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We're at the half way point of the home and away season.. And I think it might be fun to share some calls we made at the start of the season. GOOD or BAD.. (Doesn't have to be Melbourne related)

I'll get the ball rolling..

GOOD CALLS:

- Adelaide will struggle to make the top 8.

BAD CALLS:

- Melbourne will win at least 10 games for the season.

- Jack Watts will be our MOST improved player this year.

- West Coast will finish top 2 on the ladder.

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GOOD CALLS:

- The Saints are on their way down.

- Recruiting David Rodan is idiotic.

- From Sam Newman - Melbourne will finish on the bottom of the ladder (AFL footy show), I am still shocked he was the one to predict/ get that right.

BAD CALLS:

- Melbourne will win at least 10 games for the season. As stated above, I was also saying something similar.

- Jimmy Toumpas over Ollie Wines.

DIFFERENT CALL:

- Jack Trengove will have a break out year, although my view to this changed when he had his pre-season interrupted.

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Bad Call

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Toumpas over Wines is too early to tell. Seriously, both kids are only in their first year, which hardly tells you what the finished product for them will be. Toumpas was more highly rated than Wines by most in the lead up to the draft, though Wines was clearly the more ready to play straight away. Have some patience.

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GOOD CALL:

- North Melbourne won't make the top 10 this year (has more 3 probable wins: Melbourne, GWS, Brisbane [NB: the only teams they play for the rest of the season whom are below them on the ladder])

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Good Calls

- Tom Gillies was shocked why we would want him. Made me wonder if anyone had ever seen him play.

- Gysberts won't have any effect at the Roos

- Morton won't get a game with the Eagles

- Freo will be genuine contenders

Bad Calls

- Dees to win about 10

- Dees to seriously push some top teams

- Eagles to play off against Freo/Sydney for the flag

- All doubters of Watts will finally shut up.

- Mark Neeld is our savior

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Good call:

Toumpas over Wines is too early to tell. Seriously, both kids are only in their first year, which hardly tells you what the finished product for them will be. Toumpas was more highly rated than Wines by most in the lead up to the draft, though Wines was clearly the more ready to play straight away. Have some patience.

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Toumpas over Wines is too early to tell. Seriously, both kids are only in their first year, which hardly tells you what the finished product for them will be. Toumpas was more highly rated than Wines by most in the lead up to the draft, though Wines was clearly the more ready to play straight away. Have some patience.

Yeah true I agree with you, it is too early. But I must say I was scratching my head after the first 5 rounds :)

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Good Calls

- Tom Gillies was shocked why we would want him. Made me wonder if anyone had ever seen him play.

- Gysberts won't have any effect at the Roos

- Morton won't get a game with the Eagles

- Freo will be genuine contenders

Bad Calls

- Dees to win about 10

- Dees to seriously push some top teams

- Eagles to play off against Freo/Sydney for the flag

- All doubters of Watts will finally shut up.

- Mark Neeld is our savior

I like this one, I was in the same boat. You would cringe to see the email I sent him at the end of last year :)

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Sad to say I tipped Dees for bottom three with about 4-6 wins. Even that looks like a stretch.

Tipped Cats for the premiership, but to play off against Eagles.

Tipped Crows to fall.

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In October of last year I tipped Lucas Cook to become a mainstay of the club. I just got the club wrong. So good call.

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Good calls:

- Geelong would stay up the top and continue to be a powerhouse

- rodan Byrnes and gillies would give us nothing.

- moloney will play a big role at Brisbane

- PA would start the season on fire and win at least 3 of their first 4.

- Adrlaide would struggle to make the 8

Bad calls:

- The only teams we would have wins against for the whole season would be GCS & GWS (would have been a great call had I realised we are worst than i thought and the suns have improved rapidly)

- Essendon would not make the top 8

- West Coast would finish top of the ladder and win the flag.

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Hmm

MIXED CALLS -

There would be a large group of clubs with between 6-9 wins and a large group with a lot of wins. Kind of let down by St Kilda and the Dogs falling even further than anticipated, and by Melbourne, but overall the 'two layers' theory about the season stands true. Especially when you note that West Coast and Adeliade are yet to beat any opponents worth mentioning.

Port Adelaide will continue to fail... hmm...

BAD CALL -

Melbourne would be lurking at the bottom of the 'competitive' group, but respectable.

GOOD CALL

Richmond will finish 9th. Made all the more hilarious because they haven't beeen more than one or two spots away from ninth for the whole season!

NEW CALL -

Melbourne will show something more worhty in the second half of the season, starting with snagging a win against one of the Dogs or Saints that will take some pressure off and start the juices flowing.

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Good Calls

Umm, err, ................ do I have to be honest?

Bad Calls

Innumerable, but my greatest clangers have been:

  • Sam Blease will have a breakout year.
  • Nev Jetta will cement a place in the back pocket.
  • The Dees will win 3 or 4 games in first half of the season, and come home with a wet sail to possibly scrape into the final eight.
  • I'm optimistic about our future from 2014, and beyond.
  • Ben 'what's-his-name' is one of my favourite Demonland posters, based on his informative pre-season training reports and analysis. He's now looking more like a wooden spooner (sorry Ben, but your more recent form has been on a par with that of the Dees!).
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I won't even start - I was convinced Judd and aker would choose Melbourne and that Scully would stay.

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I honestly don't remember my predictions. Probably backed Watts to be a big improver this year. I suspect I had Nev cementing a spot as well.

Oops.

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