Earlier this year
Should Perth be the favourites now?
It's been apparent for a while that 3 teams were going to be in contention. Perth have certainly got the easier of the SF series. Brisbane will give them a run, but with a GF berth on the line I think the Cats will do it, and probably in 2 games.
It will be interesting to see how a 5 game series unfolds, alternating between Perth and Melbourne/Sydney. The HAHAH is really going to screw with the teams.
Normally at this part of the season, we start talking about Perth's ageing legs, but its really only Martin we need to worry about. Whereas you'd think it will be tougher on the others.
Gotta be honest, I still feel that on balance Melbourne are the better team, but the fact is that Perth did what they needed to do to secure top spot, and that gives them a massive advantage. They've also finished stronger.