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Well, until this weekend, the live calls of all games, in all sports have been sacred and off limits of trolling – so it beggars the question why things changed this weekend?

How far do you reckon you’d go jumping on the soccer and League live calls quizzing them about their pathetic crowds – I mean seriously – we’re talking absolutely pathetic crowds – the lowest of the low.

God – we could jump on every single game – and remind them of how pathetic their crowds are – even with their half decent crowds, we’d still be able to say: meh, not that good, to be perfectly honest – we could do it every weekend for ever and ever – we’d have a ball!!

GWS Giants vs Richmond: AFL live score, blog

The GIANTS will play Melbourne at the MCG next Sunday in their first ever game at the home of Australian football.

GWS Giants vs Richmond: AFL live score, blog

Worthwhile recalling that on top of Jonathon Patton’s exciting debut, two NSW boys also debuted.

Sam Schulz, from Culcairn, started as a sub, while Mark Whiley, from Finley was there from the opening bounce and got some good early touches, he certainly went in hard after the footy.

Finley is not a bad recruitment spot for the AFL, recalling the brownlow medalist and premiership player, Shane Crawford, also hails from there.

GWS Giants vs Richmond: AFL live score, blog

Yeh – you’re the one pretending to be a muslim.

You’re the one that played the race card in the “AFL” article you wrote.

But it turns out you’re just another skip pretending to be passionate about some soccer club overseas.

Spare us.

GWS Giants vs Richmond: AFL live score, blog

I’m not a skip pretending to be a wog.

I’m certainly not trying to pass myself off as a muslim.

Yeh, in my eyes, it’s a bit different.

At the end of the day – they’re just a bunch of skips pretending to be passionate about some well known soccer club overseas – most probably from a city they have never visited.

I’m impressed.

Criticism of Gold Coast Suns, Ablett unwarranted

NO problem with soccer – but I’ve got a big problem with skips coming on here pretending to be wogs, made worse in your case in that you’re’ trying to pass yourself off as a muslim.

Criticism of Gold Coast Suns, Ablett unwarranted

It’s not important the interest in SOO – when are league people going to understand – it’s 3 games per year – in the grand scheme of things – it amounts to nothing.

And it’s the same two teams – year after year.

It’s a bit like saying horse racing is popular just because everyone has a bet on Melbourne Cup day.

GWS Giants vs Richmond: AFL live score, blog

Nah, what Selwood does is very, very different to what the Eagles are doing.

AFL must stand strong against staging

thanks shirtfront – I’m looking forward to more giants games

GWS Giants vs Richmond: AFL live score, blog

Before I sign off on my live call, some 24 hours after the game finished, let me say that it was a real pleasure calling this young team and seeing Jonathon Patton on debut, backed up by Jeremy Cameron, one of the best on the ground.

Sydney footy fans have two beauties there, you are very lucky – this team will be something special in a few years time.

Thank you to all the League and soccer trolls for giving me a great post count.

Afterall, you too are part of this journey, the Giants exist as much for you as anyone else.

GWS Giants vs Richmond: AFL live score, blog

AndrewGigacz: GWS finished on 12.2.74 today. Only other side ever to do so was Hawthorn in 2008. Not sure GWS will go on to win the flag. #aflgiantstigers

GWS Giants vs Richmond: AFL live score, blog

Hardwick on GWS: they’re going to be very, very good, very, very quickly, which is a concern to the rest of us.

GWS Giants vs Richmond: AFL live score, blog

Shaunye33: Another learning curve for the boys! Love being apart of a team with all the young guns and all the experienced legends!! #AFLGiantsTigers

GWS Giants vs Richmond: AFL live score, blog

@BenCuzzupe: The idea of Jon Patton and Jeremy Cameron; roaming the same forward line is a scary, scary thought.

GWS Giants vs Richmond: AFL live score, blog

The thing about the Giants can be summed up by two names: Jonathon Patton and Jeremy Cameron – two exciting key forward prospects, both still teenagers, will get better and better.

As they get better – support for GWS will grow and grow – it’s very exciting.

GWS Giants vs Richmond: AFL live score, blog

Dozens of new teams have been formed over the past decade in different sports – for the most part – no one gives a damn, and the majority are lucky to survive more than 10 years.

The A-League has lost 4 teams alone the past 5 years, while League has had five different attempts at establishing a team on the Gold Coast, supposedly, League heartland.

One thing is for sure – the Suns and Giants will outlast them all.

Is this why the League and soccer trolls are foaming at the mouth?

Smell the fear.

GWS Giants vs Richmond: AFL live score, blog

I noticed that Cronulla had a special celebratory game last night, and 9,000 diehard fans turned up.

I hate to think how many turn up to a Cronulla game when they’re not celebrating something!!

GWS Giants vs Richmond: AFL live score, blog

I’ve got no intention of going there!!

GWS Giants vs Richmond: AFL live score, blog

Those articles aren’t about global reach – they are about finding new sources of playing talent – what’s wrong with that?

It’s Rugby League that makes the big claims about global reach.

GWS Giants vs Richmond: AFL live score, blog

If the ultra racism in Europe at the moment isn’t bad enough (and it is very bad), I’ve just seen this quote from the Azzurri’s Antonio Cassano when asked what he thought about gay footballers in the Azzurri squad:

“If they are faggots, it is their problem”.

GWS Giants vs Richmond: AFL live score, blog

The wonderful thing about the great Australian game is that we can teach the world how to behave at sporting fixtures – and Sydney can be a beneficiary as well, as we extend Australian sporting culture there.

GWS Giants vs Richmond: AFL live score, blog

To the people of Sydney – I say to you – we will not give up on you!! You too deserve access to the great Australian game – and you will have it!!

Welcome to Australia!!

GWS Giants vs Richmond: AFL live score, blog

690,000 members

that’s money in the bank

in the meantime, the strategic plans of other sports it to encourage their meagre fans to whinge, whinge, whinge!!

GWS Giants vs Richmond: AFL live score, blog

MIke

I could say the same thing to you and all of your trolling mates: give it up!

I can also add:

Smell the fear!!

GWS Giants vs Richmond: AFL live score, blog

This is the thing – no new club has ever attracted the discussion that GWS has attracted – none – and the AFL thanks you all!!

GWS Giants vs Richmond: AFL live score, blog