Flat track bullies, in the Port & Weagles sense, implies they thrash weaker teams at home, no chance against good teams away, and will probably drop games away to bottom sides.
Not a reference to teams above or below them (See Australian cricket side of late for full definition)
Back to the other sides though, many of them play each other over the next 5 or so rounds, so again it's not looking like a year where 7 sides have a clear lock on the eight in terms of form and class while 3 or 4 slog it out for eighth
You would really only say Adelaide and GWS are certs.
The others are all a week to week, and confidence proposition.
Yes Geelong are probables, and it's unlikely both the Weagles/Port will crash and burn given their home games. Though I wouldn't put it past one of them to dive off a cliff.
The next five weeks will be interesting for them, Melbourne & Richmond
We are every chance to actually be solidly in the eight on our recent form and capacity for improvement, rather than battling for the final spot or two entering the last 4 rounds.