Prediction 2021 Early Ladder Predictions

WHO WILL MAKE THE 8

  • Adelaide

    Votes: 5 1.0%
  • Brisbane

    Votes: 294 57.9%
  • Carlton

    Votes: 51 10.0%
  • Collingwood

    Votes: 13 2.6%
  • Essendon

    Votes: 9 1.8%
  • Fremantle

    Votes: 37 7.3%
  • Geelong

    Votes: 212 41.7%
  • Gold Coast

    Votes: 22 4.3%
  • GWS

    Votes: 13 2.6%
  • Hawthorn

    Votes: 40 7.9%
  • Melbourne

    Votes: 27 5.3%
  • North Melbourne

    Votes: 13 2.6%
  • Port Adelaide

    Votes: 236 46.5%
  • Richmond

    Votes: 350 68.9%
  • St Kilda

    Votes: 103 20.3%
  • Sydney

    Votes: 6 1.2%
  • West Coast

    Votes: 129 25.4%
  • Western Bulldogs

    Votes: 79 15.6%

  • Total voters
    508

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Jugada

Norm Smith Medallist
Dec 5, 2012
6,682
7,542
AFL Club
West Coast
Collingwood...in fourth position? May I ask why?
Very good list when fit and had a very tough time of it last year with the fixture but still performed well. Were missing Cameron, Howe, Sidebottom and DeGoey for much of the year. Losing Treloar hurts but he was also out for most of last year too
 

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Lsta062

Brownlow Medallist
Jul 15, 2014
14,686
29,297
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
Chelsea, LA Lakers, Western United
Post-fixture release:

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

Lsta062

Brownlow Medallist
Jul 15, 2014
14,686
29,297
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
Chelsea, LA Lakers, Western United
Very good list when fit and had a very tough time of it last year with the fixture but still performed well. Were missing Cameron, Howe, Sidebottom and DeGoey for much of the year. Losing Treloar hurts but he was also out for most of last year too
It’s not their midfield and even defence though, which is where a lot of the listed players would slot in apart from De Goey. It’s their forward line. They struggle to kick a score and were ranked in the bottom 6 for it.

If they make the top 8, it’s either through sheer resolve (admittedly they have a lot of that) or their new draftees have changed their forward line or something because it’s just not good enough right now.
 

Mr north man

Club Legend
Mar 12, 2016
1,475
954
AFL Club
North Melbourne
One can hope.
Maybe we can rent a shop across the rd from Arden st and call it D-/ks that can help our players get better in 2022.
It helped another club in the past and they seemed to be flying to success and that club will create history in the AFL soon enough when they become the 1st club to have a Father/Deformed child player on they list.😀
 

Mr north man

Club Legend
Mar 12, 2016
1,475
954
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Post-fixture release:

1. Geelong
2. Port Adelaide
3. Brisbane
4. Richmond
5. Melbourne
6. West Coast
7. Fremantle
8. Western Bulldogs
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9. Carlton
10. St Kilda
11. Gold Coast
12. Essendon
13. GWS
14. Collingwood
15. Sydney
16. Hawthorn
17. North Melbourne
18. Adelaide
Richmond will win it again this time maybe in WA as if what’s going in the last couple of days In Victoria we maybe going back into lockdown.
As for my club we could win something called a spoon in 2021 but my club has some sort of pride and will avoid it by luck as we will not lay down and cheat and have our supporters cheer for losses to get priority picks and 1st draft picks like some clubs .
As it has helped these clubs lots as they are still waiting for there grand old flag and continue to chant we are the navy blues.
 

Jugada

Norm Smith Medallist
Dec 5, 2012
6,682
7,542
AFL Club
West Coast
It’s not their midfield and even defence though, which is where a lot of the listed players would slot in apart from De Goey. It’s their forward line. They struggle to kick a score and were ranked in the bottom 6 for it.

If they make the top 8, it’s either through sheer resolve (admittedly they have a lot of that) or their new draftees have changed their forward line or something because it’s just not good enough right now.
They were top 4 the previous two years with the same forward line. It's their weakness but hasn't stopped them from performing well in the past
 

Howard Littlejohn

Brownlow Medallist
May 30, 2006
15,848
8,912
Canberra
AFL Club
North Melbourne
With even less idea than normal, and normally its dead on minimal.


West Coast
Richmond
Brisbane
Port Adelaide
St Kilda
Greater Western Sydney
Collingwood
Western Bulldogs

Gold Coast
Fremantle
Geelong
Carlton
Melbourne
Sydney
Essendon
North Melbourne
Adelaide
Hawthorn
 

blueiris

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 16, 2010
6,575
3,770
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
With even less idea than normal, and normally its dead on minimal.


West Coast
Richmond
Brisbane
Port Adelaide
St Kilda
Greater Western Sydney
Collingwood
Western Bulldogs

Gold Coast
Fremantle
Geelong
Carlton
Melbourne
Sydney
Essendon
North Melbourne
Adelaide
Hawthorn
Massive win for Brisbane if Melbourne finish bottom 6
 

WaywardSonSon

Club Legend
Jun 27, 2020
1,105
1,468
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
Cool Runnings
With even less idea than normal, and normally its dead on minimal.


West Coast
Richmond
Brisbane
Port Adelaide
St Kilda
Greater Western Sydney
Collingwood
Western Bulldogs

Gold Coast
Fremantle
Geelong
Carlton
Melbourne
Sydney
Essendon
North Melbourne
Adelaide
Hawthorn
West Coast have soooo many injuries at present, I just don't see that happening...
 

adammania9

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 18, 2013
10,786
22,345
Melbourne
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
University
1. Geelong
2. Brisbane Lions
3. Richmond
4. St Kilda
5. Port Adelaide
6. Fremantle
7. GWS Giants
8. West Coast

9. Western Bulldogs
10. Collingwood
11. Carlton
12. Essendon
13. Melbourne
14. Sydney
15. Gold Coast
16. Hawthorn
17. North Melbourne
18. Adelaide
 

Rhysswans13

Team Captain
Sep 3, 2012
429
846
AFL Club
Sydney
1. St Kilda - Pre season injuries will be irrelevant. Better coach, improved culture and unlucky not to be top 4 last year. Their premiership window is wide open.

2.West Coast - Would have been much higher up the ladder if not for playing many of their home matches away from WA in 2020. In my opinion Kennedy is the best current forward in the AFL and a full strength West Coast will be fearful to any of its opposition.

3. Richmond - 3 premierships in 4 years is enough said. No signs of slowing down and are my premiership favourite.

4. Melbourne - Every year there is a dark horse and if they can find their 2018 form they will surprise many in 2021.

5. Port Adelaide - Will be there abouts in 2021 but not sure they will repeat their 2020 form.

6. Essendon - New coach and a fresh start for the struggling Bombers will see them rise up the ladder in 2021.

7. Sydney - Probably a bit of a one eyed opinion but I can definitely can see the Swans making a return to finals football in 2021. A lot depends on a good run of injuries, like a lot of clubs, but I think Franklin playing will be irrelevant as the Swans play quite well with or without him. That being said would love to see him kick his 1000th goal in 2021.

8. Gold Coast - Surely it’s time for finals football. Looking forward to seeing a full season from Matt Rowell who has the potential to be a superstar.

9. Brisbane - May be proven absolutely wrong here and I actually like the Lions as our northern neighbours but with less games in QLD in 2021 and with them now being a team others will hunt, I just don’t think they will handle the pressure.

10. Geelong - Last year was a last hoorah for one of the most successful teams of the last 20 years. Will take a similar path to the Swans and Hawks.

11. GWS - Something isn’t right here. Time for a new coach perhaps.

12. Adelaide - Should improve from wooden spooners in 2020.

13. Fremantle - Just think they need some strong key position players to match their midfield flair.

14. Western Bulldogs - See Fremantle. Bontempelli a front runner for the Brownlow.

15. North Melbourne - Much the same as 2020. In full rebuild now.

16. Carlton - Would love to see the Baggers do well but I just don’t see it. Talk will be of Cripps on the move all year, which will be a distraction.

17. Collingwood - My tip for first team to sack their coach in 2021. In full rebuild.

18. Hawthorn - One can only hope as a Swans supporter. Although will be back big time in a few years time.
 

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Marmozet

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 10, 2014
13,550
32,970
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
1. Geelong
2. West Coast
3. Richmond
4. Port Adelaide
5. St Kilda
6. Melbourne
7. Brisbane
8. Fremantle
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9. Western Bulldogs
10. Carlton
11. Collingwood
12. GWS
13. Gold Coast
14. Sydney
15. Essendon
16. Hawthorn
17. Adelaide
18. North Melbourne
 

Alwaysacrow

Club Legend
Jul 8, 2016
2,824
3,455
AFL Club
Adelaide
Next 10 premierships done for everyone. That settles that!

2017 - Richmond DEF Adelaide
2018 - West Coast DEF Collingwood
2019 - Richmond DEF Giants
2020 - Richmond DEF Geelong
2021 - Richmond DEF Geelong
2022 - Fremantle DEF Geelong
2023 - Richmond DEF Fremantle
2024 - Brisbane DEF Carlton
2025 - West Coast DEF Carlton
2026 - Adelaide DEF Brisbane
2027 - Richmond DEF Hawthorn
2028 - Hawthorn DEF Carlton
2029 - Hawthorn DEF Richmond
2030 - Hawthorn DEF Richmond
2031 - Richmond DEF Hawthorn

Premiership tally
Richmond - 17
Essendon - 16
Carlton - 16
Hawthorn - 16
Collingwood- 15
If you put a $10 multi on that from 2021 onwards and actually win you'll be a millionaire!!!!
 

Alwaysacrow

Club Legend
Jul 8, 2016
2,824
3,455
AFL Club
Adelaide
2021 ladder

1. Hawthorn
2. Brisbane
3. GWS
4. Collingwood
5. West Coast Eagles
6. Fremantle
7. Western Bulldogs
8. Port Adelaide
9. Essendon
10. Richmond
11. Gold Coast
12. Melbourne
13. Carlton
14. Sydney
15. Adelaide
16. North Melbourne
17. St Kilda
18. Geelong
Clarkson is a great coach but he's not a miracle worker.
 

big boy jackavoy

Debutant
Oct 4, 2020
112
94
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
2021 ladder

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

scoman

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 19, 2013
5,352
5,984
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
1. St Kilda - Pre season injuries will be irrelevant. Better coach, improved culture and unlucky not to be top 4 last year. Their premiership window is wide open.

2.West Coast - Would have been much higher up the ladder if not for playing many of their home matches away from WA in 2020. In my opinion Kennedy is the best current forward in the AFL and a full strength West Coast will be fearful to any of its opposition.

3. Richmond - 3 premierships in 4 years is enough said. No signs of slowing down and are my premiership favourite.

4. Melbourne - Every year there is a dark horse and if they can find their 2018 form they will surprise many in 2021.

5. Port Adelaide - Will be there abouts in 2021 but not sure they will repeat their 2020 form.

6. Essendon - New coach and a fresh start for the struggling Bombers will see them rise up the ladder in 2021.

7. Sydney - Probably a bit of a one eyed opinion but I can definitely can see the Swans making a return to finals football in 2021. A lot depends on a good run of injuries, like a lot of clubs, but I think Franklin playing will be irrelevant as the Swans play quite well with or without him. That being said would love to see him kick his 1000th goal in 2021.

8. Gold Coast - Surely it’s time for finals football. Looking forward to seeing a full season from Matt Rowell who has the potential to be a superstar.

9. Brisbane - May be proven absolutely wrong here and I actually like the Lions as our northern neighbours but with less games in QLD in 2021 and with them now being a team others will hunt, I just don’t think they will handle the pressure.

10. Geelong - Last year was a last hoorah for one of the most successful teams of the last 20 years. Will take a similar path to the Swans and Hawks.

11. GWS - Something isn’t right here. Time for a new coach perhaps.

12. Adelaide - Should improve from wooden spooners in 2020.

13. Fremantle - Just think they need some strong key position players to match their midfield flair.

14. Western Bulldogs - See Fremantle. Bontempelli a front runner for the Brownlow.

15. North Melbourne - Much the same as 2020. In full rebuild now.

16. Carlton - Would love to see the Baggers do well but I just don’t see it. Talk will be of Cripps on the move all year, which will be a distraction.

17. Collingwood - My tip for first team to sack their coach in 2021. In full rebuild.

18. Hawthorn - One can only hope as a Swans supporter. Although will be back big time in a few years time.
Did you forget about Brisbane making the top four in 2019?

Edit: Certainly is a different ladder to most. Made big calls on Brisbane, Geelong, Collingwood and Hawthorn having nightmare seasons. Carlton too very low, would be meltdown central if they failed to rise above the bottom four. In the flip side I'm not sure I have seen anyone so bullish on St Kilda, West Coast, Essendon, Sydney or even Adelaide. Is certainly a different view than most. See what happens I guess
 
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Gavin Excell

Hall of Famer
Apr 22, 2007
33,585
37,966
Bentleigh
AFL Club
Geelong
T
1. St Kilda - Pre season injuries will be irrelevant. Better coach, improved culture and unlucky not to be top 4 last year. Their premiership window is wide open.

2.West Coast - Would have been much higher up the ladder if not for playing many of their home matches away from WA in 2020. In my opinion Kennedy is the best current forward in the AFL and a full strength West Coast will be fearful to any of its opposition.

3. Richmond - 3 premierships in 4 years is enough said. No signs of slowing down and are my premiership favourite.

4. Melbourne - Every year there is a dark horse and if they can find their 2018 form they will surprise many in 2021.

5. Port Adelaide - Will be there abouts in 2021 but not sure they will repeat their 2020 form.

6. Essendon - New coach and a fresh start for the struggling Bombers will see them rise up the ladder in 2021.

7. Sydney - Probably a bit of a one eyed opinion but I can definitely can see the Swans making a return to finals football in 2021. A lot depends on a good run of injuries, like a lot of clubs, but I think Franklin playing will be irrelevant as the Swans play quite well with or without him. That being said would love to see him kick his 1000th goal in 2021.

8. Gold Coast - Surely it’s time for finals football. Looking forward to seeing a full season from Matt Rowell who has the potential to be a superstar.

9. Brisbane - May be proven absolutely wrong here and I actually like the Lions as our northern neighbours but with less games in QLD in 2021 and with them now being a team others will hunt, I just don’t think they will handle the pressure.

10. Geelong - Last year was a last hoorah for one of the most successful teams of the last 20 years. Will take a similar path to the Swans and Hawks.

11. GWS - Something isn’t right here. Time for a new coach perhaps.

12. Adelaide - Should improve from wooden spooners in 2020.

13. Fremantle - Just think they need some strong key position players to match their midfield flair.

14. Western Bulldogs - See Fremantle. Bontempelli a front runner for the Brownlow.

15. North Melbourne - Much the same as 2020. In full rebuild now.

16. Carlton - Would love to see the Baggers do well but I just don’t see it. Talk will be of Cripps on the move all year, which will be a distraction.

17. Collingwood - My tip for first team to sack their coach in 2021. In full rebuild.

18. Hawthorn - One can only hope as a Swans supporter. Although will be back big time in a few years time.
This is laughable on a number of levels
 

HollyValentine

Debutant
Oct 23, 2017
80
61
AFL Club
Essendon
1. Geelong
2. Brisbane
3. Richmond
4. West coast

5. Port Adelaide
6. Western bulldogs
7. St kilda
8. Melbourne
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9. Collingwood
10. Essendon
11. GWS
12. Hawthorn
13. Carlton
14. Sydney
15. Gold Coast
16. Fremantle
17. Adelaide
18. North Melbourne
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Coleman - Joe Daniher
Brownlow - Lachie Neale
—Premiership winners—
Geelong.
 
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WaywardSonSon

Club Legend
Jun 27, 2020
1,105
1,468
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
Cool Runnings
1. Geelong
2. Brisbane
3. Richmond
4. West coast

5. Port Adelaide
6. Western bulldogs
7. St kilda
8. Melbourne
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9. Collingwood
10. Essendon
11. GWS
12. Hawthorn
13. Carlton
14. Sydney
15. Gold Coast
16. Fremantle
17. Adeilade
18. North Melbourne
———————————
Coleman - Joe Daniher
Brownlow - Lachie Neale
—Premiership winners—
Geelong.
You didn't even spell Adelaide correctly, and Fremantle - 16th? Laughable.
 

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