Adelaide United's A-League resurgence could be shortlived as they travel to Sydney to take on the rampant ladder-leaders, with the Sky Blues keen to put more daylight between them and their nearest rivals.
Adelaide United chairman Greg Griffin has slammed Football Federation Australia over its intention to make Asian players a compulsory feature of the A-League's foreign contingent.
Tim Cahill has thrown his support behind Football Federation Australia's tripling of its marquee war chest that brought the veteran Socceroos striker home to the A-League.
Big-hitting Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques is certain a side strain won't stop him belting more boundaries against Hobart Hurricanes on Friday, and even hopes to resume bowling later in the BBL season.
Adelaide United face a hellish Asian Champions League assignment after being drawn with reigning champions Jeonbuk Motors and Chinese Super League giants Jiangsu Suning.
Brisbane defender Jade North has escaped FFA sanction for his dive during Saturday night's A-League game with Melbourne City but apologised for his emotion-charged "error of judgement".