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Fast ball movement the common factor in preliminary finals teams

Speed is the common factor of the four teams left in the race for the premiership.

That’s the view of Leigh Matthews, who told SportsDay Melbourne, Richmond, West Coast and Collingwood don’t play “chaos” football, rather they simply move the ball quicker than the rest of the competition.

“Slow and precise (football) doesn’t work in 2018 and that’s a great thing for footy,” he said.

“Even the Eagles still want to move the ball quickly, they’re not holding the ball and trying to be precise and even more so when they have both their big forwards in.

“If you play slow footy, all oppositions get back and flood the back 50 and it becomes really hard to score.

“I think fast ball movement and taking risks is what all four teams in the finals do.”

Click PLAY to hear Leigh’s full comments on Sportsday