My take on the ladder for next year (end of home and away, not finals):
- West Coast - settled team. gaff back. Nic Nat back sometime. hard to beat in west
- Essendon - barring injuries, will be most exciting team to watch next year. In full flight
- Richmond - lose some depth, but get Lynch. Any injuries could be problem. Had dream run last 2 years
- Collingwood - good midfield will get you through most games
- Melbourne - another good midfield, with good bookends now.
- Adelaide - Cut out the crap, power ranger stuff, boot camps, and stick to football, they will be OK
- GWS - Little worried. Another bad injury run, and they tumble
- North - Not bad, not quite the class of others
- Geelong. Long in the tooth. Will win games in Geelong, struggle elsewhere
- Port Adelaide - Home games, few match winners, I’d take Robbie G anyday
- Hawks - My sliders along with swannies. Sad to see. Hell no. Clarko will berate journalists most of year
- Brisbane - Could be higher. Dangerous opposition next year.
- Fremantle - They should see a quack. Split personaility. OK one day, toilet stuff the next
- Swannies - Tired and slow. Will be evident when Hooker runs away from Buddy and kicks a goal from the boundary at the 50
- Saints - Carlisle, I’ll send you a post card at the end of next season saying “told ya…”
- Bulldogs - Lost players, Bevo will only be there 1 training session a week. Surfing other sessions.
- Gold Coast - Funnily enough, will be better without a few bad eggs
- Williamstown - promoted for VFL as finishing as highest non-aligned team in VFL
Carlton I honestly think will finish around mid-table in VFL, with SoS staring bewilderingly at his clipboard saying “$%#^ I reading these drafts upside down…”