It turned out that Jade North’s own goal was enough to not only condemn Brisbane to their fifth defeat of the season, but also, to end Mike Mulvey’s time at the club.
Broich v Berisha, Newcastle’s new full-backs, recurring problems for Sydney and Melbourne City and the Mariners tactical flexibility dominate the talking points for the seventh round of this unpredictable A-League season.
Henrique scored the A-League’s first ever substitute hat-trick thanks to a shockingly bad performance from the Jets in the second half.
Midfield dominates the tactical talking points of the round, with new faces to be integrated for both Melbourne teams and Sydney. Elsewhere, will Hersi finally fire for Perth against his old side, and could Adelaide run riot against the Phoenix?
It’s one of the most incredible A-League stories ever – defending champions Brisbane Roar have started with four straight defeats. How has this happened?
It beggars belief how this thrilling, absorbing match between the top two sides so far this season finished 0-0.
Nathan Burns got the winner after Wellington were able to successfully implement their new technical style on the game.
An intriguing round of fixtures sees potential problems for both Sydney teams in their away matches, Newcastle and Perth having to work to do in finding the right balance, while Brisbane Roar v Melbourne City might see yet another display of midfield man-marking.
Phil Moss has largely followed the template of his predecessor Graham Arnold, but in a reunion with his former boss, he attempted to surprise him with a bold new shape