2019 Ladder Predictions

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Adelaide and Geelong will be fighting each other for a spot in the eight, Geelongs will be based around their midfield and Adelaides their forward line, if Tex can gert back to 2017 form with Betts Lynch and JJ they will make the eight but Tex is clearly the key to Adelaides fortunes as is Danger and Selwood to Geelongs
Think Geelong will just miss. Crows is pending their injury run. Probably lower end of the 8 if they have smoother sailing.
 

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1. Collingwood (best midfield in the comp, if their backline can hold up I can see them going one better)
2. Richmond (Add Lynch to an already great list)
3. West Coast (Throw Gaff and NicNat back in and they should be thereabouts again as long as Kennedy stays fit)
4. Melbourne (Building nicely and should be in the mix)
5. GWS (Still a lot of talent on this list but loss of Shiel hurts)
6. North (Probably need most things to go right, but I think they are capable of surprising)
7. Essendon (Still a slightly over rated list IMO. They look better without Daniher tbh, but add Shiel and they should squeeze into the 8)
8. Sydney (Ageing list yes, but still some young guns to keep the oldies invigorated. Always thereabouts)

9. Adelaide (The big smoky next year. Could finish anywhere between 4th and 14th)
10. Hawthorn (Without Clarkson I'm really not sure they'd be in the mix. But hey, anything is possible with him as coach)
11. Brisbane (Surely the big improver next year. And about time too)
12. Geelong (Home ground should see them in mix for finals again, but how telling was that final against the dees? Not convinced)
13. Fremantle (Meh, as long as Ross is in charge, I don't see this side going anywhere)
14. Port Adelaide (Can see them really drop away next season. Some serious talent wanting to leave isn't a good sign. Will be Hinkley's last season)
15. Western Bulldogs (Boy, this team has dropped away and fast. Can't see them doing much damage next season)
16. St. Kilda (Another team to just drop away and fast. Again, can't see them improving too much with Richardson as coach)
17. Carlton (Starting to get together some young talent, but still years away from competing for the 8. Now with Docherty down, will be tough to improve)
18. Gold Coast (Worst list in the comp and should finish last. We'll see what Dew is made of next year. If he can get them out of bottom 4, he's a miracle worker)

Premier - Collingwood
Runner Up - Melbourne

Smoky - Adelaide (could finish anywhere)
 

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Chelsea,
You've clearly got time on your hands.
Didn’t take a lot of time since it was pretty much on one or two pages and the thread opens up the first page you did not read.

Just saying that you don’t have to be so condescending to people when your opinion is not like theirs
 

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14. Port Adelaide (Can see them really drop away next season. Some serious talent wanting to leave isn't a good sign. Will be Hinkley's last season)
I wish...but Hinkley still has 2 more years to run on his contract after 2019 so if we miss the 8 again, he still won't be going anywhere unfortunately.
 

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

I rekon hawks and cats both fall out of the 8. Sydney easily could too, but I see Buddy carrying them through again. Crows and bombers should definitely improve. Fremantle could surprise imo. They at least have a gun forward now.
 

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I think the top 6 will be Richmond, West Coast, Melbourne, Collingwood, Adelaide and Essendon (not in that order)

Then teams like Sydney, Hawthorn, GWS and Geelong will battle for the last 2 spots.

Bulldogs, North, Port, Freo and Brisbane will be the next 5 (not really pushing for top 8 but competitive).

Carlton, St Kilda and the Suns will be the clear bottom 3 teams.
 

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

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Just a observation. The majority of posters usually from teams that finished in the 8 this year and i throw in Adelaide and the Bombers, have all tipped to finish wherever in the 8 but all 1 place higher than the pies. Interesting. You just couldnt bring yourselves to be below the pies.
 

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For all those posters who have Adelaide 7-10th... have a look at their fixture and add up the games you think they’ll win and then have another look.

They have the 2nd easiest draw in the comp and will be adding back Brad Crouch, Brodie Smith, a full year of Sloane etc.
 

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For all those posters who have Adelaide 7-10th... have a look at their fixture and add up the games you think they’ll win and then have another look.

They have the 2nd easiest draw in the comp and will be adding back Brad Crouch, Brodie Smith, a full year of Sloane etc.
No club can really assume anything regarding players at this stage. Their prospects look good though.
 

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For all those posters who have Adelaide 7-10th... have a look at their fixture and add up the games you think they’ll win and then have another look.

They have the 2nd easiest draw in the comp and will be adding back Brad Crouch, Brodie Smith, a full year of Sloane etc.
Adelaides season will be defined by the forward line, like 2017, with Tex and Betts failing to fire a shot last year and it showing and Lynsh an important cog. JJ will get some seagull goals as usual but needs those three to be on their game for him to do his best work. Sauce could also be extremely important as he isn't young anymore and we don't have a replacement
 

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Why is it that every year, North fans are the ones that seem to get upset and cry over peoples predictions?

They're predictions, people think North is going to be shit in 2019, just like they have been for the last few years. Get over it.
It's not only prediction threads. Same shit happens in 'best player' threads - there's always an invasion of North supporters demanding North players be included.
 

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Top 8 for mine

Melbourne
West Coast
Richmond
Hawthorn
Essendon
Collingwood
Geelong
Adelaide

Teams that could easily sneak in:
Port
Sydney
Bulldogs
North
Severely underrating the Pies. Their midfield alone + Grundy ensures theyll finish top 4. I'd have them above the Hawks in any prediction.
 
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Why is it that every year, North fans are the ones that seem to get upset and cry over peoples predictions?

They're predictions, people think North is going to be shit in 2019, just like they have been for the last few years. Get over it.
People tip the Swans to fall out of the 8 every year. I just piss myself laughing and wait for season to start and regular transmission to be restored. No offence taken. They are predictions that is all. You should take more offence to Dills who put their teams as top 4 aspirants when realistically they are more likely bottom 4.
 

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

Still, finish above Carlton. :thumbsu:
 

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People tip the Swans to fall out of the 8 every year. I just piss myself laughing and wait for season to start and regular transmission to be restored. No offence taken. They are predictions that is all. You should take more offence to Dills who put their teams as top 4 aspirants when realistically they are more likely bottom 4.
I'd normally agree but squiggle doesn't rate you guys anymore.
 
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