Experience is invaluable in big games.
And Sydney FC proved it in extra-time in Sunday's A-League grand final against Melbourne City.
This is a club winning its fifth grand final since I was lucky enough to be part of the first back in 2006.
The leaders stood up when it mattered, as Rhyan Grant found the winner in the 100th minute.
With the backing of the Manchester-based football group, City have arrived as a sustainable force and had been the stand-outs since the resumption from the Covid-19 break.
Sydney were trying to rediscover the form which made them premiers, but they rose to the occasion at the end of a tense battle.
There's always a time when players who have been under that kind of pressure before understand what it takes.
Since taking over as coach Steve Corica has continued to produce the high level Sydney FC expect, so it was pretty special to see him lift the trophy, when he scored the goal for us in the first ever A-League grand final, when we beat the Mariners 1-nil.
And from experience to youth, it certainly brought back some memories to see Shellharbour's Joel King win an A-League title at the age of 19.
It's a fantastic achievement, he's got his whole career ahead of him.
I really like Joel King as a player, he gets up and back and covers ground on that left side well and really adds something to Sydney FC.
It's amazing to think they've now won three of the last four grand finals and be the most successful club in the A-League.