It seems to me that only sometimes does the premiership favorite ( At the start of the season) win the title maybe 10 % or a bit more. I think Manly were favorites the year after one at least of our last titles but snake got injured. I imagine Souths were favoured last year and Easts the year before. I am fairly sure Easts were favorites in 88 after almost beating us in 87s semi. I do not bet on the Footy but I imagine the Cows are this years suspects of title glory. I like the uncertainty and have seen many teams seem unbeatable half way thru a season yet not contend later on. The Cows were playing like wooden spooners for the first month last season. It will be very interesting to see who fires in Sept this year. Are the Pennies this years dark horse?