I think Essendon still has the best squad. I mean, you know there is a great team when they have to start offloading stars coz of the salary cap. Essendon, as much as I hate to admit it, are strong in all areas of the field. Up forward, with champion forward Matthew Llyod, James Hird who is a pure genius on the flank, Mercuri and Rioli roving and Lucas at centre-half forward they are great up there. Down back, Wellman and Fletcher are the two key players who both play well every week. Then you've got the Johnsons and Barnard, put them all together and you've got one of the toughest defences ever. In the middle they have a young but quality team, with Caracella, Blumfield, Solomon, Rama, Heffernan, Peverill and sometimes Jimmy Hird.
Brisbane also have a grea team. Obviously they're midfield is the best in the league with Vossy, Aker, Black and Lappin all champions. Up forward, Lynch and Bradshaw are the two key players, with young Jonathon Brown and Power downt here too. Aker loves to kick the occasional goal also. Very solid backline with Leppitsch, Michael, Pike and Johsnon the main men down there.
Freo has picked up well and now has a fair team. Players like Peter Bell, Jeff farmer, Trent Croad, Shaun McManus, Troy Simmonds, Luke McPharlin and a bunch of youngsters, they are looking quite promising.
Same with St. Kilda, they picked up well last season. They have a good team. Dual Brownlow Medalist Robert Harvey, Stewart Loewe, Nathan Burke, Aaron Hamill, Max Hudgton, Peter Everitt, Matthew Capuano, Jason Cripps and Fraser Gerigh.
I like Port Adelaide and Hawthorn, both have very fast teams, and they both showed it last season.
Richmond has got the potential for a great squad and they started to come together last season.
Melbourne has a good team too and we picked up 3 quality players in the trading- Bizzel, Ellis and Vardy. Good forward line with Schwarta, Bizzel, Vardy, Green, Bruce and Neitz. Excellent midfield- Woewodin, Yze, Powell, Leoncelli, Rigoni, McDonald's, Johnstone and Jeff White in the ruck. Defense is alright with Nicholson and Ellis supported by Febey, Ward and Walsh.
Sydney is looking dangerous, very dangerous. Big Bad Bussling Barry Hall and the almighty Plugger Lockett, aswell as the skillful O'Loughlin and Daffy, they have a great forward line. Goodes, Kelly, Saddington, Maxfield, Williams and Schwass in the middle is impressive too.
Carlton ahve a good squad but I don't like them so I'm not gonna talk about them.