Geelong will play Richmond in the Grand Final after recording a 40-point win against Brisbane in the second preliminary final on Saturday night.
Gary Ablett Jnr was one of Geelong’s best with two goals from 14 disposals.
His two goals coming in the space of a minute during the third quarter to help extend Geelong’s lead at a pivotal stage in the game.
However, the aspect of the game that pleased him most was the even contribution across the board with 18 of Geelong’s 22 players registering at least 10 disposals.
“I am really proud of the boy’s effort tonight, it was a real team performance,” Ablett said post-match speaking to Cats Media.
“We know that our brand of football stands up and we spoke about that before the game and for us it was about playing four quarters and I thought we did that tonight.”
The little master made each possession he had count and finished with seven score involvements.
“I think as you get older you need to adapt and my legs don’t move as fast as they use to, but for me it is about using my footy IQ and when I get the ball making sure that I am doing something with it and I felt I was able to have some impact on the game tonight.”
This year has been a challenging one for Gary and after a difficult year he was pleased to get another opportunity to play in a Grand Final.
“It has been a difficult year, but I have got an amazing family.”
“Jordan has been just incredible, obviously Jordan and Levi are up here and she has done everything possible to help me prepare for my training sessions and my football games and without her I wouldn’t have been able to come up, so one more to go and then we can all celebrate.”
The team now has just under a week to prepare for the big dance and Ablett plans to get around the younger boys this week as he prepares for his final game of an unbelievable career.
“I am feeling amazing."
“I have been lucky enough to experience this a few times and I will be passing on as many tips as I can to the younger boys just about preparation for the week.”