Prediction 2020 Ladder Predictions

Cainozz

Club Legend
Feb 6, 2015
1,625
2,281
Perth
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West Coast
Going the early crow here (with trade period and the draft to come) but who doesn't love a good crystal ball prediction?

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

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Barry_Badrinath

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 23, 2011
18,383
57,439
Bathing in Premiership Glory
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Richmond
Other Teams
Home Finals at the MCG
In before angry offended replies from people who can't fathom a team moving more than 2-3 positions from the previous year, even though there are huge changes every year. Anyway, here's my attempt:

1. Richmond
2. GWS Giants
3. West Coast
4. Collingwood
5. Brisbane
6. Bulldogs
7. Carlton
8. North Melbourne

9. Fremantle
10. Port Adelaide
11. Hawthorn
12. Geelong
13. Melbourne
14. Essendon
15. St Kilda
16. Sydney
17. Adelaide
18. Gold Coast
 

dean33

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 10, 2007
8,256
10,482
melb
AFL Club
Richmond
Going the early crow here (with trade period and the draft to come) but who doesn't love a good crystal ball prediction?

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

WestCoast05

Club Legend
Jan 14, 2016
1,219
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West Coast
I only predicted 1 team to move out of the 8 - but what the hell would I know.
I think 7 - 10 will be fought out between Freo, Cwood, Geelong and Hawthorn (Hawthorn more than the others depending on no injuries to certain players crucial to the game plan).


1 Richmond
2 West Coast (I'm assuming we gain Kelly)
3 GWS (could finish top 2 if they have a dream injury run)
4 Bulldogs (young, but I think Bevo knows how to get effort from players where experience may be lacking)
5 Essendon
6 Brisbane (harder draw, no Hodge, won't be underestimated early in the season, so a bit of a drop down)
7 Fremantle (lost every tall forward they had last season as well as their 2 best defenders, highly doubt they have that level of bad luck again)
8 Collingwood

9 Geelong
10 Hawthorn
11 Carlton
12 North Melbourne
13 St Kilda
14 Melbourne (whatever the hell happened last season, I don't think it is an easy fix)
15 Port Adelaide (Hinkley's gotta go)
16 Sydney
17 Adelaide (love crows, but rebuild time)
18 Gold Coast
 

Kwality

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 14, 2011
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6,659
Tootgarook
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West Coast
Other Teams
Renault F1
Going the early crow here (with trade period and the draft to come) but who doesn't love a good crystal ball prediction?

1. Richmond
2. Western Bulldogs
3. GWS
4. Collingwood
5. Hawthorn
6. West Coast
7. Brisbane
8. St Kilda
9. Port Adelaide
10. Melbourne
11. Fremantle
12. Geelong
13. Sydney
14. Carlton
15. Adelaide
16. Essendon
17. North Melbourne
18. Gold Coast
Very interesting approach, Bombers & Cats out of the 8, Saints & Hawks in - why?
 

JayJ20

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 28, 2016
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Essendon
1. Richmond
2. GWS
3. Collingwood
4. Western Bulldogs
5. Hawthorn
6. West Coast
7. Brisbane
8. St Kilda

9. North Melbourne
10. Melbourne
11. Port Adelaide
12. Geelong
13. Essendon
14. Carlton
15. Sydney
16. Fremantle
17. Adelaide
18. Gold Coast

Obviously will change after trade period/fixture
 

blckcaviar

Team Captain
Jul 21, 2018
368
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AFL Club
Carlton
Brisbane
Geelong
Richmond
West Coast
Dogs
Carlton
Collingwood
Hawthorn

I'm only doing the top 8.

GWS to have a massive hangover.
Essendon, North and Port fight for 8th spot but just miss out.

Tiges will win the Premiership again, playing off against Brisbane or West Coast
 

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Cainozz

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Feb 6, 2015
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Very interesting approach, Bombers & Cats out of the 8, Saints & Hawks in - why?
I feel Hawthorn will rise up again to challenge a few teams with Mitchell back in the side. St Kilda a smokey to make 8th under Ratten with an inspired season. Cats I feel may drop out of the 8 with the gaps left from Kelly and Ablett. Honestly all just a hunch and there are surprises every season so anything is really plausible.
 

Joker91

Premiership Player
Jan 3, 2012
4,978
6,610
Tigerland
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
Liverpool
1. Richmond
2. West Coast
3. GWS
4. Bulldogs
5. Collingwood
6. Brisbane
7. Port
8. Geelong
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9. Carlton
10. Hawks
11-18. Chook raffle
 

Bastyy

All Australian
Sep 18, 2015
960
1,365
Launceston, TAS
AFL Club
Fremantle
1. Richmond (Best team in the league and a good chance to go B2B)
2. West Coast (Will have fire in their blood after this season)
3. Hawthorn (Gee they looked good at the end of the year and with Mitchell coming back I can see them here)
4. GWS (Will they fall after the grand final? Maybe)
5. Collingwood (Probably nearing the end of the window with 2-3 years left)
6. Western Bulldogs (Keath and Bruce are fine additions, ready to go up)
7. North Melbourne (In Rhyce we trust)
8. Brisbane (Top 4 fixture will give a young team a challenge, will be raring to go in September however)

9. Fremantle (Not optimistic enough to give us finals but think we're within some sort of shot)
10. Geelong (Much like the Dockers in 2016, think the window could fall on their fingers, especially losing Kelly)
11. Carlton (Could go anywhere from 4-12, a real mystery)
12. Melbourne (A bottom 4 fixture now, depends on if the midfield can find it's form again)
13. St Kilda (Another team that could easily break the 8. I rate Ratten but I don't know if they'll go straight into Top 8)
14. Port Adelaide (Mid season sacking of Hink will prevent them from going Bottom 4)
15. Essendon (If Rutten was coaching already we'd have a different story, but feels like there's gonna be a waste of a year)
16. Sydney (It feels wrong not having them move back up but the Sydney of 2019 didn't so much good signs, think they're in a bit of a pickle but ready to be proved wrong)
17. Gold Coast (I rate Dew, could end up his last year as coach if he does end up here however. Rowell and Anderson instantly give the list some flair. While Rankine, Ellis and maybe even Crouch could be what they need to climb)
18. Adelaide (A list that is just falling apart with no real big names set to join, lose one or both Crouch brothers and it could look pretty disastrous come years end)
 

krazykray15

Draftee
Sep 7, 2017
3
6
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Hawthorn
1. Richmond (Best team in the comp by far, and will probably be there for the next few years)
2. West Coast (Will comeback hard next season and will chase another premiership)
3. Collingwood (The loss to GWS in the Prelim will fire them up and will have another big season)
4. GWS (I expect them to still be at their best after the loss in Grand Final, but only time will tell)
5. Hawthorn (Strong finish at the end of the season. With Mitchell coming back, they'll be a pretty dangerous side to face during the season)
6. Geelong (Losing Kelly will be big, but I still expect them to be playing finals next year)
7. Brisbane (It's going to be a tough start to the year, however they'll still get some September action)
8. Western Bulldogs (Will be getting some good players in, but I expect them to have similar season to this season and will be there in September)

9. Kangaroos (A small improvement from last season, but will have to battle with a few teams to make the 8. Just miss out)
10. Essendon (It'll be interesting to see how Woosha goes in his final year, I expect them too just miss out on making the 8)
11. St Kilda (I believe Ratten is the right man for the Saints, there will be some improvement, but I can't see them making finals as of yet)
12. Carlton (Could be a sneaky chance for the finals, but who knows. Maybe a year or two and we'll see them there)
13. Fremantle (With Longmuir as their new coach, I don't think much will change at Freo, but I could be wrong)
14. Port Adelaide (I expect Hinkley to get the sack at some point during the year, which will be on all the players minds)
15. Sydney (Will be using a lot of young players next season, and will probably be in for another long season)
16. Melbourne (Goodwin will be under pressure, they may have a better season, but at this stage they'll probably stay bottom 4)
17. Adelaide (A heap of players wanting to leave, it's time for them to rebuild)
18. Gold Coast (Will get a couple of good players during the off-season, but I'll still give them another 2-3 years to see some improvement)
 

Proper Gander

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Feb 15, 2015
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Melbourne
Other Teams
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In before angry offended replies from people who can't fathom a team moving more than 2-3 positions from the previous year, even though there are huge changes every year. Anyway, here's my attempt:

1. Richmond
2. GWS Giants
3. West Coast
4. Collingwood
5. Brisbane
6. Bulldogs
7. Carlton
8. North Melbourne

9. Fremantle
10. Port Adelaide
11. Hawthorn
12. Geelong
13. Melbourne
14. Essendon
15. St Kilda
16. Sydney
17. Adelaide
18. Gold Coast
Not a bad one. I reckon Carlton will go okay but a few spots less okay and I anticipate Saints might go a bit better than you predicted. Nothing there is batshit crazy though
 

saints_333

Senior List
Feb 16, 2018
241
200
AFL Club
St Kilda
Going the early crow here (with trade period and the draft to come) but who doesn't love a good crystal ball prediction?

1. Richmond
2. Western Bulldogs
3. GWS
4. Collingwood
5. Hawthorn
6. West Coast
7. Brisbane
8. St Kilda
9. Port Adelaide
10. Melbourne
11. Fremantle
12. Geelong
13. Sydney
14. Carlton
15. Adelaide
16. Essendon
17. North Melbourne
18. Gold Coast
Pretty much agree with the top 8 aside from the Bulldogs being so high up and St.kilda making thing 8. We have no chance. Will be lucky to finish outside the bottom 4 again, especially since Bruce is leaving. North And Essendon will also finish higher than you have them by far. Geelong will replace St.kilda in your 8 and probably finish in the top 4 again at least.
 

Handsuper47

Club Legend
Aug 5, 2012
2,677
3,957
AFL Club
Richmond
1. Richmond
2. Collingwood
3. Essendon
4. West Coast
5. GWS
6. Hawthorn
7. Brisbane
8. Carlton
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9. Bulldogs
10. North Melbourne
11. St Kilda
12. Geelong
13. Adelaide
14. Sydney
15. Fremantle
16. Melbourne
17. Port Adelaide
18. Gold Coast
 

ShaunWCEFC

Team Captain
Jan 22, 2013
551
750
Perth
AFL Club
West Coast
1st to 6th
Richmond
West Coast Eagles
Western Bulldogs
GWS Giants
Collingwood
Geelong Cats

7th to 12th
Hawthorn
Brisbane Lions
Essendon
Melbourne
North Melbourne
Port Adelaide

13th to 18th
Carlton
St Kilda
Fremantle
Sydney Swans
Adelaide Crows
Gold Coast Suns
 

HTPunter

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 27, 2014
5,213
6,074
AFL Club
North Melbourne
By doing this in my head I'm also predicting the trade period a bit

1. Hawthorn
2. Richmond
3. Western Bulldogs
4. Collingwood
5. Brisbane
6. West Coast
7. GWS
8. St Kilda

9. Sydney
10. Essendon
11. Geelong
12. Fremantle
13. North Melbourne
14. Carlton
15. Melbourne
16. Port Adelaide
17. Gold Coast
18. Adelaide
 

GoldenMagpie16

Debutant
May 29, 2016
119
213
AFL Club
Collingwood
1. Richmond 20W 2L
2. Collingwood 17W 5L
3. Western Bulldogs 15W 7L
4. West Coast 15W 7L
5. Hawthorn 14W 8L
6. St Kilda 14W 8L
7. North Melbourne 13W 9L
8. Brisbane 13W 9L
9. Geelong 11W 11L
10. Essendon 11W 11L
11. Carlton 10W 12L
12. GWS 10W 12L
13. Fremantle 8W 14L
14. Melbourne 8W 14L
15. Sydney 6W 16L
16. Port Adelaide 6W 16L
17. Gold Coast 4W 18L
18. Adelaide 4W 18L

Finals 1
Richmond def West Coast
Collingwood def Western Bulldogs
Hawthorn def by Brisbane
St Kilda Def North Melbourne

Finals 2
West Coast def Brisbane
Western Bulldogs def St Kilda

Finals 3
Collingwood def West Coast
Richmond def Western Bulldogs

Finals 4
Collingwood vs Richmond
 

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