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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 - Preseason Pains

    The pod talk about a bunch of games they haven't seen, including Phoenix preseason games again Blacktown City and the Mariners, and the Chatham Cup and Women's Knockout Cup finals. Elsewhere, Chris Wood is keeping up his goalscoring form in the EPL, and Vince Lia speaks out about his departure from the Nix.

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    Phoenix City - Solomon Success

    It's late, but after a two week break the pod are back and ready to discuss the All Whites win over the Solomons, how South American qualifying is going, the Phoenix's latest preseason matches and whether too many Aussies are a bad thing.

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    Phoenix City - New Guy

    The Nix signed Andrija Kaluđerović, the All Whites called up James Musa, and Team Wellington have signed a Kiwi and a Serb. Not much else happened this week.

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    Phoenix City - A Nu Start

    The Phoenix have launched a new logo and signed a new player - we were at the launch and discuss everything about the new club insignia. Elsewhere, we sound like a broken record and Anthony Hudson makes some baffling decisions in his All Whites squad.

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    Phoenix City - Go West

    The pod are joined by Fairfax football reporter Liam Hyslop to discuss a fairly busy week in the "offseason". The Phoenix switched off late to lose their FFA Cup match, Western Suburbs took out the Central League in style, the Chatham Cup quarterfinals are this weekend and we chat with Liam about his series on youth development in the Wellington region.

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    Phoenix City - Western Standoff

    The Nix have got their preseason underway, the pod dissect what they saw in Darije's first hitout against Western Suburbs. The pod share their 5-letter teams, and the usual Kiwi's Overseas and local football segments are back.

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    Phoenix City - Goran with the Wind

    The pod are back after a week off, and raring to go! The club have signed Goran Paracki, and are holding an event to unveil something early next month. The pod accept Jason Pine's challenge of picking their best Phoenix XI with a twist, the Chatham Cup quarterfinalists have been found, and we chat about the club vs school debate in junior player development.

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    Phoenix City - Professional Talking

    The pod are back for part 2 of their chat with Richard Parkin, head of comms for the Phoenix, to chat everything about the upcoming Phoenix season including new coaches, players, staff and fixture lists.

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    Phoenix City - Confeds Capitulation

    In part 1 of 2 of this weeks podcast, the pod are joined by Phoenix head of communications, Richard Parkin, to discuss the All Whites 4-0 loss to Portugal, the campaign as a whole, and compare it to how Rich's native Australia did.

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    Phoenix City - Russian Lovefest

    The All Whites have put in a couple of very different performances at the Confeds Cup, and the pod are still confused about what Hudson is trying to do.

    Back home, it's Round 4 of the Chatham Cup and Mirimar have a home game!

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    Phoenix City - Undercooked

    The All Whites rounded out their Confeds Cup buildup with a disappointing performance against Belarus, we preview their chances against Russia in the tournament opener. Back home, the worst-kept secret is out, Darije Kalezic is the new Phoenix coach, and the pod are relatively happy with that. There's also a new Chatham Cup draw out and we wrap all the action from the local leagues.

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    Phoenix City - Irish Jig

    On the eve of the new Phoenix head coach being named, the pod look at who should be on their shopping list for the next season.The pod also looks back at the All Whites match against Northern Ireland, and discuss whether Hudson will learn from the 1-0 loss or not, and lament the 6-0 drubbing for the Under 20's at the hands of the US.

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    Phoenix City - Out of the Group

    The U20's have made it into the knockout stage of the World Cup by finishing a remarkable 2nd in the group, we review the matches against Honduras and France and look ahead to USA USA USA. Meanwhile, Hudson's named his Confeds Cup squad (with a somewhat notable omission), and the rumour mill about the new Nix coaching team continues.

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    Phoenix City - Raising the bat

    The pod are back and celebrate their 100th episode by chatting about the new (but unnamed Phoenix manager), the U20's shitty performance against Vietnam at the U20WC, and the first round proper of the Chatham Cup for 2017.

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    Phoenix City - Outtakes

    ​Bit of a different kind of pod this week. We forgot a cable and couldn't record an actual pod, so we've put together a bunch of stuff that got left on the cutting room floor into a special episode. Enjoy.

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    Phoenix City - Champions(ish)

    It's a TeeDubs special on the podcast this week, as José Figueira (head coach) and Stu Widdowson (team manager) join the pod following the OFC Champions League final. Meanwhile, Darren Bazeley's announced his U20 World Cup squad, and the first round of the Chatham Cup is this weekend!

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    Phoenix City - Seasoned Rap

    We take a comprehensive look at the Phoenix season - what went right, what went wrong and what the Nix need to do to finish higher up the table next season. Meanwhile, another Football Fern announces they are quitting the Ferns, Chris Wood's still on fire and we are right in the swing of Central League and W-League.

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    Phoenix City - Two Halves

    The season is over, which isn't the worst thing ever. The pod wrap up the strange match against Brisbane, look at the list of award winners from the Nix Awards and hand out some gongs of their own, and preview the first round of playoffs this weekend. Meanwhile, TeeDubs have romped into the OCL final against Auckland with a 7-1 win, and there was a double round of the Central League to discuss.

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    Phoenix City - VARmageddon

    The VAR has hit the Nix hard this weekend, we discuss everything about the Rossi incident and whether we like how VAR has been implemented. TeeDubs are bring the Oceania Champions League to Wellington this weekend, and we've had another round of Central League and W-League.

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    Phoenix City - Back to back

    A slightly depleted pod (thanks to the arrival of a new baby and some rain) is bolstered by friend of the Fever Adam Ryan, and celebrates Team Wellington's glorious victory over Auckland City this week, as well as the Nix's glorious victory over the Victory. Local football has kicked off, we wrap the first round of results from the Central League and the wannabe W-League.

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    Phoenix City - Football, amirite?

    What a week! The pod have plenty to talk about, and draft in Enzo Giordani to help them dissect all the football of the week. The Phoenix winning 5-0, the All Whites with a 2-0 double against Fiji, TeeDubs and Waitak battling out a 6-6 draw before TeeDubs advanced on penalties, and Auckland City sucking the life out of Hawke's Bay.

    And as if that wasn't enough, Patrick also sat down with Michael Boxall to talk All Whites and life in South Africa, and chatted on the phone with Jose Figuera ahead of the Stirling Sports Premiership final this weekend.

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    Phoenix City - No Laughing Matter

    The team get their collective rant on, thanks to a dismal performance from the Nix and a baffling All Whites squad selection from Anthony Hudson. We preview a bumper weekend of football, including Nix vs Newcastle, the two World Cup qualifiers against Fiji, and the SS Prem semifinals.

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    Phoenix City - Dolce to your Gabbana

    Patrick's away again, so we pull out the big guns and invite Des Buckingham onto the pod to chat Oxford, the Phoenix, and whether or not he's single. Tracey Hodge also joins us to chat about #VinniesTesty, the All Whites squad for Fiji, the Football Ferns in Cyprus and TeeDubs marching towards the SS Prem playoffs.

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    Phoenix City - The Testy

    Vince Lia joins us during his testimonial week, we talk with him about the 3-3 draw up in Auckland against Perth and his testimonal match and dinner this weekend. The pod fire some insightful (but mostly amusing) questions Vinnie's way, and round up the SS Prem action from a weekend where Auckland City claimed top spot in the league.

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    Phoenix City - Wedding Crashers

    Kyle Barnes joins the pod to chat about the win over Brisbane, and the Suncorp security staff ruining shirts off. The TeeDubs got their OCL campaign underway with a win, and back at home, Auckland got smashed 4-1 by Waitak thanks to having three players sent off.

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    Phoenix City - What match?

    The pod talk as little as they possibly can about the football that was played. That's basically all.

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    Phoenix City - Sumner Lovin'

    The Nix got swept aside over in Sydney, and welcome Melbourne City and their 'stars' to town this weekend. The pod reflect on Steve Sumner's career and what he achieved for New Zealand football. Meanwhile, the TeeDubs smashed fellow title contenders Waitakere United 7-2.

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    Phoenix City - Plymouth Bringeth Nothing

    The pod returns from a gruelling trip to New Plymouth, and the Nix returned empty handed. Can they perform a smash and grab against seemingly invincible Sydney FC? Meanwhile it's heating up in the SS Prem with 4 rounds to go, there's 6 teams in contention to win the league!

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    Phoenix City - Fry, you fools!

    The pod suffer from mild heat exhaustion as they talk about the match in Adelaide that should never have been played, as well as how it'll affect the Phoenix this weekend in New Plymouth. Naughty boy Brett Angell has been suspended, and the SSP continues without him. TeeDubs jump ahead of an absent Auckland City to take top spot on the table.

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    Phoenix City - Angellic

    The pod chat about other podcasts, some football, Brett Angell's explosion of anger, some more football, and then about some overseas footballers. Not sure why you'd want to listen, but here it is anyway.

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    Phoenix City - Simultaneous Loving

    Following wins against the Mariners and the Victory, the pod are in dreamland as they work out what went right for the Nix. We discuss the move to a 48 team World Cup and it's effects on NZ, talk about Auckland City jetting off to play some friendlies and wrap up all the action from the SS Prem.

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    Phoenix City - Red Cards and Headbutts

    The pod reflect on the 2-1 loss to Perth, focusing in on Krishna's red and Keogh's headbutt, especially the lack of fallout from the latter. We look forward to two games in 5 days, the first of which will be marred by another #12PubsOfLochhead. Meanwhile, the SS Prem is back from the Christmas break and Southern have managed to win again!

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    Phoenix City - Hangovers

    A disappointing 0-0 against Adelaide did nothing to lift the hungover spirits of the pod on New Years Day, we review that and get ready to take on Perth on Thursday. Meanwhile, the SS Prem is back in action, and brings with it a tasty TeeDubs vs Auckland City clash.

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    Phoenix City - Boxed Day

    The Boxing Day clash with the Jets earned the Nix a point, the pod review that and preview the New Years Day game against struggling Adelaide. And with not much else to talk about, Mark Bosnich's comments about the Nix are put under the microscope.

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    Phoenix City - Captain Incredulity

    Andrew Durante drop into the podcast to celebrate our 69th episode this week, we discuss WSW in Auckland with him and look ahead to the Boxing Day clash with the Jets.

    Meanwhile the TeeDubs rescued a point against Canterbury, and some Sarpreet magic gave the WeeNix a late comeback.

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Phoenix City - Preseason Pains

Table

P W D L GD Pts
Syd Sydney FC 27 20 6 1 43 66
Mvc Melbourne Victory 27 15 4 8 18 49
Bri Brisbane Roar 27 11 9 7 6 42
Mcy Melbourne City 27 11 6 10 5 39
Per Perth Glory 27 10 9 8 0 39
Wsw Western Sydney 27 8 12 7 0 36
Wel Wellington Phoenix 27 8 6 13 -5 30
Ccm Central Coast 27 6 5 16 -21 23
Adl Adelaide United 27 5 8 14 -21 23
New Newcastle Jets 27 5 7 15 -25 22

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