If a club needs to be consistently in the top 4 of the afl to be deemed a success then the afl has issues.GWS still have a chance to be successful.
They will still be a top 4 team for years to come.
GC are cooked. They missed the boat and are now waiting to die
Both GC and GWS are based in areas where very few people actually care for AFL who don't already support a team.
It's hard to create new supporters and the AFL are desperately trying to expand.