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Crystal Ball 2018: Predictions for next season

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Place your predictions for any individual or the team as a whole, good or bad, for season 2018. 

Closest to the pin with their quality and quantity of predictions will win the heralded Demonland Crystal Ball.

Previous DCB winners

2016: wretched.sylph

2017: ding

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Brayshaw - doesn't miss a game and all of them are in the seniors

Weed - doesn't play a senior game. 2019 is make or break.

Spargo - Best first year player

Oliver - back to back b&f's with a much improved kick to handball ratio to hold out Viney

Dees - finish 5th (should have finished higher but umpires crucified us)

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I forgot one.

Jack Watts to win the inaugural highest placing ex-Melbourne player in the Port Adelaide b&f.

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The MFC faithful to change Oskar Bakers nickname from ' The Ginga Ninja' ( cool nickname btw) to ' The Bread Man'  as he will deliver the goods when selected mid-season. 

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The Good:

We will make the Top 8.

Christian Petracca and Angus Brayshaw will both finish Top Ten in the B & F.

Dion Johnstone will debut.

Jake Lever will tighten up our defence and our percentage will improve.

The Bad:

Dean Kent will be delisted.

We will lose a couple of matches we should really win.

We won’t win the Premiership this year.

 

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MRP is a confusing mess.

Gill remains a dill.

demons 5th.

rule of the week ruins otherwise reasonable games.

Jesse Hogan absolute breakout year.

Lever proves he is worth every cent. AA.

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Bernie Vince to be dropped more than once based on form, and delisted at years end.

Jesse Hogan to win our goalkicking, but Tom McDonald prevented from doing so only because of stints in the ruck.

Cam Pederson to play less games than most expect, as Weideman is developed..

Clayton Oliver to be top 5 in Brownlow, dual club champion, and All Australian.

Petracca to begin his transition into the midfield.

 

We get easily beaten by Geelong in the first round, and end up finishing 6th, winning our first final.

We finally win a game against Norf.

Delisted: Pederson, Vince, Kent, Vandenburg, Wagner, Kennedy-Harris

Pickups: Gaff as free agent.

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  • MFC finishes 2nd after Premiership loss
  • Petracca kicks 53 goals for the season
  • Hogan breakout year
  • Win game against North Melbourne
  • Delisted: Vince, Wagner, Kennedy-Harris, Kent (sadly)
  • Oliver runner-up in Brownlow and 2 in a row best and fairest at MFC
  • Keilty stars across season, as does Maynard and Fritsch
  • Oscar traded for another ruck / utility option
  • Watts kicks winning goal for Port Adel against Melbourne in home & away season
  • Weidemann traded to Collingwood

 

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The Dees make it to the least day in September against the Swans ... here is our line up in the grannie.....

Baker OMac Lever

Hibberd Smith Hunt

Lewis Brayshaw Vince

Track Hogan Gartlett

Spargo Weed TMac

Gawn Oliver Viney

I/C.... Jones Maynard Bugg Kent

out injured...Frost Jetta Tyson

Result.... 3/4 time Dees trail by a point!!!

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My prediction 

We'll lose a close game against 'lesser' opposition and the front page will be full of melts for the following week.

Oh and Hogan will give the Coleman a red hot crack.

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Negatives:

Our year is full of Hogan back to Perth talk.

The Tom Mc experiment is increasingly recognised as not working.

The call goes out for the Weed and memories of Juice come flooding back.

On the positives:

Petracca has a solid season

We beat North at last

Sixth on the ladder at end of home and away

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Winning becomes a standard requirement and is expected, regardless of the age of the list...

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Brayshaw to play every game and average 24 disposals. 

Oliver back to back BnF.

TMac to kick 57 goals.

Hogan to become a beast mid. 

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Lever, Gawn & Oliver make the AA team.

Hogan, Viney, Hibberd and Petracca make the squad.

We finish top 4, don't want to mention the P word but...

Kochie blasts Hinkley and the FD for Port's disastrous scattergun recruiting campaign, falls short of blaming Watts for the whole fiasco.

Richmond have injury woes and miss finals.

Buckley gets sack and Eddie stands down after more disastrous off field moves.

The AFL muddle their way through another off field crisis after Dill assesses which way the wind is blowing...man of principle, organisation of the highest integrity. 

 

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Ladder position - 7th (out first round of finals)

Bluey - 1. Clayton Oliver  2. Max Gawn  3. Jesse Hogan 

Goals - Jesse Hogan (60)  Tom McDonald (45)  Jeff Garlett (41)

Best first year player - Charlie Spargo - 15 games (20 goals)

Most improved - the inclusion of Jake lever helps Oscar become one of the AFL's most reliable defenders 

Disappointment - Dom Tyson finds himself playing at Casey regularly and on the trade block at seasons end

 

 

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the dees dump the co captain idea as they have a need to drop one of them. tyson,vince end up champion vfl players.hythened name players get traded. o'mac becomes new back up ruckman/forward. petracca is the dees leading g.k. we end up 4th st.kilda 5th geel 8th.g.ablett lasts 4 rounds then he  retires from an on going injury.he lives in drouin where his aunt and father lives.a new dangerfield is borne possibly oliver.ollie joins te dees year's end,we should have chose him over doupas.hogan plays down the ground,he is a star. gawn is overshadowed by o'mac. p.mckenna will kick goals along with weeds.j.smith becomes super mid. hannan steps up a level. viney easily wins out as captain. t.mac returns to reserves.

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Fritsch  leading goal kicker 

Jones Best and Fairest easily 

Hogan to Fremantle for two 1st rounders 

Watts plays his first final.

Melbourne beat Richmond by 5 goals

Gawn All Australian

Clarry All Ausralian

Fall into the 8.

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Clayton Oliver will do awesome handballs. 

Lewis will needlessly lose his feet. 

Tomald will kick more goals than Hogan. 

Gawn will make funny comments. 

AFLX will be such a raging success that Ronaldo, Messi, LeBron, Jarryd Hayne,  Winx, Mayweather and Tonya Harding will all sign on for 2019. 

ANB top 5 b&f. 

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On 25/11/2017 at 5:35 PM, P-man said:

Place your predictions for any individual or the team as a whole, good or bad, for season 2018. 

Closest to the pin with their quality and quantity of predictions will win the heralded Demonland Crystal Ball.

Previous DCB winners

2016: wretched.sylph

2017: ding

Can you show their predictions again please?

I'm going to choke on Dings smugness when I see him next. Would be nice to be able to prepare some comebacks to help me resist the urge to make him swallow his teef.

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1 hour ago, faultydet said:

Can you show their predictions again please?

I'm going to choke on Dings smugness when I see him next. Would be nice to be able to prepare some comebacks to help me resist the urge to make him swallow his teef.

 

On 25/10/2016 at 1:07 PM, ding said:

Oliver to become one of the games top 5 clearance players.

Angus Brayshaw and Sam Frost be our biggest improvers.

Jake Melksham to silence the doubters by round 6, before fading late in the season.

Other stuff that i cant think of now but will claim as mine later in the season.

 

 

 

 

Gawn to go down with  knee early in the season (Sorry P-man, last years incredible injury run cant possibly be repeated)

 

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37 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

 

 

Damn this late night alcohol

I will try again

The Brayshaw and Frost predictions were ordinary considering they barely played all year, while the Melksham guess was meh.

No win/loss ratio

No ladder position.................

 

I will lay $200 on the line, that you and @P-man will vote my prediction as closer to the mark than @ding at the end of next season, provided that Ding matches my bet.

Oops, I mean to say I get the cash, not you guys, as obviously I will win yeah?

 

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My crystal ball is a super-unimaginative more-of-the-same but better. We will play the same way but better (I think in a way that could potentially rock the competition - ultimate daring run-and-carry with crazy pressure and no concessions). Some lesser-known players might break-through and thrive in that mix - Balic, Baker, J. Smith, Hannan and Fritsch (and maybe Spargo).

The players who were on an definite upward personal arc last season will continue that trend - inc. Oliver, ANB, Hunt & Maynard. Maybe Frost with a renewed role/impetus.

The rock-solid players will remain rock-solid - Jetta, Hibberd, an imported Lever, and Jones (the latter truly freed up to play a significant complementary role - maybe off half back?). That's a core defensive-line to be especially excited about, (without mention of its attacking addendums) and one I predict will be talked about on par with recent 'revolutionary' examples in WC et al.

And the concerns or disappointments will remain so: high-level hopefuls who perhaps under-performed this year may continue to do so through a combination of factors - a la Salem, Brayshaw, and Weids. And the stragglers in Kent, Stretch and JKH won't suddenly improve. I'm hoping we no longer have to care. Salem or Brayshaw coming on however would be a massive boon.

Petracca and Hogan not quite yet ready for that 'break-out' season but will continue with their development.

My predicted surprise packet this year is an unfashionable James Harmes. The St.Kilda game was a hint of what he is capable of when unleashed and up and about as a cocky HHF.

My wildcards as to possible improvement: Jack Viney and Max Gawn staying fit and delivering what they are actually capable of on a weekly basis.

Between third and fifth on the ladder. Injuries and slips to still haunt but be much less of a factor.

No great revelations but things coming together in a revalatory way.

Go Dees!

 

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Bayley Fritsch, Harrison Petty and Charlie Spargo will all be cemented in the team by round 15 and playing important roles.

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12 hours ago, ENYAW said:

the dees dump the co captain idea as they have a need to drop one of them. tyson,vince end up champion vfl players.hythened name players get traded. o'mac becomes new back up ruckman/forward. petracca is the dees leading g.k. we end up 4th st.kilda 5th geel 8th.g.ablett lasts 4 rounds then he  retires from an on going injury.he lives in drouin where his aunt and father lives.a new dangerfield is borne possibly oliver.ollie joins te dees year's end,we should have chose him over doupas.hogan plays down the ground,he is a star. gawn is overshadowed by o'mac. p.mckenna will kick goals along with weeds.j.smith becomes super mid. hannan steps up a level. viney easily wins out as captain. t.mac returns to reserves.

The optimism, no matter how irrelevant, is magnificent. How can we idle the minutes with such a gusto? Question: is OMcD a relative of yours? 

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Dees annihilate Pies in QB game, leading to Buckley being sacked, and Eddie losing out in a board challenge to his presidency.

Dees finish 5th after Home and Away season.

A suprise B & F winner - someone like Salem, Brayshaw or Hunt.

We beat North.

Weideman replaces Pederson on or after round 12.

One of Dion Johnston or Spargo become established starting 22 small forward.

 

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