Tim O'Connor has run the rule over the Central Highlands Football League premiership contenders and ranked them in order of preference for the flag.
Below, he details who is the most likely to win the flag (good news for Newlyn supporters), as well as who might struggle.
1 NEWLYN (Sportsbet odds $2.80)
WHY THEY CAN WIN IT: The Cats have got a superstar goal-kicker in Marcus Darmody and the class in Sewell brothers Myles and Adam, Steve Clifton and Dan Wehrung to get the ball to him.
WHY THEY CAN'T: Could be seen to be too reliant on Darmody to kick a winning score. If he goes down or is shut out of the match, who steps up in attack?
2 BUNINYONG ($3.50)
WHY THEY CAN WIN IT: A cracking senior list with strength right across the ground and multiple avenues to goal. Very few major injury concerns is another positive at this time of year.
WHY THEY CAN'T: The Bombers have been in great positions throughout the last decade but have been unable to get the job done when it matters.
3 WAUBRA ($3.50)
WHY THEY CAN WIN IT: Went very close last campaign and appear to have a stronger side on paper in 2019. The addition of some experience to a young list was handy in the off-season.
WHY THEY CAN'T: The Roos' last three tests against premiership contenders have all resulted in defeats. This is a worrying sign for a team heading into finals.
4 GORDON ($4)
WHY THEY CAN WIN IT: The Eagles have thrashed premiership contenders Buninyong and Waubra this season and hit finals on the back of eight successive wins.
WHY THEY CAN'T: A portion of the Eagles' senior side has been trying for many years to win the flag but has fallen short.
5 BEAUFORT ($6)
WHY THEY CAN WIN IT: The reigning premiers know what it takes to lift the cup and have hit some nice form at the back end of the campaign.
WHY THEY CAN'T: Missing a handful of key contributors from last season's grand final triumph.
6 HEPBURN ($12)
WHY THEY CAN WIN IT: Top-end quality as good as any team in the competition, including a powerhouse forward in Sam Dunstan.
WHY THEY CAN'T: The Burras have only beaten one top four rival this season.
7 SPRINGBANK ($4)
WHY THEY CAN WIN IT: Class across all lines and have matched it with all of the finals contenders in meetings throughout the year.
WHY THEY CAN'T: Injuriesto top players Billy Driscoll and Jono O'Brien have hit at the wrong time, while there is a question mark over the Tigers' bottom-end talent.
8 SKIPTON ($21)
WHY THEY CAN WIN IT: Looks highly unlikely, but you've got to be in it to win it!
WHY THEY CAN'T: Injuries to key players have come at a bad time and the Emus have failed to beat a finals contender this year.