Wherever there is a salary cap there will be smart negotiators and club list managers, agents and officials trying to find ways to push it to the limit to gain an edge.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT In May 2007, Graham Arnold and Ernie Merrick were on top of the coaching world in Australia.
Craig Foster Barring a cataclysm difficult to imagine, the title will tonight once again reside in Melbourne, thanks to a talented young coach and his impressive player and staff acquisitions.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory, Sydney, Wellington, Adelaide. Even disgraced Perth Glory. What do they all have in common this season, apart from filling the top five places on the A-League?
Dominic Bossi African footballers are leading the way in a game built upon migration, but there is one major obstacle holding back more from playing.
Beth Newman Interim Brisbane Roar coach Frans Thijssen believes his players deserve some silverware after a hard-fought season.
Sebastian Hassett Western Sydney Wanderers v Perth Glory - The Lowdown
Michael Lynch Melbourne City coach John Van't Schip acknowledges that his players have to have a tougher mindset in adversity if they are to make any progress into the A-League finals.
Michael Lynch Exciting Tunisian winger Fahid Ben Khalfallah will be staying at Melbourne Victory's navy blue for the next two seasons after the club confirmed at a Friday morning press conference that the French-born-and-raised forward had signed a new deal with the premiers elect.
Sebastian Hassett There's nothing to play for when the Western Sydney Wanderers play Perth Glory at Parramatta Stadium on Saturday afternoon – but don't tell that to either side.