Sydney coach John Longmire is too old school to go looking for any unique tactics or new methods to put an end to the biggest hoodoo in the AFL.
You would forgive him for trying absolutely anything this week ahead of the Swans' preliminary final showdown with Collingwood at ANZ Stadium on Friday night.
In case you haven't heard, the Swans have a horror recent record against the Magpies losing their last 11 matches in a row going back six years.
Longmire and everyone at the Swans have done their best to play down the significance of the streak in the lead-up to the game and said there's been no different approach or new secret plan to stop the rot.
"We talk about stats and vision and show them what they (Collingwood) do well and also what we need to do well and that's about it," Longmire said.
"There's no rocket science to it, there's no magic formula.
"We know the biggest challenge ahead of us (on Friday night) is the ability to be able to play four quarters of hard pressure, contested footy.
"It doesn't get more complicated than that really, it's very simple.
"You've got to break it down for the players to be simple as well. They know the challenge that's ahead of them."
The Swans mentor said there was only one way his side would snap Collingwood's apparent hold over them to qualify for the club's first grand final in six years.
"It's about hard work," Longmire said.
"Sometimes you go looking for different things that might work and do different things that may or may not work.
"I know what does work and that's working hard for four quarters, that's what does work and that's what we expect our players to do."
While Longmire is more intent on focusing on his players and how they perform, he believes a major hurdle standing in the Swans' way in Collingwood ruckman Darren Jolly.
The veteran big man, who was part of the Swans' 2005 premiership team, is part of an extremely talented midfield unit at the Magpies.
But the Swans coach singled out Jolly as the one his side needs to get on top of if they are to progress to the final Saturday in September.
"If you're talking about a potent weapon then he's an important player to their set-up," Longmire said of the Pies ruckman.
"Then it's a matter of (stopping) Pendlebury, Beams, Swan, Thomas and you could just keep going.
"I thought Darren Jolly played really well against us last time (they) were up here at ANZ Stadium.
"I thought he was outstanding and he is in career-best form … and is one of the premier big men in the competition and has been for almost a decade now.
"I think that's a real challenge for our big blokes is to match it with Darren Jolly."