AFL Grand Final Day is my Christmas, Easter, King Island Show Day (Tas) and International Talk Like a Pirate Day all rolled into one. It’s mine, and many others, favourite day of the year. I love Grand Final Day.
Because it’s a combination of my three great loves — drinking beer, AFL and BBQs. Its like a Voltron of footy goodness.
So, it’s a big day tomorrow. I’ll be going to my usual Grand Final party at my mate’s house in Richmond — two streets back from Punt Road. You can hear the crowd from the backyard — and it’s right on the flight path for the Qantas flyover.
As a Crikey subscriber and someone who began working as a journalist in 1957, I am passionate about the importance of independent media like Crikey. I met a lot of Australians from many walks of life during my career and did my best to share their stories honestly and fairly with their fellow citizens.
And I never forgot how important it is to hold politicians to account. Crikey does that – something that is more important now than ever before in Australia.
North Stradbroke Island, QLD
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