Norm Smith Medallist
- Apr 30, 2011
- AFL Club
The GIANTS have ushered in a new era with Stephen Coniglio today named AFL captain. Coniglio, vice-captain since 2017, is the GIANTS’ first standalone captain in club history after Phil Davis and Callan Ward completed a captaincy handover in recent weeks. Coniglio is also just the fourth GIANTS player to take on the captaincy after Davis, Ward and inaugural co-captain Luke Power. Davis and Ward said Coniglio’s appointment marked an exciting new chapter for the AFL’s youngest club. “This is something both Cal and I have thought a great deal about,” Davis said. “We believe the time is right for a new leader to take our club into the next phase.
That being said, I don't think there would be a change in leadership had there been better team GF performance. You would have to think that showing would have been a factor in the changing of the guard.Gotta say that I’m really disappointed with ABC NewsRadio and their “coverage” of the change in captaincy this morning.
“Former GWS co-captain Callan Ward has said he is grateful to the club for giving him the opportunity to be captain, but after a humiliating 89 point thrashing in this year’s grand final the club has decided to go in a different direction” and then they played the grab of Cal saying he was grateful for the club giving a young 21 year old the responsibility even though “we didn’t really know anything at the time”
Sacked as captain because of the GF performance? Not the way I would have framed it.
No mention of who the new captain is btw.
As I said, disappointing.
Do you really think that? That the result prompted the change?That being said, I don't think there would be a change in leadership had there been better team GF performance. You would have to think that showing would have been a factor in the changing of the guard.