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All Australian Michael Johnson acknowledges the crowd after the Dockers’ historic win. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
All Australian Michael Johnson acknowledges the crowd after the Dockers’ historic win. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

The Fremantle Dockers have had their fair share of big games; you only need to look back to last Saturday for the latest one.

But none come bigger than the MCG on the final Saturday of September.

After 19 years as the perennial whipping boys of the AFL, the Dockers have finally stamped their authority on a season and booked their first crack at the Grand Final in their history.

There is no bigger task for the team than coming up against Hawthorn, who have had their measure in the past few seasons.

However, the two teams have only played each other once at the MCG since 2006, with most games taking place at either Aurora Stadium or Subiaco Oval.

It will be a battle of two different game styles, with the Hawks’ offensive game up against the best defence in the competition.

The AFL Grand Final coverage will start from 11am on Saturday on Channel 7.

If you can’t get to Melbourne to watch the game live, join in with hundreds of other Fremantle supporters at the home of the Dockers for live coverage.

The City of Fremantle will close off South Terrace for the live broadcast and street party from noon.