One thing is for sure so far this season – there is no certainties in 2010.
Going into the past three years there were always a few sureties. Everyone thought Geelong would be there on the last Saturday in September, and they weren’t wrong. We all knew Richmond would be lousy, and they were.
This year, however, it seems anything can happen.
After just eight rounds we are starting to see a few cracks in many of the premiership favourite outfits.
St Kilda have shows they are half the side they used to be without skipper Nick Riewoldt, and seem to be playing on a name much like Hawthorn did last year.
The Hawks themselves have gone even further into their form slum. They now have only two wins this year, after barely getting over the line against Richmond on the weekend.
And Geelong has lost games they really shouldn’t have this year, showing that maybe their hunger is fading.
We now find ourselves in a situation where Fremantle and Collingwood are leading the betting for the flag! Fancy that.
On the other end of the spectrum, Melbourne has shown us that improvement can happen overnight.
The Dee’s have pushed many of the top teams this year and with a bit of luck really could have been in the top eight.
And then there is Adelaide, the team who were looking like the side to upset everyone last year now likes like collecting their first ever spoon.
It certainly is an interesting year…