So Fremantle's fairytale didn't have a happy ending as Hawthorn denied the team from the west a first premiership.
Following the hype and genuine excitement leading up to the game, there was a feeling of anticlimax afterwards. It wasn't just that the Dockers had lost, more that they didn't turn up until the third quarter. One goal by half-time might be enough to win an FA Cup final but it doesn't do you much good in the AFL grand final.
Freo finally got going after the main break and for a short spell it was Hawthorn who looked rattled. But a year on from their own disappointment, the Hawks weren't going to let this one go and in the end they were deserved winners.
Now the dust has settled, let us know how you saw the game. The bookies already have the Dockers as favourites for the 2014 flag so what do they need to take the extra step?
With West Coast still to appoint John Worsfold's successor, do you see them being a force?
And if, as expected, Buddy Franklin takes the Giants booty, how will it affect the Hawks?
Have your say for with Channel 7's Adrian Barich for one final time this year as part of the the Grand Final Wash Up from 10.30am.