Is that the final 8 set?

Remove this Banner Ad

Roobs321

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 28, 2008
9,169
6,167
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Arsenal Kilmarnock
Richmond, Collingwood and Geelong used to have some epic fades in the late 90s/early 00s.

Hawks also had that 8-0 start in 2001 before losing to the 0-17 Dockers in Victoria.
 
May 12, 2020
93
174
Brisbane
AFL Club
Richmond
Richmond, Collingwood and Geelong used to have some epic fades in the late 90s/early 00s.

Hawks also had that 8-0 start in 2001 before losing to the 0-17 Dockers in Victoria.
North had a 9 and 0 start a couple years ago and scraped into 8th on %, but that is the more unlikely option I think than being a good side.

With the thread I don't know anything about how it's going to turn out, 1 W & some % separates 14th from 5th, a lot of teams could change it all in the next half of the year it feels.
 

harrythetiger

Jack Graham That Is 🏆🏆🏆
Sep 13, 2015
16,143
43,975
Hillary Step
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
76ers
North had a 9 and 0 start a couple years ago and scraped into 8th on %, but that is the more unlikely option I think than being a good side.

With the thread I don't know anything about how it's going to turn out, 1 W & some % separates 14th from 5th, a lot of teams could change it all in the next half of the year it feels.
2016 was a crazy year, there were 7 top teams miles better than the rest, 10 teams a mile off it, and North who spent half the year as part of the former, and the other half as the latter. No one moved in or out of the 8 after R6, not even for one round. At one point the gap between 8th and 9th was 3 games.

Essendon went from 8-1 to missing altogether in 2012
 

Log in to remove this ad.

projectv

mostly nonsense
May 27, 2017
4,332
6,107
AFL Club
St Kilda
Saints vs GC this week is huge. Willing to rule the loser out of finals contention.
It's a huge game for both teams. Still don't think we'll make finals though, probably too far behind and there are a lot of teams playing better.

We have Geelong, Bulldogs and Sydney in our next four games. Really tough for us.
 
May 12, 2020
93
174
Brisbane
AFL Club
Richmond
2016 was a crazy year, there were 7 top teams miles better than the rest, 10 teams a mile off it, and North who spent half the year as part of the former, and the other half as the latter. No one moved in or out of the 8 after R6, not even for one round. At one point the gap between 8th and 9th was 3 games.

Essendon went from 8-1 to missing altogether in 2012
What makes it more funny is that the next year would be an unusually even one, Adelaide having the worst w-l record of a minor premier in 20 years iirc, and Brisbane being the best wooden spooner in nearly that long.

It all just reminds me how great a sport footy is. Stuff going on every year.
 

Kreuuuzeurns

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 25, 2013
5,906
9,596
AFL Club
Carlton
I looked into the last five years and this is the total of teams that have dropped out of the top 8 after being there after 7 rounds.

2016: nil
2017: 2
2018: 2
2019 4
2020: 1

So therefore an average of just 1.8 so just under 2 teams have dropped out of the top 8 after being there at the end of round 7. This does not mean that it will follow that as we saw in 2019 with 4 teams failing to make the top 8 after being there at the end of round 7.

On SM-G988B using BigFooty.com mobile app
Good stats. Swans probably the best candidate to drop out but they keep piling on the wins. WCE should win enough games at home. I can’t see anyone else capitulating enough from here.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Neale4brownlow

Premiership Player
May 20, 2017
3,524
5,149
AFL Club
West Coast
Looks fairly set atm but I tend to think that every year around this time and it never pans out.

GWS probably the only team currently out of the 8 that might force their way in.
 

00Stinger

Duel Group 1 winner
May 8, 2007
26,709
30,107
@ HOME
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Liverpool & San Francisco 49ers
Don't concrete Melbourne in just yet.
why because we played our worst game of the year with our big three (Gawn, Oliver & Petracca) not having their usual impact and we still won by 5 goals?

People are reading too much into our win yesterday, you can't win every game convincingly. We have shown so far we can step up to the top teams when needed. We might be a relatively low chance of winning the premiership but to mis the finals when we are 3 games clear and 53% of 9th place and 4 games and 47% ahead of 10th. We won't miss the finals
 

bigpapagman

BigFooty Alcoholic
Apr 30, 2007
16,494
2,506
Drouin
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
Steelers
why because we played our worst game of the year with our big three (Gawn, Oliver & Petracca) not having their usual impact and we still won by 5 goals?

People are reading too much into our win yesterday, you can't win every game convincingly. We have shown so far we can step up to the top teams when needed. We might be a relatively low chance of winning the premiership but to mis the finals when we are 3 games clear and 53% of 9th place and 4 games and 47% ahead of 10th. We won't miss the finals
Nothing to do with yesterday, it's just Melbourne is all. Anything is possible.

Nothing personal.
 

00Stinger

Duel Group 1 winner
May 8, 2007
26,709
30,107
@ HOME
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Liverpool & San Francisco 49ers
Nothing to do with yesterday, it's just Melbourne is all. Anything is possible.

Nothing personal.
I get why people keep saying that but the old Melbourne teams would have never won 7 in a row like this team has

Unless we get killed by injuries to our top bracket players with this much of a head start there should be no way we miss the finals
 

Run n Spread

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 2, 2013
9,919
8,687
AFL Club
Collingwood
Can't see any but who knows?
Giants are the only one who could get on a roll maybe Eagles or Geelong drop out.
Season will be affected come winter so who knows?
 

Joao

Brownlow Medallist
May 2, 2017
11,949
20,290
QLD
AFL Club
Fremantle
Swans out, the rest stay.

Should be the Saints but they are very untrustworthy and their draw is dire.

Not sure who. We certainly don't appear to have our hand up. GWS the form team of the bottom 10 but they haven't beaten anyone either.

If Carlton beats the Dogs this week, I'll say them.
 
Last edited:

Larry Barnsworth

Good Heart, Soft Touch, Fast Horse
Mar 11, 2018
5,152
7,514
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Be close. There's a fair bit of meh outside the 8.

Saints could string wins together, as could Giants. Maybe. But the rest will struggle with consistency IMO. Suns will fade, because they do that every year.

And like most years, come finals I reckon 6*,7,8 will just be making up numbers anyway.
 

Plugger35

The umpires are always right!
Sep 27, 2008
104,594
119,568
AFL Club
St Kilda
Other Teams
Chelsea, Black Caps, Subiaco
Question - how did St Kilda cop 3 of the Top 4 as their double up games? Stiff.
Yeah it's a joke, we copped the toughest fixture when we finished 6th and played finals for the first time in about 10 years while clubs like Richmond, West Coast, Bulldogs, Brisbane, Port and Geelong who have finished higher on the ladder than us in recent years, won premierships and played more finals than us get easier fixtures. It will probably be the difference between us making finals and missing out in what will be a fairly even year.
 

Remove this Banner Ad