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    Ladder Predictor

    Here is my prediction.
    This has us losing to cats, and beating Pies and Lions.
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    #	Team	Pl	W	L	D	PF	PA	Perc	Pts		
    1	Geelong		22	21	1	0	2263	1410	160.50	84
    2	Hawthorn	22	18	4	0	2070	1598	129.54	72
    3	W Bulldogs	22	16	5	1	2211	1842	120.03	66
    4	Sydney		22	13	8	1	1816	1560	116.41	54
    5	Nth Melb	22	13	8	1	1828	1835	99.62	54
    6	St Kilda	22	13	9	0	1775	1768	100.40	52
    7	Adelaide	22	12	10	0	1766	1605	110.03	48
    8	Collingwood	22	12	10	0	1989	1811	109.83	48
    9	Bris Lions	22	11	11	0	1906	1893	100.69	44
    10	Richmond	22	10	11	1	1899	2074	91.56	42
    11	Carlton		22	9	13	0	1931	1948	99.13	36
    12	Essendon	22	8	14	0	1913	2184	87.59	32
    13	Port Adel	22	6	16	0	1767	1981	89.20	24
    14	Fremantle	22	5	17	0	1741	1851	94.06	20
    15	West Coast	22	4	18	0	1498	2163	69.26	16
    16	Melbourne	22	3	19	0	1459	2309	63.19	12
    Mind you we could finish as low as 9th, but that is highly unlikely.
    All other teams would have to win against the top 3 for this to happen. Possible but unlikely.

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    We'll beat Brisbane, they seem to be going out backwards, but it really all does hinge on next weekend v Collingwood. doesn't it?

    Sure you can't work the ladder out in a way that has the Pies missing the 8? :-)
    Today's a draft of your epitaph

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor View Post
    We'll beat Brisbane, they seem to be going out backwards, but it really all does hinge on next weekend v Collingwood. doesn't it?

    Sure you can't work the ladder out in a way that has the Pies missing the 8? :-)
    I'm sure I could, but I was trying to be realistic.

    There are no guarantees we will beat Brisbane, that have been more unpredictable than our own swans this year. And given that a few of their seniors may be bowing out at the end of the year, they may just lift a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottH View Post
    I'm sure I could, but I was trying to be realistic.

    There are no guarantees we will beat Brisbane, that have been more unpredictable than our own swans this year. And given that a few of their seniors may be bowing out at the end of the year, they may just lift a little.
    I reckon the Swans have been THE most predictable team this year.

    Current top 8 teams: 1 win 1 draw 7 losses
    Current bottom 8 teams: 10 wins 0 losses

    Collingwood have been the most un-predictable - 5 wins each agaist top and bottom 8 sides, and 5 and 4 losses respectively.

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    Good point Bart.

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    So you think West Coast will lose to Melbourne?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIGJAM View Post
    So you think West Coast will lose to Melbourne?
    Probably just ticked the box without much thought for that one.
    I don't think it will have much bearing on the 8.

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    I predict Sydney will end up with 50 points at seasons end.

    It takes an optimist (or a masochist) to think that Sydney can beat the Pies.
    So many times in the past 5 years, (particularly in seasons 2006, 2007 and 2008), I have thought it was our time to win... we were due... only to be disappointed.

    The record since Round 21 2003 stands at just 2 wins and 6 losses. And only two of those 8 games were away from Sydney.

    Even when on the mere two occasions when we have beaten Collingwood in the past 1/2 decade:

    -both games were in Sydney;

    -in both seasons we finished either top 6 (2004) or were the premiers (2005), whilst they finished bottom 4 in both years (13th in 2004, and 15th in 2005); and

    -the margin was only by a goal (2004), or a point (2005).

    I'm sick of taking the bait. In Round 21 this year I'll be as usual supporting Sydney, but this time I'm tipping the Pies.

    PS. Yes, I know the games at Telstra Dome, where Collingwood’ record is perceived to be not the best, (26 wins/23 losses to be exact, compared with 60 wins/59 losses for the MCG for the same period). I still however remain convinced.

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