Added by Tania Sullivan on October 3, 2010
Not since 1977 has an Australian rules football grand final being replayed because of a draw.
Traditionally, the last Saturday in September has been the biggest sporting event on the Australian calendar, but this year reigning premiers Collingwood, and finalists,played off for a second time after the two couldn’t be split in the first final.
The world famous MCG was again at full capacity without about 100,000 fans attending the game.
This time, Collingwood were convincing winners with a 56 point victory.
Debates across the country raged for a week,with the majority of football supporters believing that extra time should be played instead of having a rematch.
Collingwood, affectionately known as the magpies, ended their 20 year AFL premiership drought on emphatic style.
From the moment the starting whistle blew, the magpies flew out of the blocks and were never contested by a poor St.Kilda performance.
The biggest sporting event in Australia literally stops the nation.
Beer sales in Australia are generally high, to say the least, in comparison to the rest of the world ,but on this day, anyone with shares in a brewery, would have been rubbing their hands together with glee due to record sales at liquor stores.