AFL Grand Final 2017 | Richmond and Adelaide fans fire up at the MCG | photos

Thousands have descended on the Melbourne Cricket Ground to see the Richmond Tigers take on  Adelaide Crows in the 2017 AFL Grand Final.

It’s been 37 years since Richmond had a sniff at the Premiership Trophy – will 2017 be their chance to get their hands on the top gong once again? 

Or will the Adelaide Crows follow the success of their women’s team, who took out the first AFLW premiership earlier this year? 

Either way, fans are itching to see this year’s top teams battle it out at the MCG.

Bounce down is at 2.30pm EST.

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It’s a beautiful day in Melbourne ....

For now anyways .... 16 is the top and mostly cloudy the forecast, however on the way into the G it was drizzling. 

Will the weather hold up for the big game? 

Congratulations to Tom Lynch …

He plays his 100th game today, in the grand final no less. 

The Crows essentially got Lynch for Ivan Maric, with Richmond sending their pick 37 to St Kilda, who sent Lynch to Adelaide. 

He has turned out into one of the premier attacking weapons in the AFL, both as a goalkicker and an offensive creative force. 

His link up play, especially distributing the ball to the Crows small and tall forwards is a thing of beauty. He'll be one the Tigers need to stop today, and a real Norm Smith Medal chance. 

How are the scenes on the train …

The MCG isn't the only packed out stadium in the country!

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