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GWS assistant coach is looking forward to making Eddie McGuire cry in his beer

Giants assistant coach Mark McVeigh says the team are looking forward to playing at the MCG this weekend.

More than 90,000 AFL fans are set to descend upon the MCG for the do or die match against GWS and the Pies.

It’ll be a massive achievement for the boys to get up and have a win.

McVeigh says GWS are starting to have a lot of success for such a young club, adding “there was so much conjecture (if the club) was to survive”, but the number of members is building and supporter base gaining momentum.

He spoke with Mark Levy and Mark Riddell this morning on Macquarie Sports Radio Breakfast.

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GWS will confront familiar foes in Adam Treloar, Taylor Adams and Will Hoskin- Elliott when they tackle Collingwood in Saturday’s knock-out AFL final at the MCG.

reloar is almost certainly the best player to have left GWS, having signed a six-year deal with Collingwood in 2015 after four seasons with the Giants, but that’s only part of the reason his exit hurt so much.

The star on-baller was regarded as a future leader in western Sydney; now he shapes as a future captain at Collingwood. “I sort of knew I was giving up an opportunity to be a part of something that’s going to be truly remarkable, when they do eventually win something,” Treloar said. “Being a part of that footy club for its foundation years is something I’m extremely proud of and it’s made me the man I am.

“I support them well and truly, but obviously not this week.”

GWS always suspected Adams, who left after fulfilling the mandatory two-year draftee contract, might head home to Victoria. But the rise and rise of Adams has nonetheless stung. The hard-nosed midfielder, now a vital cog in one of the league’s best engine rooms, finished second in the Magpies’ best and fairest count last year.

“I haven’t spoken to any of them the last few days. I probably won’t expect to receive a text throughout the week either,” GWS skipper Callan Ward said.

Giants key forward Jeremy Cameron, like Ward, hasn’t made contact or received any messages from Treloar, Adams or Hoskin-Elliott this week.

“But there might be a bit said during the game, that’s for sure,” he grinned.

It will be a cracker of a game, that much is CERTAIN!


Mark Levy & Mark Riddell