Pubs pre­pare for flocks of sup­port­ers

South Western Times - - News -

Pubs across the South West are busy tun­ing up their big screens ahead of Satur­day’s AFL grand fi­nal.

Capel Tav­ern owner Al­lan Myles has sup­ported West Coast since the club’s in­cep­tion, but promised to bal­ance out the Ea­gles dec­o­ra­tions with a smat­ter­ing of black and white in time for the big day.

“We have to sup­port both sides, so we will have all the Ea­gles stream­ers and bal­loons and also the Colling­wood colours up through­out the venue and beer gar­den,” he said.

Mr Myles said a pro­jec­tor screen would be set up in the beer gar­den, while all the tele­vi­sions in the bar would be tuned in to the fi­nal, en­sur­ing pa­trons don’t miss a mo­ment of the ac­tion.

He said there would also be com­pe­ti­tions and give-aways run­ning through­out the day, with beef and pork gravy rolls ready in time for the main break.

As for the re­sult, Mr Myles pre­dicts a win for the West.

“I feel good go­ing into it – I have picked ev­ery win­ner so far for the fi­nals and I have picked the Ea­gles to win the grand fi­nal – so hope­fully I can keep go­ing,” he said.

“Come out to the tav­ern, en­joy your­selves and don’t drink and drive.”

For fans closer to Bun­bury, the Pa­rade Tap­house will of­fer two dif­fer­ent view­ing op­tions.

“In the sports bar we will have an at-the-game at­mos­phere where you can re­ally hear the crowd,” he said.

“In the bistro area we will also have an­other big screen, but we will keep the sound down a lit­tle bit so it can be more of a re­laxed area where peo­ple can have a meal and watch the game with­out the rowdy crowd.

“All of the fi­nals so far have been one sided, so hope­fully it will be a close games and the Ea­gles just win.”

The en­ter­tain­ment will con­tinue with live mu­sic after the siren.

Pic­ture: Jon Gell­weiler

Capel Tav­ern own­ers Joe­lene and Al­lan Myles get started on deck­ing out the bar area for this week­end’s AFL grand fi­nal with their son Thomas.

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