LIVERPOOL captain Steven Gerrard has derided his side as soft, while former boss Graeme Souness says they’re a lightweight shadow of last year.

    MILE Jedinak has become so integral to the Crystal Palace EPL survival cause that his impending absence for the Asian Cup has manager Neil Warnock worried.

    KURTLEY Beale has been dropped from the Wallabies team a day after it was revealed he was involved in a mid-air argument with a team official.

    BANNED Rabbitohs hooker Issac Luke will now be allowed on stage to be in the celebration photo with his teammates if they win Sunday’s grand final.

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    AFL Grand Final - Hawthorn v Fremantle

    Sep 28, 2013

    Event:                    AFL Grand Final
    Teams:                  Hawthorn v Fremantle
    Date:                     Saturday September 28, 2013
    Start time:             2.30pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 11.00am
    MCC members: 8.00am

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 5.00am
    Gate 5: 8.00am
    Gate 6: 11.00am

    Expected attendance:
    98,000 - 99,000

    PROCEEDINGS:

    11.45am – 12.00pm Australia’s Game – AFL 9s

    11.55am TAC Presentation

    12.10pm AIS Presentation

    12.30pm – 12.40pm Goal of the Year, Mark of the Year

    12.40pm – 12.54pm Gillette Sprints – heats and finals

    1.15pm – 1.20pm Toyota Activation

    1.20pm – 1.40pm Auskick

    1.40pm – 1.55pm Teams First Warm Up

    1.49pm Welcome to Country

    1.51pm – 1.59pm Birds of Tokyo on The Ponsford Stage

    1.59pm – 2.07pm Motorcade

    2.05pm – 2.10pm Mike Brady

    2.12 – 2.17pm Umpires and Teams enter

    2.25pm Premiership Cup arrival

    2.26pm National Anthem preformed by Tina Arena

    2.28pm Coin toss

    2.29pm Final countdown

    2.30pm 2013 AFL GRAND FINAL COMMENCES

    Half Time (25 minutes) Hunters and Collectors

    5.00pm Estimated match completion

    5.15pm-5.45pm On field presentation, lap of honour

    6.00pm - 8.00pm:      Premiership Party (entry via Gate 3)

    6.20pm – 6.45pm Birds of Tokyo

    6.55pm – 7.20pm Hunters & Collectors

    7.20pm – 7.35pm Presentation of Premiership Team