- Aug 18, 2009
- AFL Club
That's a 2-win buffer with a poor percentage off the back of a bottom-6 fixture. The Saints beat popular expectations, so should be happy with their year, but they're not "clearly the best side out of the 8." They were about as good as Melbourne, Collingwood, and Port Adelaide: great when it's their day, not so great otherwise.Why does the squiggle hate St Kilda? I thought despite playing like a bottom 4 team away from home we were clearly the best side out of the 8 this year (as the 2 win buffer would suggest). If it is scoring related then why is Collingwood with an almost identical but worse points for and %age clearly ahead of us?
There's no algorithmic fanciness here; it's simply that St. Kilda's totality of results aren't better than Port's or Collingwood's.
That said, the only reason Collingwood is ahead of St Kilda at the moment is that their last 2 weeks have been very good.