Review Round 14 2021 - GWS Giants v Carlton, 7.25pm @ Giants Stadium, Sat 19 June

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Giant Strides

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Match Preview: Round 14 v Carlton

Where and When: Saturday, June 19 at 7.25pm AEST, GIANTS Stadium

Last time they met:
The GIANTS had a nine-point win over the Blues in round 15 last year. It was a win that pushed the club inside the top eight, but wound up being the final victory of the 18-round season 2020. It was also a bit of an escape: trailing by three goals at three-quarter time of the game having kicked just two goals for the game, the GIANTS scored the last four goals of the match to take the points 6.12 (48) to 5.9 (39). The backline – led by soon-to-be All Australian Nick Haynes – held things together all day, with Toby Greene was dangerous all day and Jake Riccardi kicking two of the four final-term goal in just his third senior game. Accuracy was an issue, with the team kicking 1.9 to half-time. The match was a milestone one, with Shane Mumford celebrating his 200th game in the AFL, and his 100th in orange. Sam Walsh, Jacob Weitering and Marc Murphy were among the better performed Blues.

What it means for the GIANTS: Last week’s draw with North Melbourne was catastrophic, leaving the GIANTS dangling just out of reach of a top eight spot along with a stack of other clubs bunched up in the same part of the ladder. There is no room left for slip-ups. The team plays three clubs placed below it on the ladder in the next month – the Blues, Hawthorn and Gold Coast as well as top-placed Melbourne – and have a chance to separate themselves from that pack, but as recent weeks have shown and last week emphasised, competition is close and no team is easy to beat this year.

Where’s the opposition at: Last week’s bye means that the Blues will have Coleman Medal leader Harry McKay back, after he was subbed out with a concussion in their last match. Nic Newman is in the same boat. They lost to West Coast by four goals in their last start, and had their last win back in round 10, when they beat Hawthorn by 23 points. McKay has been in some awesome form for them this year, with Walsh going from strength to strength in the midfield. Ex-Giants Zac Williams and Matt Kennedy line up against their old team.

The number: 4. We know a lot of former GIANTS have made their way to Carlton over the years, but how many have come the other way? The answer lies with Setanta O’hAilpin, who after being delisted by the Blues and redrafted to western Sydney in ahead of the 2012 season and played eight games in his two years at the club, and defender Bret Thorton, who played 188 games for Carlton but managed just one with GWS in 2013. Ruckman Sam Jacobs arrived via Adelaide after starting with the Blues – he played seven games for the GIANTS last year – and let’s not forget Dylan Buckley, who notched his two games for the club in season 2018.

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General Giant

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All the talk all week has been our slow to very slow starts.

Surely they are going to be fired up at home and will be on the front foot. Surely.
 

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fridgeman

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Not sure hopw this game will go just hoping for a reaction from the Giants after last week and Carlton in a similar boat with the media attention on them with the recruiting questioned

Hoping for improvement in MDB and Kennedy after the run last week and a more experienced defensive 50 will help with Perryman and Davis back in
Good to see some players getting the experience this year and also players playing in position instead of mids all over the place to have them on the field somewhere

A win anywhere 2 goals plus and no injuries will be an ideal result and it should be achievable as Carlton dont have the contested players on the team in comparison and with the conditions but this is dependant on a step up in effort and pressure to get the win
 

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Weather has effected the crowd number a fair bit. Wish I could of gone

Can never see the members side though on TV.

How is it at the game ?


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Giant Strides

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So, that's the way the umpiring is going to be tonight - everything tiggy touchwood is a Carlton penalty, but when it's clearly against them, nada.

(Toby clearly tackled going for the ball there ... again!)
 

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Flynn is surprisingly clever with his body work given his size. Very adept at twisting his body to still reach his maximum reach while avoiding being pushed out, plus his hands are fantastic.
 

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