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Phoenix City. The newest podcast covering New Zealand football. Phoenix City was founded in July 2015, after the In The Zone podcast ended and a Phoenix sized hole was left in the podcast market.

If you're listening to Phoenix City, you're listening to:

Patrick, the podcast's producer, head honcho and a rubbish referee. He is on Twitter: @patrick478

Cam, also known as Photomac, Yellow Fever's resident photographer. You've probably seen him wearing a bib at Phoenix games. Cam tweets at @NZPhotomac.

Dave, he’s big, he’s bold, and he has Opinions about Football. Twitter: @NZ_Dave

Andy, the podcasts head football analyst. Sadly, he's only half decent at that. He is also on Twitter: @FrostieDaSnowman

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    Phoenix City - Hales to the Thief

    Scott Hales, head coach of Team Wellington, joins the pod as the ISPS Handa Prem gets underway. We chat about whats ahead for the season, getting a win under the belt first up, and what José moving to Auckland will mean for the league as a whole. Part two of two.

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    Phoenix City - It's F**cked

    The Nix get screwed over by a terrible VAR lack-of-intervention, and Louis Fenton says it as it is. The All Whites squad to take on Ireland and Lithuania has been announced, and Canterbury United dispatched Capital in the NWL. Part one of two episodes this week.

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    Phoenix City - Derby Days

    A dodgy lack of red card contributes to the Nix going down 2-1 in the first Distance Derby of the season, can they get their first points of the season in Melbourne this weekend? Another round of the NWL has been played with Capital scoring big, and the Handy Prem kicks off.

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    Phoenix City - Gary Potter

    With Gary Hooper joining the Nix this weekend, the pod look at what he can bring to the team that was lacking in the loss to Sydney, and whether he'll get gametime against the Distance Derby rivals, Perth. Elsewhere, Danny Hay has appointed his All Whites assistants, and the NWL continues with a double round.

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    Phoenix City - Gilly's Island

    Shaun Gill, Phoenix football operations manager, drops by the podcast to chat about some of the behind the scenes work that his job in the football department entails, such as the process that goes into scouting and signing players and the management of the salary cap. Meanwhile, the Nix went down 1-0 to the Snakes and face a tough trip to Sydney this weekend, and Capital get their first win of the season in the NWL.

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    Phoenix City - Snakes and Ladders

    The season is here! Ella joins the pod again to discuss the Phoenix pre-season match against TeeDubs, the upcoming season opener against Western United, the rest of the A-League round, and chat about the upcoming National Womens League and W-League seasons.

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    Phoenix City - (P)Review

    It's part two of the season preview, and the pod go through the other ten A-League clubs and analyse the squad changes and make predictions about table places.

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    Phoenix City - Countdown

    Ella Reilly returns to the pod to chat about the prospects of a Phoenix team in the W-League, and with just over a week until the season start, the pod launch into part one of their season preview, looking at the squad changes the Nix have made.

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    Phoenix City - Sidetracked

    After a few weeks off, the pod have a lot to catch up on, including Phoenix preseason results, trialists, Danny Hay, and more. Safe to say that many tangential conversations occur.

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    Phoenix City - Talay-ho

    In Patrick's final episode before leaving the country, the pod are joined by Phoenix head coach Ufuk Talay, who discusses the FFA Cup loss, recruitment strategies, coaching philosophies and preseason plans.

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    Phoenix City - Armband

    New Phoenix captain Steven Taylor drops by the pod to discuss leading the team, preseason under Ufuk Talay and goals for the season. Meanwhile, Team Wellington have joined forces with Olé.

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    Phoenix City - Got the Ball

    New arrival to Wellington, David Ball, chats to the pod about why he's moved around the world to play football, his playing history and his goals for the season. Meanwhile, the Phoenix have a range of trialists at training at the moment, and have started signing the standout ones.

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    Phoenix City - New Dawn

    With A-League independence finally agreed upon, the pod chat about what this might actually look like for the A-League and the Phoenix. Meanwhile, the Nix have signed their first new import, and Team Wellington have signed their new coach.

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    Phoenix City - No Place Like Dome

    Phoenix GM David Dome joins the pod for a jam-packed episode! We chat player signings (both outgoing and incoming), the start of the Ufuk era at the club, fixtures and season passes, the NLWG and the licence situation, W-League and NWL teams, and Mark Rudan.

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    Phoenix City - Durexit

    Dura's off, Krishna's found a new home, Talay signed some players, VAR is dominating the World Cup, and everything is definitely fine with Mark Rudan. Nothing to see here.

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    Phoenix City - Farewells

    We recorded this last week, but Patrick forgot to edit it... so here it is. We chat about the first round of players to leave the club, the most notable being Roy Krishna. Also, we wrap the grand final and an excellently flubbed penalty, and look ahead to the Football Ferns at the World Cup.

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    Phoenix City - Poaching

    It's grand final week, the pod review two very different semifinals and look ahead to the grand final. Meanwhile, has Mark Rudan been tapping up Nix players to join him at Western United, and where does that leave the Phoenix as preparations for 2019/20 get underway.

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    Phoenix City - End of the Road

    The season, and the Mark Rudan era at the Wellington Phoenix, is over. The pod react to Phoenix going down 3-1 to the Victory in the elimination final, and the announcement of Ufuk Talay as the new head coach.

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    Phoenix City - Glory Days

    It's playoff week, and the pod are overwhelmingly positive about the chances of beating the Victory to progress to the semifinals following the uplifting 5-0 loss to the Glory! Meanwhile, have the Phoenix signed a new coach already?

    (Note: the audio quality improves about 13 minutes into the episode.)

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    Phoenix City - Buckingham's Chalice

    Des Buckingham fills the empty seat on the pod this week, coming on board to talk about the mens U20's and their upcoming World Cup campaign, his experiences travelling the country and spending time with all the Handy Prem teams, and to address whether or not he'll be applying for the Phoenix job. Meanwhile, a last gasp Roy goal saves the Nix and keeps the hopes of a home playoff alive.

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    Phoenix City - Parkin the Bus

    Richard Parkin joins the podcast for a second time, after a tumultuous couple of weeks featuring two losses and Mark Rudan quitting. Meanwhile, Rich imparts his wisdom on the A-League reform and the New Leagues Working Group.

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    Phoenix City - Willo Willo Willo Oh

    No Roy? No problem. The Phoenix smash the Jets thanks to a David Williams hatty, can they repeat the magic against Adelaide this weekend? TeeDubs went down to Eastern Suburbs in the Handy Prem final, and the pod gets nerdy and talks about the report issued by the New League Working Group and what it means for the A-League.

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    Phoenix City - Willo Willo Willo Oh

    No Roy? No problem. The Phoenix smash the Jets thanks to a David Williams hatty, can they repeat the magic against Adelaide this weekend? TeeDubs went down to Eastern Suburbs in the Handy Prem final, and the pod gets nerdy and talks about the report issued by the New League Working Group and what it means for the A-League.

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    Phoenix City - Go Forth

    The Phoenix dispatched the Wanderers with relative ease - can they keep the run up with a win over Newcastle after a week off? Elsewhere, the TeeDubs exposed Auckland City big time, and the Central League kicks off its first round.

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    Phoenix City - Siggy

    Ben Sigmund joins the pod this week to dish the dirt on Dura ahead of El Capitano's Testimonial Dinner, listen in to find out how you can win tickets to the dinner. A record breaking 8-2 win bumps the Nix up into the top four as they prepare to host the Wanderers, and TeeDubs go down 2-1 to Auckland City.

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    Phoenix City - Failed Experiment

    The Phoenix took a home game to Sydney, and came back with no points and a measly crowd of 5000, was it worth it? It's the international break this weekend, but Team Wellington are in action in the OCL.

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    Phoenix City - Three Draws

    All four of the team are back on the pod together for the first time in forever, and they chat the 1-1 draw in Auckland against the Victory, Steven Taylor resigning and what that could mean for the captaincy next season, whether the Nix can fit everyone under the cap next year and the usual wrap of the Handy Prem results.

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    Phoenix City - Garden of Eden

    The Phoenix dust off from a 3-0 loss to Perth Glory, and take aim at the Victory at Eden Park. Team Wellington rack up two wins in the space of a week, and the pod discuss whether Mark Rudan's future is even worth talking about at this stage.

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    Phoenix City - Windswept

    The unbeaten streak finally ends, we discuss the draw with Victory and the loss to Sydney, and whether it's okay to be disappointed with those performances. The Nix take on Melbourne City this weekend, and TeeDubs falter again in the Handy Prem.

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    Phoenix City - Comeback

    The Phoenix fought back against CCM from 2-0 down to win - we discuss if the Phoenix actually got better or if the Mariners just became terrible. Can they continue the record unbeaten streak against the Victory?

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    Phoenix City - Point Builder

    Four points from two games away from home - the pod debate whether that's a fair reflection of the two games that were played. The pod preview a bumper weekend of football in Wellington, a double header at Westpac this weekend and the TeeDubs hosting Waitakere.

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    Phoenix City - New Year New Nix

    The Phoenix put in an absolute shift to come away from Melbourne with a 1-1 draw - the pod discuss how long the current unbeaten streak can continue. Meanwhile, the Handy Prem is back this weekend after the holiday break with the TeeDubs at home.

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    Phoenix City - Roarsome

    The Phoenix dispatched the Roar thanks to a Sarpreet masterclass - can they repeat it against the Victory? Cam and Patrick also discuss the "home" game in Sydney - is it really worth all the angst?

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    Phoenix City - Feuding

    Patrick and Frostie are back in the same room together after court-mandated separation, and the full complements of podcasters discuss the win over CCM and the upcoming 12 Pubs of Lochhead. Elsewhere, Al Ain snuck past the TeeDubs in the Club World Cup, and the Ferns have lined up a tournament early in the new year.

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    Phoenix City - Duet

    Frostie and Dave man the pod by themselves this week, discussing the 3-1 Nix win over Sydney, TeeDubs in the Club World Cup, the Handy Prem and A-League expansion.

Podcast

Phoenix City - Hales to the Thief

Table

P W D L GD Pts
Mcy Melbourne City 6 4 1 1 4 13
Syd Sydney FC 5 4 0 1 5 12
Wsw Western Sydney 5 3 1 1 2 10
Wun Western United 6 3 1 2 1 10
Adl Adelaide United 5 3 0 2 2 9
Per Perth Glory 5 1 3 1 0 6
Bri Brisbane Roar 5 1 2 2 -1 5
Mvc Melbourne Victory 6 1 2 3 -2 5
New Newcastle Jets 5 1 2 2 -3 5
Ccm Central Coast 5 1 1 3 -4 4
Wel Wellington Phoenix 5 0 1 4 -4 1

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