I think you have some justification.
The 2018 competition standings are very tight.
One win separated 3rd and 13th (out of 18) after 8 rounds.
But that seems to be brought about by teams winning comfortably and then losing resoundingly on high rotation.
Out of 74 games concluded the average margin is a bit over 6 goals, which is a pretty comfortable win.
About 1 in 5 are decided by less than 2 goals.
60% of games the winning sides 3/4 time score beats the losing sides full time score, which is a largely untroubled win.
Only twice has a losing team scored over 100 points.
Of more concern is that the game is currently being played as a rolling rugby maul with no knock-ons or offside.
The standard of skills on display is heading from poor towards appalling as coaches prefer defensive structures based on suffocation rather than attacking creativity.
I think it’s getting pretty hard to watch.
Makes for all the more justification to us diehards who think footy was at it’s best in the 70s & 80s when the game unstructured, flowed end to end constantly and scoring goals was the aim of both sides.
A flashback to Rnd 6 1978 Melbourne 52.33 (345) defeated St Kilda 31.18 (204).
Regards PT, unreconstructed VFL dinosaur.