All his life, Sydney FC youngster Corey Hollman has had big brother Jake doing what any elder sibling does - mentoring and winding him up in equal measure.
And Jake is promising no let up on Saturday when Corey's Sydney side host Macarthur in the A-League Men.
"When we were younger, I knew I could always get a reaction out of him and I found it funny," Jake said.
"We've both grown up a bit ... but maybe on the weekend I'll have to do it again to the better of him - there'll be no evilness behind it.
"They're below us on the table at the moment, so he can't say anything but in all seriousness it'll be a special feeling lining up against him."
Macarthur are undefeated to start the season and sat two points off top spot heading into round seven's battle of the Hollman brothers.
The Hollmans are a talented football family.
All three children Jake, 22, Corey, 20, and 18-year-old sister Shay, who is part of the Young Matildas set-up and Sydney's A-League Women side, are midfielders who have made it at a professional level.
"It kind of pushed us both because he was trying to get the better of me, and I was trying to get the better of him," said Corey, whose Sydney side sit eighth after picking up two wins from Ufuk Talay's first three games in charge.
"I don't think I'd be where I am without him. He used to get me quite angry and he'd do anything to antagonise me.
"But I'm the nicer one, he just tries to get me."
Over the past week, Shay has been away on international duty and their parents, Samantha and Stuart, have been overseas in the US, leaving Jake and Corey home alone ahead of their first game against each other.
And this time their parents will be hoping that there'll be no tears.
"Growing up myself, Corey and Shay, we spent a ridiculous amount of hours at the local oval training together," Jake said.
"It would usually end with one or two people crying and an angry dad, but Corey is a great player who has the potential to play professionally and he's gone and done that so far.
"I think there's more to come from all of us.
"Mum and dad get back first thing on Saturday morning so they'll be at the game tired and they might have to wear neutral colours ... but they can't lose. They'll win somehow."
Australian Associated Press