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MFC predictions

Ladder position at the end of the H&A season: 5th

Position at the end of the season (e.g. stage of finals): Prelim

B&F top 5 (1 point for correct inclusion, 1 point for correct place):
1. Petracca
2. Gawn
3. May
4. Viney
5. Oliver

Leading goalkicker:  The Weed

Most marks:  T Mac

Best first year player: Bailey Laurie

Most improved player: Jackson

All Australian 40-man squad selections (1 point each):  Gawn, Petracca, Oliver, May
All Australian final 22 selections (1 point each): Petracca

Big Ben Brown will kick his biggest goal tally against:  Essendon

Biggest winning margin (exact guess is 5 points, within 1 point margin is 4 points etc): 71

Biggest MFC story of the year (5 points): Location for the Demon's new base to be announced. 

Other MFC predictions (1 point each): TMac's rebirth as a wingman

AFL predictions

Premier: Port Adelaide

Runner-up: Richmond

Wooden spoon: North Melbourne

Biggest improver: Sydney

Biggest slider: Collingwood

Brownlow medal: Petracca

Coleman medal: Jeremy Cameron

Rising star: Matt Rowell 

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MFC predictions

Ladder position at the end of the H&A season: 5

Position at the end of the season (e.g. stage of finals): 2

B&F top 5 (1 point for correct inclusion, 1 point for correct place):
1. Trac
2. Oliver
3. May
4. Lever
5. B. Brown

Leading  goalkicker: B. Brown

Most marks: j. Lever

Best first year player: Rosman

Most improved player: Kosi

All Australian 40-man squad selections (1 point each): Gawn, May, Petracca, Lever, Oliver, Langdon
All Australian final 22 selections (1 point each): Petracca, May, Oliver

Big Ben Brown will kick his biggest goal tally against: North Melbourne 

Biggest winning margin (exact guess is 5 points, within 1 point margin is 4 points etc): 60

Biggest MFC story of the year (5 points): Kobe Farmer wins Rising Star

Other MFC predictions (1 point each):

Tom McDonald resurrects career

Jackson emerges as successor for Gawn

Kosi and Melbourne small forwards best in AFL
 

AFL predictions

Premier: Brisbane

Runner-up: Melbourne 

Wooden spoon: North Melbourne 

Biggest improver: Melbourne 

Biggest slider: Collingwood 

Brownlow medal: Trac

Coleman medal: B. Brown

Rising star: Kobe Farmer

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MFC Predictions

Ladder position at the end of the H&A season: 10th

Position at the end of the season (e.g. stage of finals): 10th

B&F top 5 (1 point for correct inclusion, 1 point for correct place):
1. Gawn
2. May
3. Petracca
4. Oliver
5. Brown

Leading goalkicker: Brown

Most marks: Lever

Best first year player: Laurie

Most improved player: Jackson

All Australian 40-man squad selections (1 point each): Trac, Oliver, May, Gawn, 
All Australian final 22 selections (1 point each): Gawn, May

Big Ben Brown will kick his biggest goal tally against: North Melbourne

Biggest winning margin (exact guess is 5 points, within 1 point margin is 4 points etc): 89 points

Biggest MFC story of the year (5 points): Goodwin stands down mid season

Other MFC predictions (1 point each):

Oliver accepts deal from another club

 

 

 

AFL predictions

Premier: Brisbane 

Runner-up: Richmond

Wooden spoon: North Melbourne

Biggest improver: Bulldogs

Biggest slider:  Collingwood

Brownlow medal: Neal

Coleman medal: Tom Lynch

Rising star: Rowell

 

Based on:

  1. We were flattered with 9th finish; we should have lost last game to Dons if they hadn't suddenly pulled Danaher and Shiel from centre square in last 5? minutes. If they'd won, they would have dropped back 3 spots in the draft.
  2. Brown is the only addition to 2020 team. Don't think he'll make much difference.
  3. Goodwin's peak was 2018. Nothing new left to offer.
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MFC predictions

Ladder position at the end of the H&A season: 7th

Position at the end of the season (e.g. stage of finals): 7th

B&F top 5 (1 point for correct inclusion, 1 point for correct place):
1. Christian Petracca
2. Clayton Oliver
3. Max Gawn
4. Christian Salem
5. Steven May

Leading goalkicker: Ben Brown

Most marks: Steven May

Best first year player: Bailey Laurie

Most improved player: Sam Weideman

All Australian 40-man squad selections (1 point each): Petracca, Gawn, Oliver, May
All Australian final 22 selections (1 point each): Petracca, May

Big Ben Brown will kick his biggest goal tally against: Essendon

Biggest winning margin (exact guess is 5 points, within 1 point margin is 4 points etc): 68

Biggest MFC story of the year (5 points): Petracca wins the Brownlow

Other MFC predictions (1 point each): TMac doesn't crack back into the best 22; Jackson shows strong form; we lose a game to a bottom 4 side; we beat Geelong in Geelong.
 

AFL predictions

Premier: Geelong

Runner-up: Port Adelaide

Wooden spoon: North Melbourne

Biggest improver: Fremantle

Biggest slider: Collingwood

Brownlow medal: Christian Petracca

Coleman medal: Charlie Dixon

Rising star: Matt Rowell

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Trac Brownlow /Demon flag is paying 338-1.

I will collect roughly 80k dressed as Dame Joan Sutherland from the Thomastown Tab and not get beaten up.

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MFC predictions

Ladder position at the end of the H&A season: 7th

Position at the end of the season (e.g. stage of finals): 5th

B&F top 5 (1 point for correct inclusion, 1 point for correct place):
1. Petracca
2. Gawn
3. May
4. Oliver
5. Viney

Leading goalkicker: Brown

Most marks: Brown

Best first year player: Laurie 

Most improved player: Pickett

All Australian 40-man squad selections (1 point each): May, Gawn, Oliver, Petracca
All Australian final 22 selections (1 point each): May, Gawn, Petracca

Big Ben Brown will kick his biggest goal tally against: North

Biggest winning margin (exact guess is 5 points, within 1 point margin is 4 points etc): 86

Biggest MFC story of the year (5 points): Brayshaw to be put on trade table

Other MFC predictions (1 point each): T Mac traded, Hunt to kick bags and come close third in goalkicking for MFC, Lever to be merely 'ok', Jetta to retire, Melksham dropped, Goodwin replaced if we miss the 8.
 

AFL predictions

Premier: Tigers

Runner-up: Port

Wooden spoon: Essendon

Biggest improver: Swans

Biggest slider: Pies

Brownlow medal: Dusty

Coleman medal: Jeremy Cameron

Rising star: Rowell

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MFC Predictions

Ladder position at the end of the H&A season: 10th

Position at the end of the season (e.g. stage of finals): 10th

B&F top 5 (1 point for correct inclusion, 1 point for correct place):
1. Gawn
2. May
3. Petracca
4. Oliver
5. Brown

Leading goalkicker: Brown

Most marks: Lever

Best first year player: Laurie

Most improved player: Jackson

All Australian 40-man squad selections (1 point each): Trac, Oliver, May, Gawn, 
All Australian final 22 selections (1 point each): Gawn, May

Big Ben Brown will kick his biggest goal tally against: North Melbourne

Biggest winning margin (exact guess is 5 points, within 1 point margin is 4 points etc): 89 points

Biggest MFC story of the year (5 points): Goodwin stands down mid season

Other MFC predictions (1 point each):

Oliver accepts deal from another club

 

 

 

AFL predictions

Premier: Brisbane 

Runner-up: Richmond

Wooden spoon: North Melbourne

Biggest improver: Bulldogs

Biggest slider:  Collingwood

Brownlow medal: Neal

Coleman medal: Tom Lynch

Rising star: Rowell

 

Based on:

  1. We were flattered with 9th finish; we should have lost last game to Dons if they hadn't suddenly pulled Danaher and Shiel from centre square in last 5? minutes. If they'd won, they would have dropped back 3 spots in the draft.
  2. Brown is the only addition to 2020 team. Don't think he'll make much difference.
  3. Goodwin's peak was 2018. Nothing new left to offer.

3qts of that game was like a training drill for Melbourne, if we can stop in game lapses we are a top 6/8 side. And playing at our best can have a real crack at the flag. That should be the aim, imo no way we miss finals next year and n ok way Oliver goes anywhere 

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MFC predictions

Ladder position at the end of the H&A season:

Position at the end of the season (e.g. stage of finals):

B&F top 5 (1 point for correct inclusion, 1 point for correct place):
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Leading goalkicker:

Most marks:

Best first year player:

Most improved player:

All Australian 40-man squad selections (1 point each):
All Australian final 22 selections (1 point each):

Big Ben Brown will kick his biggest goal tally against:

Biggest winning margin (exact guess is 5 points, within 1 point margin is 4 points etc):

Biggest MFC story of the year (5 points):

Other MFC predictions (1 point each):
 

AFL predictions

Premier:

Runner-up:

Wooden spoon:

Biggest improver:

Biggest slider:

Brownlow medal:

Coleman medal:

Rising star:

Edited December 19 by P-man

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MFC predictions

Ladder position at the end of the H&A season: 2

Position at the end of the season (e.g. stage of finals): 1

B&F top 5 (1 point for correct inclusion, 1 point for correct place):
1.  Trac
2. Gawn
3. Tomlinson 
4.  Harmes
5.  Oliver

Leading goalkicker: Bailey of the Fritsch variety 

Most marks: Hore

Best first year player: Rosman

Most improved player:  Adam Tomlinson

All Australian 40-man squad selections (1 point each):  Trac, Gawn, Tomlinson, Harmes, Oliver, Langdon, Viney, May, Brown, Fritsch, Hore
All Australian final 22 selections (1 point each): Trac, Gawn, Harmes, May, Fritsch, Tomlinson, Oliver

Big Ben Brown will kick his biggest goal tally against:  Hawthorn (who having no key defender of league standard available try an undersized James Sicily as their first option.  However after Brown has 6 goals to his name by half time, make the switch to tall fellow Ben McEvoy, but who lacks the mobility and pace to stay with Brown on the lead.  Just before 3/4 time, with Brown on 12 goals, a frustrated McEvoy gets nasty and attempts an Al Clackson special, drawing in Steven May who parked at CHF for the loose kick out promptly closes in and puts McEvoy on his [censored] with a powerful shove (like swatting a fly) and stands over McEvoy in a menacing manner.  After 3/4 time with Fred Fanning's record looking under threat, Clarkson concedes the ruck and switches Ceglar onto Brown, but to no avail as the Melbourne team, having wiped out 186 and absent Ceglar in the ruck put on a Harlem Globetrotters like performance and now turn their intent to helping Brown surpass Fanning's record, with him ultimately finishing on 21 goals for the game, (which also incidently exceeds the total number of goals kicked by Hawthorn in the season to that point).

Biggest winning margin (exact guess is 5 points, within 1 point margin is 4 points etc): 204 points Vs Hawthorn

Biggest MFC story of the year (5 points): Asides from rewriting the record books Vs Hawthorn, the return to longer quarters and reduced interchange has the footy world in awe of the depth, endurance and toughness of the MFC midfeild, which has many drawing comparisons to the great Brisbane Lions teams of the early 2000s.

Other MFC predictions (1 point each):  James Harmes's partner to have a baby boy and name it Jon.
 

AFL predictions

Premier:  Melbourne 

Runner-up: Bulldogs

Wooden spoon: Hawthorn 

Biggest improver: Melbourne 

Biggest slider: Brisbane

Brownlow medal: Patracca 

Coleman medal: Cameron 

Rising star: Hollands

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