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  • October 12, 2017 5:48 AM PDT

    GWS Giants football general manager Wayne Campbell says suggestions outside NSW that his side are being fast tracked to an AFL flag are a parochial, knee jerk reaction. Barry Larkin Jersey .Saturdays match-up at Spotless Stadium is being widely portrayed as a clash between a traditional Victorian club that has had to battle for everything and a young NSW upstart given every possible advantage by a governing body desperate to see it succeed.Campbell, who played 15 seasons for Richmond and worked with the Tigers before off-field roles with the Bulldogs and AFL before joining the Giants in late March, is well-placed to assess all sides of the story.Asked if he thought people outside Sydney focused on the AFLs input as a reason for the Giants success rather than their own on and off-field efforts Campbell said: Yeah, I think generally people just go to the quickest answer that comes into their head.With footy youre always parochial, I suppose, so you forgive your own team and get into the other team and basically you get into them for the first thing that comes to mind.I think anyone from wherever they live have seen the Giants have been building over a period of time, that theyve managed to establish a good list and some good people looking after them.Theres no secret to the recipe. Get some good coaches, get good conditioning, get some good medical, then mix some good players with that and you hopefully get a good product down the end and thats what the Giants have been able to do.Campbell spent two seasons at the Bulldogs as an assistant coach to Rodney Eade in 2007-08.He doesnt begrudge the wave of positive sentiment enveloping the Dogs after their stirring finals wins against West Coast and Hawthorn, but isnt sure the battlers tag is till appropriate.Im not sure whether they are (still) the battling club, they sort of always were, Campbell said.But I think they almost shed that image when they became the Western Bulldogs (in 1996) and they took on a new sort of persona.Theyve got 40,000 members, so they are a pretty big club now, that plays in front of big crowds as you saw last Friday night with 87,000 going,.I think the fact they were able to knock over (Hawthorn) the dominant team of the last ten years, certainly the last four or five, I think peoples affection for them is reasonably natural I would have thought. 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Bournemouth have quickly become one of the most interesting stories in the Premier League since their arrival in the top-flight last season.A club that teetered on the verge of bankruptcy while playing in the fourth division just a few seasons ago, have morphed into one of the feel-good stories around the league and look for more success Sunday against visiting Southampton.Much of the credit must go to manager Eddie Howe, who has spent wisely in the transfer market and deployed excellent tactics during his tenure on the south coast. So much so that he is garnering serious consideration for the England national team job at age 39.Howes Cherries (6-3-7) find themselves in 10th place heading into the weekend, having won two of their last three Premier League matches in impressive fashion.Their best win of the campaign, and perhaps in club history, came Dec. 4 as they battled back from a 3-1 second-half deficit to claim a wild 4-3 win over Liverpool at Vitality Stadium. Their most recent victory came on a first-half strike from Marc Pugh to knock off Leicester City.Howe, to his credit, has done a masterful job of keeping expectations in perspective during his clubs seemingly meteoric turnaround. Hes been able to keep focused on the task in front of him, and not think to much about European qualification.Were building nicely. The team is growing and getting better and theres still a lot more to come, Howe said. Were in a really good position to hopefully kick on and get better further.The clubs come so far so quickly, sometimes its maybe nice for others to sit back and enjoy the position were in. But for me, Im always looking for more and to achieve the next goal, and thats to try to beat Southampton.That chance to beat Southampton in the South Coast derby is now. The clubs are level on 21 points and Howe realises the significance of the derby.The atmosphere in last years games were terrific, he continued. The scenes were really enjoyable after the home win and the away game was not such a nice feeling. Its a big game for the supporters, its an important game for theem. Homer Bailey Reds Jersey. .I think the more games we play, the rivalry will develop. Its a new thing and you need time to form those connections. They have tweaked their team but not their style -- they have healthy options and theyve done very well considering the amount of workload they have had from the cup games.Southampton (5-6-5), for their part, come into the clash one spot above Bournemouth on goal difference and are looking to extend their modest two-match unbeaten streak following last Sundays 1-0 win over Middlesbrough and Wednesdays scoreless draw against Stoke City.Stoke midfielder Marko Arnautovic saw red in the 23rd minute and the Saints attacked the Stoke goal in waves, but were unable to put one behind goalkeeper Lee Grant.Saints manager Claude Puel expects a fiery encounter this weekend.A game away is always difficult to play, with a little stadium, he said. Most important is the quality of the team, because they have good technical players and the profile of these players is technical.For every position is a good player and this is very important in the philosophy of this club. Southampton also try to have that. We will play a good team, with good players and a good philosophy. I think its interesting.Like his managerial counterpart, Puel also acknowledges the importance of the derby match for the supporters.The two cities are close, he added. All this gives a good intensity to the game and a good atmosphere. Of course the result is important for the fans, but also for us. We need to show a good concentration.Four of the last five competitive meetings between Bournemouth and Southampton have ended in a 2-0 win for the home side. Southampton have lost just one of their last seven league games against Bournemouth (five wins, one draw, one defeat), although this did come in their last meeting.There has been a red card in three of the last four competitive meetings between these sides, with two being shown to Southampton players. 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