A-League clubs were disappointed by a failure to reach agreement with Football Federation Australia (FFA) on changes to the sport's governance.
In what they claim is an Australian footballing first, South Melbourne have combined their senior men and women's training for their upcoming season.
Ezequiel Lavezzi is goalless for Hebei China, while Lassana Diarra is linked with a move to the Chinese Super League.
Almost 4,600 fans made their way to nib Stadium to watch City defeat Perth in the grand final, with player-coach Jess Fishlock inspiring them.
In-form Central Coast Mariners striker Roy O'Donovan says the A-League club want him to extend his contract beyond this season.
Brisbane Roar defender Daniel Bowles won't be seen in A-League action until 2018 after suffering a major knee injury.