Without Julie Fitzgerald, there is no lineup. Some of her decisions have become more questionable in recent years, but she still commands extraordinary loyalty from her players. If she is fired, I would expect that all the talent she brought in from out of state (and country) and retirement would leave. That’s Harten, Price, Brandley and Manu’a. It may seem extreme, but Green and Pettitt were the only Swifts who survived the Beehag era. Giants have a good base of NSW talent, but even if they kept CBass I don’t think they’d make finals without those players. Bassett/Austin/O’Brien/Hay/Parmenter/McDonell/Poolman is not going to make a grand final.
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