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If not us, then..

1. Who do you think will win the flag? 

2. Who would you like to see win the flag?

With the season just around the corner I thought this topic might be an interesting discussion point. Of course all of our desires would be to see us go back to back and hold up that cup for the 14th time at the rightful heartland of our great club and game. Having said that, I am interested to see where peoples thoughts are should we not be featured in the Grand Final.

 

I personally think Brisbane will be the one most likely (watch them fall off a cliff this year now), while I have a soft spot for St Kilda due to many of mates being long suffering supporters, something we can all relate to, and would prefer them over any other team to win.

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3 minutes ago, Tony Tea said:

I never like to see anyone else win the flag. I just have sides who I would prefer not to win.

Perhaps I should re-phrase the question. Which team is at the bottom of your list of least preferred to win?

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Brisbane, based on 2021 Finals only.

Lions were most affected by key players injuries when they played the Dees and can be better (and assuming Daniher does something....  anything) and Dees seemed to have to work harder to get on top.

 

Whereas I think the Cats and Dogs were near full strength (except for Tom Stewart) and were comprehensively outplayed. 

Cats made no major list changes, no ruckmen and same senior coach  - thus they are on a  repeat cycle for 2022.  Dogs scarring is unknown but are beatable again and haven't improved defence.

Thus Lions are my big threat. Good defence and attack and well-coached.

Tiges are too good to miss the 8 again but a few ageing stars now. And Dees have the Dusty secret weapon (Hibbered theory)

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4 minutes ago, whatwhat say what said:

1. GW$ - they have an incredibly talented list that, arguably, has copped injuries and suspensions at the worst possible times

2. Pear - the likes of Robbie Gray and Travis Boak are running out of runway to claim a premiership, and the former is probably my favourite non-Demon in the AFL

GWS definitely a threat this year. Perhaps not this year but Freo are going about building their list quite nicely as well, one to watch in the next 2-3 years.

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Don't really like any other team winning the flag but my thoughts are this:

Most likely - Brisbane, because they are the most complete side other than us.

Who would I like to see - GWS, because I don't really care if they win or not and it doesn't really affect us in Melbourne.

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1 hour ago, Nascent said:

Perhaps I should re-phrase the question. Which team is at the bottom of your list of least preferred to win?

Tied for last: Carlton, Collingwood, Essendon, Richmond, Hawthorn, St Kilda, West Coast, Bulldogs.

Tide for second last: Port, Norf, Sydney, Freo, Geelong, Lions, Crows.

Shrug: Giants, Suns.

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What a hideous decision to make. 
Soft spot for the Aints…No way. let them suffer in the wilderness for a few more decades. 
they were a Nightclub back in the 80’s 

I really have no one else I want to win the Flag

Live is too short. I want to see at least 4 in a row 

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1 hour ago, whatwhat say what said:

1. GW$ - they have an incredibly talented list that, arguably, has copped injuries and suspensions at the worst possible times

2. Pear - the likes of Robbie Gray and Travis Boak are running out of runway to claim a premiership, and the former is probably my favourite non-Demon in the AFL

Obviously don't live in Adelaide WWSW?

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If we made the granny then I would have no qualm if we lost to St Kilda this year, there fans have suffered more than enough and I dont mind Brett Ratten.

2nd choice Brisbane

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18th choice Bombers.

 

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Western Bulldogs and Brisbane have the next best lists after ours, I'd be surprised if anyone else won it outside of those 3. That being said some team always comes from the clouds (or in our case the fiery depths of hell)

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8 minutes ago, Jibroni said:

If we made the granny then I would have no qualm if we lost to St Kilda this year, there fans have suffered more than enough and I dont mind Brett Ratten.

2nd choice Brisbane

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18th choice Bombers.

 

Couldn’t bear losing GF to anyone. 
we have something like an incredible 13-6 GF record. 

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12 minutes ago, Jibroni said:

If we made the granny then I would have no qualm if we lost to St Kilda this year, there fans have suffered more than enough and I dont mind Brett Ratten.

2nd choice Brisbane

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18th choice Bombers.

 

The Shame would be awful….

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1. Brisbane. Most talented list in the afl, only a question of whether their best mids can get it done. But I expect McCluggage, Bailey and Rayner start to either take over or at least really bolster Neale and Zorko.

2. Dogs. 

3. GWS standout from the pack with incredible midfield depth and enough forward/back talent to form a good side if they get it right 

4. Geel, Port and Rich can’t be written off but the list of clubs that could ‘do a Melbourne’ range from: Sydney, St Kilda, Ess, Carlton and maybe even Freo. 

5. West Coast, Adelaide, Hawks, North and Gold Coast would surprise me.

As always, interstate clubs are much preferred than any other Victorian one!

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GWS midfield:

Kelly - Whitfield - Taranto - Green - Hopper - Ward - Coniglio

If their talls stand up - Himmelberg, Hogan and Ricardo - they should be top 4 easy and my tip to lose the Granny against us

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41 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

What a hideous decision to make. 
Soft spot for the Aints…No way. let them suffer in the wilderness for a few more decades. 
they were a Nightclub back in the 80’s 

I really have no one else I want to win the Flag

Live is too short. I want to see at least 4 in a row 

a bloody good night club in sixties and seventies too

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