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Gold Coast Suns’ “embarrassing” stats laid bare

Another humiliating defeat at the hands of GWS has raised serious questions about the Gold Coast Suns’ future in the AFL.

The Suns, who entered the League in 2011, have fallen to 85- and 108-point defeats in successive weeks. They are the lowest-scoring side in the competition and have broken the 100-point barrier just once this season, in Round Two against Carlton.

Their 26 points against the Giants was the second-lowest full time total for the season, behind only Brisbane’s 17 points against Richmond in Round Four.

That backed up the Suns’ 36 points against Geelong the previous week.

Combined, the Suns have kicked just 62 points in their two latest outings, while conceding 255 points across the two games.

Now boasting the lowest membership numbers in the AFL, serious doubt has been cast over whether one of the League’s newest sides can survive long-term.

Cam Reddin