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Season Preview - GWS Giants

Ins: Heath Shaw from Collingwood, Shane Mumford from the Swans.

Outs: Sam Darley to Western Bulldogs, Taylor Adams to Collingwood, Shaun Edwards to Essendon, Kurt Aylett to Essendon, Campbell Brown (binned).

 2013 Record – 18th on ladder – 4 points – 1 win, 21 losses.

Stat Rankings – 

Positive: Zero.

Negative: 18th in opponents points scored, 17th in kicks, 17th in disposals, 15th points scored.


In contrast to the Suns, the Giants have been active in the trade period bringing in former Magpies clown Heath Shaw and Shane Mumford from the Swans. Both will add much needed strength and experience to the young side.

New head coach, Leon Cameron, has declared his intention to play number 1 draft pick Tom Boyd alongside Jonathon Patton and Jeremy Cameron in the forward line and the decision to play 3 talls could bring his tactical nous into question if they lose to St Kilda and Melbourne in round 2 and 3.

Without any small forwards of note I can’t see the 3 talls tactic working and I don’t think it will take too long before coach Cameron is backtracking on his intended plan. With the super impressive Jeremy Cameron in the team, why experiment? He’ll probably end up playing 2 of the 3 talls – assuming Patton can keep himself fit – and this should work well.

Despite the wealth of riches in the tall forward department and almost guaranteed improvement from the young squad it’s hard to see GWS doing anything but struggling again in 2014 and many will be tempted by the $2.0 available with Sportingbet CLICK HERE TO BET or Centrebet CLICK HERE TO BET to record the most losses.  


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