Credit: Robert Prezioso/Getty Hawthorn Hawks players arrive for the post match party at Melbourne Cricket Ground after defeating the Fremantle Dockers in the AFL Grand Final

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

Hawthorn players arrive for the post match AFL Grand Final party at Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Soccer Players VS AFL Players

Soccer Players Pretend They're Hurt. AFL Players Pretend They Aren't.~ that's Aussie rules football.

The most popular player at tigerland in recent history. He is no longer playing but does a great job commentating on television.

Matthew Richardson - The most popular player at tigerland in recent history. He is no longer playing but does a great job commentating on television.

James "Jim" Stynes (23 April 1966 – 20 March 2012) was an Irish footballer best known for his career as a professional Australian Rules footballer and administrator. He was also a philanthropist, charity worker and writer.  During an extraordinary 264-game career with Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League, Stynes become the only non-Australian-born player to win the prestigious Brownlow Medal.  After retirement he was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

James "Jim" Stynes (23 April 1966 – 20 March 2012) was an Irish footballer best known for his career as a professional Australian Rules footballer and administrator. He was also a philanthropist, charity worker and writer. During an extraordinary 264-game career with Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League, Stynes become the only non-Australian-born player to win the prestigious Brownlow Medal. After retirement he was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

AUSSIE RHYMING SLANG OF THE DAY:    What would be my list of Aussie slang be without one for Australian Rules Football (or "footy" as it's called!)    When a player kicks a goal, he kicks a "SAUSAGE ROLL" #aussielingo #australia #australian #travel www.yankinaustralia.blogspot.com.au

AUSSIE RHYMING SLANG OF THE DAY: What would be my list of Aussie slang be without one for Australian Rules Football (or "footy" as it's called!) When a player kicks a goal, he kicks a "SAUSAGE ROLL" #aussielingo #australia #australian #travel www.yankinaustralia.blogspot.com.au

Lance 'Buddy' Franklin has achieved it all to date with 2 coleman medals, a premiership and who knows what more is to come. Buddy 'Wings' is personally signed lithograph licensed and endorsed by the Hawthorn Football Club, Players Association and AFL. This framed item is signed by Buddy and measures approx 1350mm x 570mm

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In a previous life, he was a starfish...

Ben Stratton takes in all in after Hawthorn's win.

Matt Priddis 2014 Brownlow Medal Winner

West Coast Matt Priddis shock winner of Brownlow Medal - The West Australian

Gary Ablett 2nd 2014 MVP

Gary Ablett 2nd 2014 MVP

Alastair  Clarkson 2014

Alastair Clarkson 2014

West Coast Eagles Australian Football League Dog by myknitt #handmade #dogclothes #australia #westcoasteagles #AFL #football #soccer #pet

West Coast Eagles Dog Clothes Australian Football League AFL Super Bowl Pet Clothes Cat Chihuahua Puppy DK882 Myknitt

International Rules 2014

International Rules 2014

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