COLLINGWOOD'S Levi Greenwood might be the fifth-oldest Magpie playing on Grand Final day, but it hasn’t stopped him consulting his teammates for advice during the biggest week of the year.
Greenwood has never played in a Grand Final but five of his fellow Pies have - Scott Pendlebury, Steele Sidebottom, Tyson Goldsack, Travis Varcoe and Chris Mayne.
All have won at least one flag too, with the exception of Mayne.
And the 29-year-old Greenwood, who before this season had only played in one finals series in 2014, has been keen to pick their brains.
"Over the last few weeks they’ve been a sounding board for a lot of the younger boys and myself as well," Greenwood said at Friday’s Grand Final Parade.
"We’ve just been asking how things are run and basically what to do.
"The week’s a lot different and they’ve got the experience of finals before so it’s really good to have those senior boys in the team and feed off them."
He has been given the task of tagging the game’s superstars such as Nat Fyfe and Dustin Martin throughout the year, but a coy Greenwood said his role for the Grand Final is yet to be decided.
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley could send Greenwood to dangerous midfielders Elliot Yeo or Luke Shuey, but in recent weeks the Magpie has spent lots of time down back.
"It's been good to become a little more versatile in the last 10 games of the season," Greenwood said.
"Hopefully they see me as a player who can play in three areas of the ground."
Surprisingly, that’s how Greenwood was deployed against West Coast in the qualifying final, rather than going to one of the gun midfielders.
"Last time I played against them (the Eagles) I played in defence," Greenwood said.
"I might be doing that again or I could have a role in the middle … as you know it can change very quickly in a game of footy."
After 74 games with North Melbourne, Greenwood was traded to Collingwood in the 2014 NAB AFL Trade Period in exchange for pick 25.
In his fourth season with the Magpies, Greenwood is loving his football more than ever and credits a lot of success at the club to the laid-back culture of the group.
"We’ve got a good routine this year where we meet at the club first before MCG games," he said.
"That’s worked out really well for us, and hopefully it continues for one more week at least."