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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 - 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.

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    Phoenix City - Reasonable Fish

    The pod have a lengthy discussion about all the talking points from the 1-1 draw with Perth, focussing on the VAR red card shown to Lowry. Elsewhere, Twitter spats and bronze medals have made it a very entertaining week.

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    Phoenix City - Double Doyle

    A 3-1 loss to Adelaide in the "best performance of the season", is there any hope against the unbeaten Glory this weekend? Meanwhile the U17 women made it through to their World Cup semifinal, and Team Wellington roll on with a vital win against Eastern Suburbs.

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    Phoenix City - Davey F

    A bit of a late episode, recorded before all the football action from the weekend. With Team Wellington's imminent trip to the UAE to take part in the Club World Cup, we chat with head coach José Figueira. Elsewhere, Nix chat, FFA elections and

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    Phoenix City - Phoenix Citied

    The Phoenix have gone down 2-0 in an uninspiring performance, we discuss what can be changed to turn around the fortunes of the team. Meanwhile, Patrick goes on a rant about the VAR, and mixed fortunes for the Wellington teams in the Handy Prem.

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    Phoenix City - Rainy Day

    The pod reassemble following the 3-0 loss to WSW in the rain, and quickly realise that none of them watched any of the rest of the A-League from the weekend. Meanwhile, there were mixed results for the Wellington teams in the Handy Prem.

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    Phoenix City - Chicken Wings

    The Phoenix came back from Brisbane with a point, can they continue their form so far into the WSW game this weekend? TeeDubs continued their season with a 3-0 win over Waitak and host their first home game of the season this weekend, and NZF have released their action plan following the Moir report.

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    Phoenix City - Storming

    The Phoenix are back! Patrick jumps back into the pod team this week after the first round of the new season, featuring a debut win for Mark Rudan, a raft of VAR controversy, and a Wel Clasico full of goals in the Handy Prem.

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    Phoenix City - Big Time Boi's

    The A-League season is finally upon us, and the Nix are taking on Ernie and the Jets. We preview the game, talk about who we think the 11 players to line up for the Nix will be, and discuss the best way to extract three points from the start of the season.

    Note: the audio quality improves a few minutes into the episode.

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    Phoenix City - Out Of Date

    Frostie, Cam and Dave cast their eye over all ten A-League clubs ahead of the start of the new season, discuss which teams have strengthened their playing squads, who is most likely to make the playoffs, and some sure to be terrible predictions about where the Nix will finish.

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    Phoenix City - Catch 22

    In a seemingly uneventful week, both NZF and FFA ended up having major developments. FFA congress reform is happenings, we discuss what this means for the Nix and the A-League. Back home, Pip Muir delivers her report into NZF, making 22 recommendations for NZF.

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    Phoenix City - de Jong

    Ella Reilly from In the Back of the Net joins us this week to talk about the start of the NWL and their new podcast, The Return Fixture. Meanwhile, the Nix have missed out on Obafeni Martins, the FFA have missed the mark with their music plans, and NZF have a new (interim) technical director.

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    Phoenix City - Late

    The pod discuss the latest preseason fixtures for the Nix, discuss the Essien rumours and who would make a good Nix marquee, and dissect the new ISPS Handa Prem draw for the upcoming season.

    Technical issues (ie. Patrick messed up) mean this episode is a little late to be released. Sorry.

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    Phoenix City - Verkeerd Uitspraak

    The Phoenix resumed their preseason against themselves, and are heading up to Palmy to take on Napier this weekend as the curtain raiser to the Central League playoff. Wellington United Diamonds import Marije van Dam and Suzanne Geisen join the pod to discuss this weekends Kate Shepard Cup semifinal against Dunedin Tech, as well as making the trip from the Netherlands to play football here in Wellington.

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    Phoenix City - Taylor Made

    Steven Taylor joins the podcast to talk about his time in Wellington so far, how the preseason under Mark Rudan is tracking, and why he chose the Wellington Phoenix. Meanwhile, season passes are on sale, pre-season continues, and the two NZ U20 sides have been in action.

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    Phoenix City - Bentleigh Blues

    The pod reflect on the 1-0 FFA Cup loss to 10 man Bentleigh Greens, is it panic stations yet or is there still time for Mark Rudan to steady the ship? Elsewhere, FIFA's CRWG have returned their report and we look at what it might mean for the Phoenix, and Andreas Heraf has followed Andy Martin out the door at NZF.

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    Phoenix City - Pineapple

    The pod return after a short hiatus to discuss the Phoenix's latest import signings and preseason results, the resignation of Andy Martin (yay!) and the final stages of the World Cup.

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    Phoenix City - Conflict of Interest

    After a quick Phoenix roundup, the pod discuss the recent revelations about Andreas Heraf's time in charge of the Football Ferns, and what they might mean for his future at NZF. Meanwhile, the World Cup group stage is in full swing and we try not to get bogged down talking about VAR.

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    Phoenix City - Steaming Pile

    Patrick's away, so Frostie hosts this week and Liam Hyslop joins in his place to discuss the beginnings of Mark Rudan's coaching staff and the Football Ferns' loss to Japan, including the fallout from Andreas Heraf's postmatch comments which adds to a long list of major issues during the Andy Martin era.

    Meanwhile, Cam is super excited about the World Cup and leads us through some predictions.

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    Phoenix City - Send Rudes

    Mark Rudan's been unveiled as the new managed of the Phoenix, the pod discuss what we think he'll bring to the club and if he's the guy we need. Meanwhile, Ross Allen and Scott Hilliar from Team Wellington join the pod to discuss their Champions League success, and what's next for Team Wellington.

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    Phoenix City - Lunch Date

    Frostie hosts the pod this week, as we chat about the lunch with Rob Morrison that the other three of us attended earlier in the week.

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    Phoenix City - Varcical

    The star of the grand final was the VAR - for all the wrong reasons. The pod chat about what went wrong. Meanwhile, NZF have announced parity for the Football Ferns, and the TeeDubs host Lautoka in the OCL final this weekend.

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    Phoenix City - Cascarino

    David Dome joins the pod to dispel all the recent rumours about the Phoenix selling the club to Australia, what went wrong last season and what they are doing differently this off-season. Meanwhile, Team Wellington have toppled Auckland City in the OCL for the first time to make it through to the final.

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    Phoenix City - Not For Sale?

    After a weekend full of speculation that he'd be selling the club, Rob finally fronted the media, the podcast talk about the rumours and whether the response to them went far enough. The pod run their eye over every player in the Phoenix squad and review their performance this season and we'd want them to stick around for next season, and Team Wellington were held to a 0-0 draw by Auckland City in the first leg of the OCL semifinals.

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    Phoenix City - Jandal Slap

    The podcast is joined by Des Buckingham, NZF U20's head coach and All Whites assistant coach this week to chat about what he's been up to since leaving the Phoenix, his new roles at NZF and what they entail. Meanwhile, the Phoenix avoided the spoon thanks to some Sarpreet magic at QBE and an Ernie special.

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Phoenix City - Siggy

Table

P W D L GF GA GD Pts
Per Perth Glory 22 15 6 1 47 20 27 51
Syd Sydney FC 22 13 3 6 36 24 12 42
Mvc Melbourne Victory 22 12 5 5 44 28 16 41
Wel Wellington Phoenix 22 9 7 6 37 30 7 34
Mcy Melbourne City 22 9 6 7 28 25 3 33
Adl Adelaide United 22 8 7 7 27 28 -1 31
New Newcastle Jets 22 7 5 10 28 28 0 26
Wsw Western Sydney 22 5 5 12 35 46 -11 20
Bri Brisbane Roar 22 3 6 13 30 52 -22 15
Ccm Central Coast 22 2 4 16 27 58 -31 10

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