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Alan Jones: “The Giants are not a Sydney team”

Broadcaster and former Wallabies coach Alan Jones has backed the GWS Giants to thrive.

He joined Macquarie Sports Radio Mornings’ Tony Leonard and Mat Thompson at the Harvey Norman Auburn outside broadcast and was confident the AFL club will be a long term success.

Despite concerns about the viability of an AFL team in Western Sydney, Jones had a different take saying that they’re not competing with the Swans, “What people do not understand… Parramatta and Penrith: they’re not suburbs of Sydney. They are cities. Massive cities.”

“So you’ve got to sort of say ‘the Giants are not a Sydney team’. They belong to that city out there that people don’t adequately define.”

He also praised GWS’ investment in youth and said the club is very well run.

“Now [Parramatta] is a massive city. The Giants belong to that city. I think it’s really important that they invest in young people. I think that’s terrific. And they’ve gone close. And it’s not right that they should win now because it makes it look as though it’s a little bit easy.”

“Premierships are hard to come by. But they are going to be a formidable force. Very well run. Very good recruiting.”

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