THERE is a tricky decision to make for football fans who support clubs not appearing in the AFL grand final this year.
Who do you support on the day?
Some fans might keep themselves occupied if the preliminary final loss is still too much to bear.
But for the happy-go-lucky supporters (like myself) who had long written off their team making finals, let alone the big dance, grand final day is a chance to watch a great spectacle.
Being a St Kilda supporter, my immediate thought were to go for Hawthorn.
With former Saints Ross Lyon and Zac Dawson at Freo, the inclination was to support against them for leaving the club.
But on the other hand, a grand final win for the Dockers would be a great validation for a club who has long been the battlers of the competition.
What it really came down to was the club song.
"Freo, way to go. We are the Freo Dockers!"
It's so catchy and modern that I kind of want to hear it today.
Some might disagree and think the Mighty Fighting Hawks song will sound better at the final siren. Each to their own.
But it got me thinking to all the other club songs I have been singing since I was a kid.
Like many AFL fans, the Richmond theme stands out as a favourite.
There is much satisfaction in screaming "yellow and black" when the song calls for it and the passion that the Tiger faithful belt it out with is fantastic.
Another that took my notice was GWS' Russian-themed tune.
Written by Harry Angus from The Cat Empire, the song is unique when compared to the rest of the traditional songs that Victorian clubs celebrate.
A bit of research into where these songs came from provides a wide variety.
Good Old Collingwood Forever comes from American music hall tune Goodbye, Dolly Gray. It is easily the oldest club song, having been used since 1906.
Geelong's is based on The Toreador Song, an aria from the opera Carmen, Sydney uses the Notre Dame Victory March while Adelaide's comes from a US Military March.
But there is no doubt whatever club song you hear, there is an infectious sound and brewing passion attached to it.
We just need to wait and see whether it will be "Freo, way to go!" or "We're a happy team at Hawthorn" belting out over the MCG's PA system.