It still seems a strange decision to have left Finkler out of the ACL squad. Perhaps he's considered a luxury player and not much more.
Good question Towser and one I've pondered myself. I don't think the crowds would be any larger, but the action might be a bit more exciting.
I agree whiskeymac, although in Xavier Chen's case he did play almost 300 games in the Belgian top flight.
I think the cautiousness around this year's ACL reflects the fact Victory and the Mariners have both been handed a tough draw.