AFL Grand Final 2022: Music between goals banned, Geelong Cats vs Sydney Swans, news, start time, how to watch, entertainment, Norm Smith Medal

Football fans rejoice, the AFL Grand Final will be without music once the goals are scored.

The annoying issue was thrown into the spotlight during the preliminary final weekend when fans threw a royal stench to the screaming tunes.

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As Geelong headed for a place in the Grand Final at the MCG on Friday night, fans were reaching breaking point.

Over 77,000 spectators roared with delight after each of Geelong’s 18 goals, but their cheers were repeatedly drowned out by the pounding guitars and pounding drums of AC/DC and The Killers.

Fans have been deprived of the experience of soaking up the noise that tens of thousands of fans make in unison after a goal.

The electrifying cheers bouncing off the walls and through the aisles of the home of football are some of the sport’s finest moments.

Fortunately, the AFL has chosen to listen to its biggest stakeholder and will put a pin in the thundering music after goals in the Grand Final.

MCG chiefs have also expressed their displeasure with the AFL over the decision to play the music, according to SEN. sam edmond.

Throughout the final series, the AFL controlled the speakers and was keen to introduce goals to improve the experience.

Fans weren’t happy with the inclusion, however, and the backlash culminated in Geelong’s rout of Brisbane at the MCG.

Sportswriter Matt Turner tweeted: “When there were no crowds during Covid everyone missed the buzz and sounds of the fans. The noise during a game is so pure. The music between goals is so contrived, let alone unnecessary.

Peter Ryan of The Age posted: “Do they play footy flashbacks at music festivals?”

A poll by the AFL Fans Association on Twitter found that more than 90% of football fans don’t want music between goals during games.

What time does the AFL Grand Final start?

The first bounce will take place at 2:30 p.m. AEST on Saturday, September 24. The game is expected to end around just after 5:00 p.m. AEST.

What is AFL Grand Final entertainment?

Entertainment for this year’s Grand Final will be headlined by international superstar Robbie Williams, who will perform before the game.

Australian rock veterans Goanna will then take the stage at halftime, alongside a supergroup of First Nations artists including Christine Anu, Emma Donovan, Tasman Keith and William Barton.

G Flip, Mike Brady, The Temper Trap with Budjerah and Ngaiire, are also part of a packed local line-up.

“This year’s Telstra Pre-Match and half-time entertainment is shaping up to be one of the greatest grand final musical spectacles of all time,” said AFL chief executive Kylie Rogers. , customer and commercial.

Who awards the Norm Smith Medal?

Collingwood great Nathan Buckley, who won the best away medal in a losing team in 2002, will present the Norm Smith in this year’s AFL Grand Final.

How to Watch, Stream Live

The 2022 AFL Grand Final will be shown live on Channel 7 and 7Plus, and you can stream it on Kayo after the game.

Originally published as The AFL has officially put a pin on the music played after goals after a backlash