Posts Tagged "Greater Western Sydney Giants"
When the AFL decided to introduce an 18th club, based in Western Sydney, they needed a strategy to help get the club kick-started. There are two strategies they could have used – ‘Moneyball’ and the ‘youth policy’.
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Everybody knew from the outset that the AFL’s push into the Western Sydney region was going to be a tough one.
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There has been a lot of expansion in Australian sport recently, with some great successes and some spectacular crash and burns. So what lessons have we learnt?
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Greater Western Sydney coach Kevin Sheedy is targeting as many as six wins in 2013 as his fledgling AFL club aims to build on a solid inaugural season.
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After watching the match between the Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Renegades, I wondered where have Sydney’s sporting fans gone?
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There are a number of unwritten rules in sport. You don’t slag off your coach in front of the media, celebrate after scoring against your old club or let an opponent know you’re injured.
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It has taken a few weeks but I can no longer hold my tongue. How can the Israel Folau experiment be considered a success?
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There has been a lot written about the football code war in Australia. It should be made clear that this is a war fought in Australia since 1880 and only recently taken overseas.
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In 2010, the sporting world was rocked with the announcement that Israel Folau was defecting from rugby league to AFL. Two years later, he’s going back.
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According to a recent article by Roar Guru Curtis Woodward, hell is freezing over at the prospect of the New Zealand Warriors playing home games across the ditch.
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Kevin Sheedy will hand Leon Cameron the reins to the GWS Giants in 2014, but he has already been handed a ticket to become a premiership coach by Mark Williams.
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Tanking, 100+ wins, The ‘big divide’, rebuilding… We’ve heard these words plus many more like them this season. I’ve always believed anything over 80 points is a very big win. I’ve counted 22 big losses this season over 80 points.
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Israel Folau’s first year in the AFL hasn’t gone exactly as planned. Folau was a solid contributor in the lower leagues last year, when he would, on occasion, kick four or five goals a game.
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After two weeks of contemplating such pressing questions as, “do Channel Nine realise that football is an Olympic sport?”, “what the hell is going on in the men’s pole vault?” and “are Kobe and Stephanie ‘doing it’?”, normal programming has resumed.
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I sit here baffled, failing to comprehend what has happened in the past couple of days. Port Adelaide’s loss to Greater Western Sydney was possibly the most insipid, lazy, even amateurish match of professional football I have ever witnessed.
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A cursory glance at the nominees for the NAB Rising star award fro 2012 shows a good smattering of quality young players. Take a closer look at the list of nominees, however, and you will notice something very interesting.
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This Sunday at 3:15pm will be a defining moment for the future of the Melbourne Demons Football Club. 2012 has been a tumultuous season for the Dees, with many lows and few highs.
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A giant billboard at the railway overpass over Olympic Drive declares Lidcombe, in the heart of Sydney’s western suburbs, to be the “Land of the Giants”.
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The AFL season opener 2012 drew a crowd of 38,200 to watch the Sydney Swans play the Greater Western Sydney Giants. The match was played at Sydney’s ANZ stadium, which can hold 82,000 fans.
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After watching the Greater Western Sydney versus Gold Coast game on the weekend, one thing stuck out to me. It was the difference a good coach can make, as compared to a lousy one.
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