It was the final week of pre-season for Mat Ryan in the English Premier League as his Brighton and Hove Albion defeated Valencia 2-1 with Ryan playing a full game. 

The English Championship got underway this week with plenty of Aussies getting into the action. Jackson Irvine was a playmaker for Hull City, getting an assist as they lost their opening match 2-1 to Swansea City.

Jackson Irvine grabbed an assist for Hull City

Massimo Luongo's club situation got murkier as he was omitted from QPR's squad that defeated Stoke City 2-1. Adam Federici was an unused sub for 'The Potters'. 

Bailey Wright was absent, still carrying an injury, as Bristol City lost 3-1 at home to Leeds United. 

In Scotland Tom Rogic and Daniel Arzani were still carrying niggles as Celtic began the season with a 7-0 rout of St. Johnstone. Lyndon Dykes played his first match in the Scottish Premiership as he started and played until the 82nd minute for Livingston in their 0-0 draw with Motherwell. 

Oliver Bozanic was an unused sub for Hearts as they lost 3-2 away to Aberdeen with Ben Garuccio still nursing an ACL tear. 

Elsewhere in England Olyroo Harry Souttar scored and assisted a goal in Fleetwood Town's 3-1 victory over Peterborough.

Socceroos captain Mark Milligan captained Southend United in their first of the season in a 1-0 loss to Coventry. Ryan Williams was absent from Porstmouth's squad that lost 1-0 to Shrewsbury Town.

Ryan Edwards played a full match for Burton Albion as his side lost 1-0 to Ipswich Town. Edwards moved to the former home of Socceroos Jackson Irvine only a few weeks ago. 

In the English League Two Jack Iredale played ten minutes off the bench in Carlisle United's 2-1 win over Crawley Town. Cameron Burgess was an unused sub at Salford City in their first match in the professional leagues, defeating Stevenage 2-0.

Jordan Lyden played a full match at his new club in Swindon Town as they defeated Scunthorpe United 2-0. Cameron McGilp was absent for Swindon. 

In the Irish Premier Division Harry Ascroft scored Finn Harps' winning goal in a 1-0 win over Bohemians.