Could Australia have another player in the Barclays Premier League next season? It may only be early in the season but Socceroos midfielder Mile Jedinak is currently enjoying the lofty heights of fourth place with Crystal Palace in the nPower Championship.
With the 28-year-old, who was recently elevated to club captain, playing a solid holding midfield role, Palace pulled off an impressive 4-3 win over Burnley and now sit only three points behind leaders Cardiff City.
Palace are now unbeaten in seven games after losing their opening three matches and Jedinak said in an interview with the BBC last week that he was he was relishing the leadership role.
"You try and take responsibilities on and as an older head I like to do that for the younger guys," he said.
"It's part and parcel of what I'm about.
"We've got other guys that are just the same, giving instructions, and it's comforting knowing we've got a lot of leaders out there."
In the Barclays Premier League, Socceroos star Brett Holman impressed again in a losing cause as Aston Villa fell to Tottenham Hotspur.
The industrious 28-year-old gave struggling Villa purpose and drive through the midfield but they were unable to convert possession into clear-cut chances. He was replaced in the 76th minute by Barry Bannan.
Despite the loss it was a top month for Holman, collecting Player of the Month honours at Villa and sharing first place in the running for the club’s Player of the Year award.
Socceroos goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, who celebrated his 40th birthday over the weekend, put in a full shift for Fulham in their 2-2 draw at Southampton.
Meanwhile, Adam Federici is sure to find breaking back into the Reading side difficult after his replacement Alex McCarthy impressed in a 2-2 draw with Swansea City.
Federici hasn't featured in the Reading side for the last three weeks due to a combination of poor form and injury and was not considered for selection for the Socceroos' upcoming World Cup qualifier against Iraq.
Reading have turned to 22-year-old McCarthy and the young English keeper has impressed manager Brian McDermott and looks set for an extended first-team run.
In Germany, back-up Socceroos goalkeeper Mitch Langerak was on the bench as defending Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund drew 1-1 with Hannover 96.
Nikita Rukavytsya was also an unused subtitoute as FC Mainz beat Robbie Kruse's Fortuna Dusseldorf 1-0. Kruse, who received a yellow card in the match, played the full game.
Mathew Leckie was a second-half substitute for FSV Frankfurt in their Bundesliga Two 1-1 draw with SC Paderborn 07.
In Italy, James Troisi was on the bench for Atalanta in their 2-0 defeat to AS Roma in Serie A.
In Holland, Adam Sarota and Tommy Oar both played full games in FC Utrecht's 1-1 Eredivisie draw with Ajax.
In the Chinese Super League, Dino Djulbic scored for Guizhou Renhe in their 4-2 win over Shanghai Shenhua. Joel Griffiths was on target for the losers.