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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CrowInFiji

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Sep 29, 2018
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Remember that time Brisbane and Geelong were top 4 locks and Hawthorn, Adelaide and Sydney were bottom 4 locks?

Maybe it'll happen that way still but proof early predictions are just pissing in the wind.
 

Toffee Lion

BigFooty Rising Star
Oct 10, 2011
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Remember that time Brisbane and Geelong were top 4 locks and Hawthorn, Adelaide and Sydney were bottom 4 locks?

Maybe it'll happen that way still but proof early predictions are just pissing in the wind.
We lost Round 1 last year as well and after that loss everyone changed their predictions to us either falling out of the 8 or being the low half.

Obviously we know in hindsight it was kind of a one off.
 

CrowInFiji

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Sep 29, 2018
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We lost Round 1 last year as well and after that loss everyone changed their predictions to us either falling out of the 8 or being the low half.

Obviously we know in hindsight it was kind of a one off.
Indeed. The point being is that the only certainty is that the ladder won't look like what we expect based off previous years form.
 

Toffee Lion

BigFooty Rising Star
Oct 10, 2011
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Indeed. The point being is that the only certainty is that the ladder won't look like what we expect based off previous years form.
I think people always forget this. They always base their predictions off last year because let's be real, it's the easiest way to predict.

But how many seasons actually play out that way. I recall that weird stat about bottom 4 teams making top 4 etc etc. The ladder is always pretty different year to year and it's bloody hard to predict.

FWIW, I wouldn't be surprised to see us finish anywhere between 2-8. So how can you predict what number we'll actually fall.
 

queensberryrules

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Aug 16, 2019
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Remember that time Brisbane and Geelong were top 4 locks and Hawthorn, Adelaide and Sydney were bottom 4 locks?

Maybe it'll happen that way still but proof early predictions are just pissing in the wind.
Be careful.
Indulging in rd1 results may also be micturant on ones trousers.
 

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footyfan1978

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Aug 27, 2014
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Do not make predictions on the back of round one form. Can be very misleading a lot of seasons.
Hang on, make whatever predictions you like, that is was predictions are meant to be...
 

THE_GUN

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Dec 28, 2007
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Remember that time Brisbane and Geelong were top 4 locks and Hawthorn, Adelaide and Sydney were bottom 4 locks?

Maybe it'll happen that way still but proof early predictions are just pissing in the wind.
The only constant is Richmond

So all good ;)
 

Occidental

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Oct 2, 2016
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Indeed. The point being is that the only certainty is that the ladder won't look like what we expect based off previous years form.
Spot on.
This year’s ladder will be just like last year’s???
That last year where all games playing time was shortened, where the league shut down for weeks, where clubs lived in hubs, where some clubs barely played in their home state, where the Grand Final was in Queensland?
Yeah I reckon this year will be just like last year....
I’m not saying how the ladder will be - but of all the years ever played in footy history, this one will likely be the most different to the one just prior.
So many parameters have changed, but so many think the finishing order will more or less be the same.
Rehashing the 2020 ladder finishes into 2021 just won’t work. Too much has altered.
 
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RobbieGray17

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Sep 19, 2007
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Do not make predictions on the back of round one form. Can be very misleading a lot of seasons.
Hang on, make whatever predictions you like, that is was predictions are meant to be...
My mate kept telling me about doubling down over the season. I said, but yeah, you ignored the first three rounds right?
 

NewMelbournian

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Apr 27, 2014
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I think the Swans are being stupidly underestimated. They picked up the best player in the draft. They already had a bunch of talented kids being blooded last year. If even only some of them take the next step they'll win more games than they lose.
 

aussierulesrules

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Jan 7, 2011
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I think the Swans are being stupidly underestimated. They picked up the best player in the draft. They already had a bunch of talented kids being blooded last year. If even only some of them take the next step they'll win more games than they lose.
And Buddy could make them a 2-3 goal better team if he's anywhere near his best.
 

queensberryrules

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Aug 16, 2019
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Actually if you understood my point it was that judging teams before they play is absurd. No-one is gloating about a win here. Any third grader could have told you that, your comprehension skills are woeful.
I reckon youre the one who has cognitive issues :). Puffing up before a game and puffing up after 1 game are the same category.

Now, in Crows defence, puffing up after a series of good wins is another thing.
 

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