Wooden Spoon: Carlton
Edit: Actually I’ve looked at a lot of the “expert’s” predictions for last season. It appears the methodology is - jumble up the order of the final 8 from the previous year, then swap one team out for an up and coming team (usually Melbourne).
Wasn’t sure where to post this maybe there should be a thread on 2018 predictions/expectations
We will play Melbourne Demons at the G in an elimination final and lose by 12 points.
100% this will happen
So SANFL inside mid Graham wasn’t tagging Sloane then? And got off him to kick goals on the counter
And Caddy wasn’t rotating with Dusty as their medium fwd / inside mid then which they do all the time?
You’ve gone from “consistent inside mids” to “they played roles on the day which didn’t involve being inside mids”. Which is quite correct. And Prestia, to his credit, had a good, consistent 2017. I just wouldn’t bank on him backing it up, with his injury history.
That finals serirs was all about pressure. If it was about inside mids, Adelaide win in a canter.
Essendon’s pressure was poor for much of the year, with some brief patches of very exciting, intense work. Get that right, and it throws the other mids under as much pressure as ours look most of the time. Get it wrong, wouldn’t matter who’s on ball.
The positive is Richmond showed you could go from just about the worst pressuring side to the best, if you draft and select right: Castagna, Rioli, Menadue, Lambert, Graham were very very good.