Melbourne Victory slumped to a surprise 1-0 home defeat to strugglers Newcastle Jets on Friday to leave the race for this season's A-League title wide open.
Newcastle were bottom of the standings going into the AAMI Park encounter but secured a much-needed victory courtesy of Edson Montano's close-range finish on 54 minutes.
The Jets' third win of the season moved them above Western Sydney Wanderers in the standings.
Sydney FC capitalised by beating Perth Glory 3-0 to join them and the Victory...
Imagine a packed stadium in Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok watching an A-League side duel with one of the region's best club teams, with live television coverage across Asia?
Or corporate investment from pan-regional companies, pumping millions of dollars into Australia's domestic competition and attracting a higher calibre of marquee player, simply because of the involvement of off shore clubs?
There are many potential positives if the A-League broadens its perspective to consider introducing Southeast...