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    GWS Giants vs. Western Bulldogs

    Manuka Oval
    2012 AFL Premiership Season April 28, 2012
    Western Bulldogs won by 42 points
    GWS Giants Western Bulldogs
     Goal Behinds Points Goal Behinds Points
    Q12416   055
    Q25535   8957
    Q38654   121284
    Q49862   1514104

    The GWS Giants are seeking their first ever win against a Western Bulldogs side looking to add to their win tally for 2012. We’ll have live scores from 1.45pm AEST.

    The two teams will be playing for the inaugural Prime Minister’s Cup.

    While the ACT is considered the Giants’ second home, Manuka Oval is in fact a venue the Bulldogs should be quite familiar with. They have played a number of home games there in the past, meaning the clash will very much take place on neutral turf.

    The Giants took a step closer to their first win last week against Adelaide, overcoming a sluggish start to play some of their best footy to date. They went down by 46 points.

    The most memorable moment from the match was Israel Folau kicking his first goal in AFL footy, but quite a few of their youngsters showed promising signs.

    However, the worry heading into this week is injuries. They’ve lost experienced players Rhys Palmer, Dean Brogan and Tim Mohr. Key youngsters Jeremy Cameron and Stephen Coniglio are back, but it makes things tough.

    The Bulldogs won’t be overly impressed with their start to the season, with their first win coming only last week against Melbourne, and even that didn’t come easy.

    The Dogs are 15th on the ladder, ahead of only Melbourne, Gold Coast and GWS.

    Coming into the side this week is Brian Lake, while Daniel Giansiracusa is the most noteworthy exclusion.

    Barry Hall’s retirement at the end of last year is being felt by the Dogs, with the side’s two leading goal kickers – Giansiracusa and Liam Jones – having just five goals each so far. In Gia’s absence, this is even more of a concern.

    For the Giants, Cameron’s return is a welcomed one. He booted four matches in the side’s first three games, while Folau and Curtly Hampton stood up well in his absence last week.

    The midfield is where the Dogs have a little extra star power. Matthew Boyd, Daniel Cross, Ryan Griffin and Adam Cooney are all consistent performers.

    With Palmer out, the key players for the Giants will be Callan Ward, Tom Scully and Luke Power.

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    5' BEHIND - Israel Folau (GWS Giants)
    6' GOAL - Josh Bruce (GWS Giants)
    7' GOAL - Taylor Adams (GWS Giants)
    9' BEHIND - Justin Sherman (Western Bulldogs)
    10' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
    12' BEHIND - Shaun Edwards (GWS Giants)
    12' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
    22' BEHIND - Matthew Boyd (Western Bulldogs)
    23' BEHIND - Rushed (GWS Giants)
    25' BEHIND - Stephen Coniglio (GWS Giants)
    27' BEHIND - Adam Cooney (Western Bulldogs)
    Quarter 2
    1' GOAL - Ayce Cordy (Western Bulldogs)
    5' BEHIND - Jarrad Grant (Western Bulldogs)
    7' BEHIND - Jarrad Grant (Western Bulldogs)
    8' GOAL - Shaun Higgins (Western Bulldogs)
    10' GOAL - Justin Sherman (Western Bulldogs)
    14' GOAL - Ryan Griffen (Western Bulldogs)
    14' GOAL - Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants)
    17' GOAL - Shaun Higgins (Western Bulldogs)
    18' GOAL - Jonathan Giles (GWS Giants)
    20' BEHIND - Adam Treloar (GWS Giants)
    23' GOAL - Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants)
    25' GOAL - Matthew Boyd (Western Bulldogs)
    27' BEHIND - Justin Sherman (Western Bulldogs)
    28' GOAL - Adam Cooney (Western Bulldogs)
    29' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
    31' GOAL - Mitchell Wallis (Western Bulldogs)
    Quarter 3
    2' GOAL - Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants)
    5' BEHIND - Shaun Higgins (Western Bulldogs)
    5' GOAL - Liam Jones (Western Bulldogs)
    7' BEHIND - Ryan Griffen (Western Bulldogs)
    8' GOAL - Curtly Hampton (GWS Giants)
    10' GOAL - Luke Dahlhaus (Western Bulldogs)
    12' GOAL - Nathan Djerrkura (Western Bulldogs)
    23' GOAL - Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants)
    26' GOAL - Liam Picken (Western Bulldogs)
    28' BEHIND - Devon Smith (GWS Giants)
    30' BEHIND - Justin Sherman (Western Bulldogs)
    Quarter 4
    1' GOAL - Jarrad Grant (Western Bulldogs)
    4' BEHIND - Curtly Hampton (GWS Giants)
    9' BEHIND - Liam Jones (Western Bulldogs)
    9' BEHIND - Rushed (GWS Giants)
    12' GOAL - Luke Dahlhaus (Western Bulldogs)
    20' GOAL - Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants)
    23' GOAL - Adam Cooney (Western Bulldogs)
    24' BEHIND - Shaun Higgins (Western Bulldogs)

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    • 7:05pm
      TW said | 7:05pm | ! Report

      The point raised above about the gap in early games in Sydney will be addressed by the AFL next year.
      Sheeds has had discussions with them apparently.
      The crowd figure was ok for their early development stage in Canberra. Anything above 5,000 is alright.

      • 11:20pm
        Other chris said | 11:20pm | ! Report

        Not really. Last years Swans Footscray game in Canberra got more!

        • 8:04am
          Norm said | 8:04am | ! Report

          Surely you wouldn’t expect a brand new team to get more in Canberra than the Swans?
          9,000 compares very well with the Raiders……not to mention the 12,000 Sth Sydney got at Homebush last night.

        • 8:33am
          andyincanberra said | 8:33am | ! Report

          Was at the match yesterday, and while the crowd was not as good as I would hoped (over 10k would have been great). The vast majority were there in orange, pretty good considering everyone knew that they would lose. At the end of the day, the Giants showed enough to get most of the crowd back next time they play in Canberra (including uncovering a future champ). Especially considering it’s their most winnable game of the year. I was there with a RL friend of mine that really enjoyed the afternoon, and is already keen to watch GWS vs GC.

    • 6:45pm
      yewonk said | 6:45pm | ! Report

      there was a moment when izzy was moved to the ruck and the commentators were fairly sarcastic about him. i dont know if anyone can expect anything more than what he is doing, he was paid so much money he cant not play.

      • Roar Guru

        8:55pm
        The Cattery said | 8:55pm | ! Report

        He did a couple of good things early on. One thing I remember was a contest for the footy against Dylan Addison, who slipped over, but still had an outstretched hand on the loose ball, Issy got to the ball and while running picked it up both hands off the deck cleanly, which is quite impressive for a bloke who is 195cm.

        But by the 3rd quarter, he was absolutely dead on his feet. That’s a conditioning thing. Karmichael has got better with the extra conditioning, and I’m sure Izzy will get better again.

        History shows (with Jimmy Stynes and Kenneally), it’s in your 3rd year where it starts to come together, if you’re going to make it as a convert.

        • 9:10pm
          Toa said | 9:10pm | ! Report

          Interesting…. is it your 3rd year at AFL level or 3rd year in the game?

          • Roar Guru

            8:56am
            The Cattery said | 8:56am | ! Report

            Toa
            In those first three years, Jimmy Stynes spent time in the U19s, and even time in the then VFA, and it was during his 3rd year at Melbourne that he started to get some games, so I’m thinking 3 years in the system.

            Something similar happened with Kenneally, and obviously they both got better after those 3 years.

            Mind you, blokes like Marty Clarke and Zac Touhy, appeared to get there quicker, but as a general rule of thumb, 3 years in the system is a pretty good one.

    • 6:27pm
      Western Sydney Boy said | 6:27pm | ! Report

      Trying my hardest to get behind this team but it seems whatever momentum the Giants had in the first round has subsided quite a bit out west here…decisions like amending the team song (to having a Canberra theme) and not having a game in the western Sydney area until the end of May means most of that have finally been attracted to the team and AFL are scratching our heads asking what about Western Sydney??? bit hard to get enthused with my giants gear sitting packed away watching the team getting flogged…to be honest, once the game was all but over in the 2 qtr I ended up flicking the channel to watch a very entertaining shute shield match!

      • Roar Guru

        9:01pm
        The Cattery said | 9:01pm | ! Report

        I can’t lie, it’s hard to sell a team getting flogged all the time.

        There’s no getting away from the fact that both the Suns and giants are teams that will start winning regularly 3 or 4 years down the track.

        Will there be bad days and lowish crowds in the mean time?

        Yes, probably.

        But are many attracted to the idea of building something from the ground up? yes, I think many are (relatively speaking)

        The Giants’ first quarter today was terrific, but it’s no surprise that they couldn’t keep it up, that’s just the way it is with young teams.

        It’s asking a lot to expect teenagers to be competitive for a full two hours agaisnt mature, experienced footy teams.

        • 10:43pm
          MFB1991 said | 10:43pm | ! Report

          “building something from the ground up”………thats the problem…….they’re building from the top down.

          • Roar Guru

            8:58am
            The Cattery said | 8:58am | ! Report

            I disagree.

            Many are wanting to get involved from scratch, be there from the very start – these are precisely the people that will carry the club through these early teething years.

    • 5:04pm
      Norm said | 5:04pm | ! Report

      Good crowd for Canberra. A joke to compare it with A-league non-team. Certainly comparable with the Raiders

      • 5:12pm
        Ian Whitchurch said | 5:12pm | ! Report

        I wish Association Football all the best with putting a team in Canberra.

    • 4:33pm
      Camori said | 4:33pm | ! Report

      The standard in this match was abysmal. And only 9k there – New A-League side will double that in their first game

      • Roar Guru

        4:37pm
        The Cattery said | 4:37pm | ! Report

        Which new A-League side are you referring to? The ones that have departed the last few years, or the ones still to come?

        • 4:53pm
          Camori said | 4:53pm | ! Report

          Pathetic crowd The AFL must be a little worried- The NEW Western Sydney A-League club should get more than this at their home games –

          • Roar Guru

            5:17pm
            The Cattery said | 5:17pm | ! Report

            Really? I’m surprised to hear that. After three home games, GWS is averaging 18,000.

            Is that too low for you? are you seriously suggesting that 18,000 is low by A-League standards?

            Have you seen a good doctor lately?

            • 5:35pm
              aflhype said | 5:35pm | ! Report

              that makes it 8k average last 2 games, even Melbourne Heart had similar average after first 3 rounds if you want to compare expansion team basically no one cares for GWS the big black hole sucking in those tv dollars.

              • 5:48pm
                stabpass said | 5:48pm | ! Report

                The more naysayers, the harder they will work, they have yet to play a home game at Skoda in Sydney.

                Had this new team been just a Canberra team, Manuka would be sold out all year, of that i have no doubt.

              • Roar Guru

                6:02pm
                The Cattery said | 6:02pm | ! Report

                aflhype
                are you related to Camori?

                In Australian Football, we look at things in 150 year long stages.

                If the Giants can attract an additional 100 fans each year for the next 150 years, that would be 15,000 new fans by 2162, and at that point, I think we could just about call it a success.

                Why don’t we check in at that point.

    • 4:27pm
      GrantS said | 4:27pm | ! Report

      Very well done Giants!

      That was definitely the best game they have played so far and, if it weren’t for the numerous mistakes, could have won. Okay they were only playing the Western Bulldogs, who will be closer to bottom than top this year, but the improvement can be seen each game.

      If they continue at the current rate they will outpace the Suns who, IMO, don’t seem to have improved from last year.

      • Roar Guru

        4:38pm
        The Cattery said | 4:38pm | ! Report

        I thought the Giants did quite well.

        The Suns in two weeks time might be interesting.

        • 5:28pm
          Ian Whitchurch said | 5:28pm | ! Report

          The Adelaide game was interesting, and this game was interesting 🙂

          Very, very good first quarter by Izzy. Very good game by Cameron – your man Patton will have to play well to break into the forward line 😉

          • 6:54pm
            GrantS said | 6:54pm | ! Report

            Ian I have always tried to give Izzy a go because I realize how hard it is to change from one code to another but I think he still has a very long way to go. He is running around, only a few meters from the ball, without ever touching it.

            I think the “advertising” part of this project concerning him has worked very well but I don’t know if he will ever be a truly competitive AFL player. I hope he does make it and I note that Hunt is now starting to make a bit of a name for himself so we will just have to wait and see. The experience players get coming up through the junior grades and lower competitions is hard to duplicate.

            • Roar Guru

              7:15pm
              The Cattery said | 7:15pm | ! Report

              Never say never.

              Karmichael has entered his 3rd year of Australian Football, and with both Jimmy Stynes and Kenneally, that was the magic number, and he has now put together three consecutive good games.

              One more pre-season, and he will be even better next season.

              • 7:28pm
                GrantS said | 7:28pm | ! Report

                I never said never. I said “if ever”. :>)

    • 4:22pm
      King of the Gorgonites said | 4:22pm | ! Report

      They are getting closer…. Two more games and I’m tipping a win

    • 4:16pm
      Norm said | 4:16pm | ! Report

      That must be a wedding at St Christopher’s Cathedral across the road

    • 2:13pm
      GrantS said | 2:13pm | ! Report

      What is the story with the annoying bells ?

      After five minutes of that crap had to hit the mute button on my TV.

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