A good read.
Surely though, the best way to get serious about Asia would be to put everything into the ACL, with Honda leading the way. Success on the field could lead to some success off it with Honda as their poster-boy, to your point on ‘what he can deliver off the field’. Imagine if they were playing Kashima Antlers, every other J-league’s clubs fans would surely be rooting for their 98 cap man’s new club!
Also, some small promotion on Victories part around the Cambodia national team would only serve to educate Australian soccer fans on whether 4-1 against Myanmar is a good result or not
With Brosque a year older, and only Ninkovic & left alongside him from an attacking perspective, the change of manager could breed a completely different style. The use of pace will be critical to this change in style as you point out. It will be interesting how Corica develops as a manager. Rhyan Grant returning from injury is also like a new signing.
I think Newcastle have a huge advantage as keeper aside, the team is a settled one & hasn’t experienced a ‘merry-go-round’ like the other clubs.