2012 Predictions

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Zac Smith
Premiership
Hawthorn
Wooden Spoon
GWS
Predicted Ladder
Hawthorn
Collingwood
Carlton
Fremantle
Geelong
West Coast
Sydney
Melbourne
——–
North Melbourne
St Kilda
Adelaide
Essendon
Western Bulldogs
Richmond
Brisbane Lions
Gold Coast
Port Adelaide
GWS
Brownlow
Chris Judd
Coleman
Lance Franklin
Rising Star
Chad Wingard
Headline we will see
The gloves come off – AFL enforces ban
Headline we won’t see
Giant Victory! GWS records first win
James Rose
Premiership
Hawthorn
Wooden Spoon
GWS
Predicted Ladder
Hawthorn
Collingwood
St Kilda
West Coast
Geelong
Carlton
Fremantle
Essendon
Sydney
——–
North Melbourne
Melbourne
Richmond
Adelaide
Western Bulldogs
Brisbane Lions
Gold Coast
Port Adelaide
GWS
Brownlow
Nick Dal Santo
Coleman
Lance Franklin
Rising Star
Chad Wingard
Headline we will see
Power Outage! – Port Adelaide beaten by GWS
Headline we won’t see
Fair for all – AFL announces random draw for 2013 season
Josh Drake
Premiership
Collingwood
Wooden Spoon
GWS
Predicted Ladder
Collingwood
Geelong
Hawthorn
Carlton
West Coast
Essendon
St Kilda
Fremantle
——–
Western Bulldogs
Sydney
Melbourne
North Melbourne
Richmond
Adelaide
Gold Coast
Brisbane Lions
Port Adelaide
GWS
Brownlow
Scott Pendlebury
Coleman
Lance Franklin
Rising Star
Brandon Ellis
Headline we will see
‘The gap from top to bottom is widening’
Headline we won’t see
‘The rule change committee sack themselves’
Mick Jeffrey
Premiership
Hawthorn
Wooden Spoon
GWS
Predicted Ladder
HAWTHORN
Geelong
Carlton
Sydney
Collingwood
West Coast
Bulldogs
Fremantle
——–
Melbourne
Richmond
Essendon
St.Kilda
North Melbourne
Gold Coast
Adelaide
Port Adelaide
Brisbane
GWS
Brownlow
Matt Priddis (WC)
Coleman
Travis Cloke (COLL)
Rising Star
Stephen Coniglio (GWS)
Headline we will see
FEE FI FO FUM, Giants smell the blood of Win Number One
Headline we won’t see
NO NO NO NO NO, Phil Gould surrenders Western Sydney on behalf of Rugby League
Andrew Lewis
Premiership
Hawthorn
Wooden Spoon
GWS
Predicted Ladder
Hawthorn
Collingwood
Carlton
West Coast
Geelong
Richmond
St Kilda
Essendon
——–
North Melbourne
Sydney
Brisbane
Melbourne
Fremantle
Adelaide
Western Bulldogs
Gold Coast
Port Adelaide
GWS
Brownlow
Marc Murphy
Coleman
Lance Franklin
Rising Star
Sebastian Ross
Headline we will see
Carlton’s defensive deficiency costs them dearly
Headline we won’t see
GWS win first game
Dean Goldstein
Premiership
Carlton
Wooden Spoon
GWS
Predicted Ladder
Collingwood
Carlton
Hawthorn
Fremantle
Geelong
West Coast
Sydney
Essendon
——–
North Melbourne
Melbourne
Brisbane
Western Bulldogs
Richmond
St Kilda
Port Adelaide
Adelaide
Gold Coast
GWS
Brownlow
Gary Ablett
Coleman
Travis Cloke
Rising Star
Josh Caddy
Headline we will see
Tank-you very much, Demons surge towards the finals as Neeld banishes Bailey’s old Demons
Headline we won’t see
Suns beat Giants in packed thriller
Chris McMaster
Premiership
Collingwood
Wooden Spoon
GWS
Predicted Ladder
Collingwood
Hawthorn
Carlton
Geelong
West Coast
Fremantle
North Melbourne
Sydney
——–
Essendon
Richmond
St Kilda
Brisbane
Western Bulldogs
Melbourne
Port Adelaide
Gold Coast
Adelaide
GWS
Brownlow
Lance Franklin
Coleman
Travis Cloke
Rising Star
Chad Wingard
Headline we will see
Lyon fodder: Dockers break their St Kilda drought in dramatic style
Headline we won’t see
Giants stand tall as club doctor praised for use of human growth hormone
Dominic Fay
Premiership
Hawthorn
Wooden Spoon
GWS
Predicted Ladder
Hawthorn
Carlton
Sydney
Collingwood
Geelong
St Kilda
Richmond
North Melbourne
——–
Brisbane
Melbourne
West Coast
Essendon
Fremantle
Adelaide
Gold Coast
Western Bulldogs
Port Adelaide
GWS
Brownlow
Sam Mitchell
Coleman
Jack Riewoldt
Rising Star
Jared Polec
Headline we will see
Fremantle’s Woes Deepen, Club Culture Blamed
Headline we won’t see
Richmond Searching for New Coach
Sam Mills
Premiership
Collingwood
Wooden Spoon
Port Adelaide
Predicted Ladder
Hawthorn
Collingwood
Carlton
Sydney
Essendon
Brisbane
Geelong
North Melbourne
——–
Richmond
West Coast
Fremantle
Melbourne
Western Bulldogs
St Kilda
Adelaide
Gold Coast
GWS
Port Adelade
Brownlow
Sam Mitchell & Scott Pendlebury
Coleman
Travis Cloke
Rising Star
Elliot Kavangah
Headline we will see
Etihad Stadium troubles (happens at least once a year)
Headline we won’t see
Port Adelaide beat new-boy GWS
Matt Marsden
Premiership
Hawthorn
Wooden Spoon
GWS
Predicted Ladder
Collingwood
Hawthorn
Carlton
West Coast
Geelong
Fremantle
St. Kilda
Sydney
——–
North Melbourne
Richmond
Essendon
Western Bulldogs
Adelaide
Brisbane
Gold Coast
Melbourne
Port Adelaide
GWS
Brownlow
Sam Mitchell
Coleman
Travis Cloke
Rising Star
Stephen Coniglio
Headline we will see
Headline we won’t see
Zain Machfud
Premiership
Hawthorn
Wooden Spoon
GWS
Predicted Ladder
Geelong
Collingwood
Hawthorn
Carlton
West Coast Eagles
Sydney
Essendon
Fremantle
——–
Richmond
North Melbourne
Western Bulldogs
St Kilda
Melbourne
Adelaide
Brisbane
Gold Coast
Port Adelaide
GWS
Brownlow
Lance Franklin
Coleman
Lance Franklin
Rising Star
Clay Smith
Headline we will see
More names released as betting scandal rocks AFL.
Headline we won’t see
Giants dwarfed by rivals as Round 23 loss brings an end to winless season.
Frankston Rover
Premiership
Hawthorn
Wooden Spoon
GWS
Predicted Ladder
Collingwood
Hawthorn
Carlton
Geelong
West Coast Eagles
Fremantle
St Kilda
Sydney
——–
Richmond
North Melbourne
Melbourne
Western Bulldogs
Adelaide
Essendon
Brisbane
Port Adelaide
Gold Coast
GWS
Brownlow
Gary Ablett
Coleman
Lance Franklin
Rising Star
Chad Wingard
Headline we will see
ANZAC Day Clash Opens Old Wounds feat. Buckley Vs Hird interview.
Headline we won’t see
Adrian Anderson Admits: We Got It Wrong.
Rhiley Wentworth
Premiership
Hawthorn
Wooden Spoon
GWS
Predicted Ladder
Collingwood
Hawthorn
Carlton
Geelong
Essendon
West Coast
Fremantle
Sydney
——–
Richmond
North Melbounre
St Kilda
Western Bulldogs
Adelaide
Brisbane
Melbourne
Gold Coast
Port Adelaide
GWS
Brownlow
Jobe Watson
Coleman
Lance Franklin
Rising Star
John Butcher
Headline we will see
Richmond finally begin to break the shackles of the past 30 years.
Headline we won’t see
Rules committee make no changes.
Peter Williams
Premiership
West Coast
Wooden Spoon
GWS
Predicted Ladder
West Coast
Hawthorn
Collingwood
Geelong
Sydney
Kangaroos
Carlton
Adelaide
——–
Richmond
Fremantle
Melbourne
Essendon
Brisbane
St. Kilda
Western Bulldogs
Port Adelaide
Gold Coast
GWS
Brownlow
Joel Selwood
Coleman
Lance Franklin
Rising Star
Brandon Ellis
Headline we will see
“Great Western Success” – AFL tell football world that the newest club’s admission into the AFL has been a success
Headline we won’t see
“We were wrong” – AFL admit sub rule causes more harm than good
Liam O’Callaghan
Premiership
Collingwood
Wooden Spoon
GWS
Predicted Ladder
West Coast
Hawthorn
Collingwood
West Coast
Geelong
Carlton
Fremantle
Adelaide
North Melbourne
——–
Sydney
St. Kilda
Essendon
Richmond
Brisbane
Port Adelaide
Melbourne
Western Bulldogs
Gold Coast
GWS
Brownlow
Scott Pendlebury
Coleman
Lance Franklin
Rising Star
Stephen Coniglio
Headline we will see
Player suspended for alcohol related incident
Headline we won’t see
Match review panel introduces new raffle system