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JAY WEATHER­ILL, PRE­MIER

Who are you tip­ping? Ade­laide Why? They have been the bet­ter team across the sea­son, and have su­pe­rior at­tack­ing op­tions com­pared to Rich­mond. Where are you watch­ing? I’ll be at the game. Who are you sup­port­ing? Ade­laide. Norm Smith tip? Sam Ja­cobs Who are you tip­ping? The Crows Why? Be­cause I’m an Ade­laide girl and they’re the team I have al­ways sup­ported. Where are you watch­ing? At the MCG! I was

lucky enough to get a ticket this year. Norm Smith tip? Rory Sloane or Ed­die Betts.

TOM KOUT­SAN­TO­NIS, TREA­SURER AND ONEEYED PORT ADE­LAIDE SUP­PORTER.

“This week­end I’ll be watch­ing the Liver­pool - New­cas­tle match in the EPL. I’m tip­ping Liver­pool to win 2-0, with Salah and Stur­ridge to score, and will be en­joy­ing the game from my couch.”

PETER MALIN­AUSKAS, HEALTH MIN­IS­TER

Who are you tip­ping? Ade­laide Why? Be­cause they are an ab­so­lute shoo in - I mean, could you imag­ine if they lost? Where are you watch­ing? MCG if I can get a ticket, oth­er­wise I’ll be at home Who are you sup­port­ing? I hope foot­ball is the win­ner Norm Smith tip? Sloane, but hard to pick be­cause only Port Ade­laide play­ers have won it for the Crows in the past.

CORY BERNARDI, AUS­TRALIAN CON­SER­VA­TIVES SE­NA­TOR

Who are you tip­ping? Ade­laide Why? Back­ing the Crows be­cause they are the South Aus­tralian team (and Carl­ton aren’t an op­tion!) Where are you watch­ing? At a mate’s house with our chil­dren. Who are you sup­port­ing? Ade­laide Norm Smith tip? Rory Sloane or Dustin Martin

SU­SAN CLOSE, ED­U­CA­TION MIN­IS­TER

Who are you tip­ping? Crows Why? They have led all sea­son and are look­ing strong go­ing into the fi­nal. Who are you sup­port­ing? Now Port are out I’ve kind of lost in­ter­est but we’ll get around the TV at home no doubt. Norm Smith tip? Ed­die Betts (even as a Port fan, it’s hard not to love him)

NICK XENOPHON, NXT SE­NA­TOR

Who are you tip­ping? This is go­ing to be eas­ier to pick than next year’s State elec­tion. The Crows com­fort­ably! Why? Ade­laide fin­ished mi­nor pre­miers be­cause they’ve been the best team go­ing around and now they de­serve to go one bet­ter . Where are you watch­ing? I will be crow­ing loudly at the home of my me­dia ad­viser (and Crows fan) Frank Pan­gallo, who cov­ered their first two flags in 1997-98. Frank has been fill­ing me on the finer points of the game this sea­son. Who are you sup­port­ing? After meet­ing Ed­die Betts ear­lier this year, I am a Crows sup­porter but Port Ade­laide is my sec­ond team. SA Best, nat­u­rally.” Norm Smith tip? Ed­die Betts will be the Crows match win­ner with a swag of goals and is my tip to win the Norm Smith medal. He is such an in­spi­ra­tion and every­one loves him. He’ll be King Ed­die on Satur­day night!

MARIE SHAW QC

Who are you tip­ping? Crows Why? My fam­ily are mad sup­port­ers Where are you watch­ing? From hol­i­day in Thai­land (my hus­band cross we will not be here ) Who are you sup­port­ing? Ade­laide Norm Smith tip? Tom Lynch

WAR­REN RAN­DALL - SEPPELTSFIELD OWNER

Who are you tip­ping? The Crows by 8 to 10 goals Why? The pas­sion, mate­ship, bond and co­ma­raderie born out of ad­ver­sity. (Sim­i­lar to the bonds formed be­tween sol­diers dur­ing war.) Where are you watch­ing? From the gun­nels of the MCG. Who are you sup­port­ing? The Crows with rau­cous de­light. Norm Smith tip? Reckon it will be Rory Laird.

LIB­ERAL LEADER STEVEN MAR­SHALL

Who are you tip­ping? Ade­laide Why? They were fe­ro­cious last week agains the Cats and they’ll be too good for Rich­mond. Where are you watch­ing? I’ll be with my daugh­ter Ge­orgie and some friends at home. Who are you sup­port­ing? Crows Norm Smith tip? Rory Sloane

LIB­ERAL DEPUTY LEADER VICKIE CHAP­MAN

Who are you tip­ping? Crows Why? They’ve been the best side in the com­pe­ti­tion this year Where will you be watch­ing? Lo­cal pub Who will you be sup­port­ing? Ade­laide Norm Smith tip? Tay­lor Walker.

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