Reaching the halfway point in the season, it's always fascinating to look back and see how so much has changed over a relatively short space of time. Clubs who looked set for big things often find themselves having to deal with yet more disappointment, and others, who didn't really think they had much of a chance, are surpassing all expectations.
This year in the SPL is no different.
From the underachieving but hotly tipped Dundee United to the highly impressive ICT, the Scottish Premier League, as ever, has thrown up a number of surprises. It's time now to take a look at the expectations for each side, and how they've changed since we started the season way back in August.