If these are Lance Franklin's last moments as a Hawthorn player before he accepts a megabucks offer from Greater Western Sydney, then at least they'll be happy memories.

That's if he can remember Sunday's events at all.

The mostly hungover Hawthorn players arrived on a bus shortly after 1pm for the supporters' day at Glenferrie Oval in bright sunshine.

Coach Alastair Clarkson was joined by his players and the cup on the stage for a brief session of interviews amid much cheering from a crowd estimated at over 22,000.

Clarkson predicted celebrations could last for a couple of weeks.

Franklin dragged his sleep-deprived frame back onto the bus after the team's on-stage appearance.

The big forward, who kicked one goal in the grand final for a season's tally of 60, told reporters who jostled for position alongside him that he would announce a decision on his playing future in the next couple of days.

Fans young and old, clad in Hawthorn guernseys, cheered for their boys.

Franklin's No.23 was as popular as ever, as was skipper Luke Hodge's 15 and star midfielder Sam Mitchell's five.

Andrew Harwood, who took his 13-year-old daughter Megan and seven-year-old son Zac to the grand final on Saturday, was wearing his old No.23 at Glenferrie Oval.

But it wasn't for Buddy Franklin.

"This is an old jumper for Dermott (Brereton) from the VFL days in the 1980s," Harwood said.

"Buddy is probably going to go. They don't rely on him too much.

"It's probably hard to knock back (a GWS offer reportedly worth) $2 million a year.

"He'd be watching Gaz (ex-Cat Gary Ablett who won the 2013 Brownlow Medal). Gaz has taken another step at Gold Coast.

"I think the Hawks would be okay without Buddy."

Amid growing expectation of Franklin's likely departure, Hawthorn president Andrew Newbold asked fans to simply enjoy the moment of a premiership win.

"They said during the week that the purple haze (of Fremantle supporters) had descended on Melbourne," Newbold told the crowd.

"Out there it looks to me like the gold and brown are back.

"The 11th premiership is for all you people, so well done to all of you."

Newbold attempted to channel then-Prime Minister Bob Hawke's famous line after the 1983 America's Cup.

"Someone said take tomorrow off and any boss who sacks you is a bum. Hawthorn, take tomorrow off," Newbold said.

 

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