General 2023 Ladder Predictions

Where do we place in 2023?


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Damo

Damo

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Cowboys probably thought the same, going from second last to top 4 in the space of a season. I like that Webster has been here before so knows what to expect and hopefully what we need to succeed, also the Ivan Cleary tutorage and advice having also served us. Truth is it’s an unknown, I feel more encouraged having a coach that’s trying to win rather than the previous just asking the team to compete though.
Yeah and Todd Payten was at the helm during that second last season.. it didn't all happen in the space of a season.. although ladder position it can be seen that way. It really took a season (and some luck due to injuries) for all of his changes to come to fruition.
 
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Dunedin warrior

If you look at the players we picked up Niukore, Barnett, Martin, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad and Walker, they fall under the category of floor raisers rather than ceiling raisers.

It’s realistically the first year of a rebuild and the focus will be setting the tone long term I think rather than any quick fix.

I think we will be focusing on defensive improvement which we are better equipped squad wise this season rather than offensively where we are arguably one of the worst teams on paper.

I think we will finish between 10th to 13th if everything goes pretty well. Just don’t see us having the strike power to go any higher than that. Still a 10th place will set us up going forward if Webster can get structures in place this year.
 
Toookey

Toookey

Looking at this year, you could reasonably assume that RW's poor errors and missed tackles, along with the drubbing by Melborne Storm have probably contributed to about 150 points that won't be scored against us next year.
If we tighten up and prevent just one try from being scored each game on top of that (about 120 points), that's saved 270 points against us in relatively quick fashion.
If we're not having all those points scored against us, you can assume we would have more ball. More ball for us should result in more tries scored, but I don't think we can guess at how that correlates for us.

Anyways, I think we'll all be surprised next year. While I'm not saying well win the whole thing, there's so many little things that equate to quite a lot of difference for next year.
 
Defence

Defence

I’ll have a shot in the dark….

Roosters, panthers, rabbits good things for the top 4, sharks likely to round it out.
Rest of the 8- storm still have an amazing spine, eels might slip a bit but should still make the 8, I like the raiders squad- just depends if they’re sick of sticky- should make it, cowboys overachieved last year- had a great start to their draw, made the most of it and built some momentum- Paytons style similar to stuart could wear thin quick.
The rest…
Sea eagles could go either way- heavily dependent on turbos hamstrings, tigers, bulldogs and warriors should improve.
Broncos have one of the most talented squads but not sure they have the coaching staff to get the best out of it- the off season from hell won’t help.
Titans should improve slightly.
Knights, dragons to struggle.
Dolphins up against it.

1 roosters
2 panthers
3 rabbits
4 sharks

5 storm
6 eels
7 raiders
8 cowboys

9 sea eagles (could finish anywhere from 4th to last so hedged my bets)
10 tigers
11 Warriors (could surprise- bit of an unknown in many ways)
12 bulldogs
13 broncos
14 titans
15 knights
16 dragons
17 dolphins
 

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