Prediction 2021 Early Ladder Predictions

WHO WILL MAKE THE 8

  • Adelaide

    Votes: 4 1.0%
  • Brisbane

    Votes: 225 58.6%
  • Carlton

    Votes: 33 8.6%
  • Collingwood

    Votes: 9 2.3%
  • Essendon

    Votes: 7 1.8%
  • Fremantle

    Votes: 25 6.5%
  • Geelong

    Votes: 157 40.9%
  • Gold Coast

    Votes: 17 4.4%
  • GWS

    Votes: 7 1.8%
  • Hawthorn

    Votes: 34 8.9%
  • Melbourne

    Votes: 20 5.2%
  • North Melbourne

    Votes: 9 2.3%
  • Port Adelaide

    Votes: 175 45.6%
  • Richmond

    Votes: 261 68.0%
  • St Kilda

    Votes: 85 22.1%
  • Sydney

    Votes: 4 1.0%
  • West Coast

    Votes: 97 25.3%
  • Western Bulldogs

    Votes: 61 15.9%

  • Total voters
    384

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GoldenMagpie16

Team Captain
May 29, 2016
460
647
AFL Club
Collingwood
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

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 14, 2011
28,114
10,504
Trafalgar
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Renault 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
2,788
4,350
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
6,762
5,778
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
Suspended
Oct 29, 2017
6,728
12,598
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

Team Captain
Oct 28, 2017
424
1,455
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
11,461
5,912
adelaide
AFL Club
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
11,461
5,912
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
Suspended
Oct 29, 2017
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12,598
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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
13,426
13,472
Wonders
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
LCFC, LAL, Stars, 49ers, Canadiens
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
14,430
21,144
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

Senior List
Jun 27, 2014
205
518
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

Duel Group 1 winner
May 8, 2007
25,304
27,846
@ 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

Club Legend
May 20, 2017
2,350
3,316
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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