Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley admits anxiety ahead of Friday night's AFL preliminary final against reigning champs Richmond.
Hinkley knows what's coming from Richmond in the Adelaide Oval encounter.
And he knows how Port can stop it. But he's still on edge.
"It would be unusual if we weren't a little anxious about what is going on and what the opportunity is there in front of us," Hinkley told reporters on Thursday.
"Nerves is probably not the word. We have planned really well as coaches and we're ready."
Hinkley said there were no secrets about either side as Port seek a victory to reach their first grand final since 2007.
"You know the opposition ... you know what their strengths are - and they know what our strengths are, I'm sure," he said.
"And it's just a real battle out there. You are going to get parts right, you're going to get parts wrong.
"You hope by the end you have done enough of those things right to put you in front. Typically it's going to be a small margin."
Hinkley has selected an unchanged side, with Todd Marshall (shoulder) and Xavier Duursma (concussion) proving their fitness after being hurt in Port's qualifying win against Geelong.
Port held top spot all season and beat Richmond by 21 points in round 11, but the Tigers boast immense finals experience.
Richmond are in a fourth consecutive preliminary final and hunting a third flag in four seasons but Hinkley is adamant he knows how to disrupt Richmond's proven blueprint - he's just not saying how.
"That's a really difficult question because if I tell you the absolute honest answer, (Tigers coach) Damien (Hardwick) is going to be happy - and I'm not going to do that," he said.
"We're going to do our best to do the things that we have done well all season and that has been in the ability to win the contest, get the ball in our half.
"We know about their game. It's built off some turnover, it's built off some speed, it's built off some real class and some power forwards.
"We get what we are going to stop but I'm not going to go into the details."