The GWS Giants’ finals hopes have taken a severe beating as they crashed to a lifeless 41-point thumping at the hands of arch-rivals Sydney. 'Hopeless' GWS Giants blasted by captain ... Aug 13th, 2020. Following the loss, Giants coach Leon Cameron lamented the haphazard entries into the forward 50, conceding that the "system broke down". "Hopeless, really, we've got to get in there and find an answer," he told Fox Footy.
SYDNEY'S injury crisis has hit new levels with co-captain Dane Rampe ruled out for the remainder of the season and top midfielder George Hewett (back) unlikely to be seen again in 2020. Watch every episode of the new series I Hate Suzie now on Stan. "When we went inside 50, there was probably some okay balls, but a lot of it was rushed. We pulled the wrong rein, dropped easy marks, everything that you could think of, we just did the opposite. They've been mediocre all year and we've been waiting for one game where you just start to see it click for them.
"They might have taken a couple of small steps in the last few weeks, but if their efficiency was really good going inside 50, they couldn't generate enough Inside 50s. "Absolutely it is (a disaster), they've extended the coach for another two years.
"They outworked the Giants and they gave better effort and intensity and their system was better.
6. ""We weren't going to take any more risks with Dane, he's just too important," Longmire said.Sports news, results and expert commentary delivered straight to your inbox. "It'll give some more opportunities as has happened in other parts of the ground for our young team to be able to come through ... particularly coming into those short breaks, there's going to be plenty of opportunities for our players to get a go at senior AFL football. This isn't in isolation. "Credit to the Swans' pressure, but you've got to back yourself in and chain through the ground. "in Thursday's superb derby win over Greater Western SydneyIsaac Heeney, Sam Naismith and Harry Reynolds also won't play again this season for Sydney while the odds of a return are lengthening for Lance Franklin (hamstring), George Hewett (back) and Ben Ronke (back). Incredibly, all three of the Giants' goals came via free kicks, despite outscoring the Swans 52-33 in the Inside 50 count. "I'm always reluctant to make big comments based on one game. Sydney captain Dane Rampe will embody the club's fabled Bloods culture against St Kilda after putting his broken hand up to play on Saturday. "St Kilda Saints to play AFL finals again for the first time since 2011. Rampe's absence leaves the Swans short on quality and leadership in defence, but Aliir Aliir - who missed the derby because of an injured toe - is set for a return in Saturday's clash with Fremantle, while it could also present draftee Will Gould with a shot at his AFL debut. "How could you possibly sit here and say they can achieve anything this year, when they put in that sort of performance," he told Fox Footy.
(25) winners at Optus Stadium.GWS Giants captain Stephen Coniglio has offered a stinging assessment of his side's performance in a horror defeat to a young Sydney Swans side. Sydney has copped another savage injury blow with co-captain Dane Rampe to miss the rest of the season after re-breaking his right hand.
"We've been in this position twice in two weeks and we've got to find our way out.
7. That's not a team that's going to achieve anything this year. Small forward Ben Ronke and half-back Ryley Stoddart's campaigns are also over due to back injuries, along with Isaac Heeney, Sam Naismith, Harry Reynolds and the suspended Elijah Taylor .
"Tonight they generated a stack of Inside 50s, but they had no system. The win-loss column is ugly but Jude Bolton digs a little deeper to assess Sydney's 2020 ... news this week co-captain Dane Rampe will miss the ... one of the Swans' standouts in 2020.
I just think they want it more than us. "As tough as what he is - he even indicated that he'd like to play again this week, even knowing that news - we just couldn't go ahead with that because we had to make sure we protect him.
They're done this year.
Carlton legend Greg Williams has called on youngster Paddy Dow to “toughen up” in order to get a recall back into the top-grade side. Magpies midfielder Brayden Sier could miss rest of the seasonAfter pulling a victory out of the jaws of defeat last week, the Giants were extremely flat, equalling the lowest score in the club's history as the Swans ran out 10.