Prediction The Very early 2023 Ladder Predictions

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Piggy Smalls

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Nov 30, 2018
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No indication that the Eagles will be as bad as 2022. Probably middle of ladder territory.
Imbalanced age demographic and questionable fitness standards providing plenty of justification for a bottom 4 prediction IMO. But you’ve proven the haters wrong before so who knows.
 

hawkman

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No indication that the Eagles will be as bad as 2022. Probably middle of ladder territory.
Won 4 out of the last 31 games. 2022 just followed the trend of the back half of 2021. They won't be worse than this season (would be almost impossible) but i can't see them finishing above the bottom 6
 

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Branko

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My big prediction is that WCE will make the 8, and that is the only thing we can all be certain of.


In no particular order

Richmond
Geelong
Brisbane
Port Adelaide
WCE
Collingwood
Melbourne

8th is up for grabs
 

bh90210fan

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My big prediction is that WCE will make the 8, and that is the only thing we can all be certain of.


In no particular order

Richmond
Geelong
Brisbane
Port Adelaide
WCE
Collingwood
Melbourne

8th is up for grabs
I like you
 

Branko

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I'm telling ya I've never been wrong with my big predictions, West Coast will be back big time!

8th is up for grabs, but positions 1 to 7 (I don't know the order because I don't know everything) are a lock.

Believe me West Coast will not forget the teams that took advantage of their predicament this season. I can only hope Richmond don't get West Coast in Perth next season.
 

bh90210fan

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I'm telling ya I've never been wrong with my big predictions, West Coast will be back big time!

8th is up for grabs, but positions 1 to 7 (I don't know the order because I don't know everything) are a lock.

Believe me West Coast will not forget the teams that took advantage of their predicament this season. I can only hope Richmond don't get West Coast in Perth next season.
Pound it brother


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bh90210fan

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I would have thought West Coast are in for a world of pain in the coming years.

Ages by approx GF day next year:

36: Hurn
33: Nic Nat, Shuey
31: McGovern, Gaff, Darling, Cripps
30: Yeo
29: Kelly
28: Barrass, Sheed

Yikes.

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Yeah, having 4 of those guys 30 or under by the end of the season next year is extremely worrisome
 

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Joao

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Can't see any changes to the Top 8 for 2023

Carl and Port potentially for Freo and WB?
I reckon you can make a case for most top 8 teams dropping out, however unlikely it seems for some of them. Ravenous injuries aside, Lions and Dees are the ones I find it hardest to omit from the 8.
 

danster168

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I so badly wanted to put Sydney well down the ladder after that pathetic GF performance but I'm sure they'll be up there again. But I'm sure the footy public will be hoping they don't make the granny.
 

Freomaniac

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I would have thought West Coast are in for a world of pain in the coming years.

Ages by approx GF day next year:

36: Hurn
33: Nic Nat, Shuey
31: McGovern, Gaff, Darling, Cripps
30: Yeo
29: Kelly
28: Barrass, Sheed

Yikes.

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Sounds like a Rossy Lyon Youf Policy mate lol
 

Baggins15

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Can't see any changes to the Top 8 for 2023

Carl and Port potentially for Freo and WB?

There's pretty much always one or two sides that jump into the top 4 from outside the 8 (in every season since 2014 at least). With the comp being relatively even, I see no reason why that won't be the case again next year. My money is on Carlton but you could possibly mount an argument for 2-3 others to do so. I mean, nobody saw Collingwood's run coming, not to mention their GF appearance in 2018 after finishing 13th in 2017.
 

CatToTheFuture

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Big wait and see on us, if we're within touching distance of top 4 at the bye then expect us to come home with a wet sail with lots of home games.
Will make the first half of the season hard as you'd assume there'd be a lot of away games.
Especially given the short preseason and average age. We could be out of the 8 still at the half way point of the season. Fair bit has to go right
 

10571z

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1. Freo
2. Brisbane
3. Geelong
4. Melbourne
5. Carlton
6. Pies
7. Sydney
8. StKilda
9. Richmond
10. Port
11. Bulldog
12. Gold Coast
13. Adelaide
14. Essendon
15. WC
16. Hawks
17. North
18. GWS
 

Hawksboy72

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Hawthorn to win the spoon...can't get odds anywhere.
It's the only thing I haven't seen them win.
Will probably fluke a couple of wins against the top 8.
 

Tas

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There can be only one...
Hawthorn to win the spoon...can't get odds anywhere.
It's the only thing I haven't seen them win.
Will probably fluke a couple of wins against the top 8.

After never having seen my team with a spoon in my lifetime until last year, you aren't missing much.
 

Rioli2Rioli

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Hawthorn to win the spoon...can't get odds anywhere.
It's the only thing I haven't seen them win.
Will probably fluke a couple of wins against the top 8.

After never having seen my team with a spoon in my lifetime until last year, you aren't missing much.
The Tassie curse

Hawks/North need a tassie team to break the curse
 

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