The question is always asked at the beginning of a new season: Will the premiers be good enough to defend their title?
The Sky Blues have lost some key members from last season's championship-winning squad including Simon Colosmio, Clint Bolton, John Aloisi, Steve Corica and Karol Kisel but have added quality in the way of Nick Carle from Crystal Palace, goalkeeper Liam Reddy and defender Scott Jamieson from Adelaide.
These inclusions may not offset the losses but they go a long way to filling the void and coach Vitezslav Lavicka would have to be full of confidence as he prepares for the 2010/11 season.
Last season: Premiers tribalfootball's Prediction: 2nd
Departures: Karol Kisel (Slavia Prague), Clint Bolton (Melbourne Heart), Simon Colosimo (Melbourne Heart), John Aloisi (Melbourne Heart), Steve Corica (retired), Chris Payne (North Queensland), Adam Casey (North Queensland)
Biggest signing: Nick Carle
Biggest loss: Simon Colosimo
Key men: Alex Brosque, Nick Carle, Terry McFlynn, Stephan Keller
Ivan Necevski Liam Reddy
Byun Sung-hwan Shannon Cole Hayden Foxe Anthony Golec Rhyan Grant Matthew Jurman Stephan Keller Sebastian Ryall
Mark Bridge Alex Brosque Kofi Danning