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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 - 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.

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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.

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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 - Got the Ball

Table

P W D L GF GA GD Pts
Per Perth Glory 27 18 6 3 56 23 33 60
Syd Sydney FC 27 16 4 7 43 29 14 52
Mvc Melbourne Victory 27 15 5 7 50 32 18 50
Adl Adelaide United 27 12 8 7 37 32 5 44
Mcy Melbourne City 27 11 7 9 39 32 7 40
Wel Wellington Phoenix 27 11 7 9 46 43 3 40
New Newcastle Jets 27 10 5 12 40 36 4 35
Wsw Western Sydney 27 6 6 15 42 54 -12 24
Bri Brisbane Roar 27 4 6 17 38 71 -33 18
Ccm Central Coast 27 3 4 20 31 70 -39 13

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