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Postby Con Gorozidis » Sat 23 Dec 2017 8:13am

With the new year approaching.
Time for your 2018 predictions.
Can be related to absolutely anything.
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Postby DJ Higgins » Sat 23 Dec 2017 10:21am

The good
*more players entering the 50-100 game brackets means increased skill
*Our goal kicking improves which mean more close wins than loses
*Our Defence becomes one of the best
*more games pumped into Marshall, Battle & Long
*With no Roo Skunk get more of the ball and scores more goals
*Steele become an a grade inside mid due to his defence. And improved disposal
*Paddy learns to protect himself
*Jack Steven learns how to play with a tag
*Brown continues his good form and holds down his position for another year giving other KDP time to grow

The bad
*Injuries still plague Armo, Freeman & Goddard and get few games
*Saints fans finally realise that Paddy isnt' going to be the great white hope and becomes a serviceable forward at best
*The extent of Roo & Joey absence is really felt when mistakes made due to inexperience hurt us
*Richo still doesn't have a plan b or c game style
*No outside mid to support Jack Steven so he gets double team and gets soft tissue injuries from workload
*We go back to long bombs into 50
*Jake Carlisle is in mark of the year again
*Still over handball a lot
*Still struggle with interstate trips
*Finish lower on the ladder

I hate to say it but we put too many eggs into the free agent basket this year and got burnt. We simply don't have enough guns in the midfield especially on the outside now and it will show. Only real hope is that some one really steps up and i mean massively.
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Postby Bernard Shakey » Sat 23 Dec 2017 10:52am

Saints will win 12 games.
5 of the first 8;
5 of the last 8; and
2 of the middle 6.

We have a very tough draw in the middle of the season.
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Postby saynta » Sat 23 Dec 2017 12:58pm

Saints will make the 8 mainly down to the form of Billings, Steele, Gresham and improved goal kicking all round.
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Postby CQ SAINT » Sat 23 Dec 2017 10:50pm

Will pick up 20 points in percentage.
Will make the 8 with 14 wins.
6 players will kick 30 or more goals.
We will be hard to score against and rank highly in possession totals.
Coffield Clark Conellan Freeman Logan and Paton to debut.
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Postby SuperDuper » Sun 24 Dec 2017 12:07am

CQ SAINT wrote:6 players will kick 30 or more goals.


So far as I can see, we have 4 guys who have scored 5 or more goals in a game, Gresh, Billings, Bruce, Members

If McCartin can make it 5 players.. that would be a pretty potent and diverse forward line. Here's hoping!
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Postby CQ SAINT » Sun 24 Dec 2017 12:52am

SuperDuper wrote:
CQ SAINT wrote:6 players will kick 30 or more goals.


So far as I can see, we have 4 guys who have scored 5 or more goals in a game, Gresh, Billings, Bruce, Members

If McCartin can make it 5 players.. that would be a pretty potent and diverse forward line. Here's hoping!


Barring injury Membrey Bruce Billings and Gresh should be shoe ins. McCartin and Weller are both capable of it and Battle and Marshall are the hopefuls. I just have a feeling a mid might step up into a bonefide goal kicker too. I'm backing Acres.
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Postby WellardSaint » Sun 24 Dec 2017 2:19am

Other teams passing us,
Norf n Carlscum especially

Richo was a bit deluded in 2017 and will continue
with having NO plan b or c.
Still playing Gilbo which costs us games
Ross continues racking up big numbers but never gets a tag
as his disposals continue going to the worst option or to a contest.
Paddy only plays 3-5 games as keeps getting hurt.
We finish 12th
Summertime just means lots of sunburn, lots of pain.
Long wait till footy season, when the pain of sunburn is replaced by the pain of missed opportunities, missed shots at goal,
mistakes under pressure...
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Postby SaintPav » Sun 24 Dec 2017 8:52am

GWS won’t win the flag.

Richmond to make top 4.

Saints to win 12-14 games.

Logan will be a find.

Our young recruits to get regular games and to play well.

Gilbo’s last season.

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Postby kosifantutti » Sun 24 Dec 2017 9:04am

We’ll beat GWS in the final. Carlisle to win the Norm Smith.
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Postby saintspremiers » Sun 24 Dec 2017 9:22am

Con will go the whole season without getting banned!
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Postby St Loxton » Sun 24 Dec 2017 9:50am

14 wins, 6th spot. Make the prelim, lose to Melbourne.
Hunter Clark wins Rising Star.
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Postby WellardSaint » Sun 24 Dec 2017 10:53am

SaintPav wrote:GWS won’t win the flag.

Richmond to make top 4.

Saints to win 12-14 games.

Logan will be a find.

Our young recruits to get regular games and to play well.

Gilbo’s last season.

One poster to find the negative in everything and to continue to live a miserable existence.


At least TWO posters, you have to include myself and Con
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Postby skeptic » Sun 24 Dec 2017 1:01pm

Saints win a final and finally become that destination club
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Postby WellardSaint » Sun 24 Dec 2017 1:26pm

skeptic wrote:Saints win a final and finally become that destination club


A club for any player past his best.
A retirement village, if you like.
Summertime just means lots of sunburn, lots of pain.
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Postby Zed » Sun 24 Dec 2017 2:03pm

10-12 wins
Older players continue to burn the ball under pressure
Younger players gain consistency and become match winners
By season end younger players (years 1-5) will be leading the way and signal a changing of the guard
Big clean out of older players at end of season making way for lots of picks in the draft.
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Postby longtimesaint » Sun 24 Dec 2017 2:33pm

Zed wrote:10-12 wins
Older players continue to burn the ball under pressure
Younger players gain consistency and become match winners
By season end younger players (years 1-5) will be leading the way and signal a changing of the guard
Big clean out of older players at end of season making way for lots of picks in the draft.

Can’t see a big clean out as Gilbert and perhaps Brown are the only candidates.
If the development of the young players continue we should be a contender.
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Postby Con Gorozidis » Mon 25 Dec 2017 2:16pm

Ok Ill have a go!

Saints
Connellan to be the surprise packet of the season and turn on some WTF! performances.
Mav to go back being a negative midfielder and be much improved in a tagging role.
Coffield to send Saints fans gaga. Paton to put serious pressure on Newnes for a spot. Clark and Clavarino to spend time getting their bodies up to the rigours of AFL footy.
Debate about the Ruck position will continue.
Saints to be in and around 6-8th.
Sandy to be back in the top 4.
Acres B & F.

AFL
Bennell to star.
Brisbane to be a surprise packet and get off the bottom. Alex Witherden to win Rising Star.
Suns to continue to struggle regardless of the new coach coming in.
More betting scandals.
Richmond to have a premiership hangover (fair enough).

Politics
Kim Jong-un to continue to bait the US.
Tony Abbott to get more and more desperate for media attention.
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Postby David-Lee » Mon 25 Dec 2017 11:32pm

I dont think it is negative to have any opinion.

My hope is that we finish top of the ladder and win the grand final.
Realistic opinion is that we have the thinnest chance - like 10%, to finish 8th.

I bet mostly based on reality. We have plenty of decent talent and potential for 2 maybe 3 players to emerge as stars.
But our best laid plans went to rubbish. We didnt or couldnt get 2 stars into the club and next year will be no different with many clubs as well off as we are financially.

But an injection of cash from the stadium deal and morrabin have me hopeful a miracle occurs in 2018.

Back to earth I presume another year of mediocre AR coaching and fans applauding him.
Lots of blokes trying their best but many just not there yet.
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