GWS coach Leon Cameron is certain about one thing.
“AFL footy is the greatest leveller ever,” he said after masterminding his side’s 59-point win against Adelaide..
“It’s like golf. You play a really good shot and you can play a really poor shot and it can level you out.
“And that can happen within a day or two or within a week so it keeps you grounded, coaching.
“There is lots of pressure … and there will be ups and downs.”
Saturday was definitely one of the ‘ups’ for the Giants with an unexpected 17.11 (113) to 8.6 (54) thrashing of the fancied Crows.
GWS entered Adelaide Oval with one win from six games and the tenure of coach Cameron in question — he and the club have parked talks until season’s end.
But the level-headed Cameron has been appealing for some context when discussing his side’s form.
“We have played some really good teams thus far, really good teams,” he said.
The Giants’ results have included defeats to Melbourne, Fremantle, Sydney and St Kilda, four of the competition’s top five, which is why Cameron hadn’t been feeling too down.
“There’s lots of positives going on that people are not going to see because of the scoreboard,” he said.
But nor will Cameron get overly excited at the Adelaide trouncing.
“There’s no doubt the nourishment you get out of a win helps the place,” he said.
“And you have got to bottle it (the winning feeling) and take it into the next game.
“As you know, in footy, you just take your eye off the ball a little bit and you’re in strife, anyone beats anyone.”