Analysis Season 2022 Fixture

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General Giant

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I hate this.



We look to be ditching Western Sydney.
6 games at Giants stadium with a 7th at Accor.

So much for being a Western Sydney club. We are Gypsies.
 

dlanod

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We look to be ditching Western Sydney.
6 games at Giants stadium with a 7th at Accor.

It'll be back but it's annoying for the year.

Maybe we should head out and burn down Accor, that'll at least fix that one.
 

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Hendo_21

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Brutal schedule doubling up on good teams, really going to have to prove we can have with the best this season.
 

dlanod

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Four games at GIANTS Stadium and two at Manuka last year.

Three (with crowds) and zero the previous year.

7/16 and 2/6 over the last two, which sucks for both of us.

After this year it'll be 13/24 and 6/9.

It's nice that Manuka gets their games back but it sure doesn't look like they'll bother making up for the deficit at GIANTS.
 

steviewonder36

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Canberra fans have been crying out for 4 games, so we couldn't be more happier. It will be disappointing if its only for 2022, because we lost games during COVID though, and this is simply to make it up.

Manuka is almost sold out every game.
 

General Giant

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Canberra fans have been crying out for 4 games, so we couldn't be more happier. It will be disappointing if its only for 2022, because we lost games during COVID though, and this is simply to make it up.

Manuka is almost sold out every game.
Western Sydney also lost games during covid. Do we get 9? 10? In 2023?
If it’s more than 2022 we may as well drop the Greater Western Sydney name and become the Gypsie Giants.
Though supposedly the membership team have been telling people it is only for 2022.
 

sydney_gws

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I hate this.



We look to be ditching Western Sydney.
6 games at Giants stadium with a 7th at Accor.

So much for being a Western Sydney club. We are Gypsies.

Hopefully a one off. At least they get 6 games in Melbourne, the players will definitely like that.
Canberra did ok last year ( 2 of the 3 games went ahead), I don't think we should have to play 4 games this year.
 
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dlanod

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Getting annoyed at "the Battle of the Bridge" being misleading again, given
  1. it's not the bridge that everyone calls "the bridge"
  2. the bridge it is is also 100% inside the Swans' zone.
I'm opening up the floor for a real bridge to battle over. The Battle of the Terry's Creek Bridge, anyone? Do any of the bridges over the Georges River have a catchy name? The Bennelong Bridge seems like an even better candidate!

Surely we can find a decent bridge on the border of the two zones to fight over!
 

ClockworkOrange

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After 5 rounds, we really need to be 3 and 2 with TFG returning.

A ridiculously high stakes R1 fixture.


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Hendo_21

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After 5 rounds, we really need to be 3 and 2 with TFG returning.

A ridiculously high stakes R1 fixture.


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I had us at 2-3 after round 5, beating Richmond and Gold Coast defintely a chance to beat Freo but the trip over there is always difficult.
 

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Determinant

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Getting annoyed at "the Battle of the Bridge" being misleading again, given
  1. it's not the bridge that everyone calls "the bridge"
  2. the bridge it is is also 100% inside the Swans' zone.
I'm opening up the floor for a real bridge to battle over. The Battle of the Terry's Creek Bridge, anyone? Do any of the bridges over the Georges River have a catchy name? The Bennelong Bridge seems like an even better candidate!

Surely we can find a decent bridge on the border of the two zones to fight over!
The Putney Punt?
 

Land of the Giants

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Maybe we should head out and burn down Accor, that'll at least fix that one.

LOL.

I'm not sure why we're playing there anyway. The last time we played Sydney at Giants Stadium was the lowest crowd we've ever had for a derby, so I don't know why they think there"ll be a big turnout.

I reckon a lot of Swans fans will take a punt on Buddy not kicking his 1000th until the following week at the SCG and not bother coming.

As for the rest of it, we basically sacrifice one game in western Sydney in favour of Canberra. I can live with that.
 

PaythePerryman

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LOL.

I'm not sure why we're playing there anyway. The last time we played Sydney at Giants Stadium was the lowest crowd we've ever had for a derby, so I don't know why they think there"ll be a big turnout.

I reckon a lot of Swans fans will take a punt on Buddy not kicking his 1000th until the following week at the SCG and not bother coming.

As for the rest of it, we basically sacrifice one game in western Sydney in favour of Canberra. I can live with that.
I guess they are betting that they will get 20k swans fans. 10-12k GWS.
Giants stadium will be at reduced capacity as well (I think).
Ultimately 24k at Giants stadium will have a way better atmosphere. But I don't mind them reaching for the stars with moves like this. It's a 'small market team' that they are trying to turn into a powerhouse.
I enjoy the Canberra games....4 might be stretching it...but I guess if you take care of second markets (like Tasmania) you can really benefit down the road.
$$$ for sure.
Are they the best moves for us to win a flag though? No way.
 

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