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Cameron Ling: Preliminary finals are more “tight and tense”

Three-time premiership player Cameron Ling says preliminary finals are more “tense” and “tight” because of the stakes on the result.

Speaking on Halftime, Ling said players “tend to play” with less pressure once their book their spot in the AFL Grand Final.

“You’re so desperate to be (in the Grand Final) so I found as a player you tended to be more tense and tight,” he said.

“Once you are in the Grand Final, you tend to free up compared to a preliminary final.

“As far as crowds go, it’s the best crowd of the year. There’s total football fans at the preliminary finals, both teams supporters pack the place out where as at the Grand Final, you get more corporates and neutral supporters going along.”

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