Everyone will tell you the Saints had an easy draw last season, so their finishing position flattered them.
Punters certainly don’t think they can possibly win that long awaited flag, but they’ve been really well supported to make the finals at odds of $2.40.
Alan Richardson looks like he’s building to something special at St Kilda, but as we all know… special takes time.
Nick Riewoldt will be a key on the wing rather than inside 50, and the crop of young midfielders around him are only going to benefit.
You can judge St Kilda’s progression by the fact that they’re much shorter to make the eight than winning the spoon, so anything’s possible in 2017.
Odds taken from Sportsbet.com.au:
To make Top 8: $2.40
Wooden Spoon: $15
Over/Under wins: 10.5
Projected finish: 9th