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CRYSTAL BALL
Our experts predict the winners for 2019
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Mark Robinson
David King
Sam Edmund
Mick Malthouse
Glenn Mcfarlane
Lauren Wood
Jay Clark
Scott Gullan
Rebecca Williams
Jon Ralph
Reece Homfray
Michelangelo Rucci
Jon Anderson
Mick Warner
Tyson Goldsack
Chris Cavanagh
Daniel Hoyne
Gilbert Gardiner
Eliza Sewell
Sam Landsberger
Mick McGuane
Devon Smith
Mark Robinson

BIG CALL
“Gillon McLachlan departs at season’s end, Brendon Gale to be the AFL’s next CEO.”

Top 8
Collingwood
Richmond
Melbourne
West Coast
Essendon
Adelaide
GWS
North Melbourne

Premier: Collingwood

Wooden Spoon: Gold Coast

Brownlow: Nat Fyfe

Coleman: Josh Kennedy (WC)

Rising Star: Izak Rankine

David King

BIG CALL
“The new kick-in rule sends scoring spiralling down — the complete reverse of what was desired.”

Top 8
Melbourne
Richmond
Adelaide
Essendon
Collingwood
North Melbourne
Geelong
West Coast

Premier: Melbourne

Wooden Spoon: Gold Coast

Brownlow: Nat Fyfe

Coleman: Tom McDonald

Rising Star: Sam Walsh

Sam Edmund

BIG CALL
“Essendon snaps the longest finals drought in the AFL, saluting in September for the first time since 2004 .”

Top 8
Richmond
Melbourne
West Coast
Collingwood
Essendon
GWS
North Melbourne
Adelaide

Premier: Melbourne

Wooden Spoon: Gold Coast

Brownlow: Josh Kelly

Coleman: Josh Kennedy (WC)

Rising Star: Will Setterfield

Mick Malthouse

BIG CALL
“Expect Collingwood to scoop most of the awards this season .”

Top 8
Collingwood
West Coast
Richmond
Essendon
North Melbourne
GWS
Adelaide
Geelong

Premier: Collingwood

Wooden Spoon: Gold Coast

Brownlow: Brodie Grundy

Coleman: Josh Kennedy (WC)

Rising Star: Sam Walsh

Glenn McFarlane

BIG CALL
“Bombers to finally win a finals match, its first since way back in 2004 when Andy McGrath was six.”

Top 8
Collingwood
Richmond
Melbourne
West Coast
Essendon
GWS
Adelaide
Hawthorn

Premier: Collingwood

Wooden Spoon: Gold Coast

Brownlow: Steele Sidebottom

Coleman: Josh Kennedy (WC)

Rising Star: Sam Walsh

Lauren Wood

BIG CALL
“It all — finally — comes together for Joe Daniher and Jesse Hogan, who each boot 50 goals.”

Top 8
West Coast
Collingwood
Melbourne
GWS
Essendon
Sydney
Richmond
North Melbourne

Premier: Melbourne

Wooden Spoon: Gold Coast

Brownlow: Max Gawn

Coleman: Ben Brown

Rising Star: Darcy Fogarty

Jay Clark

BIG CALL
“North Melbourne breaks its big-fish trading drought when it lands Josh Kelly on the back of a Brownlow Medal.”

Top 8
Melbourne
Collingwood
West Coast
Richmond
GWS
Adelaide
Essendon
Sydney

Premier: Melbourne

Wooden Spoon: Gold Coast

Brownlow: Josh Kelly

Coleman: Tom Lynch (Rich)

Rising Star: Sam Walsh

Scott Gullan

BIG CALL
“Youngest AFL coach appointed. We follow everything from the US and Sean McVay coaching the LA Rams in a Super Bowl at the age of 33 means youth will be the word for the next round of AFL coaching vacancies.”

Top 8
Collingwood
Melbourne
Richmond
Adelaide
Essendon
West Coast
Geelong
Port Adelaide

Premier: Collingwood

Wooden Spoon: Gold Coast

Brownlow: Patrick Cripps

Coleman: Josh Kennedy (WC)

Rising Star: Sam Walsh

Rebecca Williams

BIG CALL
“Questions mount about the move into the Gold Coast as pain for the expansion team continues”

Top 8
Richmond
West Coast
Collingwood
Melbourne
Essendon
Geelong
GWS
Adelaide

Premier: Richmond

Wooden Spoon: Carlton

Brownlow: Patrick Dangerfield

Coleman: Josh Kennedy (WC)

Rising Star: Sam Walsh

Jon Ralph

BIG CALL
“The AFL’s rules will have significant teething problems but still create a more flowing game and a spike of two goals per team.”

Top 8
Richmond
Adelaide
Collingwood
West Coast
Melbourne
Sydney
Geelong
Essendon

Premier: Richmond

Wooden Spoon: Gold Coast

Brownlow: Patrick Cripps

Coleman: Josh Kennedy (WC)

Rising Star: Jack Lukosius

Reece Homfray

BIG CALL
“Steven May finally gives Melbourne a lockdown defender for the Kennedys and Hawkinses of the AFL and the Demons’ midfield can challenge for the flag.”

Top 8
West Coast
Adelaide
Richmond
Melbourne
Collingwood
Sydney
Essendon
Port Adelaide

Premier: Melbourne

Wooden Spoon: Carlton

Brownlow: Dustin Martin

Coleman: Josh Kennedy (WC)

Rising Star: Izak Rankine

Michelangelo Rucci

BIG CALL
“AFL to revamp final series with bye weekend making way for wildcard games for teams ranked from seventh to 10th.”

Top 8
Richmond
Adelaide
Essendon
West Coast
Melbourne
Geelong
Collingwood
Hawthorn

Premier: Richmond

Wooden Spoon: Gold Coast

Brownlow: Patrick Cripps

Coleman: Jack Riewoldt

Rising Star: Izak Rankine

JON ANDERSON

BIG CALL
“The rule changes will prove a resounding success, while Melbourne will achieve premiership glory for the first time in 55 years.”

Top 8
Melbourne
Richmond
Collingwood
Essendon
West Coast
GWS
Port Adelaide
Hawthorn

Premier: Melbourne

Wooden Spoon: Gold Coast

Brownlow: Patrick Cripps

Coleman: Tom Lynch (Rich)

Rising Star: Darcy Fogarty

Mick Warner

BIG CALL
“Greater Western Sydney midfielder Josh Kelly to stay put.”

Top 8
Melbourne
Richmond
Collingwood
West Coast
GWS
Adelaide
Essendon
Geelong

Premier: Melbourne

Wooden Spoon: St Kilda

Brownlow: Nat Fyfe

Coleman: Tom Lynch (Rich)

Rising Star: Sam Walsh

Tyson Goldsack

BIG CALL
“The new kick-in rule change, albeit small, makes a large difference and will be scrapped for 2020.”

Top 8
Collingwood
Richmond
Adelaide
Melbourne
GWS
West Coast
Port Adelaide
Geelong

Premier: Collingwood

Wooden Spoon: Gold Coast

Brownlow: Steele Sidebottom

Coleman: Josh Kennedy (WC)

Rising Star: Izak Rankine

Chris Cavanagh

BIG CALL
“The end of an era. Sydney to miss finals for the first time since 2009 as Lance Franklin’s hopes of winning a third premiership fade.”

Top 8
Richmond
West Coast
Essendon
Adelaide
Collingwood
Melbourne
Geelong
GWS

Premier: Richmond

Wooden Spoon: Gold Coast

Brownlow: Dustin Martin

Coleman: Tom Lynch (Rich)

Rising Star: Izak Rankine

Daniel Hoyne

BIG CALL
“With an easy draw and an injury-free season, expect the Crows to feature late in September”

Top 8
Melbourne
Richmond
Adelaide
Collingwood
Geelong
West Coast
Essendon
GWS

Premier: Melbourne

Wooden Spoon: Gold Coast

Brownlow: Clayton Oliver

Coleman: Josh Kennedy (WC)

Rising Star: Izak Rankine

Gilbert Gardiner

BIG CALL
“Gary Ablett to retire before the end of the season.”

Top 8
Richmond
Collingwood
Melbourne
Essendon
West Coast
GWS
Adelaide
North Melbourne

Premier: Richmond

Wooden Spoon: Gold Coast

Brownlow: Dustin Martin

Coleman: Ben Brown

Rising Star: Isaac Quaynor

Eliza Sewell

BIG CALL
“It’s been too long at Collingwood without a tattooed matchwinner named Dayne/Dane. Problem rectified.”

Top 8
Collingwood
West Coast
Richmond
Melbourne
Geelong
GWS
Essendon
North Melbourne

Premier: Collingwood

Wooden Spoon: Gold Coast

Brownlow: Dayne Beams

Coleman: Tom Lynch (Rich)

Rising Star: Sam Walsh

Sam Landsberger

BIG CALL
“Brett Ratten will be coaching St Kilda by Round 12.”

Top 8
Melbourne
Richmond
Adelaide
West Coast
Essendon
Collingwood
GWS
North Melbourne

Premier: Melbourne

Wooden Spoon: Gold Coast

Brownlow: Marcus Bontempelli

Coleman: Ben Brown

Rising Star: Izak Rankine

Mick McGuane

BIG CALL
“With the new kick-in rule we will see a more “fold back” defensive set-up with a mindset of midfield coverage.”

Top 8
West Coast
Richmond
Collingwood
Melbourne
GWS
Essendon
Sydney
Geelong

Premier: Collingwood

Wooden Spoon: Gold Coast

Brownlow: Josh Kelly

Coleman: Josh Kennedy (WC)

Rising Star: Sam Walsh

Devon Smith

BIG CALL
“My Essendon teammate Dylan Shiel to win the Brownlow this year.”

Top 8
Richmond
West Coast
Melbourne
Essendon
Collingwood
GWS
Geelong
Adelaide

Premier: Richmond

Wooden Spoon: Gold Coast

Brownlow: Dylan Shiel

Coleman: Jeremy Cameron

Rising Star: Izak Rankine