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Reviewing pre-season crystal ball predictions, best and worst tips, Collingwood wooden spoon, analysis

Everyone loves to make predictions. Few enjoy looking back at them, warts and all.

But in the year With the 2022 home-and-away season in the rear-view mirror, has gone back and analyzed pre-season crystal ball tips from 24 of our experts.

And it’s safe to say that some groups make everyone look a little silly. Read on for our 2022 Crystal Ball review.

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Who will play the final?

24 votes (out of 24) – Melbourne, Western Bulldogs, Port Adelaide, Brisbane Lions

21 – Geelong Cats

18 – Richmond

17 – Essendon, Sydney Swans

9 – GWS Giants

5 – Carlton

2 – Collingwood

1 – St Kilda

Actual Finalists: Geelong Cats, Melbourne, Sydney Swans, Collingwood, Fremantle, Brisbane Lions, Richmond, Western Bulldogs

Many thought Port Adelaide In the year It will slip in 2022 but after back-to-back home qualifiers, no one sees them completely out of the top eight. For this year, they are his wife.

All agreed Melbourne, Brisbane and the Western Bulldogs He would have succeeded – although with 90 seconds left in the second final game of the season, that latter tip was wrong – including AFL 360’s Mark Robinson, who had three tipsters. Geelong The missing eight.

The 2021 finalist was GWS, the hot favorite to make it out of the 2022 top eight, despite missing out on a final win – and the 15 experts who made that call have been proven right.

What we see in the eight predictions above is incredible conservatism. Every year at least two teams fall out of the top eight and the average is closer to three – but many experts say there will only be one change.

This year at Port Adelaide (2nd in 2021), we hit three. GWS (7th) and Essendon (8th) Substituted by. Fremantle (11th), Richmond (12th) and Collingwood (17th).

Three-quarters of our tipsters believed the Tigers would return to the finals, while only two – former Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley and Collingwood AFLW star Chloe Molloy – tipped the Magpies to do it, helped by the black and white lenses. Nobody pushed Fremantle to make the eight.

Only’s David Zeta correctly picked several teams to miss the eight, leaving the Bombers and Giants out of the competition, while the aforementioned Chloe Molloy correctly picked the Tigers and Magpies to get them in.

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17 votes – Melbourne

3 – Western Bulldogs, Brisbane Lions

2 – Port Adelaide

Nick Dal Santo and Jason Dunstall are both picking up just two tips away from here. Port Adelaide As his prime minister. It’s hard to see them winning from 11th.

Others boldly opposed the reigning champion team Melbourne He gives it Bulldogs And Brisbane Both are out of all fours.

No one has given the current premiership popularity. Geelong To win all.

Wooden spoon

9 votes – North Melbourne

6 – Hawthorn

5 – Adelaide Crows

2 – Gold Coast Sun

1 – West Coast Eagles, Collingwood

A plurality of tipsters is correctly called Kangaroos Back for the Wooden Spoons – Nathan Buckley, Nick Dal Santo, Jason Dunstall, Max Laughton, Jordan Lewis, Kat Loughnane, Gary Lyons, Chloe Molloy and Mark Ricciuto.

Everyone got it wrong to some degree but there was a special (and friendly) shout out to Mark Robinson’s choice; Collingwood.

We don’t know how far the Magpies will go in September, but for now, Robert Walls’ 2018 West Coast tip remains a formidable one for the Spoon.

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Brown medal

8 votes — Clayton Oliver (Melbourne)

6 – Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)

4 – Christian Petracca (Melbourne)

3 – Lachie Neale (Brisbane Lions)

2 – Jack Steele (St Kilda)

1 – Josh Kelly (GWS Giants)

As with the premiership, we don’t know who’s right yet, but we can say who seems closer than anyone else.

To you Nelle He is the $3.25 favorite at Pointsbet, with Nathan Buckley, Max Lawton and Leigh Montagna all pre-season picks for the 2020 winner.

But Clayton OliverThe most popular pre-season pick, with support from Dermott Brereton, Kath Loughnan, Garry Lyon, Jon Ralph, Mark Ricciuto, Mark Robinson, Ben Waterworth and David Zita, is behind him at $4.

Christian Petracca ($8) remains a dark horse opportunity, however Marcus Bontempelli ($501), Jack Steele ($501) and Josh Kelly ($1001) appear out of the running.

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Coleman Medal

6 votes — Jeremy Cameron (Geelong Cats), Tom Lynch (Richmond)

4 – Tom Hawkins (Geelong)

3 – Aaron Naughton (Western Bulldogs)

2 – Joe Daniher (Brisbane Lions), Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)

1 – Bailey Fritsch (Melbourne), Harry McKay (Carlton)

It’s safe to say no one saw it. Charlie CurnowAs he returned, the Blues claimed Coleman after his team-mate. Harry McKayVictory of 2021.

But the top three vote-getters finished second, third and fourth. Tom Lynch He kicked four fewer goals than Curnow but played four more games, so they thought the Tigers’ gun would win if he played the whole season.

If so Jeremy Cameron In the last round against West Coast, Kernow could have scored the five goals he needed to equalize with a total of 64. Tom Hawkins He is tied with his Cats teammate with 59 goals.


12 votes – Jason Horne-Francis (North Melbourne)

9 – Nick Dykos (Collingwood)

1 – Finn Callaghan (GWS Giants), Jake Bowie (Melbourne), Josh Rachel (Adelaide)

Choose number 1 Jason Horne-Francis He had a rollercoaster season both on and off the field. Nick Dykos – regarded by many as the best player in his draft class – played a key role in Collingwood’s shock top four finish.

Congratulations to Nathan Buckley, Ben Cotton, Brad Johnson, Drew Jones, Chloe Molloy, Cameron Mooney, Mark Robinson, Ben Waterworth and David Zeta who all cited Daikos.

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