Prediction 2022 ladder after 23 rounds

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JPetro83

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Adelaide Crows to finish 10th-12th. time to start making progress. bottom will just not cut it next year. 9 or 10 wins. book it in
 

00Stinger

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I reckon we'll bounce back into the 8 next year reasonably comfortably. A lot of key players missed chunks of games this season.
Balta missed 8
Broad missed 8
Cotchin missed 5
Edwards missed 6
Lambert missed 9
Lynch missed 4
Martin missed 7
Nankervis missed 6
Prestia missed 13
Vlastuin missed 10

Astbury now retired missed 5
Houli now retired missed 10

That's a lot of our best dozen players missing games.
I don't disagree but next year you are going to have a chunk of those players on the wrong side of 30

Edwards will be 33
Cotchin will be 32
Martin will be31
Lambert will be30
Lynch will be 30
Prestia will be 30

That doesn't mean they are guaranteed to fall away but it is a big possibility

Add to that the below players who are all best 22 will be 30 or over next year too

Reiwoldt will be 33
Tarrant will be 33
Astubry will be 31
Grimes will be 31
Pickett will be 30
Caddy will be 30 (not sure if he is still contracted though)

I think Richmond should bounce back up but that is half your best 22 being 30 or over it is far from guaranteed imo. I can se why you guys have gone to the draft with a strong draft hand to start replenishing the list
 

00Stinger

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I reckon Collingwood can make finals in 2022 its got a good feeling about the place since graham wright has come back too. I think Geelong will miss and West Coast.In comes GWS and Saints. Dont think richmond will make it for some reason depends all on Dusty he packs up and they will miss finals its all depends on Dusty. And Carlton Essendon and Hawthorn will miss again.
With the Pies they need to be mostly injury free for the bulk of the season to be a chance of finals though thats the key.
didn't you think Collingwood could still make the final this year after you beat us in round 13?

P.S I feel dirty disagreeing with the GOAT Mainboard thread maker
 

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juss

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I don't disagree but next year you are going to have a chunk of those players on the wrong side of 30

Edwards will be 33
Cotchin will be 32
Martin will be31
Lambert will be30
Lynch will be 30
Prestia will be 30

That doesn't mean they are guaranteed to fall away but it is a big possibility

Add to that the below players who are all best 22 will be 30 or over next year too

Reiwoldt will be 33
Tarrant will be 33
Astubry will be 31
Grimes will be 31
Pickett will be 30
Caddy will be 30 (not sure if he is still contracted though)

I think Richmond should bounce back up but that is half your best 22 being 30 or over it is far from guaranteed imo. I can se why you guys have gone to the draft with a strong draft hand to start replenishing the list
Yeh we'll have to wait and see. I dont see us winning the flag necessarily, but fairly confident we'll make 5th-8th.

Either way, it's good we will get a good start on the future core with a good handful of decent picks.
 

00Stinger

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Yeh we'll have to wait and see. I dont see us winning the flag necessarily, but fairly confident we'll make 5th-8th.

Either way, it's good we will get a good start on the future core with a good handful of decent picks.
Yeah for sure.

It will be interesting to see the rebound and how Richmond go next year.

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The ladder for 2022 I think will happen


Melbourne
Brisbane
Port Adelaide
Essendon
Ghost Busters
West Coast
Bulldogs
North Melbourne
Tasmania
Freo
St Kilda
The Little Rascals
Sydney
Carlton
Mighty Ducks
Geelong
Richmond
Adelaide
The Warriors
Collingwood
Hawks

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Deefolt

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Collingwood
Port Adelaide
Essendon
Geelong
Bulldogs
Melbourne
Sydney
Gold Coast
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Richmond
Brisbane
St Kilda
GWS
West Coast
North Melbourne
Fremantle
Adelaide
Hawthorn
Carlton
Someone had north as second and I still think this prediction is worse
 

Altum Volantes

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Finals for:

Melbourne, Bulldogs, Brisbane, Geelong, Fremantle, Essendon (and win a final), Carlton and Richmond - no real order here.

Will go close-ish and not be complete sh*t:

Sydney, Collingwood, Hawthorn, Gold Coast, GWS

The arse completely falls out of:

Port, West Coast, St Kilda

and the rest either cellar dwellers or no man’s land:

North, Adelaide

In summary..

So I have Port, GWS and Sydney replaced by Carlton, Fremantle and Richmond.

Adam Simpson leaves West Coast - takes on North Melbourne for 2023

Nic Naitanui joins Bulldogs as a Free Agent for a flag chase in 2023 after they work out that Stef Martin is knackered and Tim English is a limp noodle.

Lock it in.
 

almuz

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1. Dogs
2. Lions
3. Dees
4. Tigers
5. Saints
6. Cats
7. GWS
8. Freo

9. Bombers
10. Swans
11. Port
12. Suns
13. Blues
14. Hawks
15. Eagles
16. North
17. Pies
18. Crows
 

CarnTheScray

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Nic Naitanui joins Bulldogs as a Free Agent for a flag chase in 2023 after they work out that Stef Martin is knackered and Tim English is a limp noodle.
We worked that out in 2020 it's just that we have no options lmao.

Kudos to our previous list managers in the late 2000s for their expert drafting of key position players. Imagine if we had to rely on a 21 year old tall forward to carry the forward line!
 

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Marstermind

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

Mr north man

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1. Melbourne
2. Brisbane Lions
3. Western Bulldogs
4. Port Adelaide
5. GWS Giants
6. Essendon
7. Geelong
8. Richmond
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9. Carlton
10. Sydney
11. West Coast
12. Fremantle
13. St.Kilda
14. Adelaide
15. Hawthorn
16. North Melbourne
17. Gold Coast
18. Collingwood
I think if we get a good run with no injuries and perform at our best I think we can finish anyway between 12 to 16 on the ladder.
 

Skipper_

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Premiership Contenders
1. Melbourne
2. Brisbane
3. Western Bulldogs
4. Port Adelaide

Fighting for finals:
5. Richmond
6. St Kilda
7. Essendon
8. Sydney
9. Carlton
10. GWS
11. Fremantle
12. Geelong

No-Man’s Land:
13. Adelaide
14. North Melbourne
15. West Coast

Spoon Contenders:
16. Gold Coast
17. Collingwood
18. Hawthorn

Premiers: Bulldogs
Runners Up: Brisbane
Brownlow: Jack Steele
Coleman: Jeremy Cameron
 

Fadge

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Premiership Contenders
1. Melbourne
2. Brisbane
3. Western Bulldogs
4. Port Adelaide

Fighting for finals:
5. Richmond
6. St Kilda
7. Essendon
8. Sydney
9. Carlton
10. GWS
11. Fremantle
12. Geelong

No-Man’s Land:
13. Adelaide
14. North Melbourne
15. West Coast

Spoon Contenders:
16. Gold Coast
17. Collingwood
18. Hawthorn

Premiers: Bulldogs
Runners Up: Brisbane
Brownlow: Jack Steele
Coleman: Jeremy Cameron
Is it better to be in 'No Man's Land' or be a spoon contender?
 

Skipper_

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Is it better to be in 'No Man's Land' or be a spoon contender?
Depends. I think North and Adelaide are more advanced in their rebuild than the bottom 3 but they’re both still at least 2 years away from genuine finals contention imo. I have the Eagles and maybe even the Cats for that matter as the worst placed sides in the comp in regards to winning a flag as both are yet to begin their inevitable rebuilds.
 

juss

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Finals for:

Melbourne, Bulldogs, Brisbane, Geelong, Fremantle, Essendon (and win a final), Carlton and Richmond - no real order here.

Will go close-ish and not be complete sh*t:

Sydney, Collingwood, Hawthorn, Gold Coast, GWS

The arse completely falls out of:

Port, West Coast, St Kilda

and the rest either cellar dwellers or no man’s land:

North, Adelaide

In summary..

So I have Port, GWS and Sydney replaced by Carlton, Fremantle and Richmond.

Adam Simpson leaves West Coast - takes on North Melbourne for 2023

Nic Naitanui joins Bulldogs as a Free Agent for a flag chase in 2023 after they work out that Stef Martin is knackered and Tim English is a limp noodle.

Lock it in.
I think Port have reached that no man's land where they are not quite good enough to win a flag, but far too good to bottom out.

I dont see them bombing to the level you predict though.
 

gangsta deluxe

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Rajasthan Royals!!!
Melbourne (1946) = -63 (finished 6th in 1947)
Carlton (1949) = -73 (finished 8th in 1950)
Collingwood (1956) = -73 (finished 5th in 1957)
Collingwood (1980) = -81 (finished 2nd in 1981)
Essendon (1983) = -83 (finished 1st in 1984)
Hawthorn (1985) = -78 (finished 1st in 1986)
Melbourne (1988) = -96 (finished 4th in 1989)
Geelong (1994) = -80 (finished 2nd in 1995)
Geelong (1995) = -61 (finished 7th in 1996)
Melbourne (2000) = -60 (finished 11th in 2001)
Port Adelaide (2007) = -119 (finished 13th in 2008)
Sydney (2014) = -63 (finished 4th in 2015)
GWS (2019) = -89 (finished 10th in 2020)
Western Bulldogs (2021) = -74 (?)

It’s happened twice. Essendon and Hawthorn in the 80s.
Would you say 1954 wasn’t a spanking? Dogs doubled Melbourne’s score and won by 51 points. Melbourne won 1955.
 

Leeda

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1. Melbourne
2. Brisbane Lions
3. Western Bulldogs
4. Port Adelaide
5. GWS Giants
6. Essendon
7. Geelong
8. Richmond
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9. Carlton
10. Sydney
11. West Coast
12. Fremantle
13. St.Kilda
14. Adelaide
15. Hawthorn
16. North Melbourne
17. Gold Coast
18. Collingwood
Mr Big Ears…are you jumping through hoops?
 

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