UP from 10AM: Bruce Eva, Mick Warner, Daniel Harford, Leigh Matthews, Gerard Healy, Tim Lane, Matthew Lloyd, Jimmy Bartel, Tony Shaw, Mark Robinson, Cameron Ling, Caroline Wilson, Tim Lane, Tony Leonard, Leigh Matthews, Jimmy Bartel and Daniel Harford

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West Coast captain Shannon Hurn has expressed his “excitement” at winning the flag.

“We needed to lose some games to help you win and that’s what today was,” he said.

“I’m just so excited for the group.”

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MATCH WINNER

Dom Sheed thought he’d “belly” the set shot that sealed West Coast’s 2018 premiership.

Tight on the boundary, his straight kick put the Eagles up by five points.

He told 3AW Football he knew as soon as he kicked it it’d sail through.

“I look up and it went through fortunately,” he said in the rooms.

Click PLAY to hear Dom Sheed’s full interview

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SIMPSON IN THE ROOMS

 

Victorious West Coast Eagles coach Adam Simpson joined us in the rooms after the match and singled out the unheralded Mark Hutchings for praise.

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OPEN AND HONEST

Jack Darling spoke candidly about his dropped fourth quarter mark.

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FULL TIME

West Coast have won the 2018 flag, winning by five points in an absolute thriller.

Dom Sheed’s goal from the boundary with under two minutes to play was the game winner in front of 100,022 people at the MCG.

Collingwood lead by just a point with only minutes to play before Dom Sheed marked 45 metres out on the boundary and converted from a tight angle.

Luke Shuey, who won the Norm Smith Medal, starred with 34 touches and eight tackles.

Click PLAY to listen to Tim Lane’s call of the final moments

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HALF TIME

A dominant Collingwood first quarter followed by a tight and tense second quarter sees the Pies take a 12-point lead into the main change of the 2018 Grand Final.

Both Jordan De Goey and Jaidyn Stephenson have two goals, while Dom Sheed leads all players on the field with 20 touches and five marks.

Luke Shuey had 11 disposals in the second quarter.

Leigh Matthews said in general play, it’s been an even contest.

Matthew Lloyd agreed, saying at half time it was typical of a Grand Final.

“It’s been an even match but I did think West Coast looked dangerous in that second quarter,” he said.

Click PLAY to hear the full half time wrap

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Caro has endorsed Collingwood’s decision to back Nathan Buckley at the end of last season.

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NO CHANGE

The team news is in…and there’s no late changes.

Jeremy McGovern plays.

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LANGDON’S CALL 

1992 Premiership player Karl Langdon dropped by our Grand Final outside broadcast.

“This Eagles forward line is probably the best in club history,” he said on 3AW Football.

“With the flexibility and variety they’ve got, it’s going to be fascinating to see how the game unfolds.”

In saying that, Karl is tipping Collingwood!

Click PLAY to hear Karl Langdon on 3AW Football 

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Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight joined us outside the MCG on the 10-year anniversary of him penning his famous Grand Final posters.

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MCC UPDATE

The MCC has announced a limited amount of tickets have been released for Restricted MCC members.

They’ll be put on sale at 11am after the MCC assessed the earlier arrival of Full members.

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THE BUILD-UP

It’s the biggest and best day on the Australian Football calendar and it’s finally here.

In front of a crowd that’ll likely top 100,000 at the MCG, West Coast and Collingwood are only hours away from doing battle in the 2018 AFL Grand Final.

Grand Final week usually has some injury drama attached to it and this year has been no different, with Adam Simpson confirming Jeremy McGovern has failed to train for most of the week as he battles injury. Will he play? We’ll find out soon enough.

And what about Nathan Buckley and his Magpies? The Collingwood champion’s job came under serious question just 12 months ago but he’s now just four quarters away from becoming a Jock McHale Medalist and further etching himself into Pies folklore.

And as for the Eagles, they’re back on footy’s biggest stage for the first time since 2015 and will be determined to put that disappointing day behind them as they bid for their fourth Premiership.

So will Collingwood draw level with Carlton and Essendon on 16 premierships or will the Eagles silence the majority Collingwood crowd and win their first flag since 2006?

There’s only one way to find out and that’s by following every moment with the No. 1 commentary team in the game on 3AW Football as Tim, Tone and the team bring you all the action on AFL Grand Final day.

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