Central Coast delivered a shot in the arm to the financial security of the A-League by announcing the club's first financial-year profit in their short history.
Socceroo Scott McDonald is in serious doubt for next week's World Cup qualifier against Uzbekistan after being told to skip a training camp in The Netherlands.
Perth defender Dino Djulbic is facing a possible 18-month ban after being sensationally sent off in the Glory's 5-2 defeat against Sydney FC.
It would have to rank as one of Australian soccer's most anticipated returns - although the man himself, Mark Bosnich, is doing his best to downplay his return.
Sydney FC coach John Kosmina is set to experience a selection headache - how to fit Socceroos hero John Aloisi into the team.
A week is a long time in football. For Sydney FC and coach John Kosmina, it could well mean the return of up to five first-team players.
Adelaide United skipper Travis Dodd believes the impending expansion of the A-League will open the way for more locals to play for the Socceroos.
FFA chairman Frank Lowy has reiterated his desire to have 14 clubs in the A-League while launching the fourth edition of the competition.
Club captains are predicting the closest competition on record as the A-League enters its fourth season, despite installing Sydney FC as title favourites.
Central Coast goalkeeper Danny Vukovic could face a ban of between one year and life after striking the referee in the A-League grand final.
Central Coast hope Tom Pondeljak can have an impact in Sunday's A-League decider despite being rated almost no chance of starting.
Central Coast coach Lawrie McKinna says key Tom Pondeljak is virtually no chance of starting Sunday's A-League grand final.
Central Coast's mission of intent goes well beyond Sunday's A-League grand final against Newcastle.
Despite a glittering career, Central Coast Mariners striker John Aloisi has never won a championship, let alone a final.
Central Coast coach Lawrie McKinna remains optimistic Tom Pondeljak will play in Sunday's A-League grand final.
FFA's decision to shift the A-League grand final to Sydney appears set to be vindicated with a crowd of nearly 40,000 expected on Sunday.