Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Crows, Swans Are the Teams to Beat

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Crows, Swans Are the Teams to Beat

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Byline: Terry Mallinder News Regional

THEY could have vastly different routes, but expect an Adelaide-Sydney grand final.

That's the opinion of four-time premiership Hawk Jason Dunstall, who has cast doubt on the credentials of the other flag contenders.

The Crows head into the finals series as the minor premiers and therefore have a home qualifying final against GWS. Win that and they get a week off before a home preliminary final.

The Swans, meanwhile, face the prospect of having to win three consecutive cut-throat finals just to make the big dance, starting with a home elimination final against Essendon. But they have won 14 of their past 16 games following a 0-6 start.

"Adelaide don't have the best form line going in - it's not ideal losing your last two games," Dunstall said.

"But I still think with the benefit of what should be two home finals in Adelaide, they should be able to make it.

"And Sydney is without doubt the form team of the competition. …

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