The week that was: Spiranovic, Liverpool, Ninkovic and Yaya
It appears the Reds' striker search is on, with the club potentially eyeing James Demetriou – the Australian at Swansea City.
The players had a win as they picked up an increase in payments for friendlies against Liverpool and Villarreal.
That came after a loss, as they went down 2-0 to Manchester City on the Gold Coast.
But captain Eugene Galekovic is eager for the Reds to challenge Premier League clubs, and they meet Liverpool on Monday.
Finally some more on-field news for the Roar, who tested Liverpool before suffering a 2-1 loss.
Meanwhile, Roar coach John Aloisi revealed Luke Brattan was set for a more advanced role this season.
The week started with former Roar defender Lachlan Jackson joining the Newcastle Jets.
CENTRAL COAST MARINERS
It was a quiet week for the Mariners, but they are pushing for a permanent New Year's Eve fixture.
Even before their clash against Manchester City, this was shaping as a big week for Melbourne City.
Defender Jason Hoffman's departure was confirmed as he landed at the Jets.
Midfielder Erik Paartalu said there would be no underestimating the Edgeworth Eagles in the FFA Cup.
The champions were very quiet, but did add Rado Vidosic as their new assistant coach.
Iain Ramsay and Kofi Danning are being given chances to join the squad.
The Glory also added to their squad with an important signing, adding Hungary international Gyorgy Sandor.
Meanwhile, former midfielder Steven McGarry is aiming high with Gwelup Croatia.
It was all about additions for the Sky Blues, most noticeably that of former Serbia international Milos Ninkovic.
Across the ditch, it was quiet – but Powell's addition could be a good one.
WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS
The big loss of Matthew Spiranovic was confirmed as the defender moved to Hangzhou Greentown.
The Wanderers felt the departure of the man considered "a hero to many".
Meanwhile, coach Tony Popovic was named in FourFourTwo's 50 best managers in the world in 2015.