The time for talk is over and it's now time for actions to speak louder, according to Leeton-Whitton coach Daniel Muir ahead of this weekend's opening clash.
The Crows will take on Wagga Tigers on Saturday at the Leeton Showground in round one of the Riverina Football League season.
The match up is a tantalizing one, with both sides enjoying plenty of rivalry over the years.
It's been an interesting off-season for Leeton-Whitton, with the side being forced to go through another re-build period after losing several of their young and experienced players after the 2018 season.
However, Muir believes the Crows will still be competitive in 2019.
"There's definitely a lot of new, young faces in the side, but that's a good thing," he said.
"The goal has been to get everyone on the same page and now we need to translate that into our playing style.
"It's going to be a good opportunity for a lot of our under 17s players to be stepping up and experiencing senior footy for the first time."
Leeton-Whitton's pre-season focused on a lot of fitness work, as well as basic skills.
Muir described it as both a learning process for himself and the side.
"We've been working on a lot of the basics, especially with some of the younger players ... it's not that they don't know how to play footy, it's just refining what they know," he said.
"It's going to be an interesting year, especially now I'm a playing-coach. It's a learning experience for me as well.
"I'm keen to get out there and start putting our plans into place.
"The time for talk is over now."
Muir is expecting a tough contest from the Tigers on Saturday, but said he has full faith in his team in securing a round one victory and getting their season off to a good start.
"Wagga will no doubt have a good side this year, so I'm expecting a tough game," he said.
"I expect them to be fit and fast, which is probably similar to us.
"We just need to focus on limiting our mistakes and putting our plans into place."
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