With Josh Kennedy
THE atmosphere at all of our games at Optus Stadium has been amazing, but the two finals have been at another level.
The noise around the ground last week against Melbourne was deafening and it certainly helped get us going.
When you start pre-season training, putting in the hard yards during the summer, it’s all about doing whatever you can to give you a shot at success.
That happens across all 18 clubs, but only a couple get the chance to capitalise on that work.
While it’s clearly the biggest game of the year, we’ll stick to our usual travelling routine.
We’ll catch a Virgin flight at the normal time, stay at the same place, eat the same meals.
The only thing that will change will be our training time on Friday because everything will need to fit around the grand final parade.
Our job will be to focus on the preparation and performance for the game.
All the other things that happen around it will be arranged by staff at the club.
We are looking forward to enjoying everything that’s associated with the game and our fans should do likewise.
They have been extraordinary this year, turning out in such big numbers.
At the MCG it will be a little different, but I expect a lot of our fans will get across there and support as strongly as ever.