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Dreamtime like a grand final for Bombers

  • Dreamtime like a grand final for Bombers

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27: A detail shot of the boots of Courtenay Dempsey of the Bombers during an Essendon Bombers AFL media opportunity at True Value Solar Centre. Courtenay will wear the boots featuring an Indigenous design by his uncle Jimmy Hill during the 'Dream TIme' game on Saturday night. May 27, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

The week leading up to this year's Dreamtime at the 'G has the feeling of a grand final preparation, according to Essendon defender Courtenay Dempsey.

The annual clash is one of the biggest fixtures on the AFL calendar and Dempsey says his side is embracing the hype around Saturday night's encounter against Richmond.

"We've got to look at it as if we make it a grand final ... there's a lot that teams go through that week," Dempsey said.

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