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Grand Final tips: who wins, Norm Smith, most disposals

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IT'S taken 198 home-and-away games and eight finals to get us to this moment – West Coast vs Collingwood for the 2018 AFL premiership.

Can the Eagles make up for their 2015 flop in the final game of the year and win the club's fourth premiership? Or can Collingwood join Carlton and Essendon as the most successful club in VFL/AFL history with its 16th flag?

Our reporters have their say on the year's biggest game, picking their winners, taking a stab at how Saturday afternoon will play out, and offering some advice for The Black Eyed Peas …

Check out their tips below.

Riley Beveridge

Winner: Collingwood (eight points)
Norm Smith: Steele Sidebottom
Most disposals: Adam Treloar (33)
Most goals: Will Hoskin-Elliott (Three)
Headline I'd like to see: Grand Final sprinters accidentally break Usain Bolt's 100m world record.
Grand Final sprint: Patrick Lipinski (9.53 seconds).
The Black Eyed Peas must play: A cover of the Cardigans' 1996 track 'Lovefool', universally recognised as the best song ever written.

Sarah Black

Winner: West Coast (27 points)
Norm Smith Medal: Elliot Yeo
Most disposals: Steele Sidebottom (32)
Most goals: Jack Darling (Four)
Headline I’d like to see: Darling demolishes Grand Final demons
Grand Final sprint: Bayley Fritsch (Melbourne)
The Black Eyed Peas must play: The party anthem of year 10: "I Gotta Feeling"

Nick Bowen

Winner: Collingwood (31 points)
Norm Smith Medal: Taylor Adams
Most disposals: Adams (37)
Most goals: Jordan De Goey (Four)
Headline I’d like to see: From Buckley's and none to No.1
Grand Final sprint: Jordan Murdoch (Geelong) 
The Black Eyed Peas must play: Bat Out of Hell

Ashley Browne

Winner: West Coast (eight points)
Norm Smith Medal: Luke Shuey
Most disposals: Steele Sidebottom (33)
Most goals: Josh Kennedy (four)
Headline I'd like to see: Extra-ordinary as Eagles win overtime classic
Grand Final sprint: Melvin Monleh
The Black Eyed Peas must play: I Gotta Feeling, just so 99,000 fans at the MCG ask themselves what 'Mazel Tov' means

Will Luke Shuey take home the Norm Smith Medal? Picture: AFL Photos

Mitch Cleary

Winner: West Coast (11 points)
Norm Smith Medal: Elliot Yeo
Most disposals: Steele Sidebottom (33)
Most goals: Willie Rioli (four)
Headline I’d like to see: RIOLI WILLS HIMSELF TO THIRD FAMILY NORM SMITH
Grand Final sprint: Patrick Lipinski (Western Bulldogs)
The Black Eyed Peas must playWhere is the love? 

Ben Collins

Winner: Collingwood (19 points)
Norm Smith Medal: Brodie Grundy
Most disposals: Taylor Adams (35)
Most goals: Jordan de Goey (four), Josh Kennedy (four)
Headline I'd like to see: Mayne man wears Guv like a glove
Grand Final sprint: Jack Higgins (Richmond) – for his acceptance speech
The Black Eyed Peas must play: My Humps

 
Adam Curley

Winner: West Coast (17 points)  
Norm Smith Medal: Jack Redden
Most disposals: Elliott Yeo (31)
Most goals: Jack Darling (four) 
Headline I'd like to see: Jack attack delivers Eagle redemption 
Grand Final sprint: Godfrey Okereneyang (Coolamon Hoppers)
The Black Eyed Peas must playBound for Glory by Angry Anderson

Lee Gaskin

Winner: West Coast (14 points)
Norm Smith Medal: Elliot Yeo
Most disposals: Adam Treloar (35)
Most goals: Josh Kennedy (four)
Headline I’d like to see: Hutchings becomes the Kryptonite to Magpies' Man of Steel
Grand Final sprint: Jarman Impey (Hawthorn) 
The Black Eyed Peas must play: Let's Get It Started

Ben Guthrie

Winner: Collingwood (eight points)
Norm Smith Medal: Scott Pendlebury
Most disposals: Steele Sidebottom (34)
Most goals: Josh Kennedy (four)
Headline I'd like to see: All that glitters is Goldsack
Grand Final sprint: Jordan Murdoch (Geelong)
The Black Eyed Peas must play: My Humps

Eyes on the cup. Will Pendlebury lift it on Saturday afternoon? Picture: AFL Photos

Adrian Johnson  

Winner: West Coast (seven points)
Norm Smith Medal: Scott Pendlebury
Most disposals: Adam Treloar (31)
Most goals: Josh Kennedy (three)
Headline I'd like to see: Simpson makes Buckley his donkey
Grand Final sprint: Lachlan Murphy (Adelaide)
The Black Eyed Peas must play: Don't Phunk With My Heart

Travis King

Winner: West Coast (26 points)
Norm Smith Medal: Elliot Yeo
Most disposals: Jack Redden (33)
Most goals: Josh Kennedy/Jack Darling (four each)
Headline I'd like to see: YEO BEAUTY! EAGLE'S GRAND FINAL REDEMPTION
Grand Final sprint: Jarman Impey (Hawthorn)
The Black Eyed Peas must playUp There Cazaly

Marc McGowan

Winner: West Coast (19 points)
Norm Smith Medal: Elliot Yeo
Most disposals: Taylor Adams (31)
Most goals: Jack Darling (four)
Headline I'd like to see: Darling turns Grand Final nightmare into dream
Grand Final sprint: Jordan Murdoch (Geelong)
The Black Eyed Peas must play: I Gotta Feeling

Dinny Navaratnam

Winner: West Coast (13 points)
Norm Smith Medal: Elliot Yeo
Most disposals: Jack Redden (32)
Most goals: Josh Kennedy (three)
Headline I’d like to see: Pies left Redd-en the face after Eagles mid stars
Grand Final sprint: Ryley Stoddart (Sydney)
The Black Eyed Peas must play: Where is the Love?

Jennifer Phelan

Winner: Collingwood (23 points)
Norm Smith Medal: Brodie Grundy
Most disposals: Steele Sidebottom (32)
Most goals: Jordan De Goey (five)
Headline I'd like to see: Pendlebury performs with Peas, offered job as Fergie's replacement 
Grand Final sprint: Jarman Impey (Hawthorn)
The Black Eyed Peas must play: A cover of Holy Grail

The Black Eyed Peas will rock the MCG. Picture: AFL Photos

Matt Thompson 

Winner: Collingwood (seven points)
Norm Smith Medal: Josh Thomas
Most disposals: Scott Pendlebury (29)
Most goals: Mason Cox (three)
Headline I’d like to see: Pies win, Eddie retires on a high
Grand Final sprint: Jack Higgins (Richmond)
The Black Eyed Peas must play: Let’s Get It Started

Callum Twomey

Winner: West Coast (19)
Norm Smith Medal: Elliot Yeo
Most disposals: Tom Phillips (32)
Most goals: Jack Darling (3)
Headline I’d like to see: Willie's wonder – Rioli kicks miracle goal
Grand Final sprint: Jordan Murdoch (Geelong)
Black Eyed Peas must play: Shut Up 

Michael Whiting

Winner: West Coast (21 points)
Norm Smith Medal: Jack Redden
Most disposals: Adam Treloar (35)
Most goals: Josh Kennedy (four)
Headline I’d like to see: Darling erases Grand Final nightmare with stunning final quarter
Grand Final sprint: Jack Higgins (Richmond)
The Black Eyed Peas must playLet's Get It Started