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    Final List Analysis: Brisbane Beamsing but Dogs and Carlton play the waiting game

Final List Analysis: Brisbane Beamsing but Dogs and Carlton play the waiting game

Alex Docherty reviews the list changes, from lowest to highest on the 2014 ladder. The trades have been made and free agents secured or lost. Draft picks, from the raw talented kids to mature age recruits, selected. Rookies have been added, some of them merely staying at the same club

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    High picks, high expectations – now its time to deliver.

High picks, high expectations – now its time to deliver.

Alex Docherty reviews the list changes, from lowest to highest on the 2014 ladder. The trades have been made and free agents secured or lost. Draft picks, from the raw talented kids to mature age recruits, selected. Rookies have been added, some of them merely staying at the same club

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Why everyone will slide in 2013

According to the punditry, everyone will do better in 2013. This rather extraordinary exercise in groupthink has occurred holistically but, basically, everyone seems to be suggesting this year is the most difficult to pick the eight finalists, how everyone is improved in 2012, all the while essentially picking the same

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Brisbane to Complete South Australian Sweep

WHERE AND WHEN: AAMI Stadium, Saturday August 25, 1.40pm Brisbane will be looking to make it two wins in a row against South Australian teams when they face Port Adelaide. The Lions pulled off the upset of the round last week defeating Adelaide at home. This was the second top 5 team they have beaten

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St Kilda 2012: The Thrill of the Unknown

Sometimes the greatest feeling of excitement is the one that accompanies having no earthly idea what is going to happen. It is a feeling that has disappeared from the standard range of emotions for St Kilda fans watching their team play over the last few years. While they have enjoyed

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Great video preview of the Dockers 2012

Seppo on BigFooty.com has cut together this ra-ra video preview by Sir David Attenborough. “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”

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Collingwood Magpies 2012 Team Preview

2011 Position: 2nd Win/Loss: 22/3 Percentage: 167.66% Ignoring the last game of the season, Collingwood had a wonderful season which saw them defeat all but one team. Unfortunately for the Pies, that team was the Geelong juggernaut which saw them fall agonisingly short of a back-to-back premiership. They won twenty

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Geelong Cats 2012 Team Preview

GEELONG CATS2011 Ladder Position: 2nd Win/Loss: 19/3 Percentage:157.38Coming off yet another Premiership Flag, Geelong will have to ensure the fitness and desire of their older brigade is at a premium if they are to finally go ‘back to back’.Heavily favored to slide after the loss of Gary Ablett to the

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Hawthorn Hawks 2012 Season Preview

2011 Stats Ladder Position: 3rd Win/Loss: 18/4 Percentage: 144.12% Hawthorn’s 2012 was bordering on elite, but in a competition with such cream at the top it becomes difficult to work out a winner. In the end, it took a battling, scrappy preliminary final and for Hawthorn to get run over

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West Coast Eagles 2012 Season Preview

WEST COAST EAGLES 2011 finish: 4th W/L: 17-5 Percentage: 130.32   Perhaps the only thing harder than achieving a meteoric rise up the ladder is backing it up the following year. Yet that’s what West Coast have in mind as they take on 2012 with a fit list and an

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Carlton Blues 2012 Season Preview

Carlton Blues 2011 Ladder Position: 5th Win/Loss: 14/7 (1 Draw) Percentage: 130.88 After two consecutive Elimination Final exits in close encounters, Carlton finally managed to snare that elusive finals win in prolific fashion against rival Essendon. The win was the club’s first finals victory since 2001. Carlton emphatically responded to

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St Kilda Saints 2012 Season Preview

2011 Stats Ladder Position: 6th Wins/Losses: 12/9 (1 Draw) Percentage: 112.76% 2011 was more a hangover for the Saints than anything else. After two seasons of coming so close to premierships, they started extremely slowly and were embroiled in questions of whether they were capable of challenging again. Their finals

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Sydney Swans 2012 Season Preview

2011 Ladder Position: 7th Win/Loss: 12/9/1 Percentage: 109.34 The Sydney Swans again largely flew under the radar in 2011 to reach the second semi final in John Longmire’s first season in charge as head coach, claiming the impressive scalp of Geelong at Skilled Stadium, yet also suffering an embarrassing 43-point

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Essendon Bombers 2012 Season Preview

  2011 Stats Ladder Position: 8th Win/Loss: 11/10 (1 Draw) Percentage: 100.00% Essendon’s 2011 marked a return to the rise that had seemingly stalled in 2010. Under new coach James Hird, the side was harder, more defensive and far fitter, leading to an Elimination Final defeat against Carlton. This philosophy

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North Melbourne 2012 Team Preview

2011 Ladder Position: 9th Win/Loss: 10/12 Percentage: 101.15% The Kangaroos had to fight from the start in 2011. They lost Ryan Bastinac to a season-ending injury before a ball had been kicked. Jack Ziebell went down with another broken leg. And in particular, they were heaped with a tag of

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Western Bulldogs 2012 Team Preview

2011 Position: 10th Win/Loss: 9/13 Percentage: 95.59% Season 2011 was a let-down for the Bulldogs after repeated near misses over the previous few seasons. After so many close preliminary final losses, something had to give. Injuries to key players such as Adam Cooney and Brian Lake were just the start

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Fremantle Dockers 2012 Season Preview

FREMANTLE DOCKERS 2011 Ladder Position: 11th Win/Loss: 9/13 Percentage:83.11 Expectation has the capacity to break those who aren’t up to the challenge in the first place. The Fremantle Football Club has since its inception has had to deal with not only its neighbour’s well-documented success, but also living in near obscurity

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Richmond Tigers 2012 Season Preview

2011: Ladder Position: 12th Win/Loss: 8/12/1 Percentage: 83.56 From the very first home-and-away match last year we knew we were seeing a different Tigers outfit to those that received a regulation spanking at the hands of Carlton to kick off the season, leading by 20 points at one stage, despite

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Melbourne Demons 2012 Season Preview

2011 Stats Ladder Position: 13th Win/Loss: 8/13 (1 Draw) Percentage: 85.27 It’s hard to judge what the Demons could achieve in 2012. New coach, new captains, no Tom Scully hanging over their heads. Much has been said of the Demons being the ‘dream list’ for the prospective coaches during the

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Adelaide Crows 2012 Season Preview

2011 Stats Ladder Position: 14th Wins/Losses: 7/15 Percentage: 79.43% Adelaide’s 2011 was a doldrums for the club, one of the worst they have faced in many years. Hopes of pushing for finals were quickly dashed by poor performances, including the disastrous loss of Showdown XXX after being well in front

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Brisbane Lions 2012 Season Preview

2011 Ladder Position: 15th Win/Loss: 4/18 Percentage: 80.98 Brisbane sunk to a lowly 15th in season 2011, their worst since winning the wooden spoon in 1998. However for those who remember, that season built their triple premiership team, where young guns such as Simon Black, Luke Power and Jonathan Brown

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Port Adelaide Power 2012 Season Preview

2011 Ladder Position: 16th Win/Loss: 3/19 Percentage: 64.51% Port Adelaide will be glad to see the back of season 2011 which was a horror initiation season for coach Matthew Primus. The club elected youth over the likes of the Cornes’ and Dean Brogan, while injuries to Jay Schulz, David Rodan,

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Gold Coast Suns 2012 Season Preview

2011 Statistics Ladder Position: 17th Win/Loss: 3/19 Percentage: 56.27% Any other team, such a record would have been called a disaster. But for Gold Coast, season 2011 was a massive success. After early beltings, that dramatic 4th quarter against Port Adelaide, followed by victory in the inaugural Q Clash as

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GWS Giants Season Preview 2012

2011 (NEAFL) Ladder Position: 3rd (Eastern Conference) Win/Loss: 12/5 Percentage: 117.68   Never has a team had such low expectations on what they would do on the field, yet have such high importance placed on what they are doing off it. No one really expects the Giants to win anything

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Club PWLD%Pts
1 Sydney Swans Sydney221750142.968
2 Hawthorn Hawks Hawthorn221750140.868
3 Geelong Cats Geelong221750113.868
4 Fremantle Dockers Fremantle221660130.464
5 Port Adelaide Power Port Adelaide221480129.956
6 North Melbourne Kangaroos North Melbourne22148011756
7 Essendon Bombers Essendon221291106.350
8 Richmond Tigers Richmond2212100105.848
9 Eagles West Coast2211110116.944
10 Adelaide Crows Adelaide2211110114.144
11 Collingwood Magpies Collingwood221111094.144
12 Gold Coast Suns Gold Coast221012093.740
13 Carlton FC Carlton22714189.830
14 Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs2271508228
15 Brisbane Lions Brisbane22715069.328
16 GWS Giants GWS22616076.724
17 Melbourne Demons Melbourne22418068.416
18 St. Kilda Saints St. Kilda22418060.816