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  1. Chrono

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    With the first pre-season for the Giants first season rapidly approaching, I'd thought it'd be interesting to see how the media, from all over, paint the lead up to the Giants first season.

    Here is a few from the past couple of days.

    GWS recruit Tim Mohr credits Brendan Fevola

    And then there is this on Stephen Clifton and a few other promoted rookies;
    Former North Ballarat Rooster edges towards AFL debut
     

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    Fev for GWS COULD be very good (on and off field if he behaves) or very bad if not....

    so do you roll the dice?
     
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    Tom Scully wants to be a GWS Giant for the term of his footballing life

     
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    Please no. Already been through that media circus with one club.

    The main problem with Fev is that it's reached a stage when everything gets blown out of proportion. IMO the main reason Fev was sacked from the Lions was for business reasons - the negative publicity far overwhelmed anything positive on the field. GWS would be in the same, if not trickier, position.
     
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    I think after the crapstorm that has gone on with his move to GWS I can understand if Tom would be reluctant to go through the whole ordeal again.


    Giants face biggest test on draft day, says Silvagni
     
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    I'll be really surprised if we don't take Patton with our first 3 draft picks so I'll throw in this story on the new recruit.

    Jon Patton practises what he preaches
     
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    Along similar lines here is a nice write up on Stephen Coniglio

    http://www.thepuntroadend.com/2011/11/03/stephen-coniglio-2011-afl-draft-prospect/
     
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    Great article that one. Never knew Krakouer had such an influence on Cogs.
     
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    Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/afl...le-reversal-20111110-1n9g0.html#ixzz1dKxNc6f8
     
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    Some more stuff on Scully in the Scum this morning;

    Tom Scully enjoys being out of the spotlight

    He's certainly not going to be in the spotlight in Sydney, but I'm pretty sure there is going to be some scrutiny from the South next year!

    Scully reveals behind-scenes turmoil

    Emma Quayle also gets on the Scully train;
    Scully returns with clear mind and conscience after exorcising Demons

     
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    For anyone interested:


    http://www.aflnswact.com.au/index.php?id=4
     
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    Who cares? It's counted in the salary cap, although I have a sneaking suspicion Melbourne will try to avoid doing the same for Todd Viney's contract when his son joins you next year.
     
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    Difference is twofold...
    a) Viney was already an established assistant coach.
    b) Viney is a former club champion and Melbourne captain.
     
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    The only difference I see is that Viney was hired before the kid was officially brought on board, but given he switched over around the same time as Melbourne committed to taking Jack as a father/son pick I don't see it being that different. In the Viney case I suspect it's because he wants to be close to his son and he has that opportunity by changing roles, so good on him. I also think counting Scully's wage in the salary cap is the right thing to do, as it is unlikely he'd have switched clubs if his son wasn't playing for GWS. I just don't think the Viney case is as different as claimed, especially given Scully was an established scout with Sydney already (I can't comment on the pay rate as I don't know the going rates for part time or full time scouts).
     
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    Tom Scully's dad Phil Scully to get Giant pay rise

    According to today's Daily Telegraph, Scully was paid "several hundred dollars a weekend" working part-time for the Swans.

    "Less than $10,000 a season" = close enough to $10,000, divided by the 20 or so weeks he'd be working = $500 a weekend.
    Factor in that he'd have been working 1-2 days a weekend, while we'll say 5 days for the Giants as it's full-time (probably more than 5 given the nature of the sports industry, but anyway). So, we'll multiply the weekend rate by 3.3 to get it to an approx. 5-day pay = $1650.
    Times that by 52 and you've got $85500.

    (bear in mind these are just approximations going off the numbers from one article; can't wait for someone to quote me...)

    Not all that outlandish after all...
     
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    Reading the HUN you'd think GWS are about to fold before they even start!
     
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    HUN has an agenda against the Giants. But I guess that's what sells
     
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    Clearly there not about balance reporting but rather there really running with a syd vs melb agenda.

    Anyway he is couple of media stuff firstly Eddie being a tool
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/new...nts-over-players/story-e6frg7mf-1226196563370

    Secondly a story on Coniglio being send overseas by GWS to get medical treatment, also like clockwork the hun not missing a chance to have a crack at GWS.

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/a...stephen-coniglio/story-e6frf9jf-1226196073789

    And finally a little article on how we prelisted Adam Kennedy

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/a...-long-way-around/story-fnau1fjg-1226196085890
     
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