GWS pushed aside the challenge of Lance Franklin's Swans. Photo: Getty Images
On Saturday, history of sorts was made, the Giants and Suns winning together for the first time in any round, let alone on the same day.
It was a big victory for the architects of an even broader national competition. Conversely, it also appeared to be the signal for a collective outpouring of angst from the naysayers that had AFL as we know it coming to a sorry end. How far do you think the two newest clubs will get in 2014?
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