Jack Graham That Is ?
- Sep 13, 2015
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
What do you consider a belting in a Grand Final? Perhaps 10+ goals?Serious question - isn't there some link between teams getting belted on grand final day and then having a terrible year the next year?
Yeah interesting. My feeling is that a grand final belting can really rip through a club. People wouldn't admit it at the time, but very hard to come back from it, beginning with the pre-season training.What do you consider a belting in a Grand Final? Perhaps 10+ goals?
2019 - Richmond def. GWS by 89 points
2020 - GWS are currently in 9th place on the ladder
2014 - Hawthorn def. Sydney by 63 points
2015 - Sydney finished 4th on the ladder
2007 - Geelong def. Port Adelaide by 119 points
2008 - Port Adelaide finished 13th on the ladder
2000 - Essendon def. Melbourne by 60 points
2001 - Melbourne finished 11th on the ladder
So in the last 20 years we've seen four 10+ goal beltings in Grand Finals. Sydney in 2015 was the one team to buck the missing finals trend.
Five games to go.seen their draw?
Id say they will only win one of them.I'd say 5 of those 6 games are winnable for GWS.
They could win all of them...Five games to go.
Fremantle @ Optus
Carlton @ Metricon
Adelaide @ Adelaide Oval
Melbourne @ Gabba
St Kilda @ TBA
I think I'd only be super confident of one win over the Crows if I was a GWS fan.
At a minimum, the Giants will have to go 3-2 and really build their percentage to have a shot at making the finals IMO. A loss to Fremantle this Saturday and suddenly it starts to look like mission impossible for the Giants because they need to at least win 3 of their last 4 with Carlton, Melbourne and St Kilda all still battling it out for finals spots. GWS's season is teetering right now and they really can't afford to leave their push any later.
- Fremantle appear to have hit form and should be on a four game winning streak at the moment. I'm backing Freo to get the job down out west.
- Carlton probably should be a win for the Giants but it's dependent on which GWS outfit shows up that day and if the Blues are serious about playing finals this year.
- Mark Adelaide down as a win for the Giants.
- Melbourne have been pretty good lately and will likely be playing to keep their season alive in round 17 so that is far from an easy fixture.
- St Kilda should beat the Giants.
We haven't got a ruck. The rest of the spine is Davis, Hayne, Greene and Cameron. Wouldn't call that poor.The Giants' spine is quite poor. They don't really have a forward who can clunk marks without inch perfect delivery and aside from Haynes (who is absolutely elite) their backs aren't much chop either. I find it staggering that they continue to persist with Mumford also
Like I said I wouldn't be surprised if they don't lose from here on.....and of they do that they will play finals with that list anything can happen.We were horrendous against the Swans. On the weekend we lost to probably the best team in the comp on their home ground by a couple goals, not ideal, but far from the end of the world.
Before the Swans we won 3 in a row, including beating Richmond.
Compare to Richmonds core midfield for example:Closed window? Anyone who has said yes to that in this thread is an out and out idiot.
Our midfield ages on the weekend:
Then We have young kids coming through like Caldwell, Hately and Greene.
Our 3 key forwards are 27, 24 and 20.
Stop with the uneducated rubbish. Anyone who actually pays any attention knows that they have deliberately spread the age profile. Thus ensuring that our window will be open for a long time now.
Happens reasonably often, some clubs struggle (ala Port 07), others bounce back pretty swiftly - West Coast lost badly in 91 and won it in 92 for example.
If they get it together, they can go on a run,if we play how we played against the swans, we wont win a game. If we play how we played against the Eagles, we'd prob win 3 and run 8th. Hopefully we are better than that.Like I said I wouldn't be surprised if they don't lose from here on.....and of they do that they will play finals with that list anything can happen.
But the bullshit has to end now.