The Squinters

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Needles, The Renaissance Man

In 2019, Needles was Needles, but for season 2020 Needles is Needles, the Renaissance Man.

Needles, the Renaissance Man was born way wester than Greater Western Sydney but his favourite colour was orange. In an amazing coincidence his favourite team is now the Giants (it used to be Fremantle). His favourite player was Curtly Hampton but he left, then it was Nathan Wilson but he left, while his kiddies loved Rory Lobb and Tom Scully. But they left. Now Needles, the Renaissance Man is all in on Zac Williams, a fellow Riverina boy, but he won't leave. Needles, the Renaissance Man joined the Squinters late but started Never Surrender by The Squinters early so he could talk to his mates in and around footy instead of messaging them because remember the nineties and the early noughties when talking shit face-to-face was a thing? Needles, the Renaissance Man does. Join in.

Sparrow

The Soaring Sparrow

Sparrow was onboard the Giants train early. In fact he was there at the Beanstalk for the first game against Essendon in 2012 - the stench of peptides thick in the air - as the Giants narrowly lost by 10 goals.

Sparrow spent the next 7 years annoyed he'd never played the game, living vicariously through Mumford and Jeremy Cameron, whom he feels he is a somewhat of a hybrid of, were the two to ever make a baby. When Needles invited Sparrow to The Squinters community in 2019, Sparrow swooped, notching up impressive stats in his debut season (most games, most kilometres, most scotch). But a bit like the feeling of September 28 2019, Sparrow feels there is unfinished business to attend to in 2020.

Always seeking the narrative, Sparrow is most intrigued by the grey matter between the players' ears, and will Never Surrender in 2020.

Lawso

Lawso

Having recently relocated to Copenhagen, Denmark to get a feel for what it’s like to play at Blundstone Arena, Lawso is now 8-10 hours behind most of the squinters.

To avoid being an extra 20 seconds back (as he was for the 2019 finals series), as well as a grey area of the law, he has now upgraded from his VPN service to the official overseas viewing platform.

Combining the on-field discipline of Shane Mumford with the benchpress of a young Lachie Whitfield and the tan of Tom Green, Lawso will Never Surrender in 2020.

Ro Mac

Ro Mac

Hair like Harry Himmelberg.

Height of Stormy.

Foundation Member Ro Mac currently lives on the Far North Coast of NSW. He was The Squinters exclusive Live Correspondent when Jezza won the Coleman against the Suns, and Stormy kicked a checky to bury the Lions in the 2019 Semi Final.

Ro Mac is chomping for the 2020 season to emerge from it's COVID chrysalis,  and when it does he will Never Surrender.

Cheese with bub

Cheese

Dross, dribble or diatribe. This squinter contributor has the triple threat in his armoury.

Hasn’t surrendered since living in Balmain and had to squint for 5 minutes getting to work. Kevin Sheedy once said anything over the ANZAC bridge is GWS country. Bled orange since.

Father to one Squintlet. Mentor to many.

Now residing in Clovelly. You can take a boy out of the squint, but not the squint out of the boy.

Growler

Growler

An AFL convert hailing from rugby league's NSW heartland, Growler has been Squinting since 2010 and Never Surrender-ing since 2019.

On field, Growler demonstrated the foot skills of Mumford, a Heater-esque running gate and a general game-awareness akin to Matt Buntine. He’s a staunch supporter of Leon Cameron's future career prospects outside of the AFL, but he believes the future is bright on and off the field at GWS...
...starting with GF redemption in 2020!