Good appetite-whetting writing PSJ - good to read, but impossible to predict outcome of this one.
If Exeter team performs better than its individual parts, then Saints team underperforms. Perhaps this will be the game where the team turns up, wakes up and fronts up, but it will be a tough one.
As a Devonian, born, bred and buttered in Torbay, I'd love to see the Chiefs continue to do well, but (like Saint Augustine's prayer*), "not yet".
*Saint Augustine was a highly regarded fifth-century Saints player. He played in the front row and was known as Hippo.
*I could agree with you - but then we'd both be wrong...*