The reigning champions haven't had too much action in the off season but have managed to secure some important signatures.

Skipper Kevin Muscat will go around again whilst key players including Archie Thompson, Roddy Vargas and Billy Celeski have signed new deals.

The club still has to sign Costa Rican playmaker Carlos Hernandez to be at full strength but have basically retained their squad from their brilliant 2008/09 success.

Arrivals: Glen Moss (Wellington Phoenix - 2 years), Mathew Theodore (Melbourne Victory NYL - 1 Year).

Departures: Pantelidis (Gold Coast United), Sebastian Ryall (Sydney FC), Michael Thwaite (Gold Coast United).