They have played in 4 consecutive finals series, despite injuries. You'd think they are coming off back to back spoons.Gws. Where talent goes to die
They been rubbish this year, no dobt. Pretty abnormal season though.
Worth noting the age profile of the Giants is much closer to Fremantle than Richmond. It is still a young list, and has the consistency of a young list. The last 3 years due to injury it has been the same, we have consistently ran out very young sides. Difference of this year compared to last is that the experienced stars were either injured or out of form and couldnt get them home this year.
Most weeks the Giants have ran out 4 or 5 first or second year players. Even guys like Finlayson and Perryman have only just cracked 50 games in the last couple weeks. Young players miss roles, have bad weeks and sides with lots of young players are generally inconsistent. The difference is due to all the top end talent most dont view the Giants as a young side. (and at full strength their best 22 isn't young, but the squad is)