Prediction 2022 ladder after 23 rounds

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Punts

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 11, 2012
27,726
31,646
AFL Club
Sydney
Dogs list isn’t going backwards that’s for sure

especially with the added addition of the last 2 drafts

thereprime to get a flag
 

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Tarkyn_24

Supersuns’ Best Friend
Dec 23, 2006
43,266
53,984
AFL Club
Collingwood
Best I've seen thus far. Although, I'd swap Hawthorn with Adelaide and then Adelaide with Gold Coast, and Carlton in the 8 swapping with Sydney due to Sydney's much harder draw - that'd be my order (I'd also have Dogs on top and Melbourne second, but that's a small change).

So basically:

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

I think if I swapped Cats with Swans, Dockers with Blues and Giants with Bombers I’d be pretty content to lock that one in.
 

Jirik13

Premiership Player
Jan 22, 2018
4,578
5,757
AFL Club
Gold Coast
Yes, it's a crazy close competition but I am a bit surprised that so many people here predict Suns will win wooden spoon.

Suns had to play most games without a recognized ruckman after tall stock was wiped out by round 3. I don't count Smith in the second half who after PCL had not tank and could not move and was not even VFL standard. Suns were also forced to play King as sole KPF and finished the season missing 10 players from best 22. Yet, Suns lost 5 games by less than 2 goals and finished only one game behind Blues. Not sure why they should drop from 16 to 18 as Suns have one of the most talented list starting to mature. There is a lot of potential for growth within the team. Suns improved depth in the off-season and injured players will be back.

Not saying that Suns will play finals by there are number of other teams who should be better candidates for wooden spoon.
 

Carringbush2010

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 6, 2016
13,793
8,331
Perth
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Pines Football Club
Meh, a development year for us, maybe two. So long as rich, carl, ess don't win it before we do.

Worry about the tigs but, could do one of those years. Hope not.
 

BarbieITFC

All Australian
May 11, 2015
600
1,715
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
Ipswich Town FC, Leeds Rhinos
1: Bulldogs
2: Lions
3: Demons
4: Bombers
5: Power
6: Dockers
7: Swans
8: Giants

9: Cats
10: Saints
11: Tigers
12: Blues
13: Eagles
14: Hawks
15: Suns
16: North
17: Crows
18: Pies
 

Whiskers

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 16, 2006
6,876
6,096
Melbourne
AFL Club
Geelong
Loving these wooden spoon predictions! Keep 'em coming!

18) Hawthorn

Yep it’ll be fun watching you be useless but than again coming last gets you a good draft pick. Look at North, they are loving life atm.
Probably prefer hawthorn just hang around mid table forever.
 

Tarkyn_24

Supersuns’ Best Friend
Dec 23, 2006
43,266
53,984
AFL Club
Collingwood
18) Hawthorn

Yep it’ll be fun watching you be useless but than again coming last gets you a good draft pick. Look at North, they are loving life atm.
Probably prefer hawthorn just hang around mid table forever.
I’m fine if Hawthorn want to perfect the Carlton doom spiral of the last twenty years. Bottom slowly building to about tenth only to promptly fall straight back to the bottom.

Hawthorn aren’t a basket case though so unfortunately can’t see that happening
 

BigVic

Premiership Player
Sep 7, 2009
3,773
2,732
Bull Creek WA
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Storm, Chelsea, GS Warriors
My first ladder prediction for 2022

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

If Port does go backward like in my prediction, it’ll be similar to Melbourne 2019 after a heavy Prelim loss to the eventual premiers in Perth the previous year
 

WaywardSonSon

Premiership Player
Jun 27, 2020
3,062
4,674
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
Cool Runnings
My first ladder prediction for 2022

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

If Port does go backward like in my prediction, it’ll be similar to Melbourne 2019 after a heavy Prelim loss to the eventual premiers in Perth the previous year
Can I ask as to your reasons for Fremantle finishing fifth? Thanks.
 

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Falconista

Team Captain
Dec 31, 2019
362
582
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
West Perth; SGI Dragons
My first ladder prediction for 2022

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

If Port does go backward like in my prediction, it’ll be similar to Melbourne 2019 after a heavy Prelim loss to the eventual premiers in Perth the previous year
I am predicting something similar re. Port. There needs to be a change of coach I think as Hinkley appears to be a good, not great, coach.
 

blueiris

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 16, 2010
7,720
4,747
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
My first ladder prediction for 2022

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

If Port does go backward like in my prediction, it’ll be similar to Melbourne 2019 after a heavy Prelim loss to the eventual premiers in Perth the previous year
interested why you have Lions so low they were the only team to give a fight against the eventual grand finalists that’s with only one natural key forward who did absolutely nothing during the finals
 

Blackas87

Norm Smith Medallist
Feb 15, 2011
9,830
12,136
Kwan-li-so
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Orlando magic
Congrats on the win mate, but Melbourne wasn’t the youngest team in the finals.
Actually they were. Round 23 Melbourne had the 3rd youngest side in the league, only Gold Coast and Fremantle were younger.

That same side played Brisbane in the qualifying the following week and only one change after that with Joel Smith getting injured and Michael Hibberd came in.
 

HairyO

Brownlow Medallist
Jul 13, 2015
28,391
30,724
AFL Club
Hawthorn
18) Hawthorn

Yep it’ll be fun watching you be useless but than again coming last gets you a good draft pick. Look at North, they are loving life atm.
Probably prefer hawthorn just hang around mid table forever.

Its more fun watching you guys get older and older while failing to win.
 

lewdogs

Premium Platinum
Jun 4, 2008
7,022
21,938
Vic
AFL Club
St Kilda
Other Teams
Arsenal, Portland Trailblazers
interested why you have Lions so low they were the only team to give a fight against the eventual grand finalists that’s with only one natural key forward who did absolutely nothing during the finals
They still have the Lions 7th. Not like they have them missing the eight or anything.
 

Angak

Senior List
Mar 18, 2021
196
481
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
They still have the Lions 7th. Not like they have them missing the eight or anything.
Lions will be top 6 at a minimum, likely top 4. The way they play the Gabba will mean they will only lose 1 or 2 games at home.
 
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lewdogs

Premium Platinum
Jun 4, 2008
7,022
21,938
Vic
AFL Club
St Kilda
Other Teams
Arsenal, Portland Trailblazers
Lions will be top 6 at a minimum, likely top 4. The way they play the Gabba will mean they will only lose 1 or 2 games at home.
Things can change quickly and often do.
 

Toump Ass

The Big Deal
Jun 14, 2015
11,042
23,839
In a house with a sausage dog Trevor
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Port Adelaide Power
Amazed so many people rate the Dogs over the Lions.

Lions were the only club that challenged us in finals and if it wasn’t for crappy umpiring they would have played off in the grand final instead.

Not to mention the Dogs are soft as.
 

Angak

Senior List
Mar 18, 2021
196
481
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Amazed so many people rate the Dogs over the Lions.

Lions were the only club that challenged us in finals and if it wasn’t for crappy umpiring they would have played off in the grand final instead.

Not to mention the Dogs are soft as.

Looking for Dogs supporters to bite aren't ya ?

Exacting revenge for our GF lose won't happen on a BF forum. Unfortunately that will need to wait until September 2022. However most objective people if asked would prefer the Dogs list over Dees if given the option. I think even Dees supporters would prefer Bevo as coach over Goodwin. Those two things combined should have Dogs slapping around the Dees for the next few years to come.
 

Andy_Mac

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 24, 2009
5,766
3,502
Torquay
AFL Club
Melbourne
Looking for Dogs supporters to bite aren't ya ?

Exacting revenge for our GF lose won't happen on a BF forum. Unfortunately that will need to wait until September 2022. However most objective people if asked would prefer the Dogs list over Dees if given the option. I think even Dees supporters would prefer Bevo as coach over Goodwin. Those two things combined should have Dogs slapping around the Dees for the next few years to come.

 

hawkman

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 7, 2007
24,064
28,968
Melbourne
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Tottenham Hotspur
Looking for Dogs supporters to bite aren't ya ?

Exacting revenge for our GF lose won't happen on a BF forum. Unfortunately that will need to wait until September 2022. However most objective people if asked would prefer the Dogs list over Dees if given the option. I think even Dees supporters would prefer Bevo as coach over Goodwin. Those two things combined should have Dogs slapping around the Dees for the next few years to come.
So most would prefer the Dees list over the Dogs but also Goodwin over Beveridge. How did the inferior list with the inferior coach win the GF then?
 

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