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Hannebery 'all for' best-of-three Grand Final series idea

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THE FIRST current player has thrown his support behind for the best-of-three Grand Final series idea, with St Kilda recruit Dan Hannebery backing the concept.

Outgoing Sydney CEO Andrew Ireland told Macquarie Sports Radio "it's worth looking at" and Hannebery, who played in three deciders at the Swans, also likes the idea.

However, Hannebery's reasoning is a little different to Ireland's, whose concern is regarding the disadvantage for non-Victorian teams forced to play at the MCG regardless of where they finished on the ladder.

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The 27-year-old would rather teams have the chance to rectify a poor performance on the day.

"I actually don't mind it. The only reason why I wouldn't like it is because if players did get injured, therefore the team would be disadvantaged," Hannebery told reporters at RSEA Park on Thursday.

"I honestly don't mind if you've got a team that's had a one-off day then wins the next two quite comfortably and they're the best team of the season.

"I don't mind it, but I can see the footy purist point of view. I know Jimmy Bartel was strongly against it and I understand those views.

"As a player, if you get a chance to play in three Grand Finals, I'd be all for it."

A deal struck in April means the MCG will host the decider until at least 2057.