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2 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

Timmy just like Mick

Only the Top 4 is listed. I'll give Tim the benefit of the doubt here. Mick probably has us listed as bottom 4. 

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Lot of love for Collingwood.

While I think they are better than Essendon one has to ask if Pendlebury will have an elite year...can Sidebottom have a finals series like he did and is Cox the real deal.

They have an almost no name backline besides Howe and their draw is harder this year.

At the end of the home and away I have them around 6-7.

Would not surprise me if the Bulldogs aren't around the 7-10 spot. North being there would surprise me.Brown cannot keep getting the free kicks he was getting last year for a start.

 

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7 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Lot of love for Collingwood.

While I think they are better than Essendon one has to ask if Pendlebury will have an elite year...can Sidebottom have a finals series like he did and is Cox the real deal.

They have an almost no name backline besides Howe and their draw is harder this year.

At the end of the home and away I have them around 6-7.

Would not surprise me if the Bulldogs aren't around the 7-10 spot. North being there would surprise me.Brown cannot keep getting the free kicks he was getting last year for a start.

 

Brown is one of the current-day masters of staging frees; just one shake of the head and a whole reef washes from the smallest contact. 

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36 minutes ago, In Harmes Way said:

Sucks to be Alan Richardson

Almost doomed before the season begins.  Steven takes time away from the game, Carlisle will miss most of the year and now Roberton is out for the season as well.  He's up against it.

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1 hour ago, In Harmes Way said:

Sucks to be Alan Richardson

I hope there is a coaches' Helpline. Some of them may need it this year.

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26 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

Almost doomed before the season begins.  Steven takes time away from the game, Carlisle will miss most of the year and now Roberton is out for the season as well.  He's up against it.

And the Saints have a back up in Ratten who is possibly a better coach than Richardson. It wouldn’t be a difficult deck chair for them to move. I agree, he is in more strife than the early settlers.

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1 hour ago, Wiseblood said:

Almost doomed before the season begins.  Steven takes time away from the game, Carlisle will miss most of the year and now Roberton is out for the season as well.  He's up against it.

Hope we do better against them than last year then. That was the most depressing game I went to bar none.

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This time of the year is all about maggots feeling wanted. One has to compliment how they are keeping up with the game , their liberal interpretations and no mistakes. a nice touch is that lovely first bounce and they haven't lost any hair over the break........it's all relative.

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2 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Lot of love for Collingwood.

While I think they are better than Essendon one has to ask if Pendlebury will have an elite year...can Sidebottom have a finals series like he did and is Cox the real deal.

They have an almost no name backline besides Howe and their draw is harder this year.

At the end of the home and away I have them around 6-7.

Would not surprise me if the Bulldogs aren't around the 7-10 spot. North being there would surprise me.Brown cannot keep getting the free kicks he was getting last year for a start.

 

 

The hype for Collingwood is deserved.  They made the Grand Final despite one of the worst run of injuries in recent times.

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19 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

 

The hype for Collingwood is deserved.  They made the Grand Final despite one of the worst run of injuries in recent times.

mid field is getting old and a suspect forward line.

They like us had a good September

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Goodness me. 

So glad

im drunk to make sense of that’s   

Kudos togooglespell check that’ he’ll edmke out. 

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5 minutes ago, McQueen said:

Goodness me. 

So glad

im drunk to make sense of that’s   

Kudos togooglespell check that’ he’ll edmke out. 

Classic. 

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collingwood should be the stand-out team this year

they lost the grand final and they're starting the year with moore back from injury, in defence where he looks better suited, elliot the same but up front, beams in the midfield, and callum brown was particularly impressive during the preseason

dunn and scharenberg will both come back at some stage for them too

i completely agree that the love from the media for them is warranted

 

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12 hours ago, Petraccattack said:

 

The hype for Collingwood is deserved.  They made the Grand Final despite one of the worst run of injuries in recent times.

Just a minute, now. 'Deserved' is a many faceted word, particularly for the Filth. All that making the GF '...despite one of the worst run of injuries in recent times' simply indicates that amount of AFL and green snot goblin assistance that they received week in, week out to:

(1) appease Eddie; 

(2) guarantee gate receipts and hence, profits;

(3) prevent smaller profit-generators in the comp from taking part in the finals, and

(4) strengthen the continuous arrogance of the toothless underprivileged Filth supporters to perpetuate the myth that it is 'the peoples' game' and not an elitist dip into the pig trough. One could go on ... and on ... etc. 

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13 hours ago, McQueen said:

Goodness me. 

So glad

im drunk to make sense of that’s   

Kudos togooglespell check that’ he’ll edmke out. 

Contender for POTY Steve.

Egg and bacon sarney this morning won’t go astray.

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9 minutes ago, In Harmes Way said:

Contender for POTY Steve.

Egg and bacon sarney this morning won’t go astray.

Holy shut the door! I’m as dry as a chip right now.  

Heading to coffee club to load up up on a big brekkie. 

 

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AFL.com.au's 2019 season predictions

Damian Barrett

Premier: Adelaide
Runner-up: West Coast
Wooden spoon: St Kilda
Moving up: Fremantle
Set to fall: Hawthorn
Brownlow Medal: Josh Kelly (GWS)
Coleman Medal: Lance Franklin (Sydney)
NAB AFL Rising Star: Nick Blakey (Sydney)
Recruit of the year: Jesse Hogan (Fremantle)
Surprise All Australian: Tim Taranto (GWS)
Headline you'll see: Ablett bags eight
Headline you won't see: Illicit drugs policy catches player
How many times will Carlton score 100+ points and when will they break the streak: Four. Round five v Western Bulldogs.
Big call: Tim Kelly re-signs with Cats
Game-changer: Simon Goodwin to devise a centre-square strategy which bamboozles all opponents.

Ladder prediction
1. Adelaide
2. West Coast
3. Richmond
4. Melbourne
5. Collingwood
6. Greater Western Sydney
7. Sydney
8. Fremantle

9. Geelong
10. Essendon
11. North Melbourne
12. Hawthorn
13. Port Adelaide
14. Western Bulldogs
15. Brisbane
16. Gold Coast
17. Carlton
18. St Kilda

Paul Bastin

Premier: Richmond
Runner-up: Adelaide
Wooden spoon: Gold Coast
Moving up: Brisbane
Set to fall: Sydney
Brownlow Medal: Dustin Martin
Coleman Medal: Tom Hawkins
NAB AFL Rising Star: Sam Walsh
Recruit of the year: Dayne Beams
Surprise All Australian: Aaron Naughton
Headline you'll see: Tigers’ Lynch-pin worth the price
Headline you won’t see: No Mitchell, no worries for Hawks
How many times will Carlton score 100+ points and when will they break the streak: Twice. The first will be against St Kilda in round 10 at Marvel Stadium
Big call: The wooden-spooner will only win one game
Game-changer: The 6-6-6 rule provides space for a match-winner in a thrilling finish early in the season and get tongues wagging

Ladder prediction
1. Richmond
2. Collingwood
3. Adelaide
4. Melbourne
5. West Coast
6. GWS
7. Geelong
8. Brisbane

9. Essendon
10. North Melbourne
11. Port Adelaide
12. Hawthorn
13. Fremantle
14. Sydney
15. Western Bulldogs
16. St Kilda
17. Carlton
18. Gold Coast

Riley Beveridge

Premier: Richmond
Runner-up: Collingwood
Wooden spoon: Gold Coast
Moving up: Adelaide
Set to fall: Sydney
Brownlow Medal: Dustin Martin (Richmond)
Coleman Medal: Tom McDonald (Melbourne)
NAB AFL Rising Star: Sam Walsh (Carlton)
Recruit of the year: Dayne Beams (Collingwood)
Surprise All Australian: Nick Vlastuin (Richmond)
Headline you'll see: Tribunal, MRO on different wavelengths after another successful appeal
Headline you won't see: Rival clubs follow Dogs' lead and announce superhero strips
How many times will Carlton score 100+ points and when will they break the streak: Three times. They'll break the drought against Gold Coast in round four.
Big call: Dusty does it again to claim another premiership, Brownlow, Norm Smith trifecta.
Game-changer: 6-6-6. Expect more momentum swings, more blowouts and more comebacks with teams unable to be thwarted defensively as consistently as they once were.

Ladder prediction
1. Melbourne
2. Richmond
3. Collingwood
4. West Coast
5. Adelaide
6. Greater Western Sydney
7. Essendon
8. Geelong

9. Hawthorn
10. North Melbourne
11. Western Bulldogs
12. Brisbane
13. Sydney
14. Port Adelaide
15. Fremantle
16. Carlton
17. St Kilda
18. Gold Coast

Sarah Black

Premier: Collingwood
Runner-up: Richmond
Wooden spoon: Gold Coast
Moving up: Adelaide
Set to fall: Sydney
Brownlow Medal: Rory Sloane (Adelaide)
Coleman Medal: Josh Kennedy (West Coast)
NAB AFL Rising Star: Sam Walsh (Carlton)
Recruit of the year: Dayne Beams (Collingwood)
Surprise All Australian: Jayden Short (Richmond)
Headline you'll see: Richmond breaks the 100,000-member mark before round two
Headline you won't see: Tim Kelly prefers bleak Geelong winters to sunny Perth after all
How many times will Carlton score 100+ points and when will they break the streak: Four times, round four against Gold Coast
Big call: Liam Ryan will take mark of the year and kick goal of the year
Game-changer: The 6-6-6 rule will lead to some nervous moments from fans of teams prone to losing leads late in matches, with comebacks much easier to achieve when opponents are unable to stack numbers behind the ball. 

Ladder prediction
1. Collingwood
2. Richmond
3. West Coast
4. Melbourne
5. Adelaide
6. Greater Western Sydney
7. Hawthorn
8. Geelong

9. Essendon
10. Sydney
11. North Melbourne
12. Fremantle
13. Port Adelaide
14. Brisbane
15. Carlton
16. Western Bulldogs
17. St Kilda
18 Gold Coast

Mitch Cleary

Premier: Collingwood
Runner-up: Richmond
Wooden spoon: Gold Coast
Moving up: Adelaide
Set to fall: Hawthorn
Brownlow Medal: Patrick Cripps (Carlton)
Coleman Medal: Tom Hawkins (Geelong)
NAB AFL Rising Star: Zak Butters (Port Adelaide)
Recruit of the year: Lincoln McCarthy (Brisbane)
Surprise All Australian: Wayne Milera (Adelaide()
Headline you'll see: Moore and Elliott's faultless seasons lead Pies to flag.
Headline you won't see: Mitch McGovern turns Carlton into a scoring juggernaut.
How many times will Carlton score 100+ points and when will they break the streak: Twice. Rounds four and 18 against Gold Coast.
Big call: Stephen Coniglio joins Jaeger O'Meara and Tom Mitchell at Hawthorn in a midfield powerhouse.  
Game-changer:
 New 50m penalty rule that costs a team 100m in a crucial moment in a big game.

Ladder prediction

1. Collingwood
2. Richmond
3. West Coast
4. Melbourne
5. Adelaide
6. Greater Western Sydney
7. Geelong
8. Port Adelaide

9. Hawthorn
10. Essendon
11. Sydney
12. North Melbourne
13. Fremantle
14. Brisbane
15. Western Bulldogs
16. Carlton
17. St Kilda
18. Gold Coast

Ben Collins

Premier: Richmond
Runner-up: Collingwood
Wooden spoon: Gold Coast
Moving up: Essendon, Adelaide
Set to fall: Hawthorn, Sydney
Brownlow Medal: Patrick Cripps (Carlton)
Coleman Medal: Ben Brown (North Melbourne)
NAB AFL Rising Star: Sam Walsh (Carlton)
Recruit of the year: Dayne Beams (Collingwood)
Surprise All Australian: Darcy Moore (Collingwood)
Headline you'll see: Eddie demands inquiry into manhandling of Cox
Headline you won't see: Loss of Mitchell insurmountable: Clarkson
How many times will Carlton score 100+ points and when will they break the streak: Twice. Their first will be against Gold Coast in round four.
Big call: It will be the first season since 2002 that Hawthorn, Geelong and Sydney all miss the finals.
Game-changer: The 6-6-6 rule will make for cleaner centre takeaways, faster ball movement, hopefully more pack marks and hangers, and ensures teams can't stack their backlines to protect their leads. Excitement plus.

Ladder prediction
1. Richmond
2. Collingwood
3. Melbourne
4. West Coast
5. Greater Western Sydney
6. Essendon
7. Adelaide
8. North Melbourne

9. Geelong
10. Hawthorn
11. Sydney
12. Port Adelaide
13. Fremantle
14. Western Bulldogs
15. St Kilda
16. Brisbane
17. Carlton
18. Gold Coast

Adam Curley   

Premier: Collingwood
Runner-up: Richmond
Wooden spoon: Gold Coast
Moving up: Adelaide
Set to fall: Geelong
Brownlow Medal: Josh Kelly (GWS)
Coleman Medal: Lance Franklin (Sydney)
NAB AFL Rising Star: Jordan Clark (Geelong)
Recruit of the year: Ryan Burton (Port Adelaide)
Surprise All Australians: Zac Williams (GWS) 
Headline you'll see: Cox does it again. Mason scorches Tigers to bring Bucks an American flag
Headline you won't see: Giants reeling after vice-captains Coniglio and Kelly jump ship
How many times will Carlton score 100+ points and when will they break the streak: Four times, their first against Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium in round four.
Big call: After his NBL MVP win and a second championship with Golden State, Andrew Bogut returns to Melbourne and is sensationally picked up by Essendon in the mid-season draft.
Game-changer: Players such as Nathan Wilson and Brodie Smith use their booming kicks to take full advantage of the new rules and continually launch the footy over half way from kick-ins. Expect plenty of lightning quick, end to end goals. 

Ladder prediction
1.Richmond
2. Collingwood
3. West Coast
4. Melbourne
5. Greater Western Sydney
6. Essendon
7. Adelaide
8. Sydney

9. Port Adelaide
10. Hawthorn
11. Western Bulldogs
12. Geelong
13. Fremantle
14. North Melbourne
15. Brisbane
16. Carlton
17. St Kilda
18. Gold Coast

Nat Edwards

Premier: Richmond
Runner-up: West Coast
Wooden spoon: Gold Coast
Moving up: Adelaide
Set to fall: Hawthorn
Brownlow Medal: Nat Fyfe (Fremantle)
Coleman Medal: Ben Brown (North Melbourne)
NAB AFL Rising Star: Sam Walsh (Carlton)
Recruit of the year: Lachie Neale (Fremantle)
Surprise All Australian: Willie Rioli (West Coast)
Headline you'll see: Kick-in King: Shannon Hurn’s miraculous goal
Headline you won't see: Cyril Rioli makes shock return
How many times will Carlton score 100+ points and when will they break the streak: Four times. The first against Gold Coast in round four.
Big call: Hawks bring back star Tom Mitchell for final month of the season.
Game-changer: 100m penalties become a weekly occurrence as players find ways to manipulate the new 50m penalty rule.

Ladder prediction

1. Richmond
2. West Coast
3. Collingwood
4. Melbourne
5. Adelaide
6. Greater Western Sydney
7. Geelong
8. Essendon

9. Port Adelaide
10. Hawthorn
11. North Melbourne
12. Sydney
13. Brisbane
14. Western Bulldogs
15. Fremantle
16. Carlton
17. St Kilda
18. Gold Coast

Lee Gaskin

Premier: Adelaide
Runner-up: Melbourne
Wooden spoon: Gold Coast
Moving up: Adelaide
Set to fall: Hawthorn
Brownlow Medal: Josh Kelly (GWS)
Coleman Medal: Ben Brown (North Melbourne)
NAB AFL Rising Star: Sam Walsh (Carlton)
Recruit of the year: Steven May (Melbourne)
Surprise All Australian: Tom Doedee (Adelaide)
Headline you'll see: Co-captains drive Crows to drought-breaking premiership
Headline you won't see: Stephen Coniglio signs five-year extension with Giants
How many times will Carlton score 100+ points and when will they break the streak: Three times. Their first will be against Gold Coast in round four.
Big call: The Saints to part ways with Alan Richardson after Shanghai smashing
Game-changer: The change to the push in the back interpretation will frustrate defenders as forwards get away with blue murder in the forward 50.

Ladder prediction

1.Adelaide
2. Richmond
3. Melbourne
4. Greater Western Sydney
5. West Coast
6. Collingwood
7. Fremantle
8. Essendon

9. Port Adelaide
10. Geelong
11. Sydney
12. North Melbourne
13. Hawthorn
14. Brisbane
15. Western Bulldogs
16. Carlton
17. St Kilda
18. Gold Coast

Ben Guthrie

Premier: Richmond
Runner-up: Melbourne
Wooden spoon: Gold Coast
Moving up: Adelaide
Set to fall: Hawthorn
Brownlow Medal: Steele Sidebottom (Collingwood)
Coleman Medal: Josh Kennedy (West Coast)
NAB AFL Rising Star: Nick Blakey (Sydhey)
Recruit of the year: Dylan Shiel (Essendon)
Surprise All Australian: Mitch Duncan (Geelong)
Headline you'll see: Jake Lever's mid-season return the boost Melbourne needs going into finals
Headline you won't see: AFL clubs reject mid-season draft mechanism
How many times will Carlton score 100+ points and when will they break the streak: Three times. The Blues' first will be against the Western Bulldogs in round five.
Big call: Dylan Shiel will become an All Australian for the second time, but his new club Essendon will miss the finals.
Game-changer: The 6-6-6 starting positions ruling will have a huge impact, particularly on scoring late in games. 

Ladder prediction
1. Richmond
2. Melbourne
3. West Coast
4. Adelaide
5. Collingwood
6. Geelong
7. Greater Western Sydney
8. Sydney

9. Essendon
10. Port Adelaide
11. Hawthorn
12. Western Bulldogs
13. Brisbane
14. Fremantle
15. North Melbourne
16. St Kilda
17. Carlton
18. Gold Coast

Travis King

Premier: West Coast
Runner-up: Richmond
Wooden spoon: Gold Coast
Moving up: Adelaide  
Set to fall: Hawthorn
Brownlow Medal: Nat Fyfe (Fremantle)
Coleman Medal: Josh Kennedy (West Coast)
NAB AFL Rising Star: Jordan Clark (Geelong)
Recruit of the year: Jesse Hogan (Fremantle)
Surprise All Australian: Willie Rioli (West Coast)
Headline you'll see: Farewell to a Freo giant as Sandi hangs up the size 18s
Headline you won't see: No.1 pick Sam Walsh overawed in round one debut
How many times will Carlton score 100+ points and when will they break the streak: Twice. They'll break the drought against the Dogs in round five at Marvel Stadium.
Big call: Dom Sheed will finish top five in the Brownlow Medal.
Game-changer: Starting positions lead to more blowouts.

Ladder prediction
1. Richmond
2. Melbourne
3. West Coast
4. Collingwood
5. Adelaide
6. Essendon
7. Greater Western Sydney
8. North Melbourne

9. Geelong
10. Sydney
11. Brisbane
12. Hawthorn
13. Fremantle
14. Port Adelaide
15. Western Bulldogs
16. Carlton
17. St Kilda
18 Gold Coast

Marc McGowan

Premier: Richmond
Runner-up: Greater Western Sydney
Wooden spoon: Gold Coast
Moving up: Adelaide
Set to fall: Sydney
Brownlow Medal: Clayton Oliver (Melbourne)
Coleman Medal: Ben Brown (North Melbourne)
NAB AFL Rising Star: Sam Walsh (Carlton)
Recruit of the year: Jack Scrimshaw (Hawthorn)
Surprise All Australian: Jake Melksham (Melbourne)
Headline you'll see: Phil Davis is the glue that keeps GWS together
Headline you won't see: No AFL coach is sacked for the second straight year
How many times will Carlton score 100+ points and when will they break the streak: Two times. Round four against Gold Coast.
Big call: Alex Rance won't make the All Australian team
Game-changer: Ruckmen being able to take the ball out of the ruck with the benefit of no longer being regarded as having had prior opportunity. The dominant big men will be even more dangerous, especially in the forward 50.

Ladder prediction
1. Richmond
2. Greater Western Sydney
3. Melbourne
4. West Coast
5. Adelaide
6. Collingwood
7. Essendon
8. Geelong

9. Hawthorn
10. Port Adelaide
11. North Melbourne
12. Fremantle
13. Sydney
14. Brisbane
15. Carlton
16. Western Bulldogs
17. St Kilda
18. Gold Coast

Dinny Navaratnam

Premier: Greater Western Sydney
Runner-up: Richmond
Wooden spoon: Gold Coast
Moving up: Essendon
Set to fall: Hawthorn
Brownlow Medal: Dustin Martin (Richmond)
Coleman Medal: Ben Brown (North Melbourne)
NAB AFL Rising Star: Sam Walsh (Carlton)
Recruit of the year: Dayne Beams (Collingwood)
Surprise All Australian: Aaron Francis (Essendon)
Headline you'll see: Howe did he get robbed of Mark of the Year, again?
Headline you won't see: Fans embrace the idea of a twilight Grand Final
How many times will Carlton score 100+ points and when will they break the streak: Round four, 2020. Sorry Blues fans, it's not happening this year.
Big call: Tom Mitchell to rack up 38 disposals in his round 15 return from a badly broken left leg.
Game-changer: Hands in the back being allowed will mean more confusion for umpires, causing plenty of consternation.

Ladder prediction
1. Greater Western Sydney
2. Richmond
3. West Coast
4. Collingwood
5. Melbourne
6. Essendon
7. Adelaide
8. Geelong
9. North Melbourne

10. Sydney
11. Fremantle
12. Port Adelaide
13. Brisbane
14. Hawthorn
15. Carlton
16. Western Bulldogs
17. St Kilda
18. Gold Coast

Callum Twomey

Premier: Richmond
Runner-up: Collingwood
Wooden spoon: Gold Coast
Moving up: Adelaide
Set to fall: Geelong
Brownlow Medal: Dustin Martin (Richmond)
Coleman Medal: Josh Kennedy (West Coast)
NAB AFL Rising Star: Sam Walsh (Carlton)
Recruit of the year: Lachie Neale (Fremantle)
Surprise All Australian: Jade Gresham (St Kilda)
Headline you'll see: Saintsstand by coach - for now
Headline you won't see: Coaches say they never needed runners anyway
How many times will Carlton score 100+ points and when will they break the streak: Twice. The first time will be against St Kilda in round 10.
Big call: Josh Kennedy to kick his 100th goal in the Eagles’ preliminary final loss.
Game-changer: Starting positions. Load up your midfield with speed and watch the centre clearance goals flow. 

Ladder prediction
1. Richmond
2. Collingwood
3. West Coast
4. Melbourne 
5. Adelaide
6. Essendon
7. Greater Western Sydney 
8. Sydney 

9. Port Adelaide
10. Geelong
11. Brisbane 
12. Hawthorn
13. North Melbourne 
14. Western Bulldogs
15. Fremantle 
16. St Kilda 
17. Carlton
18. Gold Coast 

Michael Whiting 

Premier: Richmond
Runner-up: Melbourne
Wooden spoon: St Kilda
Moving up: Essendon
Set to fall: Hawthorn
Brownlow Medal: Clayton Oliver (Melbourne)
Coleman Medal: Josh Kennedy (West Coast)
NAB AFL Rising Star: Sam Walsh (Carlton)
Recruit of the year: Lachie Neale (Brisbane)
Surprise All Australian: Charlie Cameron (Brisbane)
Headline you'll see: Coaches unhappy with limiting runners' time on field
Headline you won't see: Dayne Zorko invites Touk Miller around for dinner ahead of QClash
How many times will Carlton score 100+ points and when will they break the streak: Five times. Their first will be against Western Bulldogs in round five.
Big call: Hawthorn and Geelong to both miss the top eight
Game-changer: The 6-6-6 rule will lead to cleaner centre clearances and a higher scoring average.

Ladder prediction
1. Richmond
2. Melbourne
3. West Coast
4. Collingwood
5. Adelaide
6. Greater Western Sydney
7. Essendon
8. Sydney

9. Hawthorn
10. Brisbane
11. Geelong
12. Port Adelaide
13. Fremantle
14. North Melbourne
15. Western Bulldogs
16. Carlton
17. Gold Coast
18. St Kilda

The Washup:

Premiers: 0

Runners Up: 3

1st: 1

Top 4: 14

Top 8: 15

Brownlow: 2 x Clayton Oliver

Coleman: 1 x Tom McDonald

Damien Barrett & Travis King think Jesse Hogan will be recruit of the year.

 

 

 

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Wow the Hype around us is full on. Almost everyone has us in the top 4. Please let it be so. 

With two games to go last year I thought we would miss finals and our core group are young so I can’t be as confident

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Whats with all the experts having Adelaide so high on the ladder, and a few of them even picking them for the flag?

They did not add any big recruits and Gibbs, Betts, Jenkins are all 30+ years of age now.  Walker and Sloane are past their best.   I have them missing the 8.

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Just now, Petraccattack said:

Whats with all the experts having Adelaide so high on the ladder, and a few of them even picking them for the flag?

They did not add any big recruits and Gibbs, Betts, Jenkins are all 30+ years of age now.  Walker and Sloane are past their best.   I have them missing the 8.

was wondering the same thing

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Posted (edited)

Lee Gaskin is from Adelaide so that explains him. 

Who knows why Barrett would pick them. 

But seriously, most people on the AFL.com list are the Who’s who of “Who?”

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    LANDSLIDE by KC from Casey

    The Casey Demons enjoyed the better of their first half against Port Melbourne on Saturday but fell away badly after half time to lose by 43 points. The Borough enjoyed the early break with the game’s opening two goals but the Demons took control to go out to an 8 point lead at quarter time, an advantage that it held for most of the second term until a late goal to the visitors clawed the lead back to a point.  The Casey ruck of Braydon Preuss and Liam Wale-Buxton were on top for most

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    SHOULD HAVE ... COULD HAVE by George on the Outer

    West Coast finally put the nail in the Demons 2019 season coffin with a 16 point win, but it was a game that Melbourne should have, could have, but didn’t win. Once again woeful, truly woeful work in the forward line, both kicking for goal and the lazy, cheap efforts of some let the side down. A solitary goal in the final quarter and only 9 goals from 24+ scoring opportunities was the costly difference in the game. The selectors, once again, made a critical error in not selecting

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    SCREAM by Whispering Jack

    The Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch painted a number of versions of his famous work “Scream” and, every time my mind goes back to last year’s Preliminary Final at Optus Stadium between Melbourne and the West Coast Eagles, each and every one of them reverberates through my mind as if my head is being pummeled by a sledgehammer.  When I think of that half time scoreboard from that match showing West Coast at 10.9.69 to Melbourne 0.6.6, I feel like the man standing by the railing,

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    NOT GAWN IN 60 SECONDS by George on the Outer

    You might recall a regular segment that once featured on the MFC website entitled, “Gawn in 60 Seconds”, in which Maxy would ask the hard questions of his teammates. However, there was no harder question asked than the one asked collectively of the whole team in the last 60 seconds of Saturday’s game against the Gold Coast Suns.  It was either follow me and my example or the Demons’ season, already hanging flimsily by huuua thread, would be truly “Gorn”.  It was at that stage when thos

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    BOILOVER by KC from Casey

    The Casey Demons caused the boilover of the season to date when they took on and beat the undefeated ladder leaders Essendon VFL by 41 points at Windy Hill.  The stunning result which was achieved with a season low of eight AFL-listed players, will surely kickstart the Demons’ ailing season after they lost their last two matches as a result of some poor third quarter fade outs against quality opposition. Casey got off to a great start with a mid-air soccer volley goal from Jimmy Munro

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    LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE by Whispering Jack

    There would be very few among us who would have thought realistically at the start of the season that by the time Melbourne’s Round 8 trip to the Gold Coast came around, the visitors would not only be languishing in 16th place on the ladder, but also be sitting a game behind their hosts. In fact, had the Suns managed to goal late in their opening game against the Saints which they lost by a mere point, the gap between the two sides would have been even wider. Such has been the humiliation o

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    UNDERDOGS by KC from Casey

    Thanks to the large injury list at Melbourne, the Casey Demons went into their fifth round clash with Footscray VFL as the underdogs and despite a courageous showing up to half time after conceding the game’s first four goals, their third quarter fade out saw them fall short against quality opposition for the second time in a week. Casey went into the game with only 9 AFL listers after Declan Keilty was called up to make his debut when Tim Smith was forced to pull out of the Melbourne team

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    IN THE PINK by George on The Outer

    A five point victory against the eternal nemesis in Hawthorn, didn’t put the Demons back in the black for the 2019 season ... but rather, it added a touch of pink to their fortunes, now showing some sign of life after an underwhelming start to the year. And pink was the most appropriate colour for the side and the supporters, given this game was the annual “Pink Ladies” match.  And none more so than this proud Demon fan who turned up to add his support to the cause and his team at the same

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    EASIER SAID THAN DONE by The Oracle

    There is no way of getting around the fact that Melbourne is the disappointment team of the AFL competition and, because it came into the season as a big top four fancy and now sits stone motherless last with a 1-5 win-loss record, it is fast becoming a laughing stock.  The only way in which the Demons can restore any sense of pride, let alone its rapidly diminishing hopes of making the finals is for it to overcome Hawthorn on Saturday in the replay of last year’s preliminary final. 

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    POINT CRASH by KC from Casey

    The Casey Demons went down by the narrowest of margins to a strong Richmond VFL combination in the Round 4 game at Casey Fields on Saturday after a rushed behind  to the Tigers in the game’s dying moments broke the deadlock. In a low scoring game, Casey took the early ascendency after conceding the first goal and held their lead for most of the first half going into the sheds at the main break with an 8 point lead. The Demons were led in defence by key position players, Oscar McDonald

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    THE LAST POST by George on the Outer

    The Last Post sounded out in memory of the fallen around a packed MCG at the Anzac Eve match against Richmond. The silence of the crowd assembled was in tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. But the Last Post was also an appropriate symbol of the finals aspirations now gone for the Melbourne Football club, after a mere six rounds of the 2019 Season.   How far has this team fallen!  From a Preliminary final contestant barely six months ago, to cellar dwelle

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    THE BRIGHT SIDE by Whispering Jack

    I don’t often agree with Dermott Brereton but he came close to the mark last week when he labelled Melbourne a “team of downhill skiers” that works much harder offensively than it does defensively.  And he was looking at the bright side of the team’s game plan. That proposition has been clear since before the season started. It was obvious from the first JLT game against Richmond when the team leaked multiple goals in a short space of time as players gave metres away to opposition forwards.

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