Prediction The Very early 2023 Ladder Predictions

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blueiris

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Me thinks collingwood will be up there for a long while yet.

2023 starting to come into the premiership frame for mine.

2024 is looking good

bright future for the Pies.
Maybe but the Pies aren’t a young team and a lot went right this year for Collingwood a lot of close finishes which could go against them next season they still don’t have a high scoring forward line which is probably their major problem
 

aussierulesrules

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Maybe but the Pies aren’t a young team and a lot went right this year for Collingwood a lot of close finishes which could go against them next season they still don’t have a high scoring forward line which is probably their major problem
Grundy: Gone
Pendlebury: 35yo in 2 months
Howe: 33yo next season
Sidebottom: 32yo next season
Cox: 32yo next season
Elliott: 30yo next season
Adams: 30yo next season
Mitchell: 30yo next season
Crisp: 30yo next season
Mihocek: 30yo next season
WHE: 30yo next season

As many as 10 of their best 22 will be 30-35yo by approximately GF day next year.
 

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dean33

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Grundy: Gone
Pendlebury: 35yo in 2 months
Howe: 33yo next season
Sidebottom: 32yo next season
Cox: 32yo next season
Elliott: 30yo next season
Adams: 30yo next season
Mitchell: 30yo next season
Crisp: 30yo next season
Mihocek: 30yo next season
WHE: 30yo next season

As many as 10 of their best 22 will be 30-35yo by approximately GF day next year.
Saying that they are right in the window now.
If they can grab a close prelim or grand final loss in that time they will be overjoyed.
 

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Surely if Carlton doesn't finish in the top 6 the fans just burn the place down?

Didn't think they were quite ready this year but there are absolutely no excuses for 2023. Have most places on the ground covered
 

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agree there 00stinger on carlton i think if they miss finals the place will be deserted and could be a nail in the coffin for carlton for a long while yet and they just going around in circles not going any where.

Agree they will burn Ikon park down to the ground.

And as with richmond they always like its all about them all the time god they get covered heap in positive wraps by the media its all richmond this and richmond that.

They still think its 2020.

They are starting to sook 2 years now with a flag poor didims.
 

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agree there 00stinger on carlton i think if they miss finals the place will be deserted and could be a nail in the coffin for carlton for a long while yet and they just going around in circles not going any where.

Agree they will burn Ikon park down to the ground.

And as with richmond they always like its all about them all the time god they get covered heap in positive wraps by the media its all richmond this and richmond that.

They still think its 2020.

They are starting to sook 2 years now with a flag poor didims.

Overconfident Richmond supporter here - yes we still think it's 2020 and no we won't apologise for it.
 

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timokane

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well im glad you think its still 2020 when it clearly isnt though

its will be 2023 soon as well

so you grubby cats still think its 2022 when it will be actually 2023.

I still think its 1990 for that matter.

Always got me stuck in 1990.

Its a time warp
 

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*This is literally a guess so don't kill me if your team is not high enough.
 

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Climbing in to the top 8:
  • Carlton (surely it's time, like 'we know their coming'?)
  • Port (will scrape into the 8 in Boak's last year, will be a 3-4 goal better side with a small forward or two in their team)
  • Gold Coast (ok, I'm being super optimistic here and unrealistic, but they need to make the 8 to keep players and be viable)

Dropping out of the top 8:
  • Collingwood (will rue losing Grundy once they have a ruck injury or two, while their clutch game will get figured out by some)
  • Sydney (Grand Final smashing drop off ala Port 2007 with an unlucky run with injuries, Buddy is done, but Sydney will bounce back in 2024.)
  • Bulldogs (their list hasn't improved in this offseason and they didn't seem to have it together in 2021)

Wild cards for dropping out or climbing into the top 8:
  • Fremantle (lots of change in the off-season, their club history has never had me confident in their sustained success unfortunately)
  • St Kilda (could Ross the Boss straighten up the Saints in one off-season?)

Wooden spoon: a battle between the elderly and brittle West Coast and the insipid North Melbourne again.
 

beema limapep

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Swings and roundabouts mate. You guys will be up and about soon.
Unless you follow Carlton or Essendon.

Or Collingwood for that matter 2 flags in 63 years. Even miserable North have a better record this side of Elvis.
 

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Carlton had the 2nd easiest fixture in 2022, how anyone thinks they will do better in 2023 with likely a much harder fixture, is crazy to me.
Collingwood very likely lose a few of those close games in 2023, their mature players will keep them in the 8, baring injuries.
Essendon in 2022 with a very young list, loads of injuries, 2nd hardest fixture, will in 2023 likely replicate their 2021 season finish.
Surely West Coast with way less injuries rises up the ladder in 2023?
 

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