So if Wellington was an Australian club they would have to loose 9 players. 9 are Australians but 9 are born or naturalised New Zealanders. And one of those is heading to Brisbane next year. Should Wellington be treated as an Australian club or a New Zealand one? At the moment it is treated as both. Is that fair?
If Wellington beat Newcastle on 7 March then I assume Melbourne qualify for the 2nd Asian spot as FIFA/AFC treat Wellington as a New Zealand team and is not eligible. In any case they would have to reduce the squad to the foreign limit.