I do not believe we should be top of the ladder
I am serious about this our forward delivery and goal execution is woeful
Our goal execution isn't too bad, other than a couple of serial missers (looking at you SLT). It's the forward delivery, or more precisely, the delivery inside 30m that lets us down. The problem is, our defensive zone is so good, and our midfield so good aerially, that when the opposition rebound we tend to win it back, and so it ends up with our forward 50 being stacked full of opposition players and so we just keep bombing it in hoping for a miracle and racking up behinds. We need a better plan than that, but it is effective as long as our defence keeps holding up.
We're top of the ladder based on our elite defence. In terms of potency in attack we're ahead of most teams but clearly well behind Brisbane and Melbourne. Those two teams stack up against us well in the midfield, but our defence is a cut above.
If our forward line was functioning properly we'd win by 10+ goals every week.