Take risks to win and accept the consequences.
That's the approach rookie coach Tony Walmsley will take when his Central Coast Mariners attempt to implement a high-octane footballing style in this year's A-League season.
On the eve of Saturday's season-opener against Perth, Walmsley vowed not to stray from his expansive philosophies should they fail to achieve early success.
"It puts responsibility on the players to take risks which is uncommon for some players to adapt to, but I'm sticking to it," Walmsley told AAP at the season launch in Sydney on Tuesday.
"I'm prepared to take risks to go out and win football matches, and I want the players to do the same."