Melbourne City's early-season bubble burst somewhat with a 3-2 home loss to Perth Glory on Friday night - a defeat that, said coach John van 't Schip, is a stark reminder for his players of how hard they have to work and how intensely they have to compete if they want to dominate the competition.
Michael Lynch Perth Glory probably boast more 180-centimetre-plus players than any side in the A-League and thus have earned a well-deserved reputation for being a constant threat at set pieces.
Dominic Bossi One in six thousand players will start a professional football match this weekend, which is why the FFA were prompted into action.
Malcolm Knox A stroke of genius? A cry for help? An insult to English teachers? Whatever else it is, the A-League's new marketing slogan, 'You've gotta have a team', is as well-struck and accurate as Tim Cahill's first goal for Melbourne City.
Michael Cockerill Roy O'Donovan reckons Roy Keane was still the best player on the training field 18 months after he retired as a professional footballer.
James Hall Australian soccer's biggest names have joined the chorus to bring A-League to the capital.
Michael Lynch To win the title you have to get off to a flying start in your first few games, build a solid foundation for the rest of the campaign, and then finish the home and away series with a flourish, taking that momentum into the finals.
Chris Dutton Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, FFA bosses Steven Lowy and David Gallop have been invited to Canberra's A-League "test" ahead of the Central Coast Mariners' return to the capital.