With a lot of pressure on his developing Melbourne squad, Bernie Vince could be forgiven for perhaps being a little wound up, but the star midfielder is quick to dispel those claims and even owns up to being the larrikin of the change rooms!
"I'm a very relaxed sort of bloke," Vince said.
"A lot of blokes are up tight and nervous, and very, very uptight, but I'm totally opposite."
So opposite, that he's often the ringleader amongst the change room antics at the club.
"I like to sit around and have a bit of a joke in the changerooms," he said.
"In saying that, you've got to respect the guys that are a bit wound up as well, you don't want to be to joking around the real serious guys."
While being amongst the fun in the change room, Vince has a surprising superstition come match day, one that stems back to his junior years.
"I don't have any superstitions really, besides I put my left sock and my left boot on first," he said.
"I don't know why I do that. I think I did that one day and I remembered it and I played well so I kept on doing it!"
While not being a big purveyor of music, Vince revealed that the players on game day usually revel in the tunes of a fellow team mate.
"Max Gawn, our big ruckman with the beard, he's got a bit of a playlist on game day," he said.
"He just plays that music, it's loud and I listen in!"