Sydney FC experienced a disappointing 2008/09 so have looked to bolster their squad for the upcoming season.
The good news for the Sky Blues is the amount of talented youngsters around the club after winning the National Youth League last season and many of those players made the jump to first team football when injuries hit the A-League squad.
They will be all be better for those experiences.
The addition of the aforementioned youth plus former Sparta Prague star Karol Kisel and the improving ex-Melbourne Victory defender Seb Ryall has strengthened the playing list at ‘Bling FC’.
Arrivals: Karol Kisel (Sparta Prague, Czech Republic – 1 year), Sebastian Ryall (Melbourne Victory – 2 years), Kofi Danning (Sydney FC NYL – 2 years), Brendan Gan (Sydney FC NYL – 2 years), Antony Golec (Sydney FC NYL – 2 years), Rhyan Grant (Sydney FC NYL – 2 years), Matthew Jurman (Sydney FC NYL – 2 years).
Departures: Adam Biddle (released), Beau Busch (North Queensland Fury), Mike Enfield (released), Iain Fyfe (Adelaide United), Robbie Middleby (North Queensland Fury), Tony Popovic (retired), Brendon Santalab (North Queensland Fury), Jacob Timpano (North Queensland Fury), Nik Tsattalios (Newcastle Jets).