Melbourne Victory will gather one final time with coach Kevin Muscat at the helm for the club's end-of-season awards.
Predicting the mood at Saturday's black tie event is as difficult as picking the winner of the Victory Medal.
Victory's season ended in catastrophe; a disastrous 6-1 semi-final loss to eventual champions and arch-rivals Sydney FC was paired with a limp Asian Champions League exit.
That might normally make for a sombre occasion but the departure of coach Kevin Muscat and captain Carl Valeri requires a degree of celebration.
The centrepiece of the night is the crowning of the season's best player.
Striker Ola Toivonen and midfielder Keisuke Honda would be the leading chances but plenty of missed football through the season opens the door for other contenders.
Kosta Barbarouses reached an A-League high goal tally, while Lawrence Thomas, James Troisi and Terry Antonis all had match-winning performances.
But might the honour fall to one of the club's favourite sons, Leigh Broxham?
The much-admired utility, famed for his ability to step into whatever position needs filling without fuss, laughed off the idea.
"I have been here one million years and haven't won any awards since I've been here," he told AAP.
"I haven't thought about that at all.
"I'm not a bloke that wins awards. I'm a modest bloke. You have to ask someone else of perceptions of me.
"Actually I did win once. I won the coaches award in 2008 or something. I think there were only two of us that were eligible.
"Awards, they're not something I think about."
Broxham is one of a string of players - including Troisi, Barbarouses and defender Georg Niedermeier - out of contract at season's end, but the 31-year-old is expected to stay.
After 13 seasons, the idea that he might play for another A-League club seems unthinkable but he said "every now and then" a rival club asked the question.
"The club's always been great and I'm happy here," he said.
"It's a mutual sort of thing after this amount of time.
"The club was good this year, they kind of said, no problems, we'll sort it all out.
"I haven't explored anything else. But if the time comes and I have to, well that's football."