With Round 2 of the Hyundai A-League on the proverbial doorstep, TFS team have dusted off their crystal balls in order to give readers what may be some brilliant or bogus predications.

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Ryan Scott
Joins the team in 2016/17 to cover the Wellington Phoenix and was forged in fire and flames himself.

Premiership: Melbourne City
Grand Final and Winner: Melbourne City v Phoenix (Phoenix wins!)
Wooden Spoon: Lets be honest, probably the Phoenix
Golden Boot: Bruno Fornaroli/Glen Moss
Player of the Year: Marco Rojas is the boring option
One to Watch: Kosta Barbarouses, in hot form and back in Wellington
Headline we will see: Ernie Merrick praises performance in spite of loss
Headline we won’t see: Phoenix players forget the color of stadium seats as they play in front of yet another full house

Daniel McGookin
An expert in avoiding Graham Arnold’s press conference zingers, Daniel is keeping an eye on Sydney FC this season.

Premiership: Melbourne City
Grand Final and Winner: Melbourne City beat darks horses Wellington Pheonix
Wooden Spoon: Central Coast Mariners
Golden Boot: Bruno Fornaroli for the second year straight
Player of the Year: Roly Bonevacia or Roy Krishna
One to Watch: Brandon O’Neill
Headline we will see: Jamie Maclaren bags a Socceroos cap
Headline we won’t see: Kevin Muscat calmly resigns

Jacob Windon
Doesn’t have anything to do this year as TFS only allows him out of his cage when the Jets play finals football.

Premiership: Melbourne Victory
Grand Final and Winner: Victory to beat Sydney in extra time
Wooden Spoon: Central Coast Mariners
Golden Boot: Jamie Maclaren
Player of the Year: Bobo
One to Watch: Bruce Kamau
Headline we will see: Auburn McDonalds to trial McBulut
Headline we won’t see: RBB resist urge to release statement

Tara Cassidy
Given the assignment of covering Brisbane Roar as the TFS office agreed she was most likely to fill the void left by Mufasa’s untimely death.

Premiership: Western Sydney Wanderers
Grand Final and Winner: Brisbane Roar v Western Sydney Wanderers, Wanderers win.
Wooden Spoon: Wellington Phoenix
Golden Boot: Tim Cahill
Player of the Year: Tom Broich
One to Watch: Dean Bouzanis
Headline we will see: Points deducted from Wanderers for fans lighting flares
Headline we won’t see: Newcastle Jets break premiership drought

Luke Robbs
Has fewer Tinder matches than Adam Peacock does Socceroos caps.

Premiership: Melbourne City
Grand Final and Winner: Melbourne Derby – City win
Wooden Spoon: Central Coast Mariners
Golden Boot: Jamie Maclaren
Player of the Year: Bruno Fornaroli
One to Watch: Newcastle Jets
Headline we will see: <Geriatric former Premier League player> linked to A-League Club (at least 5 or 6 times)
Headline we won’t see: Ray Hadley gives football bashing a break for 30 seconds

Isobel Cootes
Dribbles better than a grandma sleeping at McDonald Jones Stadium and taking up the Newcastle Jets post this season.

Premiership: Adelaide United
Grand Final and Winner: Melbourne City vs. Sydney FC, City win.
Wooden Spoon: Central Coast Mariners
Golden Boot: Tim Cahill
Player of the Year: Bobo
One to Watch: Lachlan Scott
Headline we will see: CAHILL DOES IT AGAIN!
Headline we won’t see: Central Coast Mariners = A-League Champions

Neil Sherwin
Insists Joel Griffiths, or “OG Griff”, is the GOAT Sacker for clocking Alex Glasgow in his special area.

Premiership: Melbourne Victory
Grand Final and Winner: Melbourne Victory to beat Perth Glory
Wooden Spoon: Central Coast Mariners
Golden Boot: Adam Taggart
Player of the Year: Marco Rojas
One to Watch: Steven Lowy
Headline we will see: Unrealistic A-League signings –your 759 slide gallery
Headline we won’t see: Sokkah Twitter agrees on pro/rel plan, tweets rendition of Kumbaya

Joshua Thomas
Named King of the RBB for obtaining replica Jurassic Park flares and West Sydney Wanderers expert for 2016/17.

Premiership: Melbourne City
Grand Final: Melbourne City/ Sydney FC (City winners)
Wooden Spoon: Mariners (sorry guys, happy for you to surprise me)
Golden Boot: Bruno Fornaroli (Cahill may steal a few from him, but should still bang in more than anyone else)
Player of the Year: Bobo
One to Watch: Jumpei Kusukami
Headline we will see: Cahill breaks hand punching corner post
Headline we won’t see: A turbulence-free season for the Jets

Adrian Johnson
Melbourne City writer for the season and far better looking than the City away kit.

Premiership: Sydney FC
Grand Final and Winner: Sydney FC vs Melbourne City, Sydney win.
Wooden Spoon: Central Coast Mariners
Golden Boot: Bruno Fornaroli
Player of the Year: Marco Rojas
One to Watch: Bruce Kamau
Headline we will see: Western Sydney fan faces life ban
Headline we won’t see: Melbourne Derby to now be played at MCG

Tom Watson
2016/17 Mariners writer who is forced to wear a TFS polo with a palm tree drawn on in tomato sauce.

Premiership: Sydney FC
Grand Final and Winner: Melbourne City (Winner) vs Brisbane Roar
Wooden Spoon: Newcastle Jets
Golden Boot: Bobo
Player of the Year: Brett Holman
One to Watch: Nicolas Colazo
Headline we will see: Cahill hattrick hero as City fly high.
Headline we won’t see: Popa’s men finally break derby drought.

Alexander Hatzikostas
Covering Melbourne Victory and hoping to predict the winner this season by rubbing Kevin Muscat’s head and using it as a magic 8 ball.

Premiership: Melbourne City
Grand Final and Winner: Melbourne Victory vs City, Victory win.
Wooden Spoon: Newcastle Jets
Golden Boot: Bruno Fornaroli
Player of the Year: Bruno Fornaroli
One to Watch: Joey Katebian
Headline we will see: Cahill punches corner flag
Headline we won’t see: Muscat stays calm

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