What? We lost by a kick to the eventual premiers in 2016. We’re the only side to have won finals every year for the last four years.It was never really open to begin with.
Last year they finished 13-9 and 6th on the ladder for a reason. They really overachieved getting 13 wins and then the fixturing fell their way in the finals (Brisbane were basically a mid-table side that had close results go their way much like this year and were ripe for the taking).
This is a terrible take that shows you have no understanding.Firstly I seriously doubt Clarko goes there next year. Clarko I think will leave the hawks soon but I think he wants to leave the club with a good future to build off. I think he will stick around for another 2 years and really train up Sam Mitchell and get some young players in so it is not a mess for Mitchell.
Regarding the giants, a poster I feel hit the nail on the head. They play non accountable football. It’s ironic as the giants in 2016 had a really well defined team with set roles and since then it’s like the have no set structure FWD wise or any dare.
First problem is they have way to many one pace midfielders, Tom Greene, Conoglio, Ward, Taranto & Hopper are good players but don’t offer any versatility nor any pace. Those 5 Mids don’t include Toby Greene and Josh Kelly who 2 me are there best 5 Mids.
Most teams have set roles:
Who are Giants small cowards: Greene is great but Daniels & Lloyd aren’t winning anything.
Who is the power forward. Himmelberg and Cameron are great but are CHFs they really need a power forward shame they lost Lobb and Patton with injuries as I feel they made them a better side when fit.
There key talls are good but who is the driver of Half Back. Williams is great and can play in the midfield but with the amount of injuries he has had I certainly wish they had more players like him besides Shaw. Also aware they have Whitfield but to me he can’t defend so he becomes a liability in the back half.
Gut running wingers. Who are they?? Just feels they Chuck guys like Cogs and Ward there without offering any of the same skills.
It’s funny because if you go back to that 16 team they never lost the big names e.g. Patton, Lobb, Wilson, Dev Smith,Scully, Shiel, Patfull etc yet each one of those guys played a role they never fully replaced.
It was open in 2016 I give you that, but they blew it against a team on the road for a third consecutive week.What? We lost by a kick to the eventual premiers in 2016. We’re the only side to have won finals every year for the last four years.
We played Brisbane away and the Pies away in the finals without a bunch of our best players and still won.
You have no idea.
They played in the GF last year.It was open in 2016 I give you that, but they blew it against a team on the road for a third consecutive week.
No, they were never a chance in last year's GF. They won 13 games for a reason.They played in the GF last year.
Also a prelim in 17
The window wasn't open then?
The reason they finished 6th last year and were so inconsistent is that there was a stack of injuries throughout the year, mostly to key players.
Well they won 16.No, they were never a chance in last year's GF. They won 13 games for a reason.
Giants were no better than the 6th best side last year.Well they won 16.
Richmond was the best team and a deserved premier. They smashed us up on the day. But to say the Runner up wasn't in the window is ludicrous.
The Giants had beaten Richmond earlier that year, and twice since. They were an underdog, but to say they had no chance is just folly.
Absolutely. If we lose, it's all but over. We win, and I reckon we are probably better than even money to make the 8. We'll need 3 from 5 most likely. So assuming we win this one, you'd think we'd beat Adelaide. Under those circumstances you'd say we'd win at least 1 of Carlton, Melbourne or St Kilda.Huge game today in regards to GWS's finals aspirations this year. A loss to Fremantle would just about end their season.
It's an absolute must-win game for the Giants today.
Huge win for their season. Back in the top 8 now.Absolutely. If we lose, it's all but over. We win, and I reckon we are probably better than even money to make the 8. We'll need 3 from 5 most likely. So assuming we win this one, you'd think we'd beat Adelaide. Under those circumstances you'd say we'd win at least 1 of Carlton, Melbourne or St Kilda.
Perhaps it is you with the short memory and have forgotten the past 4 seasons.Obviously 5 minute memories on this site.
GWS need to do a lot more to prove their still a flag threat in years to come.