Your footy team is called the Giants

johnboy 18 November 2010 61

[First filed: Nov 16, 2010 @ 15:17]

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The Herald Sun informs us that Canberra’s new AFL team are going to be called “The Giants” and have a rather dull looking jersey with a big G on it.

I’m not sure what the Canberra component of that jersey is.

UPDATE: The ABC has picked up on the missing “Canberra component”. Apparently it’s going somewhere on the back later.

There’s now a GWS Giants website

GWS Giants Jersey

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sepi sepi 1:42 pm 19 Nov 10

bunyips?

bindis?

dingoes?

Primal Primal 10:27 pm 18 Nov 10

Tooks said :

What’s wrong with having a nickname that is uniquely Australian? There are so many interesting options to choose from.

‘Interesting’ doesn’t get bums on seats and kids bugging the hell out of parents for a new jumper every Xmas.

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 8:54 pm 18 Nov 10

Tooks said :

What’s wrong with having a nickname that is uniquely Australian? There are so many interesting options to choose from.

Shagging Matildas…

Tooks Tooks 4:22 pm 18 Nov 10

What’s wrong with having a nickname that is uniquely Australian? There are so many interesting options to choose from.

Kerryhemsley Kerryhemsley 3:32 pm 18 Nov 10

Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated? Good night!

(John Lydon Winterland Theater, San Francisco, California (14 January 1978))

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 2:44 pm 18 Nov 10

Erg0 said :

sepi said :

Yellow and Green could have worked – noone else has green I think.

The Dockers had a green element, but I think they’ve dropped it for next season.

Yep – they have gone for purple and white which looks much better.

I was personally disappointed that the Gold Coast weren’t the Gold Coast Schoolies…

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 1:35 pm 18 Nov 10

Listeners of the Coodabeen Champions radio show will vouch for the fact that “the Ravens” has already been taken by Adelaide. 😛

Erg0 Erg0 1:23 pm 18 Nov 10

sepi said :

Yellow and Green could have worked – noone else has green I think.

The Dockers had a green element, but I think they’ve dropped it for next season.

p1 p1 1:09 pm 18 Nov 10

Legless lizards?

Might not be worth the jokes after the first players drunk in public photos hit twitter.

sepi sepi 12:55 pm 18 Nov 10

The news is saying that Richmond are going to complain, as the jumpers look too much like theirs.

Yellow and Green could have worked – noone else has green I think.

Redbacks would have been good as a name except they would look like Essendon in the jumpers.

They could have been the Bluetongues, with grey and skyblue, or the Ravens.

KandyA KandyA 11:42 am 18 Nov 10

reckon the guernsey will change again for their admission to the AFL in 2012, and whatever they settle on for next year will be ‘foundation year heritage’ gear
because they sure are crap.

Hopefully they will rename themselves as well because the Giants is embarrassing. Wolves led the popular vote, but ffs its also lucklustre.
I like the Bogongs – they could get a Japanese sponsor and have MOTHRA as a totem!
I suggested:
GWS HOODs
WS FUNNELWEBS
Suburban WASTELANDERS
WS COMMANDOS
and I only mention it now because all of the above are more interesting than the Giants.
Liked the CTimes suggesting the bushrangers or Bankers after the motza ACT Govt is paying. There is a substantial(?) code development package tied to this deal which is good news for parents of kids that have necks.

As for an away guensey having completely different colours is just wrong. Especially when they are trying to build interest in Sydney, have already signed up to play several home games at Manuka peeving the bejeezus outa their few WS fans.

Seriously, just slap a GIANT flagpole on the back of the guensey – may as well leave it there for all their games, as it will look great.

hopefully, after 10 yrs they just move to Canberra permenantly and rename as the Kapitals!

watto23 watto23 9:25 am 18 Nov 10

You’d have thought the colours, blue, sky blue and yellow would have featured as its a combination of NSW and ACT colours. But its those stupid marketing folk that ruin everything.

They did the same thing to the Western Force in the Super Rugby, because really with the Brumbies and NSW wearing blue strips, plus several overseas teams, what the Western Force really needed was a blue strip also. Meanwhile their away strip is perfectly fine…..

Primal Primal 11:04 pm 17 Nov 10

Giants? Yes.
GWS? No.
Colours? Hmmm.
Jumpers? The three-colour strip has potential. The other one’s a complete non-starter. Sky blue away strip sounds OK. No idea what Canberra element they’ll add in.

Membership details are meant to be in the mail for us ACT4GWS suckers. Let’s see what’s on offer…

Dr Strange Dr Strange 10:44 pm 17 Nov 10

So for that cash the ACT Government (and community) get a vague mention in ‘across three playing zones absolutely zippo in Community Relations – UWS and Blacktown City Council do.

‘ACT’ in their search system finds: There were no search results. Please try using more general terms to get more results.

$26 million and not even a photo opportunity? Government has been sliced and taken for a ride by the business of the AFL. Upside at least they won’t find an excuse to sell Manuka Oval to developers for a while.

Rawhide Kid Part3 Rawhide Kid Part3 6:37 pm 17 Nov 10

Ripped Off !!!

sepi sepi 5:42 pm 17 Nov 10

How about the GWS Bogongs

Deref Deref 5:36 pm 17 Nov 10

I’d vote, but I couldn’t find the “I couldn’t give a flying fsck – give me my money back” button.

screaming banshee screaming banshee 5:31 pm 17 Nov 10

[G]iant(s) [W]aste of [S]ports funding?

knuckles knuckles 4:53 pm 17 Nov 10

Frustrated said :

Waiting For Godot said :

I don’t what rock you crawled up from under, but last I checked Australian Rules has been around alot longer than the bum sniffers sport that was a bastardised of another code called Rugger. Fringe sport? Get a clue!

I seemm to recall when arriving from Melbourne in 1981, that Aussie Rules was on an almost equal footing, support wise with the Rugby codes in Canberra and the Raiders didn’t exist.

My tax dollars seem to go towards two local teams I have interest in supporting, so suck it sunshine.

You can crawl back under that rock again now!

Classic! Are all fumble ball supporters as dumb as this?

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 4:53 pm 17 Nov 10

sumarai said :

I had a look at the team..looks like they have the under 21 side worked out

They’ll be getting a free hit at a handful or more of senior players from the other clubs (one uncontracted player per club maximum), much the same as the Gary Ablett Jr “recruitment” employed by the Gold Coast Suns.

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