2016 AFL Predictions

No surprises for guessing that 2016 is going to be a very tough year for the mighty Essendon Football Club with the ongoing impact of the supplements saga. But we mustn't let that dampen the enthusiasm for the great game of AFL football or totally devalue the club that has a proud history of over 100 years and 16 premierships. So who will be the winners and losers this year? Let's break out the crystal ball…

Ladder

Hawthorn
West Coast
Geelong
Collingwood
Fremantle
Sydney Swans
Footscray
North Melbourne
GWS
Richmond
Adelaide
Port Adelaide
Gold Coast Suns
Melbourne
St Kilda
Brisbane
Carlton
Essendon

Premiers - Hawthorn

Coleman Medal - Lance Franklin

Brownlow Medal - Patrick Dangerfield

No real surprises above. If Hawthorn stay relatively injury free, they should be too consistent, strong and professional over the year and especially in finals with their experience.. Lance Franklin looks to be in terrific condition and could go on a goal kicking rampage, and Patrick Dangerfield seems to have slipped into the Geelong side perfectly and will get plenty of ball.


Essendon

Best & Fairest - Brendon Goddard

Leading Goal Kicker - Joe Daniher

Most Improved - Kyle Langford


The major issues for us this year as I see will be a lack of pace, some inexperience and physical presence and strength in defence and a query on crumbers around goal to help kick a winning score. The upside will be to watch the development and fast tracking of our new recruits with no expectations on a high ladder finish. It will be a tough year for Essendon but go the kids and bring on 2017!

Bye for now, BomberBoy