Nine games to decide the eight. Then nine games to decide the flag.
The 2021 AFL season is drawing to a close, with just one round left and 12 teams still in contention for the premiership.
In the final edition of The Run Home for the year, we list every possible finishing position for the contending 12 and make a call on who’ll make it and who’ll miss.
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PREDICTED WEEK 1 FINALS
First Qualifying Final (1st hosts 4th): Geelong Cats vs Port Adelaide
First Elimination Final (5th hosts 8th): Brisbane Lions vs Essendon
Second Elimination Final (6th hosts 7th): Sydney Swans vs GWS Giants
Second Qualifying Final (2nd hosts 3rd): Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs
PREDICTED FINAL LADDER
1. Geelong Cats (17-5)
2. Melbourne (16-5-1)
3. Western Bulldogs (16-6)