Real Footy finals: Adelaide v Sydney
It's finals time again and our expert panel of Robert Walls, Michael Gleeson and Martin Blake talk through all the ins and outs ahead of the clash between Adelaide and Sydney.PT5M30S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-25hqq 620 349 September 7, 2012
The Adelaide Crows expect recalled duo Taylor Walker and Bernie Vince to be the game-breakers in Saturday's AFL qualifying final against Sydney.
Key forward Walker (hip) and midfielder Vince (knee) return after being rested with slight injuries last weekend.
And Adelaide's strategy and innovation coach Dean Bailey believes the talented pair will revel on the finals stage.
"Tex (Walker) and Bernie, they're fine, they're in good nick," Bailey told reporters on Friday.
"They are big game players.
"When we have called on Tex's experience, he has kicked goals at clutch times ... and Bernie has played well in some big games as well.
"So they're experienced but they are classy players and tomorrow is really set up for those two."
Walker's return looms large given the Swans lost defender Heath Grundy to suspension for the AAMI Stadium final.
But Bailey believed the qualifying final between the top two contested ball-winning clubs would be decided by brain rather than brawn.
"They have got some really big grunters in the middle of the ground and so have we," Bailey said.
"The two teams match up incredibly well.
"The difference is going to be between who under fatigue makes the best decisions, and we expect that to be us.
"Both teams are going to get fatigued and that is when the decision-making is going to be crucial.
"You can feel fatigued after the first four or five minutes just because of the intensity of the game.
"It's how you repeat effort that is going to be the difference between the two teams.
"The game is going to come down to will and effort and who is going to stay in the contest longer ... it's going to be a brutal, fierce game."