The reasons why are that: finally we have depth in the inside mids. The cliques seem to have been removed. The game plan disaster of 2016 has (hopefully) taught some lessons. There seems to be a real desire to have leadership throughout the squad. So many players are talking of a different feel this year, more inclusive and supportive. We have gotten some good coaches. Balme. Young players developing well. Lennon getting a kick up the arse. Conca might be fit (OK, pushing that one I know ). There are lot of teams transitioning up to try and contend or others losing their place - opens up opportunities. No one rates us, even BF tiger supporters - there is too much talent not be at least good, and if we play well very good.