The transfer saga over former A-League player of the year Joel Griffiths has ended after Newcastle completed a deal to sell him to Chinese club Beijing Guoan.
Newcastle coach Gary van Egmond has promised the Jets will not take a second-string Beijing Guoan outfit lightly in Wednesday's Asian Champions League clash.
Central Coast coach Lawrie McKinna believes striker Matt Simon is bearing the fruits of the confidence gained from his Beijing Olympic call-up.
Harry Kewell says it would be a "dream" to represent Australia at the Beijing Olympics but he needs to sort out his club future first.
Olyroos coach Graham Arnold says Australia's experience in Asian football conditions could prove the key to progressing at the Beijing Olympics.