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Every nuffie in the media is having their say so it's time we football forum nuffies have a go.

This is the final ladder at the end of the home and away season.

Point scoring system:

  • Three points if you correctly guess a top eight team's position
  • Two points if you correctly guess a team outside the top eight's position
  • One point if you correctly guess a team finishing in the top eight but you don't get their correct position

The winner will be showered with compliments and the loser will be forced to watch Mark Neeld's pre-game speeches on repeat.

I think there will be just a handful of points separating the top and bottom teams, such a lottery this year.

  1. Sydney
  2. GWS
  3. Richmond
  4. Melbourne
  5. Adelaide
  6. Geelong
  7. Western Bulldogs
  8. Port Adelaide
  9. Essendon
  10. Hawthorn
  11. West Coast
  12. Fremantle
  13. St Kilda
  14. Carlton
  15. Brisbane
  16. Collingwood
  17. Gold Coast
  18. North Melbourne

 

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I like anything competitive so will give this a go.....

1. GWS

2. Adelaide

3. Sydney

4. Richmond

5. Port Adelaide

6. Melbourne

7. Geelong

8. Western Bulldogs

9. Essendon

10. Collingwood

11. Hawthorn

12. St Kilda

13. West Coast

14. Fremantle

15. Brisbane

16. Carlton

17. Gold Coast

18. North Melbourne 

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Oh well my fatally flawed prediction.

 1. Ricmond                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2. Port Adelaide                                                                                                                                                                                                                         3. GWS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         4. Sydney                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     5. Melbourne                                                                                                                                                                                                                             6. Adelaide                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 7. St.Kilda                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   8. Essendrug                                                                                                                                                                                                                             9. Geelong                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10 Hawthorn                                                                                                                                                                                                                              11 Bulldogs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                12 Fremantle                                                                                                                                                                                                                              13 Brisbane                                                                                                                                                                                                                              14 Collingrub                                                                                                                                                                                                                            15 Gold Coast                                                                                                                                                                                                                          16 West Coke                                                                                                                                                                                                                           17 Carlton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 18 North Melbourne                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

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1. Adelaide

2. Richmond

3. Melbourne

4. Geelong

5. GWS

6. Port Adelaide

7. Sydney

8. Western Bulldogs

9. Essendon

10. Collingwood

11. Hawthorn

12. Fremantle

13. West Coast

14. St. Kilda

15. Brisbane

16. Carlton

17. Gold Coast

18. North Melbourne 

 

Cant see Geelong missing top 4 unfortunately, not with Danger, Hawkins, Selwood and Ablett plus a ridiculous home ground advantage that any other team would kill for.

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The downside of coming last makes this a significant exercise you'd want to consider carefully. 

I did my tips for the year on the weekend and only picked us to lose twice. On this basis, I'm not willing to risk it. Watching Mark Neeld on repeat would have me calling lifeline afterwards.

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3 hours ago, small but forward said:

The downside of coming last makes this a significant exercise you'd want to consider carefully. 

I did my tips for the year on the weekend and only picked us to lose twice. On this basis, I'm not willing to risk it. Watching Mark Neeld on repeat would have me calling lifeline afterwards.

Go on, you can do it.

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3 hours ago, small but forward said:

The downside of coming last makes this a significant exercise you'd want to consider carefully. 

I did my tips for the year on the weekend and only picked us to lose twice. On this basis, I'm not willing to risk it. Watching Mark Neeld on repeat would have me calling lifeline afterwards.

Agree 100% 

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16 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

This is going well.

Good idea, Clint.

I’ll throw you a bone, fella. 

1. GWS

2. Richmond 

3. Sydney 

4. Adelaide

5. Dees 

6. Geelong 

7. Port 

8. Footscray 

9. Essendrug 

10. Hawks 

11. Freo 

12. St. Kilda

13. Weagles 

14. Brisbane 

15. Gold Coast

16. Carlton 

17. Collingwood 

18. Norf 

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1. GWS

2. Geelong

3. Sydney

4. Adelaide

5. Richmond

6. Melbourne 

7. Port Adelaide

8. Western Bulldogs

9. Essendon

10. Hawthorn

11. West Coast

12. Collingwood

13. St. Kilda

14. Fremantle

15. Brisbane

16. Carlton

17. North Melbourne 

18. Gold Coast 

 

 

 

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1. Port Adelaide

2. Richmond

3. Sydney

4. GWS

5. Melbourne

6. Adelaide

7. Essendon

8. Western Bulldogs

9. Geelong

10. Collingwood

11. Fremantle

12. Gold Coast

13. West Coast

14. Carlton

15. St Kilda

16. Hawthorn

17. Brisbane

18. North Melbourne

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1. GWS

2. Port

3. Sydney 

4. Adelaide

5. MELBOURNE 

6. Richmond

7. Geelong

8 . St Kilda

9. Essendon ( By percentage)

10. Western Bulldogs

11. Collingwood 

12. Hawthorn 

13. West Coast.

14. Fremantle

15. Gold Coast

16. Carlton 

17. Brisbane

18. North Melbourne 

 

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1.Sydney 

2. Port

3.Richmond

4. Essendon

5. Adelaide 

6. Melbourne 

7. Geelong

8. GWS

9. Collingwood 

10. Freo

11. Hawks

12. Bulldogs

13. Saints

14. Carlton

15. Brisbane

16. North

17. Meth Coast

18.Suns

 

 

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1.  GWS

2. Sydney

3. Adelaide

4. Richmond

5. Melbourne

6. Geelong

7. Port Adelaide

8. Western Bulldogs

9. Hawthorn

10. Essendon

11. Collingwood

12. St Kilda

13. Fremantle 

14. Gold Coast

15. West Coast

16. Brisbane

17. North Melbourne 

18. Carlton

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Ladder 2018

  1. Sydney
  2. Adelaide 
  3. Melbourne 
  4. Richmond 
  5. GWS
  6. Port Adelaide 
  7. Geelong
  8. Essendon 
  9. Western bulldogs 
  10. Hawthorn 
  11. St Kilda 
  12. Collingwood 
  13. Carlton
  14. West Coast 
  15. Brisbane 
  16. Fremantle 
  17. Gold Coast 
  18. North Melbourne 

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I reckon the ladder will look like:

  1. GWS
  2. Sydney
  3. Adelaide
  4. Port Adelaide
  5. Richmond
  6. Melbourne
  7. Geelong
  8. Essendon
  9. Fremantle
  10. St Kilda
  11. Western Bulldogs
  12. Collingwood
  13. Carlton
  14. Brisbane
  15. Hawthorn
  16. West Coast
  17. North Melbourne
  18. Gold Coast

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My cheroot is alight Clint so here goes...

1. Melbourne 

 

2. GWS

3. Sydney

4. Richmond

5. Adelaide

6. Geelong

7. Hawthorn

8. Collingwood

9. Western Bulldogs

10. Essendon

11. Port Adelaide

12. Carlton

13. St Kilda

14. Fremantle 

15. Gold Coast

16 North Melbourne

17. Eagles

18. Brisbane

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1 hour ago, grey wolf said:

Hey, Clint. Checking these out is fun. Lotsa good picks, but this is the one I liked the best, so put me down for this one, please.

Rather than re-type it, I copied and pasted it from Grey Wolf. 

 

1. Melbourne 

2. GWS

3. Sydney

4. Richmond

5. Adelaide

6. Geelong

7. Hawthorn

8. Collingwood

9. Western Bulldogs

10. Essendon

11. Port Adelaide

12. Carlton

13. St Kilda

14. Fremantle 

15. Gold Coast

16 North Melbourne

17. Eagles

18. Brisbane

Hey, Clint. Checking these out is fun. Lotsa good picks, but this is the one I liked the best, so put me down for this one, please.

Rather than re-type it, I copied and pasted it from Grey Wolf. 

1. Melbourne 

2. GWS

3. Sydney

4. Richmond

5. Adelaide

6. Geelong

7. Hawthorn

8. Collingwood

9. Western Bulldogs

10. Essendon

11. Port Adelaide

12. Carlton

13. St Kilda

14. Fremantle 

15. Gold Coast

16 North Melbourne

17. Eagles

18. Brisbane

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  1. Sydney
  2. GWS
  3. Richmond
  4. Melbourne
  5. Adelaide
  6. Geelong
  7. Port Adelaide
  8. Essendon
  9. Western Bulldogs
  10. West Coast
  11. Hawthorn
  12. Fremantle
  13. St Kilda
  14. Carlton
  15. Brisbane
  16. Collingwood
  17. Gold Coast
  18. North Melbourne

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1. Sydney 

2. Geelong

3. Richmond

4. Adelaide 

5. Melbourne 

6. Port Adelaide 

7. Western Bulldogs

8. Hawthorn 

9. GWS

10. Essendon 

11. St Kilda

12. Fremantle 

13. West Coast

14. Collingwood

15. Brisbane

16. Carlton 

17. Goldcoast 

18. North Melbourne

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4 hours ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Hey, Clint. Checking these out is fun. Lotsa good picks, but this is the one I liked the best, so put me down for this one, please.

Rightio.

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Some random thoughts

Interesting that this is one year where the interstate teams cannot "bank" two wins against their cross town opponents.

In the past it is normal for one of the interstate teams to be up and its cross city rival is down.

Looking at them for 2018 the largest disparity is probably between Freo and the Eagles but neither is a definite winner or loser.

This year we have Freo in Darwin. It's a must win for the Dees as one can expect that the rest of the teams fighting for the 8 will register home wins against Freo.

We have two games against Adelaide including one being our home game in Alice. Split those and we can be top 4. Lose both and it gets harder.

13 wins for the 8 and 16.5 for 4th is my prediction.

Strangely as others have mentioned we could turn at the bye at 9-2 and still only end up with 13 wins given our tough schedule in he second half of the year.

Saints could be our new North .. we just have to beat them twice.

As to the final ladder I have no idea but North for the spoon is probably a good bet unless they can turn Tassie into their fortress and pick up say 4 wins down there.

For number 1 my pick is GWS. They were nearly there last year but they had a bad run with injuries.

Richmond's game plan like ours can win any game on a given day but it is high maintenance and high risk. Somewhere between 3 and 6 for the Toiges.

The Bulldogs are my conundrum team. Sure 2016 was a lucky premiership (oh we could have that luck) but the fact remains that they were easily in the 8 that year.

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I normally like to start with which teams I think are certainties to play finals then the teams I think certainly won't, then fill in the middle. Every year this gets more and more difficult. My top 3 I think make it easily and are a step above everyone else and from 12 down aren't finals material. Geelong are the hardest to pin, Selwood Dangerfield and Abblet may be the best starting 3 midfielders of the modern era. (I'm 30 so hard to comment before 2000's). 

 

1. Richmond

2. GWS

3. Sydney

4. Geelong

5. Melbourne

6. Adelaide

7. Essendon

8. Port Adelaide

9. Western Bulldogs

10. Fremantle

11. West Coast

12. Hawthorn

13. Collingwood

14. St Kilda

15. Briabane

16. Gold Coast

17. Carlton

18. North Melbourne

 

 

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  1. Adelaide
  2. Sydney
  3. Richmond
  4. Geelong
  5. GWS
  6. Melbourne
  7. Essendon
  8. Hawthorn
  9. Bulldogs
  10. St. Kilda
  11. Port Adelaide
  12. Collingwood
  13. West Coast
  14. Fremantle
  15. Brisbane
  16. North Melbourne
  17. Carlton
  18. Gold Coast

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