With the NAB Cup beginning tonight between Hawthorn, North Melbourne and Richmond, here's the appropriate thread for this year's scores and also for the discussion of anything AFL. This year sees 23 rounds of games, with each team playing 22 games and having a bye which are distributed in the shortened rounds 11, 12 and 13. This year also sees the introduction of the Greater Western Sydney Giants, increasing the league's number of teams to 18.
Gold Coast's is Metricon Stadium. 'BIS', as the newly added venue table will tell you, is GWS's training facility in Blacktown, suburb of Sydney. It will be one of three home grounds for the Giants (along with ANZ Stadium and Manuka Oval) until Round 9 when they unveil the new Skoda Stadium.
Oh, um, there are four weeks of NAB Cup games which then create a ladder, and the top two of that ladder will play in the NAB Cup Grand Final in the fifth week. Last edited:
*Essendon were unable to make their flight to Wangaratta, and because St Kilda had made it there by bus, the game was called off. As such, the AFL has ruled that St Kilda will be awarded the win and four points added for them on the NAB Cup ladder. Last edited:
I re-did my final Top 8 predictions by using Bailey Ladders' Ladder & Finals Predictor to select who I felt would win their remaining home & away season matches, without guessing particular winning margins. Here's my predictions...
So I feel that the loss to the Dorkers yesterday is gonna be a costly one. I think it will leave us a game out of the Top 4 and therefore not a serious chance to take the flag. We'd beat your mob in an elimination final though Chrissy. At least I've got those buggers finishing outside the 8 on percentage. Oh, the heartache! heheh
(sorry for putting my earlier preds in the wrong thread Irish ;P)
I'm surely you've seen it, but Matthew Pavilich 8.2 (50) def West Coast Eagles 6.12 (48)
Poor Eagles though
I'm predicting the Hawks to win the Premiership, with either the Swans or Cats in the Grand Final with them (unsure about the Crows and Magpies). The Eagles, Bombers and Dockers will round out the 8, with the Saints missing out at 9, and Gold Coast for the wooden spoon
I was thinking Gold Coast were a certaintly to win next week as GWS (with that win) had gotten all they need out the season and would want the number 1 pick..... BUT Gold Coast got a lot of injuries in their game against Melbourne so I'm starting to doubt now.
I also reckon the Top 8 is basically decided, Fremantle might scrap in but I suspect that they will just miss out maybe by percentage. West Coast are gone the injuries have finally caught up with them. At this stage Hawthorn look most likely to win the Premiership with either Collingwood or Sydney making the Grand Final, Geelong will come home strong but will most likely fall just short.
I've gone through the Ladder Predictor on the AFL site and I have the ladder as
1. Sydney 76 2. Adelaide 72 3. Collingwood 68 4. Hawthorn 64 5. Geelong 60 6. North Melbourne 56 7. West Coast 52 8. Essendon 52 (only by a very small percentage margin)
9. Fremantle 52 (may make the 8 if they can beat Melbourne in Rd 23 by a good margin) 10. St Kilda 48 11. Carlton 44 12. Richmond 40 13. Brisbane 36 14. Port Adelaide 20 15. Western Bulldogs 20 16. Melbourne 16 17. Gold Coast 8 18.GWS Giants 8 Last edited:
I have to agree with Trav D. It looks like a Hawthorn/Sydney Grand Final. Although I'd still think Collingwood would have a good shot at beating Sydney in their Prelim Final (if they can get past West Coast).
I can't see either West Coast or Fremantle being able to win three games on the road to win the flag though. So I'd expect both to lose this week, although Freo have at least half a chance against the Crows. West Coast virtually no chance against the Pies. They just don't play well at the MCG.
Tomorrow's Grand Final between Hawthorn and Sydney will be the third time these teams have met this season. Sydney won in Tasmania early in the season but Hawthorn beat the Swans in Sydney just before the finals. With the possible weather for tomorrow, plus the fact that only two teams have cracked the 100 during this finals series, my guess is tomorrow will be quite low scoring. Even though I think this will the benefit the Swans somewhat, my tip will be Hawthorn to win by 11 points. Last edited: