Prediction 2021 Early Ladder Predictions

WHO WILL MAKE THE 8

  • Adelaide

    Votes: 7 1.1%
  • Brisbane

    Votes: 344 56.1%
  • Carlton

    Votes: 62 10.1%
  • Collingwood

    Votes: 16 2.6%
  • Essendon

    Votes: 18 2.9%
  • Fremantle

    Votes: 41 6.7%
  • Geelong

    Votes: 256 41.8%
  • Gold Coast

    Votes: 25 4.1%
  • GWS

    Votes: 17 2.8%
  • Hawthorn

    Votes: 43 7.0%
  • Melbourne

    Votes: 34 5.5%
  • North Melbourne

    Votes: 14 2.3%
  • Port Adelaide

    Votes: 295 48.1%
  • Richmond

    Votes: 422 68.8%
  • St Kilda

    Votes: 121 19.7%
  • Sydney

    Votes: 12 2.0%
  • West Coast

    Votes: 147 24.0%
  • Western Bulldogs

    Votes: 107 17.5%

  • Total voters
    613

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GoldenMagpie16

All Australian
May 29, 2016
839
1,058
Tasmania
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Collingwood
Other Teams
Tasmania Devils
This is based on gut feeling at this current time. I will post plenty more predictions as the months pass by

1. Brisbane (Best Forward Line, one of the best defences and one of the best midfield in the league)
2. Richmond (Simply unstoppable at times, but will drop a few games)
3. St Kilda (Huge risers, potentially a candidate for the 2021 flag)
4. Collingwood (last chance as their list is getting old)
5. Western Bulldogs (Upcoming risers, won't be out of the 8 for a while)
6. Carlton (Same Scenario as above)
7. Port Adelaide (Will fall down a couple of places, however, their best is unbelievable)
8. Geelong (last time you'll see Geelong in the 8 for a few years)
9. West Coast (very stiff, however, it'll be because of injuries)
10. Gold Coast (upcoming risers, pencil in a top 8 spot for 2022)
11. Melbourne (Nomans land)
12. Sydney (upcoming risers, however, need possibly another 2 years before threatening the flag again)
13. Fremantle (amazing coach, wouldn't be surprised if they make the 8 in 2021. this is the worse possible outcome)
14. Adelaide (rebuilding)
15. Essendon (rebuilding)
16. GWS (Fall from grace, lost a lot of talent and injuries will come again)
17. Hawthorn (rebuilding, however, will take nearly a decade to be premiership contenders again)
18. North Melbourne (lost soul, however rebuilding)
 

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Kwality

Hall of Famer
Aug 14, 2011
33,665
12,575
Trafalgar
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Mclaren Mercedes F1
This is based on gut feeling at this current time. I will post plenty more predictions as the months pass by

1. Brisbane (Best Forward Line, one of the best defences and one of the best midfield in the league)
2. Richmond (Simply unstoppable at times, but will drop a few games)
3. St Kilda (Huge risers, potentially a candidate for the 2021 flag)
4. Collingwood (last chance as their list is getting old)
5. Western Bulldogs (Upcoming risers, won't be out of the 8 for a while)
6. Carlton (Same Scenario as above)
7. Port Adelaide (Will fall down a couple of places, however, their best is unbelievable)
8. Geelong (last time you'll see Geelong in the 8 for a few years)
9. West Coast (very stiff, however, it'll be because of injuries)
10. Gold Coast (upcoming risers, pencil in a top 8 spot for 2022)
11. Melbourne (Nomans land)
12. Sydney (upcoming risers, however, need possibly another 2 years before threatening the flag again)
13. Fremantle (amazing coach, wouldn't be surprised if they make the 8 in 2021. this is the worse possible outcome)
14. Adelaide (rebuilding)
15. Essendon (rebuilding)
16. GWS (Fall from grace, lost a lot of talent and injuries will come again)
17. Hawthorn (rebuilding, however, will take nearly a decade to be premiership contenders again)
18. North Melbourne (lost soul, however rebuilding)
So a replay of 2020, every year the early tip, when was the last time it happened ?
 

Handsuper47

Club Legend
Aug 5, 2012
2,831
4,475
AFL Club
Richmond
I'll give it a red hot fang 'cos why not, get in there boys

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

Got no clue what'll happen next year so this is my random guess, let's check back in a year and see how rubbish I am at this thing
 

Young Gun #6

Norm Smith Medallist
May 24, 2008
6,985
6,342
Melbourne
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
Juventus, Suns
1) Geelong
2) Richmond
3) Port Adelaide
4) Brisbane
5) West Coast
6) St Kilda
7) Western Bulldogs
8) Carlton
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9) Collingwood
10) Melbourne
11) GWS
12) Essendon
13) Gold Coast
14) Fremantle
15) Sydney
16) Hawthorn
17) North Melbourne
18) Adelaide
 

Virgin Dog

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 29, 2017
8,715
18,119
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Trying to predict some ups and downs:
  1. Richmond
  2. Geelong
  3. Port Adelaide
  4. Brisbane
  5. St Kilda
  6. Bulldogs
  7. Carlton
  8. Fremantle
  9. West Coast
  10. Gold Coast
  11. Collingwood
  12. GWS
  13. Melbourne
  14. Hawthorn
  15. Sydney
  16. Essendon
  17. Adelaide
  18. North Melbourne
Picking Fremantle, Carlton and Gold Coast to be the surprise risers. Essendon to fall off a cliff, Collingwood and West Coast to dip a bit but still be in contention.
 

cherrypie

All Australian
Oct 28, 2017
944
2,893
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
  1. Richmond
  2. West Coast
  3. Collingwood
  4. Port
  5. Geelong
  6. Brisbane
  7. Carlton
  8. Bulldogs
  9. St Kilda
  10. Fremantle
  11. Melbourne
  12. GWS
  13. Gold Coast
  14. Sydney
  15. Essendon
  16. Hawthorn
  17. Adelaide
  18. North
 

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RobbieGray17

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 19, 2007
12,501
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adelaide
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Port Adelaide
This is based on gut feeling at this current time. I will post plenty more predictions as the months pass by

1. Brisbane (Best Forward Line, one of the best defences and one of the best midfield in the league)
2. Richmond (Simply unstoppable at times, but will drop a few games)
3. St Kilda (Huge risers, potentially a candidate for the 2021 flag)
4. Collingwood (last chance as their list is getting old)
5. Western Bulldogs (Upcoming risers, won't be out of the 8 for a while)
6. Carlton (Same Scenario as above)
7. Port Adelaide (Will fall down a couple of places, however, their best is unbelievable)
8. Geelong (last time you'll see Geelong in the 8 for a few years)
9. West Coast (very stiff, however, it'll be because of injuries)
10. Gold Coast (upcoming risers, pencil in a top 8 spot for 2022)
11. Melbourne (Nomans land)
12. Sydney (upcoming risers, however, need possibly another 2 years before threatening the flag again)
13. Fremantle (amazing coach, wouldn't be surprised if they make the 8 in 2021. this is the worse possible outcome)
14. Adelaide (rebuilding)
15. Essendon (rebuilding)
16. GWS (Fall from grace, lost a lot of talent and injuries will come again)
17. Hawthorn (rebuilding, however, will take nearly a decade to be premiership contenders again)
18. North Melbourne (lost soul, however rebuilding)
I find it hard to see ST Kilda Bulldogs and Carlton ALL Being that high up.
 

RobbieGray17

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 19, 2007
12,501
6,747
adelaide
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Trying to predict some ups and downs:
  1. Richmond
  2. Geelong
  3. Port Adelaide
  4. Brisbane
  5. St Kilda
  6. Bulldogs
  7. Carlton
  8. Fremantle
  9. West Coast
  10. Gold Coast
  11. Collingwood
  12. GWS
  13. Melbourne
  14. Hawthorn
  15. Sydney
  16. Essendon
  17. Adelaide
  18. North Melbourne
Picking Fremantle, Carlton and Gold Coast to be the surprise risers. Essendon to fall off a cliff, Collingwood and West Coast to dip a bit but still be in contention.
I like this list although I'd be inclined to drop bulldogs and Fremantle for West Coast Collingwood or Melbourne. West Coast are still a very strong team. Melbourne underperformed in 20, and Collingwood still have a good list.
 

Virgin Dog

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 29, 2017
8,715
18,119
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
I like this list although I'd be inclined to drop bulldogs and Fremantle for West Coast Collingwood or Melbourne. West Coast are still a very strong team. Melbourne underperformed in 20, and Collingwood still have a good list.
I'd have the teams at 5-11th as fairly close in my predictions, so could swap their order around.

I'm of the opinion that 2018 Melbourne was the exception, rather than the standard. They have too many non-AFL quality players in that 22 and now have questions marks over their spine with the McDonald's likely gone (even if Oscar is only depth now). Although May and Gawn are both damn good players.
 

JT_the_Man

Brownlow Medallist
Dec 23, 2014
15,673
17,389
Wonders
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
LCFC, LAL, 49ers, Melb Utd, Stars
Brisbane
Geelong
Richmond
St Kilda
Port Adelaide
Carlton
West Coast
Fremantle
-
Melbourne
Collingwood
Gold Coast
Western Bulldogs
GWS
Essendon
Sydney
Adelaide
Hawthorn
North Melbourne
 

Dinsdale

®Moderation of beer©
Jun 5, 2007
17,260
25,637
Brewery
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
East Perth, CI Warriors, Beer
I like this list although I'd be inclined to drop bulldogs and Fremantle for West Coast Collingwood or Melbourne. West Coast are still a very strong team. Melbourne underperformed in 20, and Collingwood still have a good list.
thats what Treloar thought
 

Chrisonater

Cancelled
Jun 27, 2014
211
523
AFL Club
Hawthorn
West Coast
Brisbane
Richmond
Geelong
St Kilda
Western Bulldogs
Melbourne
Carlton
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Port Adelaide
Collingwood
Fremantle
GWS
Gold Coast
Sydney
Essendon
Hawthorn
Adelaide
North Melbourne
 

00Stinger

Dual Group 1 winner
May 8, 2007
29,305
34,953
@ HOME
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Liverpool & San Francisco 49ers
I love this time of year where many Posters predict freo to finish bottom 4 with possibly a wooden spoon. lol
well those back to back 12th and 13th finishes really showed them , didn't it?

tbf I reckon you will shoot up to finals contention in 2021
 

Neale4brownlow

Premiership Player
May 20, 2017
4,084
6,243
AFL Club
West Coast
Really hinges a lot on what the season proper actually looks like. Is it hubs again in Queensland? Surely that's likely at some point with covid not disappearing any time soon.

It's hard to predict the ladder without just copy/pasting 2020 results (it makes sense that would be everyones current prediction right?)

Minor Premiers: Brisbane. No doubt there will be hubs again at some point;

On the up:
Carlton, GCS, Fremantle, Adelaide (only a couple spots..);

On the down: GWS, Collingwood, Essendon, Hawks, North.

It's hard to predict any of the top 8 from 2020 being knocked out in 2021.
 

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