06 October 2006
Australian Football League (AFL)
The MCG lies still in the evening twilight this week, being prepared for the soon-coming cricket season, and the much anticipated revenge Ashes series. Last week it and the whole of Melbourne was the scene of agony and ecstacy as the West Coast Eagles took the grand final match by a narrow margin from the Sydney Swans. The city was invaded by supporters of both teams (neither of which are Melbourne based) from early in the week, and was brought to a standstill with the traditional parade starting at lunch time on Friday.