2018 Ladder Predictions

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by Striker475, Sep 30, 2017.

Put it out there
  1. Striker475

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    1. Adelaide
    2. Richmond
    3. GWS
    4. Melbourne
    5. Geelong
    6. Sydney
    7. Essendon
    8. Hawthorn
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    9. Port Adelaide
    10. St Kilda
    11. Collingwood
    12. West Coast
    13. Carlton
    14. Brisbane
    15. Western Bulldogs
    16. Fremantle
    17. Gold Coast
    18. North
     

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  2. Danger in Texas

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    1: Sydney
    2: Adelaide
    3: GWS
    4: Richmond
    5: Melbourne
    6: Geelong
    7: Essendon
    8: Western Bulldogs
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    9: St Kilda
    10: Hawthorn
    11: Port Adelaide
    12: West Coast
    13: Collingwood
    14: Brisbane
    15: Carlton
    16: Fremantle
    17: Gold Coast
    18: North Melbourne
     
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  3. SilentHunter_

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    Only doing top 8
    1. Sydney (P)
    2. Geelong
    3. Adelaide
    4. Melbourne
    5. Essendon
    6. Port Adelaide
    7. St Kilda
    8. GWS
     
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  4. FastLife

    FastLife All Australian

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    Top 4
    GWS
    Swans
    Port
    Melbourne/Dogs
     
  5. Power Raid

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    1: Adelaide
    2: Sydney
    3: Richmond
    4: Geelong
    5: GWS
    6: Port Adelaide
    7: Essendon
    8: Western Bulldogs
     
  6. PrinceCharles

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    1. GWS
    2. Geelong
    3. Sydney
    4. Adelaide
    5. Richmond
    6. Collingwood
    7. Essendon
    8. Port Adelaide

    9. Carlton
    10. Melbourne
    11. Hawthorn
    12. Bulldogs
    13. St Kilda
    14. Fremantle
    15. Brisbane
    16. West Coast
    17. North
    18. Gold Coast
     
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  7. HolyRioli

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    1 - Adelaide
    2 - Sydney
    3 - Melbourne
    4 - Richmond
    5 - Bulldogs
    6 - GWS
    7 - St Kilda
    8 - Geelong
    9 - Port Adelaide
    10 - Essendon
    11 - Hawthorn
    12 - Collingwood
    13 - West Coast
    14 - Fremantle
    15 - Brisbane
    16 - Carlton
    17 - North Melbourne
    18 - Gold Coast
     
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  8. Forward Press

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    1. Adelaide
    2. Brisbane
    3. Carlton
    4. Collingwood
    5. Essendon
    6. Fremantle
    7. Geelong
    8. Gold Coast
    9. GWS
    10. Hawthorn
    11. Melbourne
    12. North
    13. Port
    14. Richmond
    15. St Kilda
    16. Sydney
    17. Western Bulldogs
    18. West Coast
     
  9. Benny78

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    1. St Kilda
    2. Geelong
    3. GWS
    4. Western Bulldogs
    5. Collingwood
    6. Adelaide
    7. Brisbane Lions
    8. Carlton
    9. Essendon
    10. Gold Coast
    11. Hawthorn
    12. Port Adelaide
    13. West Coast
    14. Sydney
    15. North Melbourne
    16. Fremantle
    17. Richmond
    18. Melbourne
     
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  10. officialjc

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    1. gws - not as many injuries, probably only side in a poor year that can still make top 4, will pinch a few away games, tough to beat at spotless
    2. sydney - solid, get off to a better start this time, will lose a couple surprising games here and there
    3. melbourne - feel they will get off to a blistering start, if they dont and hover around the 8 the pressure would be immense to make finals
    4. richmond - fantastic team, feel they will be there again and break crow hearts by pinching top 4 from us
    5. adelaide - will show promise and look a genuine threat again at times, late implosion and miss top 4, thats what the crows do
    6. geelong - too much class with ablett in and kardinia to miss finals
    7. collingwood - underrated prospect, didnt get thrashed anytime this year, should be luckier as well, easy draw finishing 13th
    8. hawthorn - probably high and that clarko plans for another year of development, but he has such a winning mentality that it probably burns him to miss finals again
    9. port adelaide - harder draw, average kicking skills and cant see where the development comes from
    10. essendon - will destroy higher ranked teams occasionally, need more mongrel and consistency, away games still challenging
    11. st kilda - good team with a bit of a vanilla list, sadly there are other teams trying to make the finals as well, like essendon need to improve their away games
    12. west coast - will have a crows 2014 season (new stadium) where they will beat a few higher ranked sides but ultimately frustrate, nicnat back helps, dark horse
    13. western bulldogs - lack of forward line, wont get bailed out in a few games
    14. brisbane - will improve on consistency
    15. fremantle - another year of developing
    16. carlton - another year of developing
    17. north melbourne - another year of developing
    18. gold coast - first year stuuggles for new coach, but will show promising signs like fagans lions this year

    my unimportant thoughts and could change after the trade period
     
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  11. Bounce

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    1. GWS
    2. Sydney
    3. Geelong
    4. Port Adelaide
    5. Adelaide
    6. St Kilda
    7. Essendon
    8. Melbourne
    9. Hawthorn
    10. Richmond
    11. Collingwood
    12. WB
    13. West Coast
    14. Brisbane
    15. Carlton
    16. Fremantle
    17. Gold Coast
    18. North Melbourne
     
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  12. port_adelaide_1870

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    1- Port Adelaide (assuming port get Rockliff and Motlop)
    2- Melbourne
    3- Western Bulldogs
    4- Sydney
    5- Adelaide
    6- Essendon
    7- St Kilda
    8- GWS
    9- Richmond
    10- Geelong
    11- Fremantle
    12- West Coast
    13- Brisbane
    14- Collingwood
    15- Carlton
    16- Hawthorn
    17- Gold Coast
    18- North Melbourne
     
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  13. Jukesy85

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    1. GWS
    2. Adelaide
    3. Sydney
    4. Melbourne
    5. Geelong
    6. Essendon
    7. Hawthorn
    8. Richmond
    9. Port
    10. St Kilda
    11. Western Bulldogs
    12. West Coast
    13. Collingwood
    14. Carlton
    15. Brisbane
    16. North Melbourne
    17. Freo
    18. Gold Coast
     
  14. The Blue Baggers

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    Adelaide
    GWS
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    Melbourne
    Port Adelaide
    Carlton
    Saints
    Bulldogs

    Richmond
    Fremantle
    Essendon
    West Coast
    Hawks
    Geelong
    North
    Collingwood
    Lions
    Gold Coast
     
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  15. _007_

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    Collingwood impressive.
     
  16. Halftimehero

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    Essendon minor premiers, that's all I know
     
  17. NavyBlueTJ35

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    1 - Adelaide Crows
    Still look to be a league above the rest. Strong in every area. They'll probably still search for the few answers to their deficiencies over this off-season. Whether that is Gibbs or somebody else. Lever will be a big loss, but they look to bat real deep in defence.

    2 - Sydney Swans
    Can't see this team dropping off any time soon. Their kids and younger inexperienced crop always seem to have an immediate impact in the game.

    3 - GWS Giants
    Similar to Sydney. While their depth will look to become weaker with so many players looking for opportunity elsewhere, their best can certainly take them all the way. It just becomes a matter of whether they can build on proper teamwork and other team values.

    4 - Western Bulldogs
    They will recover from this year and do some damage next year. They'll get good out of the trades for Stinger and improve in the KP department.

    5 - Melbourne
    Their spine looks just about set. Just need one or two more players with more polish and the entire team needs better discipline. After that, they'll be laughing and crying tears of joy when they make their first finals series since 2006.

    6 - Richmond
    They will get found out and won't have as lucky of a run with their injury list. Their depth will be put to the test and some teams will overcome their pressure.

    7 - Port Adelaide
    Once again this team will make the finals, but not do any damage. They look quick on their feet but lack the skill. They'll be unable to match it with the best.

    8 - Geelong Cats
    The impact of many of their veterans will be sorely missed. Don't have the right cattle to replace them. They'll only make up the numbers.

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    9 - Fremantle
    Building up their backline and injecting speed will see them avoid humiliation and push up the ladder to just miss out. Just need to be a little more aggressive going forward.

    10 - St. Kilda
    Dodgier rebuild. A lot of pacey players, but the skill isn't there. Look to have their backline set up well, but there are questions surrounding the engine room and forward line.

    11 - Essendon
    In need of some grunt in the centre. Also need to put more focus on their younger crop (not just McGrath). Give them a string of games throughout the year and not just two or three.

    12 - Collingwood
    Despite the coaching changes, I still see uncertainty amongst this list in regards to damage. Need to perform less like seagulls at the chip and takes risks with pushing the ball forward. Some run off half back and a couple more KP players are very much needed as well.

    13 - West Coast
    The big changes put to place are going to take some time, so I expect them too drop off a little. Probably even bottom out in a couple of years. Time to let the younger group take the wheel and get a good idea of each other's game.

    14 - Brisbane Lions
    They'll most certainly improve. A fit and healthy list under the wing of a well-experienced man. Hodge will help with teaching the kids a thing or two and a few more of them could prove to be potential stars.

    15 - Carlton
    The final year of the 66-game rebuild will see the kids gel together and one or two have a breakout season. Will need to continue to improve on the depth for the midfield. Can't see them being any worse than this year.

    16 - Hawthorn
    One or two kids that look the goods, but other than Mitchell, their recruiting is not a pretty sight from here. A couple of big names to return but still a long drop from the team they once were.

    17 - North Melbourne
    Little to no star factor. A fair few ageing players and not many promising kids (though that is expected to change in this season). It only becomes a matter of building cohesion and continuing to recognize the next batch to take the club forward again.

    18 - Gold Coast
    Very inconsistent. A lot of pace, but extremely sloppy. A change of the coaching staff is needed. Perhaps find some homegrown talent and discover some potential leaders and not have those in question of where they sit take charge.
     
  18. WWSD

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    1. Greater Western Sydney
    2. Adelaide
    3. Richmond
    4. Sydney
    5. Melbourne
    6. Geelong
    7. Collingwood
    8. St Kilda
    9. Fremantle
    10. Essendon
    11. Western Bulldogs
    12. Port Adelaide
    13. Brisbane
    14. Carlton
    15. North Melbourne
    16. West Coast
    17. Gold Coast
    18. Hawthorn

    If Gold Coast finish last next year they should be kicked from the competition. That number one draft pick is heading to Dingly. :)
     
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    Dees for the premiership, couldn't give a **** about the rest.
     
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    Haha! Adelaide and Richmond 1 & 2. No ******* way.
     
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    Port
    Sydney
    Melbourne
    Western Bulldogs
    Adelaide
    Geelong
    Collingwood
    Richmond
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    GWS
    St Kilda
    Carlton
    Hawthorn
    Essendon
    West Coast
    Gold Coast
    Brisbane
    North
    Fremantle
     
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  22. JayJ20

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    1. GWS
    2. Richmond
    3. Melbourne
    4. Adelaide
    5. Essendon
    6. Port Adelaide
    7. Geelong
    8. Collingwood

    9. St Kilda
    10. Sydney
    11. Carlton
    12. Bulldogs
    13. Brisbane
    14. West Coast
    15. Hawthorn
    16. Fremantle
    17. North Melbourne
    18. Gold Coast

    Top 8 IN: Melbourne and Collingwood
    Top 8 OUT: Sydney and West Coast

    Of course I'll update it after the trade period/fixture release
     
  23. Demon13304

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    1. Brisbane
    2. Gold Coast
    3. Carlton
    4. North Melbourne
    5. Fremantle
    6. Collingwood
    7. Hawthorn
    8. St. Kilda
    9. Western Bulldogs
    10. Melbourne
    11. West Coast
    12. Essendon
    13. Sydney
    14. Port Adelaide
    15. GWS
    16. Richmond
    17. Geelong
    18. Adelaide
     
  24. Hawks1976

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    You've been a minnow for 37 lost years
     
  25. Hawks1976

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    agree crows will find it hard to bounce back and tigers game plan is not sustainable long term