Prediction 2021 Early Ladder Predictions

WHO WILL MAKE THE 8

  • Adelaide

    Votes: 7 1.2%
  • Brisbane

    Votes: 343 56.4%
  • Carlton

    Votes: 62 10.2%
  • Collingwood

    Votes: 16 2.6%
  • Essendon

    Votes: 16 2.6%
  • Fremantle

    Votes: 41 6.7%
  • Geelong

    Votes: 255 41.9%
  • Gold Coast

    Votes: 25 4.1%
  • GWS

    Votes: 17 2.8%
  • Hawthorn

    Votes: 43 7.1%
  • Melbourne

    Votes: 33 5.4%
  • North Melbourne

    Votes: 14 2.3%
  • Port Adelaide

    Votes: 295 48.5%
  • Richmond

    Votes: 421 69.2%
  • St Kilda

    Votes: 121 19.9%
  • Sydney

    Votes: 11 1.8%
  • West Coast

    Votes: 147 24.2%
  • Western Bulldogs

    Votes: 106 17.4%

  • Total voters
    608

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WaywardSonSon

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Saints will be hard to beat at Marvel. Wont be the same story elsewhere.
Port will win a lot of games at Adelaide. Good side away from home. Almost my premier, cant go past Richmond.
Richmond, how can they not finish top 4? An amazing side.
Dogs, midfield is elite, best in the comp. Key positions strong, no forwards though.
Carlton will improve, but they wont play finals based on two handy pick ups. It will good for footy if they do.
Collingwood will fall off the cliff early.
Essendon - sh*t.
Gold Coast could finish higher, just a wait and see.
Dees, might sneak in IMO. But they tend to be their own worst enemy.
Sydney, good kids, rebuilding.
North and Adelaide, may as well fight it off for pick one. Should also start penning their letters to the commission stating their case for a priority pick.
Well done on placing the Giants in two separate positions on the ladder, and forgetting my team completely...
 

Tzatziki_Man

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Alarming thing is how little faith club captains have with Carlton and Melbourne. Only one club captain placing them in their top 8.

Also alarming how AFL journos on the AFL website didn't tip Richmond to win the premiership. Majority tipping Port Adelaide and a few tipping Brisbane and Geelong. Only one Journo tipped Richmond to lose the Grand Final.

So, the players who actually play tip Carlton and Melbourne to bomb. The journos who write the narratives in the paper tip Richmond to fall. If I was a betting man, I'd be tipping with the players and against the journos.
 

Big Sauce 21

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1. Richmond
2. Port
3. Geelong
4. Brisbane
5. St Kilda
6. West Coast
7. Bulldogs
8. GWS

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

#gosaintas

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Alarming thing is how little faith club captains have with Carlton and Melbourne. Only one club captain placing them in their top 8.

Also alarming how AFL journos on the AFL website didn't tip Richmond to win the premiership. Majority tipping Port Adelaide and a few tipping Brisbane and Geelong. Only one Journo tipped Richmond to lose the Grand Final.

So, the players who actually play tip Carlton and Melbourne to bomb. The journos who write the narratives in the paper tip Richmond to fall. If I was a betting man, I'd be tipping with the players and against the journos.
You're easily alarmed
 

FFB1

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Carlton
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Essendon
Gold Coast
Fremantle
Hawthorn
Sydney
Norf Melbourne
Adelaide

Top 8 in: Melbourne
Top 8 out: Collingwood
 

Blues177

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

kaiserchief13

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

Hava Alle

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1. Port Adelaide
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4. Richmond
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6. West Coast
7. Western Bulldogs
8. Collingwood

9. GWS
10. Melbourne
11. Carlton
12. Gold Coast
13. Fremantle
14. Essendon
15. Sydney
16. Hawthorn
17. Kangaroos
18. Adelaide

Premier: Geelong
Coleman: Dixon
Brownlow: Dangerfield
Rising Star: Rowell
 

Kenny Hunter09

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So you would rate Adelaide as improving ahead of Hawthorn over the last 4 months?

I dont think Ive taken anything seriously. Mockingly perhaps.
I don't think Hawthorn are any good and think they'll finish bottom 3. You don't. One of us will be right, one of us won't. It's just a prediction/opinion. Don't get so triggered.
 

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Smythe

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After Home and away season ladder prediction
  1. Port Adelaide
  2. Geelong
  3. Richmond
  4. Brisbane
  5. St Kilda
  6. Western Bulldogs
  7. West Coast
  8. GWS
  9. Fremantle
  10. Carlton
  11. Collingwood
  12. Gold Coast
  13. Melbourne
  14. Essendon
  15. Sydney
  16. Hawthorn
  17. Adelaide
  18. North Melbourne
Coleman: C.Dixon
Brownlow: L.Neale, rounding out the top 5 - M.Bontempelli, J.Steele, N.Fyfe, D.Martin, S.Walsh
Rising Star: M.Rowell only just pipping B.Campbell
Premiers: Port Adelaide
Runner up: Richmond
Coaches to go: Buckley (mutual agreement), Goodwin (sacked), Longmire (cant be bothered anymore so he will retire :tearsofjoy:)
Teams tracking really nicely for 2022 final 8 assault - Carlton, Freo, Gold Coast
2021 Headlines we may see -
Hawthorn's veteran clean out finally arrives.
Collingwood at it again (trade and draft time).
Buddy and Sydney come to payout agreement.
Future Blues legend retires, Eddie leaves Carlton and the game in a better place than when he started.
Not again!!! Geelong's right to host a home final against Richmond torn away from them by the AFL once more.

*apologies if i have already posted this on here, i couldn't find it, and have it on different websites.
 

THE_GUN

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My guess is the top 4 will be different to last year. The amount of people who predict the same but different order every year is quiet surprising. It is usually a team outside the 8 who comes in too.
Richmond , Brisbane , Port , Geelong

I really cant see how these teams miss on top 4 and with only West Coast a slight possibility to threaten
 

Falconista

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Fremantle
Hawthorn
Essendon
Gold Coast
Sydney
Adelaide
North Melbourne

GWS have a nice draw and for mine are all in for 2021. In my head teams like Carlton, Gold Coast, Freo and Sydney are 'one year away' so would not be surprised if any of them jumped up.
 

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5... West Coast
6.... Brisbane
7.... Geelong
8.... Essendon
9 Collingwood
10 GWS
11 Gold Coast
12 Fremantle
13 Sydney
14 Carlton
15...... Melbourne
16...... Hawthorn
17...... Adelaide
18...... North Melbourne
 
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Purple Suit

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Richmond , Brisbane , Port , Geelong

I really cant see how these teams miss on top 4 and with only West Coast a slight possibility to threaten
That's the point. The ladder at the end of 2019 was like this.

Geelong
Brisbane
Richmond
Collingwood
WC
GWS
Bulldogs
Essendon
Hawks
Port

Port came from no where to get into the top 4. It would only take a few key injuries to one of the top team or a bad run of form to drop them back to the pack. Sport is such a confidence thing, once you get on a roll or bad run, it becomes easier to sustain or very hard to get out of it.

That said, it's bloody hard to predict the future.

Here's mine.

Port
Geelong
Freo
Brisbane
Bulldogs
Richmond
Saints
Carlton
Melbourne
WC
GC
GWS
Hawks
Sydney
Essendon
Collingwood
Adelaide
North
 

Obeanie1

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Just looking at our injury list and the draw I'm predicting the Eagles to struggle in the first 6 weeks but come back into top 4 contention the last half of the season.

Playing some tough sides early with several key mids unavailable.

May be pleasantly surprised with O'Neil, Jones and Duggan filling the void but won't be too surprised if we were 2W - 4L or 3 - 3 after six rounds.
 

Chaisa

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1. Geelong
2. Port Adelaide
3. Richmond (P)
4. Western Bulldogs
5. Brisbane Lions
6. GWS
7. St Kilda
8. Carlton

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

magpiemaniac44

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GWS
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Carlton
Freo
Gold Coast
Sydney
Essendon
Hawthorn
North
Adelaide
 

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