Sarah Black's crystal ball: Premier, B&F, best recruit, big call, more

A NEW SEASON of the NAB AFLW competition means a new lot of season predictions, some of which will probably end up wide of the mark.

THE TOP 30 Sarah Black looks at the best of the best in the AFLW

Have a look below to see how Sarah Black believes the season will pan out.

Premier: North Melbourne
Runner-up: Adelaide
Last in respective conferences: Gold Coast (A), West Coast (B)
Moving up: Western Bulldogs
Set to fall: Brisbane
AFLW best and fairest: Anne Hatchard (Adelaide)

Crows gun Anne Hatchard celebrates a goal. Picture: AFL Photos


Leading goalkicker: Gemma Houghton (Fremantle)
Recruit of the year: If naming Daisy Pearce is cheating, I'll go with Monique Conti (Richmond)
Headline you'll see: From the Crows to Dees, Sarah Perkins makes shock AFLW comeback as injuries mount
Headline you won't see: Reigning premiers Adelaide crash out and miss finals
Big call: 
The return of Lauren Pearce from a knee injury will lead to a late, but ultimately futile, charge for finals by Melbourne
Game-changer: The gap between the experienced clubs and the expansion teams will widen in 2020.