2021 Wooden Spoon

2021 Wooden Spoon

  • Adelaide Crows

    Votes: 116 12.9%
  • Brisbane Lions

    Votes: 2 0.2%
  • Carlton Blues

    Votes: 17 1.9%
  • Collingwood Magpies

    Votes: 20 2.2%
  • Essendon Bombers

    Votes: 136 15.1%
  • Fremantle Dockers

    Votes: 4 0.4%
  • Geelong Cats

    Votes: 6 0.7%
  • Gold Coast Suns

    Votes: 10 1.1%
  • GWS Giants

    Votes: 8 0.9%
  • Hawthorn Hawks

    Votes: 93 10.4%
  • Melbourne Demons

    Votes: 8 0.9%
  • North Melbourne Kangaroos

    Votes: 424 47.2%
  • Port Adelaide Power

    Votes: 3 0.3%
  • Richmond Tigers

    Votes: 20 2.2%
  • St Kilda Saints

    Votes: 1 0.1%
  • Sydney Swans

    Votes: 15 1.7%
  • West Coast Eagles

    Votes: 14 1.6%
  • Western Bulldogs

    Votes: 1 0.1%

  • Total voters
    898

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Kane McGoodwin

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Here's the current market of the wooden spoon.

North $2.30
Crows $5.00
Bombers $7.50
Suns $11.00
Swans - $11.00
Hawks $18.00
Hawks are the value bet... though expect North will beat them for the spoon, but nowhere near the value.

Neither the Suns or Swans will win the spoon unless they have a horror injury run
 

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Kane McGoodwin

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North, Essendon, Hawks and Pies are all candidates with The Hawks as the favourite for the spoon, Crows should in improve surely?
Pies had a crazy trade period getting rid of some useful players, but still have plenty of talent to be nowhere near a spoon.

Agree we should improve... which is not hard when you are bottom... but still near the bottom.
 

Kane McGoodwin

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More about club and its pride to be honest
Dew seems to have instilled some pride.

Younger guys buying in & have re-signed longer deals.

Imo, they appear to be tracking upwards.

GWS has more culture issues at the moment... not that they are spoon candidates but may miss the finals.
 

Off Tap

Pfft Big 4, we're #1.....
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Hawks are the value bet...
With the injuries that they have, they're going to struggle this year. The more you look at their list with them out, the more you realise how poor a squad they are.

Some of their 50/50 games are away which doesn't help but having said that they should still be able to scrape together half a dozen wins at least.
 

aussierulesrules

Brownlow Medallist
Jan 7, 2011
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I reckon this year will be a bombshell wooden spooner - say Port, West Coast or Western Bulldogs.
Port have what Champion Data rated the easiest draw in the comp! West Coast 4th easiest.

Despite those two teams playing finals and getting to play so many games at home last year, while so many other clubs were in hubs!

Adelaide 2nd hardest, so that won't do them any favours.
 

Off Tap

Pfft Big 4, we're #1.....
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I reckon this year will be a bombshell wooden spooner - say Port, West Coast or Western Bulldogs.
With the list we have and the amount of Perth games there's no way we'd finish last.

When we won the spoon our team was woeful, nothing compared to what we have today. All of our good players were only kids.
 

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HolyRioli

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May 17, 2009
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New coach who couldn't properly teach the new game plan because of covid... & we came back from the break unfit... hence we got run over in the 2nd halves of games... until late in the season.

Expect we will still be bottom 4, but doubt we will be close to the spoon.
if you’re bottom 4 you’re likely close to the spoon
 

JackFlash

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I am curious as to why the Crows will improve, but North won’t?

Oh and North will not get the spoon.
I don't know why? The Crows might have an equally shithouse season. It's only a few years ago they lost a Grand Final in which they were favourites to win, surely their not that bad? The jury is out on North.
 

Lit_Dorito

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Dec 27, 2020
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It won't be North, that's for sure. The amount of injuries they had last year its no wonder they struggled. They could actually make finals. People underestimate them every year , always have and without good reason.
 

Lit_Dorito

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Between Essendon or North for mine. Probably Essendon.

Adelaide showed signs they can be competitive during the back half of this season, you can rule them out.
What a load of garbage. North are already three years ahead of the crows. North Melbourne's best 22 are a 13 goal better side than Adelaide.
 

Lit_Dorito

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Essendon are a basket case and are perennial minnows of the comp. That said, the crows list is absolutely putrid and can't see them getting off the bottom again
 

Lit_Dorito

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North, Essendon, Hawks and Pies are all candidates with The Hawks as the favourite for the spoon, Crows should in improve surely?
Crows aren't climbing anywhere. Certainly not above North.
B: Mcdonald, McKay, Corr
HB: Zeibell, Tarrant, Perez
C: Scott, Davies-Uniake, Polec
HF: Thomas, Ford, Taylor
F: Stephenson, Larkey, Zurhaar
Foll: Goldstein, Cunnington, Simpkin
Int: Anderson, Young, Spicer, Garner

Now let's compare best 22's shall we?

Your turn!
 
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JackFlash

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Crows aren't climbing anywhere. Certainly not above North.
B: Mcdonald, McKay, Corr
HB: Zeibell, Tarrant, Perez
C: Scott, Davies-Uniake, Polec
HF: Thomas, Ford, Taylor
F: Stephenson, Larkey, Zurhaar
Foll: Goldstein, Cunnington, Simpkin
Int: Anderson, Young, Spicer, Garner

Now let's compare best 22's shall we?

Your turn!
I just believe Adelaide should do better, but the events of the past 48 hours bring to light a new wooden spoon favourite. COLLINGWOOD! We could be witnessing their ultimate demise altogether? It will be probably be Hawthorn, but i reckon the Pies will run them close?
 

owen87

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Apr 23, 2016
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Crows aren't climbing anywhere. Certainly not above North.
B: Mcdonald, McKay, Corr
HB: Zeibell, Tarrant, Perez
C: Scott, Davies-Uniake, Polec
HF: Thomas, Ford, Taylor
F: Stephenson, Larkey, Zurhaar
Foll: Goldstein, Cunnington, Simpkin
Int: Anderson, Young, Spicer, Garner

Now let's compare best 22's shall we?

Your turn!
Ziebell & Cunnington's bodies look close to cooked if last season was anything to go by, not sure how confident I'd be on them seeing out an entire season.

Tarrant is 31, Goldstein 32. Both have been good players, but are right in the frame for when players start to struggle to back up week after week. Maybe they'll have another good year in them, but the cupboard is pretty bare if they don't.

I think North's youth are good, but there's still a heavy reliance on the few guys at the end of their careers to hold it together.
 

BJK#5

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I just believe Adelaide should do better, but the events of the past 48 hours bring to light a new wooden spoon favourite. COLLINGWOOD! We could be witnessing their ultimate demise altogether? It will be probably be Hawthorn, but i reckon the Pies will run them close?
No matter how dysfunctional that club gets this year no way that Pies team falls hard enough to be a spoon contender.
 

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