I realized after the Grand Final that I never posted a followup on who won! For those of you outside of Australia – the West Coast Eagles won by a point. Thats the smallest margin in something like 110 years of the game I believe.
Yes Sydney continued their usual behaviour – Barry Hall and others were being picked up for it though which was good. It was a game full of dodgy umpiring calls on both sides and a last half fade out (through injuries I think) by West Coast but they held on to win after establishing a large first half margin of around 20 points (cant remember properly now). Sydney pulled their game together and closed the gap but couldnt seem to get in front.
Around my suburb there was cheering and shouting and people playing football on the streets. There were people with banners waving at all the cars driving by.
Perth is celebrating!