When GWS take on Richmond at the MCG next Saturday they can expect a very different crowd. Very, very different.
Only 14,865 turned up to Spotless Stadium to watch the Giants dispatch the Eagles in brilliant fashion. It should have been a great night for the club as they got their mojo back and reignited their Premiership campaign. The footy on-field was sublime, capped off by Stevie J answering his own critics and booting six second half goals. But instead much of the talk has been about the lowest turnout at a final since 1916, when 9690 watched Fitzroy beat Collingwood at the MCG.
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So when the Giants march down to Melbourne this week to take on Richmond and the Tiger Army, it's fair to say they won't have ever seen or heard anything like it. More than 90,000 are expected to pack into the MCG on Saturday, and expect 85,000 of those to be success starved Richmond faithful.
How much of an impact will the Tiger Army have on the Giants and their ability to get the game on their terms? It will be one of the biggest questions of the week. Have your say.