Leading Melbourne Storm players Billy Slater and Matt King have tonight explained how the Melbourne Storm are taking a different approach to this years NRL Finals and more specifically the NRL Grand Final in 2007.
After doing everything right in 2006 except winning the big one, Slater and King discussed how coach Craig Bellamy is keen to urge the players to enjoy and soak up the atmosphere much more this year. While cautious of the Storm taking a ‘carefree’ approach to the finals, Bellamy may be aiming to take away some of the nerves from the Storm game and try to keep the Melbourne style as near as possible to their regular season form. Slater also mentioned the lack of Grand Final build-up in Melbourne may see the Storm relocate to Sydney several days before the Grand Final to feel part of the event.
The Storm are sure to have learned from their single mistake last year and barring some serious injury or bad luck in the next 2 or 3 weeks – they are sure things to be competing in the big one.