Bulldogs supporters are cuteCan we all agree the answer isn't Richmond?
Wow - good call.Freo have just added a fair bit over the off season (for once) and have about 16 blokes that can't possibly play as bad as last year. Fyfe back into the team will be handy as well.
Richmond - they're just a mess. Prestia and caddy will be handy, but as a club they are a mess and need another 5 years of off field improvements before they flow into onfield improvements
Got the prediction right. Didn't expect the tiger to win the flag in 2017 thoughBecause of Bias I am leaving freo out of this. Cant believe I am saying this... I chose Richmond.
To be honest, I don't see any of the 5 clubs winning a flag in the 2017-2021 period. I will go out on a limb and say Richmond will win the flag in 2023.
Look, as it currently stands, Saints and Demons are primed to play finals for 3-6 years. Unfortunately, GWS are going to have a 3-6 year period of winning flags too. Swans have a habit of staying up in the top 4 as well.
People said carlton were ok last year because they won 4 in a row mid season but they only won 7 games. Carltons midfield is ok. Not too sure about the KPPs.
Richmond is a strange team. Midfield is decent and they have a good key defender in Rance and Good key forward in riewoldt. A decen coach would of guided them to finals easily.
If Hardwick gets sacked and they get a decent coach, then this changes a few factors on here.
My 7 year old considers it a drought. He’s positively astonished Hawthorn doesn’t win every year as this is what his “living memory” suggested early on.
The only two of those sides with a chance are Collingwood (I hated writing that but they only have a very slim chance) and Brisbane. If Ablett had stayed at Geelong they would have traded him out by now. I suppose Hawthorn have as much chance as any other team in 5 years time but are most likely going to drop further before turning things around eventually (could be 5 years or could be 38). StKilda is more likely than all of the sides that you listed. Most likely the next 5 premierships will be shared by Richmond, GWS, StK and Brisbane (and maybe Sydney).Well done to the Tigers, they did well and it was great for footy to see them win. Good solid honest bunch, great for Hardwick also.
Of the remaining teams, well it's anyone's guess. I think Fremantle might actually surprise a few with how well they improve.
I'll go out on a limb here and predict the next 5 premiers.
2018 - Geelong
2019 - Collingwood
2020 - Fremantle
2021 - Brisbane
2022 - Hawthorn
Completely wild, haven't picked Melbourne as I don't want to jinx us!