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Clean up your onfield behaviour, Giants We dissect the highs and lows of the GWS Giants' 2017 in The Wash-Up

GREATER Western Sydney fans are ruing a limp finish to season 2017 that left the Giants still waiting on their first Grand Final appearance.

Giving their season verdict on the Giants in an fan survey, fans gave the season only 7.2 out of 10 despite a second consecutive preliminary final appearance.

A thumping by Geelong in round 23 cost the Giants a home qualifying final. They then suffered heavy losses in away finals to Adelaide and Richmond, punctuated only by an emphatic semi-final win over West Coast at Spotless Stadium.

Star midfielder Josh Kelly's re-signing was the side's biggest off-field coup, and Giants fans voted him their player of the season with 62 per cent of the vote, miles ahead of captain Callan Ward.

Big-name recruit Brett Deledio struggled with injury for most of the season, playing just seven games and was well below his best.

The fans named him the most disappointing player, just ahead of Ryan Griffen, who spent most of the year with Deledio in the injury rehab group.

Here are the full survey results, plus a selection of Giants fans' moments to remember and forget.

What was the moment you'll remember?

Jeremy Cameron's goal with a minute remaining to down Richmond.
- Darren Marsh, Canberra ACT

Greene's goal form the boundary to seal the win against the Eagles at Subiaco
- Stephen Gray, Canberra ACT

Kelly re-signing after months of speculation.
- Nic Telfer, Perth WA

Stevie Johnson kicking the winning goal against Collingwood.
- Brett Cartri, Vaucluse NSW

What was the moment you'd rather forget?

Being smashed by Geelong in round 23 to take away our top-two chances.
- Dario Kovacevic, Aldinga Beach SA

Fading out in the third quarter against Richmond in the preliminary final.
- Jimmy Foster, Eltham Vic

That dreadful season opener against the Crows at Adelaide Oval.
- Luke Davis, Glen Iris Vic

Two consecutive draws in the middle of the season that stopped our winning streak.
- James Chapman, Perth WA

Giants fans' season rating


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