Prediction 2021 Early Ladder Predictions


  • 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

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Club Legend
May 28, 2013
AFL Club
Other Teams
Man Utd
Minor - Cats
Major - Tigers
Runners up - Lions
Top 4 - Cats, port, tigers & lions
Top8 - Top4 + eagles, saints, dogs & demons
wooden spoon - North or crows


All Australian
May 29, 2016
AFL Club
1st Brisbane 19W 3L 143%
I have this strange feeling that Brisbane Lions will go on a long undefeated streak until a few little hiccups at the end of the season, still looking pretty dominate and will make a grand final appearance for the first time since 2004
2nd Richmond 16W 6L 124%
Richmond will be thereabouts, however, instead of clicking at the end of the season, they'll be consistent throughout and will have minimal injuries.
3rd St Kilda 16W 6L 115%
St Kilda has suffered a few niggles in the offseason, however, their depth will help them secure a top 4 position and Max King will have a break out year, potentially leading the Coleman at one stage.
4th Geelong 15W 7L 127%
Geelong is a team of Premierships or Bust, this year they will dominant throughout the first half of the season, however, due to old age and Injuries, they'll relegate to the fourth position and narrowly edge the fast-finishing Western Bulldogs outfit.
5th Western Bulldogs 15W 7L 110%
Western Bulldogs are an inconsistent team and may struggle to string a few wins, however, they'll click and finish the season with a wet sail. Adam Treloar will be a steal for them and their forward line will become elite
6th Collingwood 14W 8L 108%
Collingwood 2021 reminds me of 2006, being constantly under pressure during the offseason. They are a team that has nothing to lose, therefore their younger players will shine and their stars will become elite, however, the forward line will still be an issue, therefore costing them a chance at a top 4 position.
7th Port Adelaide 13W 9L 118%
Port Adelaide threw the kitchen sink on their proclaimed "150 years of Football". The players will be a shadow of themselves and will lose approximately 6 more games, however, this team still looks great on paper and will change the complexity of the top 8 throughout the season.
8th Carlton 12W 10L 97%
This one is a bold call, I believe Carlton has recruited very well in the offseason. however, it is unknown what they can produce. therefore they'll shock a few teams during the first half of the season, before developing an inconsistent pattern that almost cost themselves finals.
9th West Coast 11W 1D 10L 104%
West Coast will drop significantly as they're players are getting old and injuries will occur regularly. West Coast has one of the best list in the comp and I expect them to rise again in 2022 if they add some youth and rejig their gameplan to a certain extent
10th Gold Coast 11W 11L 98%
This one is a non-brainer, Gold Coast has an incredible amount of upcoming talent and is due for a rise on the ladder, what's holding them back is their leaky defence. if they fixed that. They'll be a premiership contender in 2022-2025
11th Fremantle 11W 11L 95%
Fremantle is missing an important part and that's a forward line. Otherwise, I would allocate them in the 8.
12th Sydney 9W 13L 93%
Sydney is on the up as their younger talent are improving as the year goes on, however I don't believe they are within final contention until approximately 2023. Logan McDonald will kick 30+ goals, meanwhile, Tom Papley will make AA
13th GWS 8W 1D 13L 82%
GWS are in no man's land, they've got the talent. But don't know how to execute it
14th Melbourne 8W 14L 97%
Similar to GWS, but their talent is injured.
15th Essendon 6W 16L 78%
Rebuilding side, however, will upset a few teams throughout the season and come close to beating some as well.
16th Hawthorn 5W 17L 72%
Rebuilding and off-field drama
17th Adelaide 4W 18L 74%
18th North Melbourne 4W 18L 65%

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Kenny Hunter09

May 11, 2010
AFL Club
Geez, the ladder predictor is a hard slog. Got there in the ladder below, with the caveat I get about 60% of tips right during the season...meaning, my predictions today are probably 20% less accurate than that...

1. Brisbane
2. Richmond
3. Geelong
4. West Coast
5. Port
6. Footscray
7. St Kilda
8. Carlton
9. Fremantle
10. Collingwood
11. GWS
12. Melbourne
13. Gold Coast
14. Essendon
15. Sydney
16. Hawthorn
17. Adelaide
18. North
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All Australian
Sep 7, 2005
AFL Club
Other Teams
Man Utd, Melb. Victory
1. Geelong: Will be better than last year.
2. Richmond: Still got one or two more seasons left of challenging with this list.
3. Western Bulldogs: Best midfield in the league but still questions on the extent of options at either end of the ground.
4. Brisbane Lions: Lots of their important players are either now in their prime or entering their prime.
5. St Kilda: Added more talent and will be hard to beat. Don't see them as a flag contender though.
6. Port Adelaide: Will see further improvement in the likes of Rozee and Butters but think some of the over 30s will start to decline.
7. Carlton: Added some ready made talent. Lots of players in that 21-24 bracket that should go to the next level.
8. Melbourne: If stars align they could be a top 4 side. On the flip side they could slide. I think they have enough talent all over the ground to play finals.
9. GWS: Still have a great midfield but the list is starting to look thin at either end of the ground.
10. West Coast Eagles: Window closed. A farewell season for Hurn and Kennedy.
11. Fremantle: Plenty of youngsters to be excited about but will be another development year.
12. Collingwood: Limped through most of 2020 and the list is weaker in 2021. Reliance on some players in their twilight is a concern for the short term.
13. Gold Coast Suns: Really hard to judge them. Could make an argument for scraping in the 8. Another season into Rankine, King, Anderson, Rowell and Lukosious should help them become a finals challenger in 2022.
14. Sydney: Have a good group of players that are in that 50-100 game bracket that will form the core of their next rise but too many holes at this stage.
15. Essendon: Are weaker than 2020 due to players leaving so they will drop off for the next season or two.
16. Adelaide Crows: Not a bad list but not great either. Should finish above Hawks and Kangas due to the extent of experience still on their list.
17. Hawthorn: The benefits of topping up has come to an end. Massive reliance on Mitchell and Warpel in midfield to make them competitive. Gunston injury makes their forward line look very undermanned.
18. North Melbourne: They do have a few youngsters that have 20-50 games behind them that will become 200 game players but the extent of delistings over the summer demonstrates that this is a big rebuild.

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Gold Rozee

Aug 20, 2017
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
  1. Port Adelaide
  2. Brisbane
  3. Richmond
  4. Geelong
  5. St Kilda
  6. West Coast
  7. Carlton
  8. Western Bulldogs
  9. Melbourne
  10. Fremantle
  11. GWS
  12. Gold Coast
  13. Collingwood
  14. Hawthorn
  15. Essendon
  16. Adelaide
  17. Sydney
  18. North Melbourne

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