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No matter how your club fared in 2011, there is reason to be optimistic heading into the new NRL season.

New signings, new coaches, players with a point to prove, or even just a more settled lineup could turn around the fortunes of any side in 2012.

We've run through the five big factors that could make your club a genuine force this season. Can your team go from struggle street to finals contender? Or are they capable of making it all the way to the grand final?

Check out the links on the right to take a glass-half-full look at each team's premiership chances.