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Seeing spots!

Sept 28th was good news for Labor Premier Joan Kirner and fellow Victorians with the state's morale being lifted by the victorious members of the Hawthorn Team when they won the Australian Rules Grand Final, played for the first time at the now defunct Waverley Park Ground, and for the first time against an interstate team, the West Coast Eagles. At the time the Great Southern Stand was being erected at the MCG so it was unavailable.

It was less than two years earlier, at the start of 1990 that the Victorian Football League had become the Australian Football League and the West Coast Eagles had already distinguished themselves by been responsible for the first final to be played away from Victoria durng the preliminary finals, demonstrating that the competition had really become national.