He's not exactly the accidental tourist - after all, he was plucked out of nowhere on the basis of his highlights DVD being better than all other applicants.
Sebastian Hassett The shock of a second-last placing in the A-League and a group-stage exit in the Asian Champions League will forge character, according to Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic.
Dominic Bossi There is an air of confidence among Sydney FC's squad as they prepare for their semi-final clash but defender Rhyan Grant admits the prospect of facing Adelaide is "daunting" such is thier poor record against the South Australian club.
Jon Tuxworth Tuggeranong United coach Steve Forshaw believes the FFA Cup is now nearly as coveted as winning the National Premier League grand final after defying their poor recent form with a 5-2 win over Woden-Weston on Tuesday night.
Canberra's Carl Valeri said he returned to the A-League to taste success with the Melbourne Victory and the minor premiership isn't enough.
Jesse Hogan Melbourne Victory players have no nerves about playing Friday night's semi-final against Melbourne City with their reserve goalkeeper behind them.
Michael Lynch Embarrassment at their previous poor performances was the key to Melbourne City's form turnaround in Wellington at the weekend.
Dominic Bossi Juventus were uninterrupted in possession for exactly one minute as they tore through Real Madrid's defence.
Matt Bungard Juventus host Real Madrid in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final clash. Can they keep Ronaldo and company quiet?