- Nov 23, 2015
- AFL Club
13TH V 11TH
2020 TOYOTA AFL PREMIERSHIP
Round 14 • FREMANTLE V GIANTS
SATURDAY AUGUST 29TH 4:35 PM AEST (OPTUS)
ROUND 14 TEAMS
B: B.Cox, R.Conca, N.Wilson
HB: S.Hill, L.Ryan, E.Hughes
C: A.Cerra, N.Fyfe, J.Aish
HF: M.Walters, M.Taberner, L.Henry
F: L.Schultz, R.Lobb, M.Crowden
FOLL: S.Darcy, C.Serong, D.Mundy
I/C: B.Bewley, A.Brayshaw, C.Blakely, T.Duman
EMG: M.Frederick, T.Watson, B.Banfield, L.Valente
OUT: M.Frederick (mental health)
B: L.Keeffe, A.Corr, H.Shaw
HB: A.Kennedy, N.Haynes, Z.Williams
C: L.Whitfield, J.Kelly, H.Perryman
HF: M.de Boer, H.Himmelberg, T.Greene
F: B.Daniels, J.Riccardi, J.Cameron
FOLL: S.Mumford, S.Coniglio, T.Taranto
I/C: L.Ash, B.Hill, J.Hopper, D.Lloyd
EMG: M.Buntine, J.Finlayson, S.Jacobs, Z.Langdon
IN: M.de Boer, L.Ash
OUT: C.Ward (injured), J.Caldwell (managed)
Land of the Giants preview:
So, what did we learn from Round 13, apart from the aggressive tendencies of some ex-girlfriends in the West?
We still have a serious problem with inconsistency. This time, after yet another pathetic first half, someone finally found the keys to the engine, and we won the second half 6.1 to 4.3, more than doubling our score in the last quarter. The Eagles seemed to be tiring and if it hadn’t been for Jeremy McGovern, we might have gone on with it. But it was all a bit too late.
Well done Jake Riccardi. You showed plenty of composure on a solid debut, and played like you really wanted to be out there. Perhaps your intent was noticed by a few of your more illustrious team mates. We can only hope.
Where to from here? The equation is pretty simple. To have any chance of playing finals, we have to win all five remaining games, starting this Saturday against Fremantle, again in Perth. After that, it’s Carlton at Metricon, the Crows in Adelaide, Melbourne at the Gabba, and St. Kilda, supposedly somewhere in NSW. The good news is that all of these games are winnable. The bad news is that they’re also all losable.
The team can probably stay as it is for a while, although we need to replace Ward, who unfortunately sustained a compound fracture to a finger in the third quarter. We have a few options to replace him, so it shouldn't be too difficult.
But moving forward, we have to consistently show the belief and desire that was there in the last quarter.
It’s up to you Giants. You have to want it.
Let's see how much you want to stay alive for the finals race this year, Giants. Win, and we're still fighting. Lose, and it's year over. I hope that we'll make a statement, but I fear that it will be the second. I still cannot understand what's happened this year with most of our players.
Fire up, Giants!