Preview Round 9 - GWS Giants vs Carlton, Sunday 19th May, Sydney Showground Stadium, 4.40pm

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Pathetic. Embarrassing.

Undoubtedly our worst effort since the debacle against the Cats in Geelong last year. And just as unacceptable.

So insipid, it was hard to say who our best player was. Finlayson? He kicked more than half our goals. Anyone else?

It looked like we didn't want to be there, to be honest. Look at the score after half-time, 5.6 vs 1.4. One goal in a half of footy! Are you serious, Giants? My nephews put in a better effort in the under-10s. And don't blame it on players out through injury. We had more than enough talent out there, just not enough interest. Mental preparation? Try attitude. Think I might send an email to the club tomorrow.

A shocking lead in to next week against Carlton. I'll stick my neck out now and say we won't lose, we'll be on the rebound and there will be plenty of players with sore backsides after some well-placed kicks in tomorrow's match review.

Still, there is a chance we might better the pathetic crowd who turned up at the MCG today - 14,636. Just shows what a fickle bunch Hawks supporters are, they've probably taken that mantle from the Swans.

Not good enough Giants. Lift your game immediately.
 

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Were the players asked to play defensively against the Hawks?
If so, it didn’t work and the coaches should be embarrassed.
Why don’t we just play our game style? It’s a winning style.
We surely can’t play that way against Carlton.
 

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Pathetic. Embarrassing.

Undoubtedly our worst effort since the debacle against the Cats in Geelong last year. And just as unacceptable.

So insipid, it was hard to say who our best player was. Finlayson? He kicked more than half our goals. Anyone else?

It looked like we didn't want to be there, to be honest. Look at the score after half-time, 5.6 vs 1.4. One goal in a half of footy! Are you serious, Giants? My nephews put in a better effort in the under-10s. And don't blame it on players out through injury. We had more than enough talent out there, just not enough interest. Mental preparation? Try attitude. Think I might send an email to the club tomorrow.

A shocking lead in to next week against Carlton. I'll stick my neck out now and say we won't lose, we'll be on the rebound and there will be plenty of players with sore backsides after some well-placed kicks in tomorrow's match review.

Still, there is a chance we might better the pathetic crowd who turned up at the MCG today - 14,636. Just shows what a fickle bunch Hawks supporters are, they've probably taken that mantle from the Swans.

Not good enough Giants. Lift your game immediately.
I thought we’d account for the Hawks easily too you know. Okay, not easily but like 20 points at least.

Love the fickle supporters. 26,000 at the SCG on Friday night but half were Dons fans. I thought my Bombers would take care of the Swans. There’s a lot of shocks in store this season, it seems.

Carlton nearly beat Collingwood, too.

If we relax going into that game, like we did with Freo, then we’re done. We played a good game against a depleted St Kilda.

I’ll back them in but they’ve got to back each other. Phil looked inspiring in the huddle but they didn’t get inspired.
 

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This one should be a big win. Carlton's clearances stats are great and their midfield although young is very talented. Even so, a premiership contender that just got their pants pulled down at the home of football will bounce back strongly. That is if we are actually a contender...

I can't see to many changes apart from whitfield in. I thought hopper went missing last week as did cogs (finger def holding him back) but they will get another run. Jezza and toby were poor up front and Davis struggled to get back to the paec of the game-often playing as the lose defender but not impacting the game. Even so I think those guys will retain their spots.

Out: Buntine, Simpson
In: Whitfield, Mumford

I thought our effort and lack of defensive pressure was what cost us last week. Im expecting a huge turn around this week in those areas.
 

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I don't know how we got back here, but 24months ago, it was no Mummy, no Giants.
And here we are again. It was an out that we couldn't cover.
Simpson's form in NEAFL had been OK, but shouldn't he be smashing NEAFL?

The strange recruiting blind-spot looking for ruckman continues. Flynn is well away I'm guessing, is he tall enough?
Is he dominating NEAFL?
Do we need to trade quality midfield stock to get a 6 year ruckman who can mix it with the best?
 

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Don’t really care for much either way. We didn’t turn up when it really mattered. The club escapes scrutiny after a poor performance because they are not in Melbourne.
Lacking tough leadership.
 

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Long wait for the team to get redemption with the last game of the next round but a hard week on the track for the team and plenty to work on. The team will need to be switched on for the other 2 games at the MCG v Demons rd10 and Tigers rd17 which are 2 winnable games with the way the teams records are at the moment and if they win I will believe they can be a flag contender but if they lose to Melbourne the media will be filling column inches with the inability of the Giants to win at the MCG
Mumford and Whitfield need to come in and hopefully Cameron is fit enough to make amends although I can say that Frawley will begetting praise and Clarkson will split the $2000 fine for the push on Cameron, not sure who else comes in after the week off for the NEAFL but Perryman could be a possible if they want a mid rotation and then the others that were omitted in Hately and Cumming and if Cameron doesnt get up for the game Sproule could be a chance for a debut and i would like to see Bonar play before the bye

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Shaw Davis Haynes
Williams Taylor Kennedy
Whitfield Taranto Kelly
Greene Cameron MDB
Langdon HH TOJ
Mumford Coniglio Hopper
Tomlinson Reid Lloyd Buntine/Daniels/Perryman/Hately/Cumming
 

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He was limping badly in the rooms after the game. I’m waiting to see if he’s playing but with three weeks in a row with contact to the shoulder I’m not confident.
HH and TOJ up forward.
 
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I don't know how we got back here, but 24months ago, it was no Mummy, no Giants.
And here we are again. It was an out that we couldn't cover.
Simpson's form in NEAFL had been OK, but shouldn't he be smashing NEAFL?

The strange recruiting blind-spot looking for ruckman continues. Flynn is well away I'm guessing, is he tall enough?
Is he dominating NEAFL?
Do we need to trade quality midfield stock to get a 6 year ruckman who can mix it with the best?
Flynn hasn't been able to develop properly as a ruckman as they keep playing Simpson in the NEAFL ruck when he is there
 

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Haynes Davis Shaw
Williams Taylor Kennedy
Whitfield Coniglio Kelly
Greene Cameron Deledio
Daniels HH Langdon

Mummy Taranto Hopper

Tomlinson DeBoer Finlayson Reid

Has to be this team.
 

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26 man squad named on Thursday so it will be interesting which combination of rucks is named and I think Buntine and Daniels will be omitted for midfield depth and I can see Daniels back in the team after he has some goal kicking confidence and an opportunity will come for Buntine at some stage
 

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Are you suggesting Flynn for simpson or flynn for cameron (if injured)
I would play him with Mumford so he can coach him at the same time. Dunno what the outs need to be but Carlton seems like a good week to get him started, a serious list management decision in regards to rucks needs to be made at the end of the year and we can't enter another season with ? over who on the list is capable.
 
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