Ahead of the NTFA's biggest day of the season, it's fair to say grand finals haven't been kind to Lochy Dornauf in the past.
Returning to Deloraine last season, the reigning Hec Smith Medallist has lost all 11 grand finals he's been a part of while Rocherlea's Andrew Cox-Goodyer sits on the other end of the spectrum.
A member of Rocherlea's premiership hat-trick from 2011-13 and the 2016 flag, Cox-Goodyer is a lucky charm in finals - winning six out of seven - but isn't counting his chickens before Saturday.
"It's a game of football, anything can happen on the day - previous results don't amount to anything," he said.
His Tigers, who started the season off with a loss before winning their next seven matches to finish minor premiers, took out Deloraine by 20 points in round six but Cox-Goodyer had a simple outlook on how to do so once again.
"[We need to] kick a bit straighter," he said.
"I think we kicked 8.19 or something ridiculous so I put it on myself and the other forwards to make sure we take care of business there."
The experienced leader, who topped his side's goalkicking with 31 majors, said his side will be taking the big game like any other day, despite the craziness of the season.
"At the start of the year, we just thought we'd get some experience into the boys but as we got closer and closer to finals it's definitely got that finals feel about it.
"It's not too far away from a regular season now and the feeling around the club is good, all the supporters are getting up there for training nights and it should be a good day Saturday."
The Tigers have made one change for the big dance with Liam Kiely making way for 2019 best and fairest Sam Maddern while the Kangaroos welcome back two strong defenders in Matty Mitchell and experienced campaigner Matthew O'Donoghue.
Mitchell, who Dornauf earlier this week touted as the best one-on-one player he's seen, is expected to go straight to Cox-Goodyer for the big day.
Describing the grand final as a dream come true for the football club, the first-year Deloraine coach said the local community is at fever pitch ahead of hosting the day.
"It's very exciting for the Deloraine Football Club and the community, you just have to take a drive up the main street and it's decked out in blue and white," Dornauf said.
"We are taking the opportunity and trying to bubble the emotion ready to use on Saturday.
"[The town is] very much abuzz.
"You can't actually stop in the middle of the town without a 30-minute conversation to two or three different people as you go, which is great as that's why we play football and why we love country football as well.
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"The feeling is built up throughout the year and it culminates hopefully in a grand final and we've got to that now, so it's over to us to finish the job."
While Cox-Goodyer took a literal approach to analysing the duo's previous encounter, the Kangaroos coach sought to switch things up around the ground, sitting down with his assistants to concoct what he hopes is a master plan.
"We've got a few structures set in place as we think we got beaten around the ball last time and we've gone back to the drawing board with structures for that.
"We think our forward line is now built to a standard where we've got Tyson Gardam and Shaun McCrossen all back into the team which helps us out.
"We're at full strength and ultimately for a coach, that is the aim going into a grand final so we couldn't be happier with where we sit."