The season is nearly upon us (I'm choosing to ignore the media ruckus surrounding Matai and Foran), and I was thinking a few questions. Predictions for Us: Now don't just say Premiers, but personally I see us as around 4th or 5th. I just don't see the slide. Our backline is still the best in the comp. And I really think Willie will add something and the young guns will show their worth. Bolters: The Tigers. I think this could be a real breakout year for them with Luke Brooks, SIronen, Tedesco, Woods all a year older, and I do believe Jason Taylor can coach. First Coach Sacked: Mary McGregor for me, I just think the Saints are going nowhere and he'll cop it. Premiers (if Manly don't win it): I think this is a really hard one this year. I don't see a standout. Roosters, Rabbits all come back to the pack, Dogs I still think lack something, Storm ageing. Were the Panthers a one hit wonder? Can the Cows live up to their potential? I'm going a bit left field and saying the Warriors. I think they are a team every few years has a golden run, and this could be their year with Johnson carrying on his sparkling 4 nations form. Break Out Year: There's a couple. Gutherson and JSL for us. Shaun Johnson to finally live up to his potential. And a couple of Tigers youngsters as well. Dally M: DCE. This is the year he grabs the game by the scruff of the neck and announces he is the worlds best halfback. Centre of the Year: Jamie Lyon of course!