Very much agree. The scum have a full team, time together, manager, a big signing etc, so it is clear they should be favourites for the league (as they have been every season bar one they have been doon, and still very much doon). We are indeed a work in progress and will be a big ask it win the league regardless of what shape we are in. But there is plenty of positives through preseason, we have faced decent opposition (bar Brechin) and done well in all them by all accounts. The kids are very promising which is great for the future, the wee passage of play late on v Blackpool was genuine off the seat stuff - Cunningham, Cameron & Mulligan playing quick, sharp 1-2s ending with Mulligan driving 40/50 yards at their defence. Glorious.
Maybe this season is a bit early to win the league outright, Yinited overall look poor but they have the continuity and don't lose many goals, but there is no reason we shouldn't get the play offs and if we don't go up it should not be seen as a disaster. Keep the core squad together, add a bit more quality and the kids will have another year under their belt. For me I 100% want to win the league and get back straight away but we are work in progress so the fans should be disheartened if we don't.