Prediction 2018 Prediction Thread

The 2018 Top 8

  • Adelaide

    Votes: 90 91.8%
  • Brisbane

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • Carlton

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • Collingwood

    Votes: 3 3.1%
  • Essendon

    Votes: 76 77.6%
  • Fremantle

    Votes: 3 3.1%
  • Geelong

    Votes: 88 89.8%
  • Gold Coast

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • GWS

    Votes: 93 94.9%
  • Hawthorn

    Votes: 9 9.2%
  • Melbourne

    Votes: 74 75.5%
  • North Melbourne

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Port Adelaide

    Votes: 97 99.0%
  • Richmond

    Votes: 95 96.9%
  • St Kilda

    Votes: 2 2.0%
  • Sydney

    Votes: 93 94.9%
  • West Coast

    Votes: 9 9.2%
  • Western Bulldogs

    Votes: 23 23.5%

  • Total voters
    98
  • Poll closed .

Coobk001

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Thread starter #1
In the lead up to round 1, it’s again that time of year for your predictions!

Last years prediction thread can be found HERE
The 2016 Thread is HERE

As a collective group last year we voted for a top 8 of:
GWS, Syd, WB, WCE, Geel, Adel, Port, StK.

So we got 6/8. With the Dogs replaced by Richmond and the Saints by Essendon.
In 2016 we got 5/8.

Interestingly a whole host of us nailed the Brownlow/Coleman combo in 2016’s predictions, but this year we weren’t so good. No one guessed Dustin Martin as the brownlow medallist but a few did guess the Coleman medallist Lance Franklin: tribey , CharlieKelly , HombschyPAFCgun , Enviable Tradition and MrChow

The only people that guessed Ryder would make AA were TheBeardAmigos and Waspy79, Waspy79 even went one better, being the only one to pick Ryder for our B&F.

Tribey was the only bloke to pick Sam Gray as our most improved, a lot picked Clurey and to be honest we couldn’t have been far off with that prediction. Interestingly a lot of us had Hombsch pegged for a big year, unfortunately that didn't pan out.

Showing our anti-Crows bias, only one person picked the Crows to make the GF, and no one picked Richmond. That guess came from AusHorrorStory.


2018 Predictions:

LADDER:
Sydney
Adelaide
GWS
Port Adelaide
Geelong
Melbourne
Richmond
Essendon

Western Bulldogs
St Kilda
Hawthorn
Collingwood
Fremantle
West Coast
Gold Coast
Carlton
Brisbane
North Melbourne

GF & Premiers: Sydney Vs Adelaide - Sydney Premiers
Brownlow: Robbie Gray
Coleman: Joe Daniher
Power B&F: Robbie Gray
Power AA’s: R Gray, Wingard, Hartlett
Power Most Improved: Dougal Howard
Power Rising Star Nominees: #bonnerforwing
 

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Lama94

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Unfortunately Robbie's year to win the Brownlow was 2014.

Top 8

Richmond
Adelaide
Sydney
Port
Essendon
Melbourne
GWS
Geelong

Bottom 4
Pies
Lions
Blues
Norf

Premiers: Swans
Brownlow: Bont/Danger
Coleman: Buddy
 

MutleyDog

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#4
LADDER:
GWS
Richmond
Adelaide
Port Adelaide
Sydney
Geelong
Essendon
Saints

Melbourne
West Toast
Hawks
Carlton
Bulldogs
Freo
Collingwood
Gold Coast
Brisbane
Norf

GF & Premiers: GWS Vs Richmond - GWS to choke in GF due to 100000 rabid Tiger fans
Brownlow: Zach Merrett
Coleman: Josh Kennedy
Power B&F: Wingard
Power AA’s: Watts Wingard
Power Most Improved: Dom Barry
Power Rising Star Nominees: Bonner, Marshall
 
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Adam_23

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#5
1. Sydney
2. Richmond
3. GWS
4. Crows
5. Port
6. Melbourne
7. Geelong
8. Essendon

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

Premiers: Sydney
Brownlow: Dustin Martin
Coleman: Lance Franklin
Power B&F: Charlie Dixon
 

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Full Ladder


Sydney

Adelaide

Port

Richmond

GWS

Geelong

Melbourne

Essendon

---------

Bulldogs

Hawks

St Kilda

Fremantle

West Coast

Collingwood

Brisbane

Gold Coast

Carlton

North Melbourne

Premiers: Sydney
Brownlow: Dangerfield
Coleman: Daniher
Power B&F: R Gray
 

TimmyD11

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#9
2018 Predictions:

LADDER:
Sydney
Port Adelaide
Geelong
Adelaide
GWS
Richmond
Essendon
Hawthorn

Melbourne
Western Bulldogs
St Kilda
Collingwood
West Coast
Fremantle
Carlton
Gold Coast
Brisbane
North Melbourne

GF & Premiers: Port V Sydney (Port Premiers by <20 Points)
Brownlow: Dustin Martin (GAJ to take votes off Danger)
Coleman: Lance Franklin (Again)
Power B&F: Tom Rockliff
Power AA’s: Jack Watts (HF) Chad Wingard (FP) Robbie Gray (FP) Dougal Howard (CHB) Tom Rockliff (C)
Power Most Improved: Dougal Howard & Rylie Bonner
Power Rising Star Nominees: Rylie Bonner
 

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#10
In the lead up to round 1, it’s again that time of year for your predictions!

Last years prediction thread can be found HERE
The 2016 Thread is HERE

As a collective group last year we voted for a top 8 of:
GWS, Syd, WB, WCE, Geel, Adel, Port, StK.

So we got 6/8. With the Dogs replaced by Richmond and the Saints by Essendon.
In 2016 we got 5/8.

Interestingly a whole host of us nailed the Brownlow/Coleman combo in 2016’s predictions, but this year we weren’t so good. No one guessed Dustin Martin as the brownlow medallist but a few did guess the Coleman medallist Lance Franklin: tribey , CharlieKelly , HombschyPAFCgun , Enviable Tradition and MrChow

The only people that guessed Ryder would make AA were TheBeardAmigos and Waspy79, Waspy79 even went one better, being the only one to pick Ryder for our B&F.

Tribey was the only bloke to pick Sam Gray as our most improved, a lot picked Clurey and to be honest we couldn’t have been far off with that prediction. Interestingly a lot of us had Hombsch pegged for a big year, unfortunately that didn't pan out.

Showing our anti-Crows bias, only one person picked the Crows to make the GF, and no one picked Richmond. That guess came from AusHorrorStory.


2018 Predictions:

LADDER:
Sydney
Adelaide
GWS
Port Adelaide
Geelong
Melbourne
Richmond
Essendon

Western Bulldogs
St Kilda
Hawthorn
Collingwood
Fremantle
West Coast
Gold Coast
Carlton
Brisbane
North Melbourne

GF & Premiers: Sydney Vs Adelaide - Sydney Premiers
Brownlow: Robbie Gray
Coleman: Joe Daniher
Power B&F: Robbie Gray
Power AA’s: R Gray, Wingard, Hartlett
Power Most Improved: Dougal Howard
Power Rising Star Nominees: #bonnerforwing
Unfortunately Robbie's year to win the Brownlow was 2014.

Top 8

Richmond
Adelaide
Sydney
Port
Essendon
Melbourne
GWS
Geelong

Bottom 4
Pies
Lions
Blues
Norf

Premiers: Swans
Brownlow: Bont/Danger
Coleman: Buddy
LADDER:
GWS
Richmond
Adelaide
Port Adelaide
Sydney
Geelong
Essendon
Saints

Melbourne
West Toast
Hawks
Carlton
Bulldogs
Freo
Collingwood
Gold Coast
Brisbane
Norf

GF & Premiers: GWS Vs Richmond - GWS to choke in GF due to 100000 rabid Tiger fans
Brownlow: Zach Merrett
Coleman: Josh Kennedy
Power B&F: Wingard
Power AA’s: Watts Wingard
Power Most Improved: Dom Barrie
Power Rising Star Nominees: Bonner, Marshall
1. Sydney
2. Richmond
3. GWS
4. Crows
5. Port
6. Melbourne
7. Geelong
8. Essendon

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

Premiers: Sydney
Brownlow: Dustin Martin
Coleman: Lance Franklin
Power B&F: Charlie Dixon
Full Ladder


Sydney

Adelaide

Port

Richmond

GWS

Geelong

Melbourne

Essendon

---------

Bulldogs

Hawks

St Kilda

Fremantle

West Coast

Collingwood

Brisbane

Gold Coast

Carlton

North Melbourne

Premiers: Sydney
Brownlow: Dangerfield
Coleman: Daniher
Power B&F: R Gray
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Chrizzt

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LADDER:
Geelong
Port Adelaide
Sydney
GWS
Adelaide
Richmond
Melbourne
Essendon

Western Bulldogs
St Kilda
Hawthorn
Collingwood
Fremantle
Gold Coast
West Coast
Brisbane
Carlton
North Melbourne

GF & Premiers: Geelong Vs Port Adelaide - Port Premiers
Brownlow: Tom Mitchell
Coleman: Lance Franklin
Power B&F: Chad Wingard
Power AA’s: R Gray, Wingard, Rockliff, Jonas
Power Most Improved: Dougal Howard
Power Rising Star Nominees: Bonner, Atley
 

Coobk001

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Everyone always predicts Geelong to slide but forget that they have 9 home games at Kardinia Park where they're near on unbeatable.

They'll finish top 4.
I can't see how any team that has 3 of the entire competitions top 10 to 20 mids, wouldnt be a top 8 finisher minimum. Their home ground advantage will help, but their elite talent will win games on their own.
 
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Ports wins the flag.

Geelong makes Top 4 but gets bundled out in straight sets.

Brisbane scrape into the Top 8.

Richmond finishes 9th.

Adelaide misses the finals too.

Carlton rises like a phoenix to the lofty heights of 12th (for the first time in their history).

Collingwood end up in the Bottom 4.
 

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I just realised Robbie would be ineligible for the Brownlow. Is this the case? I mean technically he didn't commit the offence during the premiership season so maybe he still would be eligible???
 

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I'm hoping for one last big season!

Hang on, I’m a bit slow on the uptake here, but how is Robbie still eligible given his suspension for round 1? Is this the AFL saying something like “The JLT games are important enough to have any suspension carry into the season proper rather than the next JLT game, but not important enough to rule someone out of the Brownlow”? The governing of this game is all over the shop.
 

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Hang on, I’m a bit slow on the uptake here, but how is Robbie still eligible given his suspension for round 1? Is this the AFL saying something like “The JLT games are important enough to have any suspension carry into the season proper rather than the next JLT game, but not important enough to rule someone out of the Brownlow”? The governing of this game is all over the shop.
Yeah as per my post just above this one. He probably isn't eligible, I have likely made a mistake. However technically he could still be eligible.
 

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Hang on, I’m a bit slow on the uptake here, but how is Robbie still eligible given his suspension for round 1? Is this the AFL saying something like “The JLT games are important enough to have any suspension carry into the season proper rather than the next JLT game, but not important enough to rule someone out of the Brownlow”? The governing of this game is all over the shop.
Robbie is still eligible as the suspension is the (unfair) punishment for action prior to the AFL H&A season. The Brownlow Medal is for performance during the H&A season, not for events preceding it.

No different to any carryover suspension from the previous year if it were to eventuate.
 

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Robbie is still eligible as the suspension is the (unfair) punishment for action prior to the AFL H&A season. The Brownlow Medal is for performance during the H&A season, not for events preceding it.

No different to any carryover suspension from the previous year if it were to eventuate.
So you’re backing up my point.

If the action didn’t warrant the punishment of Brownlow ineligibility due to it occurring in the pre season competition then it should follow that his one game suspension be served in the next JLT game, not the premiership season. The running of this game is comical.
 
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