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The numbers behind the Giants’ scoring woes


Champion Data’s Glenn Luff has highlighted Greater Western Sydney’s scoring issues, especially over the last month.

The Giants have laboured in attack in recent times both in their ball movement and ability to score, failing to kick over 100 points since their Round 1 demolishing of the Western Bulldogs.

It’s a growing concern for Leon Cameron’s side, who currently sit outside the eight having won only one of their last four matches.

“The last four weeks they’re averaging 61-points – that’s 18th in the competition,” Luff told SEN Afternoons.

“This is a 20 week thing. Over the last 20 weeks they’ve averaged 81-points, only St Kilda, Carlton, Brisbane and Fremantle are worse than that.

“They’ve dead set lost their one wood.

“They’re now in the negative. They’re at -76 percent so that’s based on all the chains of play, they’re moving the ball 76 percent worse than the AFL average.”

North Melbourne champion David King has backed the Giants to find their scoring mojo, but fears for the clubs future if they lose two of their prized assets down the track.

“I still think they’re going to be a strong team because of the talent foundation,” King said.

“The challenge will be if they lose a Josh Kelly to North Melbourne or Dylan Shiel goes to Carlton for their first pick.

“These are discussions that really could set them back.”

GWS face a difficult assignment as they take on North Melbourne at Blundstone Arena this Saturday afternoon.

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