This year, it is almost certain of a Sydney-Hawthorn Double Game. Assuming Freo win the last 2 and though I'd like to think we'd beat Geelong in R23 it seems unlikely, though they may rest their players but I digress. Hawks should beat Nth Melb. This being stated: Unless Sydney win both and finish 2nd orWL then1st will be determined by %, Sydney will finish 4th and Hawthorn 1st leading to a double game (last round and 1st week of finals). The last time this happened was 1990 and Melbourne beat Hawthorn both times. An omen perhaps... maybe, maybe not but it is a fun statistical anomaly.