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Thousands of footy fans have arrived in drones for the AFL Grand Final 2019 at Melbourne Cricket Ground

Excited footy fans flock to the iconic MCG for the Grand Final when the AFL season reaches its peak – but a last-minute pitch problem threatens to derail the entire game

  • The Richmond Tigers will take on the Greater Western Sydney Giants on Saturday at 2.30 p.m.
  • Thousands of enthusiastic fans flooded the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the AFL Grand Final 2019
  • Less than two hours before the game, ground staff were desperately trying to clean the field
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Thousands of footy fans have arrived in drones for the AFL Grand Final 2019 at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The Richmond Tigers are up against the Greater Western Sydney Giants when the ball falls on Saturday at 2.30 p.m.

Less than two hours before the game, ground personnel were seen desperately trying to clean the field with brooms and leaf blowers.

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The last-minute last-minute problem was caused by the NAB All Stars & # 39; Futures & # 39; game under the age of 17, with the white center circle spreading paint across the grass.

Thousands of footy fans have arrived in drones for the AFL Grand Final 2019 at Melbourne Cricket Ground

Thousands of footy fans have arrived in drones for the AFL Grand Final 2019 at Melbourne Cricket Ground

The Richmond Tigers are up against the Greater Western Sydney Giants when the ball falls at 2.30 p.m.

The Richmond Tigers are up against the Greater Western Sydney Giants when the ball falls at 2.30 p.m.

The Richmond Tigers are up against the Greater Western Sydney Giants when the ball falls at 2.30 p.m.

A Richmond fan went all out for the seasonal decision and used face paint to dress like a tiger

A Richmond fan went all out for the seasonal decision and used face paint to dress like a tiger

A Richmond fan went all out for the seasonal decision and used face paint to dress like a tiger

A GWS Giants with orange hair and glittering face paint is posing for the camera on Saturday
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A GWS Giants with orange hair and glittering face paint is posing for the camera on Saturday

A GWS Giants with orange hair and glittering face paint is posing for the camera on Saturday

If the Richmond football club wins Saturday's final, they will be crowned Prime Minister for the 12th time in the club's history.

The Tigers last won the cup in 2017 against Adelaide Football Club, where they defeated the Giants in the preliminary final.

There is demonstrably more at stake for major final rivals and GWS underdogs, who first entered the AFL in 2012.

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In their debut season, GWS won only two games and lost five times with more than 100 points. They were wooden spoons for their first two years in the competition.

A victory on Saturday – their first major last performance – would mark the club's first seasonal victory.

Less than two hours before the game, ground staff were desperately trying to clean the field

Less than two hours before the game, ground staff were desperately trying to clean the field

Less than two hours before the game, ground staff were desperately trying to clean the field

Fans of Greater Western Sydney Giants gather when they arrive at the MCG

Fans of Greater Western Sydney Giants gather when they arrive at the MCG

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Fans of Greater Western Sydney Giants gather when they arrive at the MCG

A fan painted & # 39; Tigers & # 39; on her leg, to show her support by the slip of her skirt

A fan painted & # 39; Tigers & # 39; on her leg, to show her support by the slip of her skirt

A fan painted & # 39; Tigers & # 39; on her leg, to show her support by the slip of her skirt

Australian cricket player Mitchell Starc shows support for his hometown by wearing a GWS scarf. The bowler posed with a range of opposition

Australian cricket player Mitchell Starc shows support for his hometown by wearing a GWS scarf. The bowler posed with a range of opposition

Australian cricket player Mitchell Starc shows support for his hometown by wearing a GWS scarf. The bowler posed with a range of opposition

Australian bowler Pat Cummins posed with a Tigers fan before joining the MCG at the Motorcade
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Australian bowler Pat Cummins posed with a Tigers fan before joining the MCG at the Motorcade

Australian bowler Pat Cummins posed with a Tigers fan before joining the MCG at the Motorcade

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