5 predictions for 2019

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#51
1. Richardson sacked by mid-year.
2. Carlton finish last but Cripps finishes top 3 in the Brownlow.
3. Media hype surrounding Melbourne and Essendon will hit a level never before seen in the media.
4. Everyone will bitch about the rule changes, just like every year.
5. A player who has taken time off for 'mental health reasons' will be exposed as failing a drug test.
 

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#52
1. Brad Scott is sacked after a 0-7 start.
2. North Melbourne are hit with a string of injuries early in the season and finish in the bottom 4.
3. Jack Ziebell resigns as Captain at the end of the season.
4. Thompson, Goldstein and Wright finish their careers. Not all are voluntary.
5. Nobody at North gives a toss because Josh Kelly signs a 6 year deal, worth $7.5m to wear the Royal Blue & White Vertical Stripes.
 

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#58
1- Gillon McLachlan impeached mid year for for an extramarital affair with a male staffer.
2- The Footy Show axed.
3- Tom Rockliff plays consistently in the SANFL.
4- The sad Ben Cousins drama ends tragically.
5- The sham that is AFLX is consigned to history as a failed experiment.
 

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#59
1 The new shit rules are a disaster
2 WCE don't make finals
3 Melbourne win the flag
4 Essendon make GF
5 GC don't win a game
 

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#60
1. The Mid Season Draft doesn't produce any players that play consistently through the year
2. Jye Caldwell defies the odds to win Rising Star
3. One of Josh Kelly and Stephen Coniglio doesn't sign on
4. SPS has a breakout year at Carlton, finishing top 5 in their B&F
5. Player with 2 years left to run on his contract decides to get traded
 

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#61
1. GWS makes the grand final (but loses to Essendon) with Jimmy Bartel's addition to the board of directors identified as a major reason for their success.

2. Stephen Hill to retire towards the end of the season due to injury.

3. Nick Blakey wins the Rising Star.

4. No team is able to stop Riewoldt and/or T. J Lynch from kicking 3 goals in any game all year.

5. Will Hayward and Oliver Florent pick up the slack left by Sydney's declining/departed midfielders, but the Swans' Buddy-centricity causes them to miss finals.
 

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#62
1. An AFL Official is fired for sexual assault / harassment
2. Howe MOTY but doesn't land correctly incurring a 2-4 week injury
3. Daniher manages 10 games or less with no end in sight of OP issues
4. Dan Butler scores a goal from a drop kick
5. It will rain heavily on Grand Final day
 
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#63
- Port Adelaide to fall into the bottom four

- Brisbane to scrape into the 8 and win a final

- Essendons potential to outweigh its performance yet again and Woosha to come under intense scrutiny

- Forward lines to isolate Rance one on one close to goal wherever possible, will have a shit ton of goals kicked on him, generating discussions about whether he’s as good as people say he is

- Melbourne to be there abouts for the majority of the year without dominating, but come good at the right time of the year and salute emphatically on Grand Final day
 
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#65
1) Tom Lynch is a resounding success at Richmond finishing top 5 in the Coleman but his presence diminishes the impact of others around him (Riewoldt and Caddy in particular) making the forwardline worse overall.

2) The AFL make up more problems that don’t exist and enforce new rules that everybody hates.

3) Izak Rankine to become first player since Tom Boyd to request a trade after one year in the system. Crows give slight overs to satisfy the Suns in a trade.

4) Josh Kelly to leave GWS for Victoria but Coniglio to stay

5) Brisbane to still finish bottom 6 despite everyone overhyping them preseason
 
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#66
1. James Hird goes on celebrity get me out of here and tells his side of the story.
2. AFL X is a success.
3. AFL crackdown on supporters bringing their on food into the stadiums. A bottle of 600ml coke rises to $6 at all venues. 15% increase on all foods since the crackdown.
4. 3 coaches get the sack. Brad Scott, Ross Lyon, Ken Hinkley and Clarkson retires handing the reigns to Sam Mitchell
5. Collingwood banner falls apart again in rnd 1 which leads Eddie to demand a full enquiring it construction. They hire a professional architect to reconstruct the design. Their banners become a work of art from then on.

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#67
1. The media will debate twilight GF
2. Gill will lead the AFL using a wet lettuce
3. The tribunal will be regarded worst in history
4. Holding the ball decision inconsistency angers supporters
5. Chad Wingard will get more free kicks in 2019 than he has his whole career playing for Hawks
 

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#68
1) Tom Lynch is a resounding success at Richmond finishing top 5 in the Coleman but his presence diminishes the impact of others around him (Riewoldt and Caddy in particular) making the forwardline worse overall.

2) The AFL make up more problems that don’t exist and enforce new rules that everybody hates.

3) Izak Rankine to become first player since Tom Boyd to request a trade after one year in the system. Crows give slight overs to satisfy the Suns in a trade.

4) Josh Kelly to leave GWS for Victoria but Coniglio to stay

5) Brisbane to still finish bottom 6 despite everyone overhyping them preseason
1) My thoughts exactly

2) Basically guaranteed

3) For the sake of the Gold Coast, I really hope not. If it does happen, I hope it's a price similar to what the Dogs paid for Boyd (their own ******* captain who was one of their best players, plus Pick 6). Seems like the Carlton pick Adelaide receive, plus a decent player, would have to be the price.

4) Kelly does seem far more likely to leave, and has been strongly linked with multiple Vic clubs. Coniglio I think stays unless the GWS salary cap is still a problem once they re-sign more players

5) I already think this happens. Out of the bottom 6 (Dogs, Freo, Saints, Lions, Suns and Carlton) Brisbane were the oldest and most experienced team, yet finished behind both Freo and the Dogs by multiple games, despite those two being the youngest and least experienced sides in the AFL in terms of who they fielded in 2018. They've lost Beams and gained Neale, which is pretty close to breaking even. Gained Marcus Adams, but he averages around 7-8 games a season due to constant injuries. I think there's a lot of positives about Brisbane's list, but these people saying they are looking at finals for 2019 are getting way ahead of themselves. I think bottom 6 is their likely spot this year, with finals looking more likely in 2021
 

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#71
1.) A team people expected to be top 4 will bomb. (Tigers? Eagles? Demons?)
2.) A team everybody wrote off will make the top 4. (Saints? Dogs?)
3.) A major star will get a season ending injury in the first 3 weeks of the season.
4.) A team no one expects will win the flag (Crows? Swans?)
5.) Mitchell will win back to back brownlows and piss off BF.
 

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#72
1. Adelaide, Richmond or WC to win the flag
2. Melbourne to underwhelm and finish 7th
3. 3 coaches sacked - Richardson, Hinkley & Bolton
4. Deledio will retire mid season as will Roughead
5. Geelong makes top 4 but out in straight sets

Smoky prediction - Weitering to ask to be traded at season's end
 
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#73
1. Adelaide, Richmond or WC to win the flag
2. Melbourne to underwhelm and finish 7th
3. 3 coaches sacked - Richardson, Hinkley & Bolton
4. Deledio will retire mid season as will Roughead
5. Geelong makes top 4 but out in straight sets
I'd be surprised if the bolded happens.

Carlton would be a close second favourite for the spoon, so I don't know what would have to happen for them to sack Bolton.

As for Geelong, they have IMO an extremely shallow list, I'd be very, very surprised if they were in the top 4 at the end of the H&A season.
 

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#74
1 Bombers , Tigers , Pies and Demons all make the top 4

2 Everyone who matters from anywhere that matters enthusiastically
gobs on about how amazing this is for football

3 AFL executives use 50% less Viagra than usual

4 interstate whiners bleat on that maybe this isn't that amazing for
football at all

5 Bombers win the flag over the Demons and supporters unleash a wave of vitriol and pent up resentment that almost tops the Tiger 2017 tsunami


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1 Bombers , Tigers , Pies and Demons all make the top 4
Your ideas are intriguing to me, and I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter.

2 Everyone who matters from anywhere that matters enthusiastically
gobs on about how amazing this is for football
I suspect they would, yes.

3 AFL executives use 50% less Viagra than usual
If there's one thing we know, those mongrels don't need viagra...

4 interstate whiners bleat on that maybe this isn't that amazing for
football at all
Eagles fans? Almost certainly. The rest? Meh, I reckon they'll be ok.

5 Bombers win the flag over the Demons and supporters unleash a wave of vitriol and pent up resentment that almost tops the Tiger 2017 tsunami
Yeah. :D
 
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