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A-League 2017/18 Team-By-Team Preview

Adelaide United

2016/17 finish: 9th
Predicted 2017/18 top scorer: Diawara (15)
Predicted 2017/18 top assister: Garuccio (5)
Key player: Isaias
Predicted line-up: 
4-2-3-1 Izzo (GK) Marrone (RB) Gulum (CB) Regan (CB) Garuccio (LB) Lia (CDM) Isaias (CDM) Matmour (RW) Adlung (CAM) Absalonsen (LW) Diawara (ST)
Predicted 2017/18 finish: 4th. A solid overall squad with a strong core of players. 

Brisbane Roar

2016/17 finish: 3rd

Predicted 2017/18 top scorer: Maccarone (8)
Predicted 2017/18 top assister: Bautheac (8)
Key player: Bautheac
Predicted line-up:
4-3-3 Theo (GK) Hingert (RB) Devere (CB) North (CB) Brown (LB) McKay (CM) Kristensen (CDM) Holman (CM) Bautheac (RW) Maccarone (ST) Khalfallah (LW)

Predicted 2017/18 finish: 8th. A defence and midfield that is experienced and strong. However, they have lost a lot of attacking quality from last season, and goals will be hard to come by.
Central Coast Mariners

2016/17 finish: 9th
Predicted 2017/18 top scorer: Asdrubal (13)
Predicted 2017/18 top assister: Hoole (9)
Key p…

Fantasy A-League 2017/18 Season Preview

The 2016/17 A-League season was amazing. From Sydney FC's dominance, to stunning goals like Cahill's in the first Melboure Derby, we were never short of entertainment and most importantly, quality football. These factors made for a highly enjoyable Fantasy A-League (FAL) season, where players like Ninkovic and Castro consistently returned hauls, and players such as Bonevacia and Barbarouses added some spice with explosive hauls every now and again. 

Looking back on last season, there were three very important lessons taught to FAL managers.

1. Premium players are worth every dollar
Last season demonstrated better than any past seasons that the more expensive the player, the better they will do. In terms of the premium price range, it is 250k+ for goalkeepers, 175k+ for defenders, 250k+ for midfielders and 280k+ for forwards. At the conclusion of the season, the FAL Dream Team consisted of exclusively premium players. Vukovic was the top goalkeeper at 287k, the top four defende…