2014 AFL Predictions

Good evening,

It is that time of the year again for my AFL and Essendon predictions.

Ladder

Hawthorn
Fremantle
West Coast
Port Adelaide
Geelong
Sydney Swans
Essendon
Collingwood

Richmond
North Melbourne
Carlton
Adelaide
Gold Coast Suns
Greater Western Sydney
Brisbane
Western Bulldogs
St Kilda
Melbourne

Coleman Medal - Mark LeCras
Brownlow Medal - Scott Pendlebury

As for the Bombers season ahead, ASADA findings notwithstanding, it should be reasonably positive.

A new look forward line can't hurt as it has been a bit dysfunctional in recent times. The inclusion of Chapman should be exciting if he stays fit. The ruck stocks look a bit thin with David Hille's retirement but Fraser Thurlow looked promising in the NAB Challenge. The back line looks to be a strength with a solid six plus a couple of backups in case of injury. With Goddard and Watson as A-graders through the middle, Melksham, Zaharakis, Howlett and company need to step up and take the load off and provide some goal kicking threat as well.

As predicted above, my tip for Essendon is around the bottom of the eight. Can't really see them threatening the Top Four.

Go Bombers!

Bye for now, BomberBoy