Guys, perhaps OT but when does the AFL wean the Giants ? How long do the concessions last ? Until they win 3 flags in a row ?
In theory their list size could be 44 but I think they are running with the AFL standard.
In terms of weaning them off the teat and being financially independent, who knows but to be fair the argument there is that they bring a bigger pie for everyone to share in. I still think that once they start winning flags that it will be an untenable situation to have the AFL owning and underwriting a team in it's own competition and that they will seek a private sale to an IMG or similar sports management organisation
GWS has the same salary cap and list size as the rest of the competition starting from 2017, which is two years earlier than was proposed when the Giants entered the AFL. (They also get the AFL-administered rent assistance program for players earning below a certain salary threshold, as do the Swans).
This change was made as part of the AFL's competitive balance policy announced in 2014.
I think the Giants had an additional $760,000 in salary cap space and an extra four list spots in 2016. That is one of the main reasons they traded out a large number of players at the end of last season.
Martin's Old man has been deported - I saw a show on TV a couple of weeks ago with Martin Snr - with 2 bikies mates in NZ.
I don't know anything about his history - but he did mention that he had not been convicted of any crimes in AUS - but did associate with outlaw bikies "mates" here in Melbourne !!!
Bud was a stroke of genius and well calculated in amongst the Sal Cap Increase
personally......id rather watch 20 plus games pa of a team playing very very good footy week in week out.....in comparison to winning a GF.......... and even better season after season at the Swans watching weekly success
Im sure many of us who have played sport and won a GF in any sport, enjoyed the season more the final game
GF games are usually so bloody defensive in most sports and you can't even play with the freedom you do through out a season
Just my opinion but ill take a great season vs a GF win in any sport
PS i liken it to living in your house and enjoying all the good times week in week out....... rather then celebrating the price when you go to sell it
"everybody loves somebody..........sometimes"
That we have won just two out of six grand finals since 1996 really burns with me. Especially as we went into the last two as clear favourites. Everyone remembers a grand final loss.
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