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Re: 2018 AFL Ladder predictions

Postby bennymacca » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:08 pm

Booney wrote:From last years finals side I see Rockliff, Motlop, Jonas ( susp ) coming in for Bonner, Neade and Impey. If that doesn't make us better then I'll be surprised.


No watts?

I think everyone would agree that Port are a better side on paper this year than last. But most teams in the top eight except West Coast would say the same when you also account for natural progression of players, and the fact that Sydney (best team in second half of the year) and Essendon (also recruited heavily) were just below Port too means its hard to definitely say that they will rise up the ladder just because of these recruits.

And we all know how those missing puzzle pieces have gone in the past :D
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Re: 2018 AFL Ladder predictions

Postby Booney » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:20 pm

bennymacca wrote:
Booney wrote:From last years finals side I see Rockliff, Motlop, Jonas ( susp ) coming in for Bonner, Neade and Impey. If that doesn't make us better then I'll be surprised.


No watts?

I think everyone would agree that Port are a better side on paper this year than last. But most teams in the top eight except West Coast would say the same when you also account for natural progression of players, and the fact that Sydney (best team in second half of the year) and Essendon (also recruited heavily) were just below Port too means its hard to definitely say that they will rise up the ladder just because of these recruits.

And we all know how those missing puzzle pieces have gone in the past :D


Missing puzzle pieces? You lose any credibility you may or may not have had when you use headlines from the Advertiser.

Port entered the F50 the third most in 2017, players who we felt would increase our ability to use that we have were targeted. We had the 2nd best attack in the league. We've got a very young back line, it was the 2nd best for points against last year behind Sydney.

Natural progression of Powell-Pepper, Marshall, Wines, Wingard, Byrne-Jones, Howard, Clurey should hold us in good stead, too.

Watts - I'm not sure he and Westhoff both play in the same side, I've got him in there to start with but I think balance might see one or the other miss out, this will also depend on playing Marshall forward as well. I don't see Dixon, Marshall, Westhoff and Watts all playing forward of centre with the focus in the modern game on defensive pressure inside your F50.
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Re: 2018 AFL Ladder predictions

Postby teamdefense2017 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:22 pm

For what it is worth here is what i have so far.
Havent finalised the whole ladder but i have broken them up into groups.....

In the 8
port
adelaide
richmond
gellong
sydney
gws
essendon

maybe
bulldogs
wc
melbourne
st kilda
hawthorn

a raffle
collingwood
hawthorn

no chance
gold coast
north
brisbane
carlton
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Re: 2018 AFL Ladder predictions

Postby Corona Man » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:28 pm

teamdefense2017 wrote:For what it is worth here is what i have so far.
Havent finalised the whole ladder but i have broken them up into groups.....

In the 8
port
adelaide
richmond
gellong
sydney
gws
essendon

maybe
bulldogs
wc
melbourne
st kilda
hawthorn

a raffle
collingwood
hawthorn

no chance
gold coast
north
brisbane
carlton


Gold Coast not even starting this season then...... At least the Hawks are a chance & a raffle I guess.
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Re: 2018 AFL Ladder predictions

Postby teamdefense2017 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:30 pm

gold coast in the no chance column i reckon.
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Re: 2018 AFL Ladder predictions

Postby Booney » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:36 pm

Apologies folks, should have moved that to the Port thread.

Any of the moderators be arsed moving it across?
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Re: 2018 AFL Ladder predictions

Postby Brodlach » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:44 pm

Booney wrote:
bennymacca wrote:meaningless stats ftw

screen capture the spreadsheet and post it as a picture seems to work better.

Which teams are we least confident on? Ie calculate their standard deviation

I would guess Port, Melbourne and GWS


Interesting lack of confidence in Port on here, compared to most of the scribes anyway. Interesting, but not surprising.

Only from the 3 smart ones
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Re: 2018 AFL Ladder predictions

Postby Corona Man » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:45 pm

teamdefense2017 wrote:gold coast in the no chance column i reckon.

My error, its Fremantle who are the non starters then.
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Re: 2018 AFL Ladder predictions

Postby Booney » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:49 pm

Brodlach wrote:
Booney wrote:
bennymacca wrote:meaningless stats ftw

screen capture the spreadsheet and post it as a picture seems to work better.

Which teams are we least confident on? Ie calculate their standard deviation

I would guess Port, Melbourne and GWS


Interesting lack of confidence in Port on here, compared to most of the scribes anyway. Interesting, but not surprising.

Only from the 3 smart ones


3 smart scribes or 3 smart ones on here?

Going to be tough which ever way you go. ;)
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Re: 2018 AFL Ladder predictions

Postby Corona Man » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:56 pm

Booney wrote:
Brodlach wrote:
Booney wrote:
bennymacca wrote:meaningless stats ftw

screen capture the spreadsheet and post it as a picture seems to work better.

Which teams are we least confident on? Ie calculate their standard deviation

I would guess Port, Melbourne and GWS


Interesting lack of confidence in Port on here, compared to most of the scribes anyway. Interesting, but not surprising.

Only from the 3 smart ones


3 smart scribes or 3 smart ones on here?

Going to be tough which ever way you go. ;)


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Re: 2018 AFL Ladder predictions

Postby Brodlach » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:48 pm

Booney wrote:
Brodlach wrote:
Booney wrote:
bennymacca wrote:meaningless stats ftw

screen capture the spreadsheet and post it as a picture seems to work better.

Which teams are we least confident on? Ie calculate their standard deviation

I would guess Port, Melbourne and GWS


Interesting lack of confidence in Port on here, compared to most of the scribes anyway. Interesting, but not surprising.

Only from the 3 smart ones


3 smart scribes or 3 smart ones on here?

Going to be tough which ever way you go. ;)

Clearly the three posters on here that don’t have Port in the top 8 are the smart ones ;)
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Re: 2018 AFL Ladder predictions

Postby morell » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:49 pm

GWS
Geelong
Adelaide
St Kilda
Sydney
Essendon
Richmond
Hawthorn

Bulldogs
Port
Melbourne
Collingwood
Fremantle
Carlton
West Coast
Brisbane
North Melb
Gold Coast
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Re: 2018 AFL Ladder predictions

Postby JK » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:24 pm

Sydney
GWS
Port
Richmond
Adelaide
Essendon
Geelong
Western Bulldogs

Melbourne
West Coast
Hawthorn
Fremantle
Collingwood
St Kilda
Brisbane
North
Carlton
Gold Coast
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Re: 2018 AFL Ladder predictions

Postby cracka » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:22 am

I'm usually shit at this but will give it a go

Geelong
Sydney
Adelaide
Port
GWS
Richmond

Hawthorn
Melbourne
Essendon
Bulldogs
Collingwood
West Coast

Fremantle
North
Brisbane
Carlton
St Kilda
Gold Coast
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Re: 2018 AFL Ladder predictions

Postby mighty_tiger_79 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:50 am

GWS
Adelaide
Power
Sydney
West coast
Essendon
Hawthorn
Nth Melbourne

Melbourne
Geelong
Fremantle
Collingwood
St kilda
Fremantle
Gold Coast
Brisbane
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Re: 2018 AFL Ladder predictions

Postby Corona Man » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:26 am

mighty_tiger_79 wrote:GWS
Adelaide
Power
Sydney
West coast
Essendon
Hawthorn
Nth Melbourne

Melbourne
Geelong
Fremantle
Collingwood
St kilda
Fremantle
Gold Coast
Brisbane


Geelong wont miss the 8, and North won't make the 8 MT_79 - you can get set with me on that!
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Re: 2018 AFL Ladder predictions

Postby MW » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:38 am

Geelong have gained Ablett into a side that lost a prelim. With their home ground advantage (in the minor rd at least...) They're not missing the eight.
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Re: 2018 AFL Ladder predictions

Postby Brodlach » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:40 am

Haha typical MT footy post
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Re: 2018 AFL Ladder predictions

Postby Spargo » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:40 am

mighty_tiger_79 wrote:GWS
Adelaide
Power
Sydney
West coast
Essendon
Hawthorn
Nth Melbourne

Melbourne
Geelong
Fremantle
Collingwood
St kilda
Fremantle
Gold Coast
Brisbane


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Re: 2018 AFL Ladder predictions

Postby Booney » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:41 am

MW wrote:Geelong have gained Ablett into a side that lost a prelim. With their home ground advantage (in the minor rd at least...) They're not missing the eight.


Sure, they got Ablett but they lost Motlop. 8)
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