Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

IT is that time of the year again when fans start to get ex­cited about round one of the AFL sea­son. The emails have done their rounds, with peo­ple sign­ing up for tip­ping com­pe­ti­tions and for me there is no bet­ter time of the year. The start of the sea­son brings with it so much ex­cite­ment and sup­port­ers are hop­ing their team will be there at the end of the sea­son for that one day in Septem­ber, or in this sea­son's case - Oc­to­ber. At the sea­son launch last week cap­tains cast their vote as to who will take home the sil­ver­ware this year and last year's grand fi­nal­ists, Hawthorn and Syd­ney, were the favourites. As for the Brown­low, Fre­man­tle's Nat Fyfe fared best and given his sea­son last year and pre-sea­son games, you would think he was in for a chance. But then again it wouldn't be the first time a favourite has lost, you only have to look at last year's Grand Fi­nal re­sult and Adam Cooney's Brown­low polling against favourite Gary Ablett's in 2008.

Belinda Cipriano - CNG edi­tor

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