A hu­mil­i­at­ing loss but Giants will be back

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - GRAND FINAL -

GWS play­ers ad­mit­ted they were last night strug­gling to cope with the “em­bar­rass­ment” of de­liv­er­ing the low­est score in the club’s his­tory on the big­gest day of their lives.

Mid­field star Tim Taranto summed up the mood of a dis­traught play­ing group who lived through a night­mare at the MCG which will be dif­fi­cult to erase.

“Shit. Worst case sce­nario to­day,” Taranto said.

“It was a dream for four weeks and then prob­a­bly ended the worst way pos­si­ble. I just wish (we played) a game for all the world to see. For our fans. (In­stead) it was a bit em­bar­rass­ing but we def­i­nitely take a lot out of (the fi­nals).”

The 25 points mus­tered by GWS in the 89-point thrash­ing was their low­est ever out­put.

Coach Leon Cameron ad­mit­ted his play­ers came into half­time “stunned” but not with­out hope.

He de­clared one of the heav­i­est de­feats in grand fi­nal his­tory would not “tar­nish” the achieve­ment of mak­ing the club’s first ever grand fi­nal.

“I don’t think it tar­nishes it. It’s just dis­ap­point­ing be­cause it’s not the end you want to have to a year that has had some re­ally good mo­ments,” said Cameron.

“We are only eight years old and we un­der­stand we are in the most in­ter­est­ing part of Aus­tralia to grow Aus­tralian rules footy in western Syd­ney with all the codes that are op­er­at­ing out of there.

“But we’re on the right track so I don’t think it tar­nishes our brand.”

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