Mark Bickley Tips The 2018 AFL Top 8

Dec 14, 2017

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Admitting it was “crystal ball stuff” so far out, Mark Bickley’s had a crack anyway at picking next year’s AFL top eight.

Here’s how he sees the two local clubs doing.

ADELAIDE CROWS - #2

Adelaide will remain one of the league’s top sides despite losing Jake Lever and Charlie Cameron, says Bicks.

“They’ve got enough players to cover that… I’m expecting a big year.

“I’m expecting Wayne Milera Junior to have a cracking year. I would like to see Wayne Milera play across halfback… I think they need some good ball users across half back.”

PORT ADELAIDE - #4

“They really only have to improve by a game or so [to make the top four], and there’s some ability to do that, I think. They’re one of the few teams that do have some genuine depth, so they could perhaps cover injuries if they were to get some.”

TOP 8:

“I’m going to say Sydney will finish on top,” Bicks said. “Buddy’s still going pretty well. I like [Callum] Mills and [Isaac] Heeney, I think they’re going to be the lifeblood of that side. Their midfield’s going to be strong. They’ve got a bunch of younger players that have got some improvement in them. I really respect John Longmire as well.”

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