Former Dees Captain riding the wave of finals

Ahead of their semi-final match against Hawthorn, former Melbourne Demons captain and now Assistant Coach Brad Green told Macquarie Sports Radio he is riding the wave of emotion.

After making the finals for the first time in 12 years, there is an air of confidence surrounding the Demons.

Green told Mornings with David Morrow and Tony Leonard it’s great being a fan again.

“You get caught up in the emotion, it’s amazing how you get caught up in it.”

In Green’s first year at the club in 2000, the Demons made the Grand Final but lost to Essendon by 60 points.

From then on, there wasn’t much success, with the Demons finishing last twice towards the end of Green’s career.

He believes having the right people in the right places has certainly “straightened the ship”, especially since the arrival of CEO Peter Jackson in 2013.

“You’ve got to have the right people in the right places, and I think Melbourne has that.

“Stability at board level, terrific CEO in Peter Jackson, coach, football and two captains. They all need to be on one page, and at the moment the footy club has that.”

He admits “nervousness” around the prospect of making a Grand Final.

“We’re riding this massive wave coming into the finals.”