Some teams entered the 2021 AFL season with little to no expectations, while others had high hopes and slumped to become major disappointments.
All 10 clubs that missed out on the finals can take at least something out of the year, but clearly none of them are happy to be on holiday.
Here’s how they all got here — and what they need to do in the off-season to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
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9. WEST COAST EAGLES (10-12, 93.2%)
Three word analysis
The natural progression
What went right
Everything was going to plan through nine rounds, with the Eagles sitting seventh on the ladder but tied on six wins with third-placed Geelong; sure, there had been the capitulation to the Cats at…