News Giants in the Media

Remove this Banner Ad

sydney_gws

All Australian
Oct 31, 2016
879
595
AFL Club
GWS
Other Teams
qpr
Its not in the media yet, but with the 10 Vic teams to play each other in round 1, I think we play at home to swans on round 1 ( helps our crowd that franklin has a chance of scoring 1000th goal), with swans hosting hawthorn in round 2. I would guess the other option is swans host us in round1 then swans away to hawthorn at MCG round 2.
 
Last edited:

Log in to remove this ad.

General Giant

Hall of Famer
Apr 12, 2012
42,005
35,580
AFL Club
GWS
Swans board is also whinging about it, I don't know why. At least we can be more spaced out in the crowd , less chance for covid to spread.

it’s a crappy ground. They tried to be all for everything and ended up being garbage for all.
Have some great memories there but we should be at Giants Stadium.
 

General Giant

Hall of Famer
Apr 12, 2012
42,005
35,580
AFL Club
GWS
I've never actually watched a game there before, what's wrong with it?
The seats are too shallow so the distance sight wise is terrible.
The field itself is down right dangerous due to the ground being a rectangle for 99.9% of the time.

They need to fix it and just make it a permanent rectangle.

Pay the 30mil and finish Giants stadium to 35k.
 
Last edited:

Callums_Guns

Community Leader
Feb 26, 2019
14,616
22,716
AFL Club
GWS
Other Teams
Phila 76ers, Mt Buller Demons
The seats are too shallow so the distance sight wise is terrible.
The field itself is down. Right dangerous due to the ground being a rectangle for 99.9% of the time.

They need to fix it and just make it a permanent rectangle.

Pay the 30mil and finish Giants stadium to 35k.
I would usually have a rant about this as well but after the past 2 seasons I don’t care. I’m just excited to go to footy and cheer on the Giants, it can’t come soon enough !!

Bring on Round.1
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

General Giant

Hall of Famer
Apr 12, 2012
42,005
35,580
AFL Club
GWS
I would usually have a rant about this as well but after the past 2 seasons I don’t care. I’m just excited to go to footy and cheer on the Giants, it can’t come soon enough !!

Bring on Round.1
Oh I’m excited and hoping to get there for round 1, just answering the individuals question.
 

RedV3x

Premiership Player
Dec 14, 2015
3,530
905
AFL Club
Fremantle
I've never actually watched a game there before, what's wrong with it?

The sightlines are skewed when in oval mode.
Being a single bank stadium upper seats are a long way from the ground.
The stadium has no outer skin so the wind whistles through there.

For a one-off event where you're looking for capacity I wouldn't complain to much.
 

Land of the Giants

Club Legend
Sep 6, 2012
2,330
3,369
Sydney
AFL Club
GWS
Other Teams
Thunder
I thought Stadium Australia had been permanently re-configured for rectangular sports? Apparently not.

I have more than fond memories of a certain game there back in 2016, so while the scheduling is a surprise, it doesn't bother me. I'm more worried about not having Toby in the line-up.

Let the Swans whinge and whine about it all they like. They're good at it.
 

dlanod

Moderator
Sep 14, 2006
46,856
66,889
Sydney
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
GWS; CCMariners; NQCowboys; Ravens
I thought Stadium Australia had been permanently re-configured for rectangular sports? Apparently not.
It was going to be done as part of the revamp, which got scrapped once they locked in the SFS demolition and rebuild that they really wanted.
 

captainMyCaptain

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 30, 2011
7,545
6,071
Wollongong
AFL Club
GWS
Unfortunately don’t have a subscription. Or fortunately. Either way.



Here it is:

James Hird will fly to Sydney for another cameo appearance at Greater Western Sydney courtesy of his close friendship with Giants’ senior assistant coach and former Essendon teammate Mark McVeigh. The Giants set up camp in the Sofitel complex where Hird was working in June, which led to McVeigh asking Hird to deliver a 60 minute session detailing his wild ride in football in the lead-up to GWS knocking off eventual premier Melbourne at the MCG. Now Hird is poised to spend another day at the Giants for an even more intimate exchange of ideas and discussions surrounding his experiences. “James just came down as a guest speaker for an hour (in Melbourne), and it was brilliant,” Giants football boss Jason McCartney said. “So Mark’s been able to speak to James about coming up and spending a day with us. “He’ll just jump in some of the sessions and we’ll drill a bit deeper into what he spoke about with some of his experiences. “When those opportunities present through relationships with staff members or players you certainly jump at that.” McCartney said it would be foolish not to utilise the club’s links to such sporting legends, with beloved GWS staff member Gavin Robertson previously getting former Test captain Steve Waugh to impart his words of wisdom. “When you’ve got access to these people you’re certainly not going to knock it back,” McCartney said. “If our guys only pick up one or two things along the way it’s all worthwhile. “When (Hird) spoke to us before the Melbourne game it was just a bit of a snapshot of his football journey. “Obviously some amazing highs but some really dark lows there, whether it be when he had the navicular stress fracture to once he’d finished the coaching position at Essendon. “He’s someone that’s been through a lot in football and in life. Constantly everyone is learning and anything he can impart in a positive way with our guys we’re certainly happy to latch onto. “It’s a great thing to have a great person within our game that’s had some tough times just to be back in the fold, albeit in a guest speaking role. “He’s on a recovery phase himself from what he went through. We’re just very lucky that through Mark’s relationship we get to spend some time with him.” McVeigh will take a small group of players, including the club’s new leadership group, to the Central Coast for a night this weekend for a planning session on how they can set up for season 2022
AFL 2021: James Hird set to return to footy, working as mentor at GWS Giants | Herald Sun
 

Powkid

Rookie
Jul 31, 2012
42
67
Northern Beaches
AFL Club
GWS
Other Teams
Sydney Swans, Carlton
Stevie J helping out in club land at Manly Wolves in Syd premier division.



He played a game with them a couple of years ago, barely left the forward 50m arc and managed to kick 5 sausage rolls with 27 touches. Also an unbelievable goal deep in the pocket.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

sydney_gws

All Australian
Oct 31, 2016
879
595
AFL Club
GWS
Other Teams
qpr
Stevie J helping out in club land at Manly Wolves in Syd premier division.



He played a game with them a couple of years ago, barely left the forward 50m arc and managed to kick 5 sausage rolls with 27 touches. Also an unbelievable goal deep in the pocket.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Is he still our forward coach for 2022??
 

Remove this Banner Ad

Remove this Banner Ad