Perth Glory return to the big stage of Patersons Stadium on Sunday with revenge at the forefront of their minds against defending A-League champions Brisbane Roar after last season's controversial grand final.
With the Glory's regular home at nib Stadium undergoing a re-development, the club will return to the Subiaco venue to host the Roar with a crowd of around 20,000 expected.
Brisbane won last season's grand final after the controversial penalty was won and scored by Besart Berisha which not only means that the Glory and their fans will desperately want a win on Sunday, but to also do so at the expense of public enemy No. 1 Berisha.
Even though Brisbane were perhaps lucky to be awarded the penalty that secured the championship, there's no question the Roar were the best team in the A-League last season finishing comfortably with the most goals, assists and passes.
However things have changed at the Roar, and the impact of the departure of coach Ange Postecoglou to the Melbourne Victory with Rado Vidosic taking over will be intriguing to watch throughout the season.
Despite the change of coach, the majority of the Roar squad is back to attempt to win a third successive A-League title even though star pair Henrique and Ivan Franjic still need to pass fitness tests to line-up on Sunday against the Glory.
The Glory made a stirring run last season just to make the grand final and now appear to have strengthened their squad over the off-season with the signings of Michael Thwaite, Ryo Nagai and Scott Jamieson with the only significant loss being Brazilian playmaker Andrezinho.
Coach Ian Ferguson said his squad is eyeing off another successful season, beginning at home against Brisbane.
"We've had a fantastic pre-season and everybody has done a very good job, the new players have blended in really well and now the talking stops," Ferguson said.
"We've got a big game on Sunday and we are looking forward to it.
"We all need to be focused on what we have to do and that's get the three points. That's the job we've got to do and we can't worry about what is going on in the terraces or any surprises there might be for Berisha.
"We just have to be ready for this challenge. Brisbane got the better of us last season and we have to try to get that monkey off our back now."
Glory captain Jacob Burns won't be forgetting about the events of the grand final and neither will he instruct his teammates who played in the game to do so either.
"I don't think you ever do completely forget about it. We use that as motivation, but the past is the past," Burns said.
"We are in a new season and we are looking forward. Brisbane are a fantastic team, but we have some good qualities as well and showed that to make the grand final before losing with circumstances that were out of our control. We now have a wonderful opportunity this season to go one better and that's our main focus."