With the new season fast approaching, let’s preview 2020 to give you some insight for your fantasy picks. Feel free to join the off-season chat too as we look ahead to another exciting AFL season.
Two Premierships in just three years.
Will anyone topple them? Arguably not, but the Eagles will give it a good go!
Rance has retired, but that won’t really weaken them.
Regular season and Grand Final favourites at odds of around 4.50. If you enjoy a bet, it’s a tempting price. Ladbrokes in Australia always have competitive odds but shop around to get the best odds.
West Coast Eagles
With the likes of Josh Kennedy and Nic Naitanui, they’re going to be up there by the end of the year. Fell short last season.
Eliminated in the semi-final by Geelong.
They’ll want to rectify that, and they can with the addition of Tim Kelly.
Some great players in their ranks to keep an eye on.
A few critics expect them to fall away at the business end of the season.
Great Western Sydney Giants
A little fortunate to make the Grand Final in 2019 some would say.
But they’ll be stronger next season.
Can they mount a challenge at the top this year?
They’ve got a young-looking side, but it’s a great one.
They impressed many last season, but they’ve got it a little tougher this year.
Losing Luke Hodge to retirement will dent their credentials somewhat.
Minor Premiers last season and, with plenty of fantastic players ahead of next season, have the potential to do well.
But don’t get your hopes up too much as there are probably a few teams better than Geelong this year.
It’s tough to call exactly how they will fare next season.
Tom English and Marcus Bontempelli could be the ones to watch.
Some great midfielders in the side.
Things are bound to improve compared to last season.
Tom Mitchell is back from injury. Good news.
Can they replicate 2019’s effort in Worsfold’s last season?
They rely a lot on big players. If they fail to perform, they can’t seem to win.
North Melbourne Kangaroos
A potential dark horse next season.
Keep an eye on Ben Brown and Majak Daw.
Not to mention, they have a fantastic new coach.
Port Adelaide Power
2020 will most likely be a transitional season.
The loss of Ryder is a big blow.
Don’t expect much this year.
Zak Jones a big loss.
Aliir Aliir is again one to watch.
Should improve on a disappointing 2019.
Lever and May should shore up the defence.
No Eddie Betts is a big blow.
Expect them to use 2020 to rebuild.
Can Taylor Walker find some form?
David Teague will get his young guns playing well next season. Not that well, but they’ll improve.
Keep an eye on Kade Simpson, Charlie Curnow and Mitch McGovern.
They should be tough to beat at home with a good new coach.
Also welcoming back Jesse Hogan.
The loss of Bradley Hill is a blow.
St Kilda Saints
They will find it tough going.
Don’t expect much improvement on last year.
They’ve lost Bruce and Stevens too.
Gold Coast Suns
Give them time.
You can write them off in 2020 though.
2021 and beyond things should get better.
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