Storm coach Craig Bellamy has built one of the game’s most successful coaching careers around the ethos of living in the moment.
After 21 seasons and 549 games at the helm in Melbourne, the master mentor is well aware of the pitfalls of gazing too long in the rear vision mirror or looking too far down the track.
As he prepares for yet another preliminary final and potentially a crack at a fourth premiership, Bellamy is concentrating on the things he can control in the here and now – like plotting the downfall of premiers Penrith at Accor Stadium.
The two sides have formed a great rivalry during the past five years, with the Storm taking down the Panthers in the 2020 grand final before Ivan Cleary’s men took their revenge in an epic preliminary final a year later on their way to the title.
Far from seeking revenge for that 10-6 loss at Suncorp Stadium, Bellamy is focused solely on the fitness of his chief playmaker Jahrome Hughes and the ‘one…