2018 Ladder Predictions

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

Put it out there
  1. MrSpeaker

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    Port's fixture will, notionally, be no harder than this year. The top/middle/bottom six system is based on ladder position after finals.
     
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  2. Abasi

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    Current prediction, pre draft and trading.*

    GWS
    Sydney
    Adelaide
    Richmond
    Geelong
    Port
    Melbourne
    Bulldogs
    - - -
    Hawthorn
    Essendon
    Collingwood
    West Coast
    St Kilda
    Freo
    Carlton
    North
    Brisbane
    Gold Coast








    *I've actually just copied Sportsbet's line of betting for the 2018 flag.
     
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  3. Bokonon_

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    I'm kinda glad we're a bit less overhyped than last year. But more low key would be nice.
     
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    Flag favourites, though.

    There will be pressure if Leon doesn't deliver a flag, assuming the list is healthy - unfair, in my view, as it's bloody hard to win a premiership even with no injured players - but that's the reality of everyone expecting a GWS juggernaut.
     
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    Why do so many people have West Coast and Bulldogs not in the 8, I think both teams will be up there next September. Also, Freo will make Top 11 and I think Richmond will just scrape in.

    Come check out my latest 2018 Ladder Predictions on The Roar.
     
  6. Bokonon_

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    We've extended Leon to the end of 2020 so he's comfortable I think. The AFL queried on the basis the terms were too favourable to him, but I think that was exactly our intention.
    The bookies worry me a bit. My view is a lit if the anti-expansionists created the juggernaught myth so we could be bashed for any result ither than mulriple back to back flags. The bookies contradict that a bit.
    We've got to wear it I guess.
    Reality if course is we dont know which clubs will rise next year, only thing I'm sure of is some will.
     
  7. kranky al

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    Dogs are stiff. We are going to slide a bit id say.
     
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    If the rumours of taking a run a the draft the next couple of years is true, it will be by design. West Coast normally only drop for a year or two, then rise again.
     
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    Should have done it this year - we were pretenders
     
  10. Football Tragic

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    I always love these threads before the season starts. Look at last years one. All just supporter guess work. Is interesting to see that so many supporters continue to underrate the Tigers though based on very little. Must mean there are a hell of a lot of jealous people out there all of a sudden!:p

    To be honest, I couldn't give a stuff about 2018. I'm still celebrating 2017!!!!:trophy::D
     
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    Hey shouldn’t WE be 9th??

    Geez you win a premiership and people quickly forget.
     
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  12. Bokonon_

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    One thing about WC supporters, very realistic and not prone to bragging on the whole. :D Wait and see what happens when you win your next flag I guess, it's a lot more visible on social media
     
  13. Bazza97

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    GWS should be right up there in flag contention again you'd think. Ideally, your injury situation improves next season and your team is more settled as a result. Flags are obviously hard to win but I'm confident you guys will be right up there and I still think your team will win one within the next few years possibly as soon as next year. Still a fair bit of improvement left in your team and the Giants should be in contention for the flag for quite a few years which should give your fans a lot of hope.
     
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    Think West Coast are the most likely team who made the finals this season to miss out next year. Think quite a few teams on the fringe of the top 8 will go ahead of them such as the Demons and Saints. Don't think they fall as far as bottom 4 or to the fringes of it but reckon they will drop out of the top 8. Bulldogs are a good shot to return to finals action but they've got a few question marks on their team and some holes on their list which could make it hard to return although I feel they can overcome that.
     
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    Dont get me wrong I'm happy. A lot of our supporters are old footy fans and get what a privilege it is to follow a team in contention.Yet to reach the pinnacle but contenders. The new fans, god love em, not so much.

    Prefer a low profile through the off season that's all. Things could be a lot worse. I made a decision to travel as much as could to games this year and made 17 in total. Credit card will take a bashing cos I'll do it again next year.
    :)Just in case I want the year catalogued for prosperity in my head.
     
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    At first I was going to try and correct you on this, but it already sounds correct when you think about it.
     
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    The Eagles window never closes apparently...probably rusted up due to age!
     
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    Not gonna bother with an actual order, but here’s my rough prediction:

    Top four (in no particular order)
    Adelaide, GWS, Richmond, Sydney
    Adelaide has been on an upward trend and I’d expect that to continue, although the losses of Smith and Lever may put a dent, big trade period for us I think. GWS have too much talent to not feature, question is can they put the talent together into a cohesive unit to contend for a flag? There’s no reason to think Richmond won’t continue to improve, unless they have a Bulldogs like hangover but that is rare and the Tigers were a much more consistent side this year. Sydney is just Sydney.

    5-8 (no particular order):
    Geelong, Port, Essendon, Melbourne
    Geelong, especially if they get Ablett will still be strong, however you still get the feeling that they’re a little too top heavy compared to the other top sides. Port seem to have worked out some of their 2013-14 issues, and Rocky may free up Gray a bit to be his genius self more, questions still on how they’ll handle the top sides hence why still bottom half of the eight. Essendon are an exciting group and I think with another year they’ll contend for top four. Surely Melbourne can make the jump this year.

    And the rest I can’t really be bothered talking about, except I’d be wary of Hawthorn and the Saints, and I have a feeling Brisbane may surprise some people.
     
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    1. Adelaide Crows
    2. Geelong
    3. Port Adelaide
    4. Sydney
    5. GWS
    6. Western Bulldogs
    7. Richmond
    8. Essendon

    9. North Melbourne
    10. Melbourne
    11. Hawthorn
    12. St Kilda
    13.Collingwood
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    Fremantle
    15. West Coast Eagles
    16. Brisbane Lions
    17. Gold Coast
    18. Carlton
     
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    Don't see why not, they are clearly above the rest and have the best depth. Would only change if gws stay healthy
     
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    No just a sleeping giant, which has awoken. Our club is bigger than yours
     
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    Their club is better than yours.
     
  23. Tigers_fan24

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    Yeah nah.
     
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    There is no one left. Only Richmond to pick up the pieces of a shattered and broken AFL. Only Richmond can unite the competition and make it great again. Only Richmond can fill the MCG week in and week out. Only Richmond can bring such joy to a small child's face and make a grown man cry. Only Richmond can....

    ....win the premiership in 2018!
     
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    And the I woke up......
     
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