Power great Kane Cornes has unveiled his top eight for the 2019 AFL season.
Cornes believes Adelaide will bounce back from a disappointing campaign that saw them slide from a Grand Final appearance the year prior, to all the way out of the top eight.
The 36-year old thinks they can go all the way this season.
“Adelaide to win the flag in 2019,” he told SEN SA Breakfast.
Cornes has tipped Collingwood to back up their strong 2018 campaign and finish second on the ladder, with Richmond and Melbourne rounding out his top four.
He said GWS are the team people are sleeping on and could turn a few heads.
“They will surprise a few this year. No Tom Scully, no Dylan Shiel, no Rory Lobb, they’ve lost some players but if they get fit they’ll be pushing for top four.”
Cornes predicted that the reigning premiers West Coast will fall to seventh, while his former club, Port Adelaide, will play finals despite being widely backed to tumble down the ladder.
“I had Geelong in eighth but I’ve done a reshuffle after listening to the Port Adelaide heavy hitters yesterday, I left there with a lot more confidence than when I entered.”
Cornes’ top eight for 2019
7. West Coast
8. Port Adelaide