Western Sydney have opened their Asian Champions League campaign in dismal fashion with a 4-0 group-stage shellacking by Japanese giants Urawa Red Diamonds.
Football Federation Australia will meet with the players' union today in the last of this week's crunch talks to nut out top-level reform.
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.
A-League clubs will sit down at the negotiating table with FFA in their quest for a collective $60 million annual share of its record new TV deal, but will do so cautiously amid concerns they won't receive their desired windfall.
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.