Usain Bolt has a "good chance" of being signed on a permanent deal by the Central Coast Mariners and the Jamaican's lack of experience could be his key to earning a professional contract, former Australia international Mark Schwarzer has told ESPN.
Bolt's much-publicised efforts to earn a professional football contract are in a state of limbo as the opening weekend of A-League action gets under way, with the Mariners yet to make a decision on his future following his trial.
Superstar import Keisuke Honda is both supremely ready for Saturday's Melbourne derby and unprepared for the occasion. Honda's first taste of the A-League will come in one of the biggest dates in Melbourne Victory's calendar, a home clash against Melbourne City with a crowd of at least 40,000 expected at Marvel Stadium.
The seasoned international is delighted to be just days away from game time after the longest preseason of his career, confident a return to playing since his World Cup exertions...