The Bulldogs will have to deal with a vastly different atmosphere at training this week
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Tadhg Kennelly played in two grand finals in 2005-06 and he takes us through just what grand final week will mean for the Western Bulldogs and Sydney Swans players.
"It's what it's all about," enthused Kennelly to SportsFan's Will McCloy.
"[It's] Experiencing all the drama of people queuing to watch you train, asking you, texting you … people you haven't heard from for years will send you a text message."
"That's part of it."
This will be the third grand final in five years for numerous Sydney players, and Kennelly believes this will give them some edge. Yet he still insists the week has it challenges, even for those who have experienced it before.
"They [Sydney] will be a lot more relaxed as far as … dealing with the parade and all the people and the buzz and the media attention and all the interviews that you have to do with it, " he said.
"But … it doesn't make it any easier."
"You need to have a balance of enjoying the week … [and] being really focused on the job at hand."
"You try and treat it as normal week, but it's very hard to do."
Check out Tadhg Kennelly's take on grand final week here or by clicking the video player above