What is the background of Thomas Broich? Already experts here are claiming he will be the best buy of the season and one of the best midfielders in the competition.
Roar look just as strong this season even without McKay
What do you mean? Your post sounds like from last year, as he has already played a full season. He's always been good enough to play Bundesliga starting lineup for at least the poor teams and you could see his superior technique last season on A-League level. He played left offensive midfield last season as far as I know in all games, but in Germany he also played on the "10" position, so maybe he can play more central this year and help to replace McKay. They also bought this Japanese-Canadian midfielder who played in Denmark, but I find it hard to imagine that this guy can be as good as McKay.
Berisha sounds like a good signing for the offense, as he was good enough for 2.Bundesliga and I hope that Danning from Sydney could be one of these guys that have a breakthrough season in Brisbane, like Barbarouses last year.
Melbourne V has a big offensive this season I think. Rojas looked like a big talent in the last games for Wellington, so let's see if he can find a place in the starting 11 with guys like Kewell, Hernandez etc.
I say Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane look like almost equal faves at the moment.