Opinion Who wins the Premiership? (Updated poll - Updated for Prelims))

Who wins the 2020 Flag - Prelim finals onward

  • Port Adelaide

    Votes: 36 10.3%
  • Brisbane Lions

    Votes: 57 16.4%
  • Richmond Tigers

    Votes: 153 44.0%
  • Geelong Cats

    Votes: 102 29.3%

  • Total voters
    348

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Spanish_Fly

Club Legend
Oct 3, 2009
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Richmond
Surely WCE have to be clear favourites, they just got a run of 6 games in a row at their home ground and only have to travel twice for the entire season. Softest draw in the history of AFL.





n.b >> this should be read in sarcasm font.
 

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Karim Abdul Yeo

Cancelled
Jul 30, 2013
1,404
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West Coast
West Coast game plan fell apart under Richmond pressure

not sure they can beat them
If Tigers play the same game against your mob and you end up winning then I would tip Geelong for the flag. The problem is if they bring that game plan, you will also most likely lose with similar margin. Hope to see a great contest between Cats and Tigers.
 

Karim Abdul Yeo

Cancelled
Jul 30, 2013
1,404
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West Coast
I am still expecting Port Adelaide to sh*t the bed in last few games and probably see Lions drop a game to Pies which would potentially allo all Port, Cats, richmond and Eagles in the top.

That would be the funniest thing ever, Gabba announced as GF venue, nekminit, Lions finish 5th on the ladder.
 

noyer

Draftee
Sep 2, 2020
3
4
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Melbourne
Probably Richmond.
Very decent record at the host stadium.
Solid foundation that can run of pure confidence.
Would like to make up for 2018 by going back to back.
 

juss

Brownlow Medallist
Feb 23, 2009
25,531
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I still think Brisbane are being slept on, the promise of a once in a lifetime Gabba Grand Final is a pretty big spur on.

I reckon the Eagles are in a bit of trouble. There's a chance they slip out of the top 4 and if that's the case I'd doubt if they can win 4 finals in a row.
 

theyellowsash

Brownlow Medallist
Feb 9, 2009
14,180
18,269
Footscray
AFL Club
Richmond
If Tigers play the same game against your mob and you end up winning then I would tip Geelong for the flag. The problem is if they bring that game plan, you will also most likely lose with similar margin. Hope to see a great contest between Cats and Tigers.
with the way we are playing atm who knows what we will bring. sure we turned up against your lot and brisbane, but then we get spankde by hawthorn, gws, and turn in that performance agaisnt freo after our best game of the year. not sold we can play the 5-6 weeks of consistently good footy that we will need to from here to win.
 

Eastern Rangers

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Aug 27, 2006
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True but they look unsettled, harassed and pressured all night.
Tigers have their number I think
Tactics against Naitanui was the curve call in that game. West Coast need to win the CBD to beat Richmond. Soldo and Nank ran past the ball all game, would expect it to happen twice. Naitanui will adjust and umpires will get wise.


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The Falcon Strike

Hall of Famer
Nov 18, 2008
35,518
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Tactics against Naitanui was the curve call in that game. West Coast need to win the CBD to beat Richmond. Soldo and Nank ran past the ball all game, would expect it to happen twice. Naitanui will adjust and umpires will get wise.


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and I’d be confident we wouldn’t go 4 up against 1 in a marking contest in our d50 again

ridiculous amount of goals conceded that way
 

Coach_Required

Norm Smith Medallist
Feb 19, 2008
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Now that we know where the finals will be played I think the GF will be between Geelong & Port Adelaide.

I don't think Richmond can win it from 5th, West Coast won't win back to back away finals and I still have my doubts on Brisbane especially if they come up against Geelong.

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Sweet Jesus

Brownlow Medallist
Dec 20, 2014
25,336
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Hong Kong
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West Coast
I have a question.

If WC earn a home final, it can only be played in Perth in the first week. As it stands currently, with the hard border in WA.

But if WC were to earn a home final in the second week or third week, would they have the option to play it in SA rather than Queensland?
 

Hank Heavenly

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Apr 10, 2013
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I have a question.

If WC earn a home final, it can only be played in Perth in the first week. As it stands currently, with the hard border in WA.

But if WC were to earn a home final in the second week or third week, would they have the option to play it in SA rather than Queensland?
Sounds about right...

I think the bye before rd1 of finals allows team to meet quarantine times, where theres not enough time between rd1 and rd2 for example for that to happen.
 

Sweet Jesus

Brownlow Medallist
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Sounds about right...

I think the bye before rd1 of finals allows team to meet quarantine times, where theres not enough time between rd1 and rd2 for example for that to happen.
If WC earn a home final in second week or third week, but can't play it in Perth, they should take it to SA instead of Queensland. Unless it's against Port, obviously.

Of course, that depends on finishing top four, which may still be a long shot.

From afl.com...

The pre-finals bye means that if the Eagles earn the right to a home final in week one, they'll be able to get to Perth, as well as their opponents, and quarantine in time for a match at Optus Stadium. From there it gets tricky, with AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan all but shutting the door on an Eagles home preliminary final being in the west. Due to their record in Queensland this year, the Eagles should consider taking their opponents to Adelaide in weeks two or three if they're the 'home' side given the borders from Queensland to SA are open for business. Remember Luke Shuey's match-winner in the 2017 elimination final?
 
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