The busiest offseason in Australian football history demands a comprehensive A-League 2020/2021 season list of every club's transfers, ins, outs, mutual terminations and re-signings, with some analysis thrown in for good measure.
Ins: Joey Champness, Jesse Daley, Joshua Brindell-South
Outs: Aiden O'Neill (loaned from Burnley, transferred to Melbourne City), Brad Inman (ATK Mohun Bagan), Jake McGing (released), Aaron Reardon (released), Matt Ridenton (released), Danny Kim (released), Daniel Bowles (termination), Max Crocombe (Melbourne Victory), Aaron Amadi-Holloway (released), Scott Neville (East Bengal, loan),
Re-Signed: Scott Neville (loaned out), Corey Brown
Already Contracted: Izaack Powell, Jack Hingert, Kai Trewin, Mirza Muratovic, Macklin Freke, Jamie Young, Tom Aldred, Macaulay Gillesphey, Jordan Courtney-Perkins, George Mells, Jesse Daley, Rahmat Akbari, Jay O'Shea, Jai Ingham, Dylan Wenzel-Halls, Mirza Muratovic, Scott McDonald
Brisbane have become the first club to publicly announce their squad for next season, helping to alleviate some elements of uncertainty around the club, with ongoing concerns about the Bakrie Group's management and Suncorp attendances nearing record lows.
The club have lost two key midfield weapons in Brad Inman and Aiden O'Neill alongside one of the league's longest release lists so far. Their current 'in' list is also uncertain. While Champness' arrival is certainly a huge coup in the quest to replace Inman, that deal is currently being disputed by Newcastle Jets.
Robbie Fowler has left for an ISL gig taking Neville with him (on loan) and in his wake, the youngest coach in the competition - Warren Moon - has a big task on his hands with last season's fourth-placed team.
But their form, both in Fowler's peak and after Moon took over at the tailend of last season, entails a lot of room for optimism. Brisbane possess some of the strongest retained youth talent in the league; Akbari, Powell, Muratovic and of course, Wenzel-Halls.
They also still pack veterans at both ends of the pitch. Young between the sticks, Aldred and Hingert (alongside the highly-rated Gillesphey) at the back and McDonald up front. Their engine-room is ostensibly the weakest link, but Brisbane still look to have enough talent to succeed this season.