A recruiting haul of former stars and a host of improving young guns have Launceston poised to threaten for silverware in 2020.
A far less experienced Blues side made it to the preliminary final last season, taking a 21-point third-quarter lead over Lauderdale before losing by seven.
This season, the addition of big-bodied quartet Jake Hinds, Jamieson House, Tim Auckland and Joe Groenewegen should make the Blues stronger than ever.
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Just one question remains: do they believe they can overcome a talent-filled TSL and perennial premier North Launceston to win the flag?
"Yeah I do," Launceston coach Mitch Thorp said.
"We understand there's a pretty strong side that's been at the top for a long time so we're not over-confident, we're aware we need to improve and get better.
"We think we've brought some artillery in to make us a stronger and more powerful unit, but most of all our togetherness and our culture and environment is probably the best I've been a part of.
"That's been largely due to our players and their desire to make a semi-professional environment as professional as it can be, to spend time together and to train hard."
The acquisition of six-plus senior-level players will undoubtedly make for a selection squeeze at Windsor Park.
Thorp said while team selection would be difficult, the Blues' increased depth should help foster club-wide success.
"We had a really strong season from a senior perspective last year, but we finished bottom of the ladder in the development league and to have sustained success at this level you need a really strong pathway," he said.
"We relied a lot on our younger players at senior level last year and they did a fantastic job, but we need the next crop to have some support around them and that's a key focus area for us.
"We've found a fantastic coach in Kane Sanders who's a former best-and-fairest winner at the club and a really good human being to help nurture our next crop of Launceston footballers.
"So there'll be some hard [selection] decisions made, there's no doubt about that, but that's not a bad position to be in either."
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