Opinion Who wins the 2023 AFL premiership? (POLL)

Who wins the 2023 AFL premiership? (POLL)


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#3
While Collingwood are certainly the form team of the year, aside from a kinda meaningless win over Essendon they'd lost 3 from 4 and just scraped past Geelong.

If the wonder kid is fully fit and Darcy Moore is back and fit, I think they take it out.

Otherwise any of Brisbane, Port, Carlton or Melbourne have shown they can put on a run of hot form and that's all it takes... Luke Beveridge has been dining out on those 4 wins for nearly a decade now :p
 
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#4
Really not sure on who wins, I'd like to know some more info on a few player injury time lines before deciding, which is why I chose the last option, I'll likely change once I see an updated injury list. I do think it will be a top 4 team, and can see any of them potentially winning.
 
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#10
Carlton :sneaky:

Otherwise whoever wins out of Collingwood/Melbourne should get the best run to the grand final. Just hard to tip Brisbane at the MCG.
I agree, but not with the Carlton bit ;)

I think the winner of the Collingwood/Melbourne Qualifying final will probably be favorite and be in the box seat.

The loser will have to face either Pt Adel or Bris away in the Preliminary final If they win the next week) and that is a tough road to the GF.

I think we will know more after the first week of the finals, but I would suggest Collingwood/Melbourne would be favorites at this stage.
 
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#11
I think Melbourne are a big chance to upset Collingwood which then opens the door for a serious tilt at the flag for them.

Over the past six weeks, Melbourne are ranked No.4 for contested ball and No.6 for clearance differential. Collingwood are 12th and 10th respectively and, despite restricting Essendon to three goals on Friday, they are 14th for points conceded. Conversely the Dees are scoring well over that period- No.3 for points in the comp over that time period & Fritsch is back from injury (kicked 5 goals yesterday) who is massive for the forward line. They have lost Melksham though after doing his ACL on the weekend the poor guy.... Tom McDonald kicked 5 goals in the reserves on the weekend so could come back in to replace him/ add to their firepower. Their defence is always very strong/ hard to score against & well organised.

Oliver will be fresh after his long layoff, would not surprise me if he has a huge finals series - body would be feeling far better at this stage of the season compared to the last few years. Dees main midfield combo of Gawn, Oliver, Petracca & Viney are so damn good at stoppages/ winning clearances which is vital in big finals.
 
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I agree, but not with the Carlton bit ;)

I think the winner of the Collingwood/Melbourne Qualifying final will probably be favorite and be in the box seat.

The loser will have to face either Pt Adel or Bris away in the Preliminary final If they win the next week) and that is a tough road to the GF.

I think we will know more after the first week of the finals, but I would suggest Collingwood/Melbourne would be favorites at this stage.
I really like your logic.
 
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