PROLIFIC Brisbane midfielder Ally Anderson is hoping to break more than one drought when the Lions take on Adelaide in Saturday's NAB AFL Women's decider at Adelaide Oval.
Anderson is one of seven Lions to play in both the 2017 Grand Final loss to the Crows and the 2018 defeat at the hands of the Western Bulldogs.
However, trying to make it third time lucky is only half the battle for Anderson.
Remarkably, the 27-year-old has lost all nine deciders she's played in at any level since taking the sport up at the age of 17.
"I've lost quite a few Grand Finals," she said through an awkward grin on Monday afternoon.
"I haven't won one, so I'm even more hungry."
After defeating Collingwood in a nail-biting preliminary final, Anderson said she and her teammates' attention quickly turned to Adelaide.
"After we won on Saturday, we let it sink in, but then a few of us were like, 'We have to win this, we need to win this'," she said.
"There is that personal history with us original girls.
"We're so desperate to win it.
"It's not just us, it's the whole team, the coaches, everyone in the Lions environment is desperate to win.
"We're going to leave everything out there on Saturday."
Anderson, captain Emma Zielke, Kate Lutkins, Shannon Campbell, Jess Wuetschner, Emily Bates and Bree Koenen all remain from the first two Grand Finals, while young winger Sophie Conway played against the Bulldogs.
Anderson has been a driving force in 2021, averaging 18 disposals, including 23 against the Magpies at the Gabba.
"You hear it over and over again, but you don't change your routine in Grand Final week," she said.
"There is definitely going to be nerves, especially for the younger girls, but I think as a team we've got so much experience around the whole group we can bring each other up and perform on the day."