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Postby saynta » Tue 06 Feb 2018 3:44pm

Here's my go.

Adelaide
Sydney
Geelong
St Kilda
Essendon
Port Agelaide :oops:
Richmond
West Coast


Oops forgot about GWS. :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: Pick your top 8.

Postby saintsRrising » Tue 06 Feb 2018 4:52pm

saynta wrote:Here's my go.

Adelaide
Sydney
Geelong
St Kilda
Essendon
Port Adelaide
Richmond
West Coast


GWS to crash and burn? So much talent there, and most of it now getting to a good age and so I cannot see them missing the 8 despite their lack of a club vibe.
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Re: Pick your top 8.

Postby parkeysainter » Tue 06 Feb 2018 5:11pm

1. Don't care
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6. Saints
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Re: Pick your top 8.

Postby desertsaint » Tue 06 Feb 2018 6:54pm

don't care - lower mid-rung is where all the action is!
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Re: Pick your top 8.

Postby Drake Huggins » Wed 07 Feb 2018 2:58am

saynta wrote:Here's my go.

Adelaide
Sydney
Geelong
St Kilda
Essendon
Port Agelaide
Richmond
West Coast

WCE out, GWS in.
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Re: Pick your top 8.

Postby saynta » Wed 07 Feb 2018 8:10am

saintsRrising wrote:
saynta wrote:Here's my go.

Adelaide
Sydney
Geelong
St Kilda
Essendon
Port Adelaide
Richmond
West Coast


GWS to crash and burn? So much talent there, and most of it now getting to a good age and so I cannot see them missing the 8 despite their lack of a club vibe.


You can put my omission down to dementia. :oops: :oops: :| :|
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Re: Pick your top 8.

Postby St Loxton » Wed 07 Feb 2018 9:53am

Adelaide
Gws
Richmond
Stkilda
Melbourne
Sydney
Essendon
Port
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Re: Pick your top 8.

Postby DJ Higgins » Wed 07 Feb 2018 10:11am

Love the optimism guys. But top 4? Really. I am hoping for spot 8.
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Re: Pick your top 8.

Postby outside66 » Wed 07 Feb 2018 10:31am

Top 4 - Saints. I reckon we'll pull off a cheeky high place like we did in 2008 then explode next year!
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Re: Pick your top 8.

Postby spert » Wed 07 Feb 2018 1:37pm

Saints should get into the lower 8, if not then expect heads to roll at season's end.

Here it is for 2018 going into finals:
Sydney
Richmond
Adelaide
Port A
WCE
Geelong
St Kilda
Essendon
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Re: Pick your top 8.

Postby Drake Huggins » Wed 07 Feb 2018 2:12pm

No GWS, spert?
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Re: Pick your top 8.

Postby degruch » Wed 07 Feb 2018 2:39pm

Not having perused the draw, but...

Adelaide
Sydney
GWS
Richmond
Melbourne
Port
Essendon
Geelong

Saints :(

Sorry, too many unknowns this season to confidently say we'll make the top 8 for sure...although Geelong's position is tenuous, based on the efforts of some of their older chaps (Scott Selwood's already broken down, so not a great omen for them). Port's AFL garage sale team may also take a while to gel, but can't see them missing the finals.
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Re: Pick your top 8.

Postby MC Gusto » Wed 07 Feb 2018 4:40pm

NIcky Dal has written us off. Can’t see us making the 8.

To be fair I’m struggling to see it as well but you never know we could have a 2004 like start to the season
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Re: Pick your top 8.

Postby DJ Higgins » Wed 07 Feb 2018 5:17pm

MC Gusto wrote:NIcky Dal has written us off. Can’t see us making the 8.

To be fair I’m struggling to see it as well but you never know we could have a 2004 like start to the season


Read the article and hard to argue with it. Who are we really going to knock out of the eight. Easier draw does help but needs a huge uplift from last year. I am hoping for more consistent games, our worst not being as bad as previous years and a newbie playing well above their expectations
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Re: Pick your top 8.

Postby mightysainters » Thu 08 Feb 2018 9:43am

West coast and Dons are not crash hot at all... huge chance to make 8

Eagles won’t get near top 8
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Re: Pick your top 8.

Postby Linton Lodger » Thu 08 Feb 2018 12:09pm

In no particular order:

Sydney
Adelaide
St Kilda
Essendon
Western Bulldogs
Port Adelaide
Geelong
GWS
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Re: Pick your top 8.

Postby DJ Higgins » Thu 08 Feb 2018 1:34pm

Top 4 prospects - Crows, swans, Giants, Tigers, Cats. Based on last year and team changes these are the most likely.

Top 8 prospects
Port - Big ins with Tom Rockliff, Steven Motlop and Jack Watts joining, Rockliff is a huge in and will now play in a team that can really play so he will show his true potential. If they fire port play finals
Bombers - Another 3 ins Devon Smith, Adam Saad and Jake Stringer but not as big as ports. Lost some experience at end of last season but team now has another pre-season in them and the drug saga is now done.
West Coast - Nic Nat return will help but loss of Priddis will hurt more. Need a huge uplift from other players
Dogs - Lost a lot of experience end of last year and their game plan has been countered now. Jackson Trengove and Josh Scache will help a bit but unlikely for 8. Plus they cant kick straight like us
Melbourne - Lost watts and gained Lever. Helps fix leaky defense and Gawn looks good. Should get there is Sept
Hawks - No Hodge or Gibbo makes this too hard
Saints - lost a lot of experience with Joey and Roo leaving and picked up too many defenders in the Draft and no genuine outside mid; Hunter may play later in the year there but by then it may be too late. One of the worst shots at goal in comp and Massive over handballers. Need to fix a lot of issues to get there and a lot to go right. Looks like 2019 for me
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Re: Pick your top 8.

Postby saynta » Thu 08 Feb 2018 2:00pm

DJ Higgins wrote:Top 4 prospects - Crows, swans, Giants, Tigers, Cats. Based on last year and team changes these are the most likely.

Top 8 prospects
Port - Big ins with Tom Rockliff, Steven Motlop and Jack Watts joining, Rockliff is a huge in and will now play in a team that can really play so he will show his true potential. If they fire port play finals
Bombers - Another 3 ins Devon Smith, Adam Saad and Jake Stringer but not as big as ports. Lost some experience at end of last season but team now has another pre-season in them and the drug saga is now done.
West Coast - Nic Nat return will help but loss of Priddis will hurt more. Need a huge uplift from other players
Dogs - Lost a lot of experience end of last year and there game plan has been countered now. Jackson Trengove and Josh Scache will help a bit but unlikely for 8. Plus they cant kick straight like us
Melbourne - Lost watts and gained Lever. Helps fix leaky defense and Gawn looks good. Should get there is Sept
Hawks - No Hodge or Gibbo makes this too hard
Saints - lost a lot of experience with Joey and Roo leaving and picked up too many defenders in the Draft and no genuine outside mid; Hunter may play let in the year there but by then it may be too late. One of the worst shots at goal in comp and Massive over handballers. Need to fix a lot of issues to get there and lto to go right. Looks like 2019 for me


Like me you have overlooked GWS.

Was it on purpose?
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Re: Pick your top 8.

Postby degruch » Thu 08 Feb 2018 2:03pm

saynta wrote:
DJ Higgins wrote:Top 4 prospects - Crows, swans, Giants, Tigers, Cats. Based on last year and team changes these are the most likely.

Top 8 prospects
Port - Big ins with Tom Rockliff, Steven Motlop and Jack Watts joining, Rockliff is a huge in and will now play in a team that can really play so he will show his true potential. If they fire port play finals
Bombers - Another 3 ins Devon Smith, Adam Saad and Jake Stringer but not as big as ports. Lost some experience at end of last season but team now has another pre-season in them and the drug saga is now done.
West Coast - Nic Nat return will help but loss of Priddis will hurt more. Need a huge uplift from other players
Dogs - Lost a lot of experience end of last year and there game plan has been countered now. Jackson Trengove and Josh Scache will help a bit but unlikely for 8. Plus they cant kick straight like us
Melbourne - Lost watts and gained Lever. Helps fix leaky defense and Gawn looks good. Should get there is Sept
Hawks - No Hodge or Gibbo makes this too hard
Saints - lost a lot of experience with Joey and Roo leaving and picked up too many defenders in the Draft and no genuine outside mid; Hunter may play let in the year there but by then it may be too late. One of the worst shots at goal in comp and Massive over handballers. Need to fix a lot of issues to get there and lto to go right. Looks like 2019 for me


Like me you have overlooked GWS.

Was it on purpose?


He's got them as a top 4 lock...which they will be.
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Re: Pick your top 8.

Postby saynta » Thu 08 Feb 2018 2:05pm

degruch wrote:
saynta wrote:
DJ Higgins wrote:Top 4 prospects - Crows, swans, Giants, Tigers, Cats. Based on last year and team changes these are the most likely.

Top 8 prospects
Port - Big ins with Tom Rockliff, Steven Motlop and Jack Watts joining, Rockliff is a huge in and will now play in a team that can really play so he will show his true potential. If they fire port play finals
Bombers - Another 3 ins Devon Smith, Adam Saad and Jake Stringer but not as big as ports. Lost some experience at end of last season but team now has another pre-season in them and the drug saga is now done.
West Coast - Nic Nat return will help but loss of Priddis will hurt more. Need a huge uplift from other players
Dogs - Lost a lot of experience end of last year and there game plan has been countered now. Jackson Trengove and Josh Scache will help a bit but unlikely for 8. Plus they cant kick straight like us
Melbourne - Lost watts and gained Lever. Helps fix leaky defense and Gawn looks good. Should get there is Sept
Hawks - No Hodge or Gibbo makes this too hard
Saints - lost a lot of experience with Joey and Roo leaving and picked up too many defenders in the Draft and no genuine outside mid; Hunter may play let in the year there but by then it may be too late. One of the worst shots at goal in comp and Massive over handballers. Need to fix a lot of issues to get there and lto to go right. Looks like 2019 for me


Like me you have overlooked GWS.

Was it on purpose?


He's got them as a top 4 lock...which they will be.



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Re: Pick your top 8.

Postby degruch » Thu 08 Feb 2018 2:11pm

Assuming 'DJ Higgins' is a 'he', of course :oops:
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Re: Pick your top 8.

Postby DJ Higgins » Thu 08 Feb 2018 4:57pm

degruch wrote:Assuming 'DJ Higgins' is a 'he', of course :oops:


Definitely male.
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Re: Pick your top 8.

Postby saintbob » Fri 09 Feb 2018 10:54pm

GWS
ADEL
RICH
GEE
PORT
MELB
ESS
STK/WB/SYD
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Re: Pick your top 8.

Postby samuraisaint » Fri 09 Feb 2018 11:22pm

Adelaide
Port Adelaide
Geelong
GWS
Essendon
Melbourne
Sydney
West Coast Eagles


The retirements of Nick. Joey and Dempster are big shadows to cover. I don't think we'll go backwards, but holding our position is likely to be the best we'll be able to do this year. We're certainly a far more even team than we've been in the past, but 2018 has to be all about development, and building an overall team strategy. No more 15 goal hidings down at Geelong and interstate would make a refreshing change.
We need to be more attacking and to learn how to kick straight too.
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Re: Pick your top 8.

Postby The Fireman » Sat 10 Feb 2018 2:28am

it's sobering and good to see that some here have removed the rose coloured glasses ....that's healthy .. reality is the way to go...This club is one of the oldest with the worst performance(flags)..time to get real.
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