Side that fails to deliver in 2019?

Side that doesn't deliver in Season 2019?

  • Richmond

    Votes: 26 8.2%
  • Collingwood

    Votes: 34 10.7%
  • Melbourne

    Votes: 36 11.3%
  • West Coast

    Votes: 7 2.2%
  • Geelong

    Votes: 23 7.2%
  • Sydney

    Votes: 6 1.9%
  • GWS

    Votes: 12 3.8%
  • Adelaide

    Votes: 18 5.6%
  • Essendon

    Votes: 91 28.5%
  • Hawthorn

    Votes: 9 2.8%
  • North

    Votes: 4 1.3%
  • Freo

    Votes: 11 3.4%
  • Brisbane

    Votes: 7 2.2%
  • Port

    Votes: 15 4.7%
  • Carlton

    Votes: 3 0.9%
  • Saints

    Votes: 7 2.2%
  • Dogs

    Votes: 6 1.9%
  • Gold Coast

    Votes: 4 1.3%

  • Total voters
    319
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We had the Crows last year that started the season as Premiership Favourites not even make finals along with Essendon, another side expected to flourish. In 2017 Hawthorn didn't participate in September Action after being at the top of the summit for so long, their 3 peat Grand Final success completed by beating West Coast in 2015, another one to fall victim a year later.

Which side(s) in 2019 do you believe will fail to meet expectations?
 

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The whole point is no-one really knows. It's a brutal competition and clubs have been planning through the off-season with no external reference. Even the JLT doesn't tell you much about the evolution of game plans.

History says at least one club will. Smart clubs are aware of the risk in all their pre-season planning I think.
 

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I voted Collingwood for several reason:

1. Their team is pretty much the same as 2018. Melb got May to help their defence, Richmond got Lynch to support Riewoldt and WC gets back Gaff and NN to help their midfield. Collingwood got Beams but he boosts the one area they didn't need help in: the midfield. Their defence and attack are still suspect.

2. Their play is basically all about full team pressure and congestion which is exactly the kind of play the new rules are trying to target. Richmond play the same style but have gun KPPs forward and back to give them structure and a 'plan B.'

3. Draw is harder. I know some people don't like this argument but if a harder draw cost Collingwood just 1 or 2 wins it could have a big impact on final ladder position.
 

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I could take a year of the Saints finishing bottom 2 if it means we get rid of Richardson and draft properly.

Still not enough elite talent on the list to compete with the next batch of emerging Premiership sides.
 

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I voted Collingwood for several reason:

1. Their team is pretty much the same as 2018. Melb got May to help their defence, Richmond got Lynch to support Riewoldt and WC gets back Gaff and NN to help their midfield. Collingwood got Beams but he boosts the one area they didn't need help in: the midfield. Their defence and attack are still suspect.

2. Their play is basically all about full team pressure and congestion which is exactly the kind of play the new rules are trying to target. Richmond play the same style but have gun KPPs forward and back to give them structure and a 'plan B.'

3. Draw is harder. I know some people don't like this argument but if a harder draw cost Collingwood just 1 or 2 wins it could have a big impact on final ladder position.
So West Coast get back injured players but Collingwood doesn’t?
 

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I could take a year of the Saints finishing bottom 2 if it means we get rid of Richardson and draft properly.

Still not enough elite talent on the list to compete with the next batch of emerging Premiership sides.
Be careful what you wish for and players widely regarded as true superstar youngsters that anyone team were taking as the No.1 pick do not always work out. Couple that with injuries , coaching woes and whatever bad luck seems to happen when you are down and out etc just deepen the ocean as you fight to stay afloat.
 

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So West Coast get back injured players but Collingwood doesn’t?
Well both those players were AA and one in particular (NN) will benefit from the new rules. Is Lyndon Dunn and Darcy Moore going to be the difference for you? Possibly but I am doubtful. I don't think they will make up for the 3 negatives I mentioned (harder draw, stronger opposition and rule changes).
 
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