20. BRAD FITTLER, Channel 9
Fittler’s growing influence will depend on him landing — as anticipated — the NSW coaching job. If he does become the next Blues coach, expect him to dominate headlines for the opening six months of next year. Fittler has extended his contract with Channel 9, which has allowed him to take on the Blues role if he is appointed. He will make wholesale changes to the Blues’ on and off-field staff, and may make plans to ditch their beachside camps.