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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    In The Zone Episode 43

    As the Phoenix slump to new lows, the pod refuses to discuss the game that never was and instead brings the angst on Gareth Morgan's latest rant. Elsewhere, Ryan Nelsen heads to Toronto and take a young Kiwi with him, Dan Keat is released, and there are goals galore in the ASB Premiership.

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    In The Zone Episode 42

    As the Phoenix crash to last place following another home loss, the pod looks at our top 6 prospects. In Kiwis abroad, Ryan Nelsen is named as Toronto FC coach and Chris Wood bags a hattrick. While locally, the ASB Premiership kicks back into gear.

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    In The Zone Episode 41

    In the wake of back to back losses in Australia, the pod takes a look at the performances against Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory, and what we can expect from the upcoming clash against Western Sydney. In Kiwis abroad, Chris Wood scores on debut, James Musa is loaned out, and is Ryan Nelsen heading to the MLS as a player-coach?

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    In The Zone Episode 40

    Live from Florida, the pod goes intercontinental to look back at the Phoenix's come from behind victory over Melbourne Heart, and the rest of A-league Christmas action including Marco Rojas' wonder strikes. Internationally, Chris Wood is set to move to Leicester, and the pod chats to New Zealand Olympic goalkeeper Michael O'Keeffe.

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    In The Zone Episode 39 - St. Nix Special

    On In The Zone this week, the Phoenix head into Christmas with a gift-wrapped present from Central Coast's keeper Matt Ryan. Elsewhere there's racism, hooliganism, Marco's magic, a hattrick from Mark Bridge and Kiwis abroad.

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    In The Zone Episode 38

    As the Phoenix's new era of total football begins with a loss to Adelaide, the pod takes a look at that, the implications of the owners hands on approach, and ahead to the CCM match featuring the 12 Pubs of Lochhead. Internationally, Corinthians are champions of the world and Ryan Nelsen finally taste victory. While locally, Team Wellington drift off the pace after losing away to Hawkes Bay.

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    In The Zone Episode 37

    In The Zone reluctantly welcomes back Smithy to the hot seat as the Phoenix dish up a turd sandwich in their home loss to Sydney. Yes, Sydney! The pod dissects that, and looks ahead to the away trip to Adelaide. Meanwhile, Auckland City bow out admirably in the Club World Cup, and it's Tommy Smith V Chris Wood in the Championship. Locally, Otago record their first points at the expense of Team Wellington, and Waitakere and Canterbury lead the ASB Premiership race.

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    In The Zone Episode 36

    This week the pod plays with a man down and covers most of the action from round 9 of the A-league, including why noone witnessed Phoenix's 1-0 victory over Western Sydney. Internationally, Auckland City prepare for the Club World Cup, Tahiti's Confederation Cup opponents are known, and Kiwis continue to impress abroad. While locally, Waitakere sets the pace in the ASB Premiership.

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    In The Zone Episode 35

    On episode 35 of In The Zone, the Phoenix pinch a point in Perth and welcome Western Sydney Wanderers to Wellington this weekend. It’s a busy week for Kiwis in both the premiership and championship, with Chris Wood continuing his impressive scoring record. In ASB Premiership news, Team Wellington win, Declan Edge claims the sack race title, and the Auckland derby ends in a stalemate.

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    In The Zone Episode 34

    Episode 34 has the pod examining the Phoenix's best ever away result after pumping Newcastle Jets 3-0, while also looking ahead as the team travel out west to face the Perth Glory. Meanwhile, midweek the All Whites drew 1-1 with China and a number of kiwi players returned to club duty overseas. And in ASB Premiership, Team Wellington recorded their first win and Auckland were held by Hawke's Bay United.

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    In The Zone Episode 33

    As the Phoenix lose three straight, the Pod looks at what's going wrong and whether fans can expect any improvement this week against Newcastle Jets. The All Whites assemble in China for their latest friendly, minus one predictable player withdrawal. While locally there is a review of the latest ASB Premiership round, and potential implications of Welnix's part ownership of the Wellington Hurricanes.

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    In The Zone Episode 32

    Episode 32 has the pod dissecting what went wrong on Monday night against Melbourne Victory, asking what are our chances this week at home to Central Coast, reviewing the rest of round 5, and previewing round 6 of the A-League. Kiwis overseas is the focus of the New Zealand football segment, while closer to home, the ASB Premiership kicked off last weekend.

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    In The Zone Episode 31

    It’s Episode 31 and In the Zone simulates a real podcast as it dives into the Sigmund/Jeronimo controversy from the Phoenix’s 3-1 loss to Adelaide. We try not to trip ourselves up as we look at Round 5 action and the Phoenix falling over themselves to take 3 points from their trip to Melbourne. The pod chucks itself into the recently announced game between the All Whites and China, and Kiwis making a splash overseas. While Team Wellington springboard into action in the opening round of the ASB Premiership.

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    In The Zone Episode 30

    We celebrate our pearl anniversary by reviewing Round 3 of the A-league as the Phoenix remain unbeaten with a 1-1 home draw with the Roar, and look ahead to Round 4 action, including the Phoenix away trip to Adelaide. We cover Kiwis abroad in the New Zealand football segment, and look at the Napier U19 tournament in regional football.

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    In The Zone Episode 29

    Episode 29 takes a look at the Phoenix youth's courageous draw with Melbourne Heart, the rest of round two action in the A-league, and this week's home match against Brisbane Roar. New Zealand football segment reviews the All Whites' two wins over Tahiti despite referring shambles, and Team Wellington squad is announced. While in other World Cup qualification, Australia finally win, Canada collapse, Germany choke and Argentina go top.

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    In The Zone Episode 28

    In The Zone episode 28 welcomes in the 2012/13 A-league season with a review of the opening round, including the pod’s, and Alex Smith’s, views on Wellington Phoenix’s demolition of Sydney FC, and a look towards the first away game against Melbourne Heart. Internationally, the All Whites face Tahiti away and home, and there’s a look at the highs and lows of Kiwis overseas. While locally, under-19s takes centre stage.

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    In The Zone Episode 27

    Episode 27 has the pod talking about the Phoenix's last preseason game against YoungHeart Manuwatu, chatting to Ricki Herbert, Rob Morrison and a plethora of players in the lead up to the season opener on Saturday, and previewing the other four A-league games, including the Wanderers' import spot scandal. In New Zealand football, the Young Football Ferns bow out of the U17 World Cup and the team reviews Kiwi's flying the flag overseas. And locally, there's a wrap of ASB Premiership gossip.

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    In The Zone Episode 26

    In The Zone celebrates our 6 month anniversary by chatting to Jeremy Brockie about the Phoenix's latest preseason game against Western Sydney Wanderers, discussing match day ticket prices, and interviewing A-League boss Damien de Bohun about the Phoenix, the A-league and the lack of FIFA international windows. In New Zealand football news, there's the regular roundup of Kiwis abroad, and potential All Whites' games against China and Australia. And locally we cover the Capital Football awards night.

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    In The Zone Episode 25

    In episode 25 of In The Zone, we chat to, and about, the Wellington Phoenix's new signing, Stein Huysegems, lament recent injuries to Paul Ifill and Dani Sanchez, and preview upcoming Phoenix games against Team Wellington and West Sydney Wanderers in Christchurch. In New Zealand football news, we cover the All Whites 6-1 shellacking of the Solomon Islanders, the Young Football Ferns at the U17 women’s World Cup, and the latest in Kiwis abroad. Internationally, we go around the world to look at World Cup qualifiers, while laughing at the expense of Australia following their loss to Jordan.

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    Special Edition - Stein Huysegems press conference

    We pop down to the press conference announcing the signing of Stein Huysegems to the Wellington Phoenix. Check out the audio from it.

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    In The Zone Episode 24

    With not much happening in Phoenix land, this week we chat more about Del Piero’s retirement package in Sydney and re-re-launch of the Yellow Fever website. In New Zealand football news, the All Whites begin stage 3 of World Cup qualification, we talk to Oceania football expert Gordon Glen Watson, and two more young Kiwis pick up professional contracts overseas. Internationally, there is more World Cup qualification, including victory to the Canadian Flying Moose! While locally, Upper Hutt finally brush off their chokers tag to claim a spot in next year’s Central League.

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    In The Zone Episode 23

    In Episode 23 the pod chats A-league with Del Piero's will he, won't he move to Sydney FC, and the Phoenix's loss to Shillong Lajong in the final of the North East Lajong Super Series. In New Zealand football news, the teams covers the good and the bad from Kiwis abroad, including Musa's Fulham contract. Locally, the Central League title is decided, Palmerston North Marist and Upper Hutt vie for promotion, and shambles galore from the Central League Committee, Central Football, and Maycenvale United.

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    In The Zone Episode 22

    This week the pod takes a look at the fall out from the Phoenix's fisty cuffs, the latest from India, and we chat to Chris Greenacre and Tom Biss in our 'get to know your academy player' segment. In New Zealand Football news, the All Whites squad is named, the Junior Football Ferns holding their own at the U20s Women's World Cup, and the latest in kiwis abroad. Locally we review the Chatham Cup and Women's Knockout Cup final, and it's squeak bum time in the race for Central League glory.

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    In The Zone Episode 21

    In The Zone turns 21! This week, the Phoenix's lose to Newcastle, but literally go down fighting, the Phoenix's mascot is revealed, and we chat to Scott Basalaj in our new 'get to know your academy player' segment. In All Whites news, there's the return of our infamous 'Kiwis Abroad' segment, and in local football we preview the Chatham Cup final by talking to Brendan McIntyre from Lower Hutt, and Central United's Chris Zoricich.

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    In The Zone Episode 20

    The pod celebrates 10,000 listens by chatting the Phoenix's pre-season itinerary, fever bus trips to Palmy, world cup qualifiers in Christchurch and Auckland, Women's U20 World Cup, Ian Hogg signing for Portland Timbers, the Olympics, and Central and Premier League promotion and relegation battles.

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    In The Zone Episode 19

    Episode 19 of In The Zone chats the newly announced Phoenix's international supporters networks, the Oly-Whites' and Football Ferns' performances at the Olympics, Fred de Jong's new high performance role, Olympic quarter finals and broken bones, red cards, penalties, goals, and shattered dreams in Chatham Cup semi-finals.

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    In The Zone Episode 18

    Episode 18 of In The Zone sees the panel chat to David Dome, General Manager of the Wellington Phoenix, about the new season and club membership packages, and the prospect of Team Wellington curtain raisers. In Olympic news, they assess the Olywhites' first game loss to Belarus, the Football Ferns two losses to Great Britain and Brazil, as well as the round one clashes in Groups A, B and D. In local news, Upper Hutt are crowned Premier League champions, the Central League heats up, and Chatham Cup semi-finals are just around the corner.

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    In The Zone Episode 17

    In Phoenix news this week, the pod looks at Chris Greenacre's and Michael Boxall's new contracts, and chat to Jeremy Brockie and Paul Ifill about the Olympics and Phoenix pre-season. Speaking of Olympics, there's a guide to the other groups, and a look at warm up games for both the Olywhites and Football Fern. And in local football, both Wairarapa and Nelson vie for ASB Premiership entry, while the semi-finalists of the Chatham Cup are found.

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    In The Zone Episode 16

    In The Zone this week we talk Sigmund's contract extension, the impending signing of Boxall and Fever tour to Palmerston North. In the New Zealand football segment, there's a dissection of the Olywhites' warm up games against Korea and Japan, as well as a look at their Group C opponents, Belarus and Egypt. And club football has a bumper Chatham Cup quarter final preview and we finish by putting the boot into Western Suburbs - find out why on Episode 16.

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    In The Zone Episode 15

    In our most crowded podcast yet, the panel is joined by Wellington Phoenix captain Andrew Durante and Andrew Scott-Howman from the New Zealand Professional Footballers Association, to chat Phoenix, recent A-League transfers, pre-Olympic warm up games, goal line technology, and a touch of local Wellington football.

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    In The Zone Episode 14

    The pod is back at it again to criticise the FFA for Phoenix/All White fixture clashes, chat with Ricki Herbert live from the Phoenix's open training day, and reflect on Kosta Barbarouses' loan to Greek giants Panathinaikos. The international segments looks at squeaky bum time at the Euros, and as always, local Wellington football gets attention.

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    In The Zone Episode 13

    Episode 13 of New Zealand's number one football podcast sees the team chat Wellington Phoenix following the signing of Benji Totori and eight youth players. In New Zealand Football news, there's discussion of the men's Olympic squad, including a duet by Oly-White and All White members Tim Myers and Michael O'Keeffe, while at club level there is round 3 of the Chatham Cup. In Euro action the podders assess their prediction ability and look ahead in the knockout stages.

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    In The Zone Episode 12

    As the fall out from Honiara continues, the pod talks the All Whites by dialling in Danny Hay to clarify his criticism, while also questioning Ryan Nelsen's non-appearance. In international football, there's a roundup of latest World Cup qualifications and predictions galore as the pod covers the Euros. Back in New Zealand, the team covers the latest in Phoenix news via David Dome, and a roundup of local Wellington club football.

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    In The Zone Episode 11

    In The Zone this week we mourn the All Whites' performance at the Nations Cup. Does Ricki have to go? We talk up Ireland and Denmark and wonder what happened to the Dutch as we banter a bit about Euro 2012. We also look at CONCACAF World Cup qualification and eye up World Cup playoff against the Canadian Flying Moose! And we talk Phoenix, the A-League, and a little bit of local footy. All on In The Zone 11!

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    In The Zone Episode 10

    In the latest pod, the panel reviews the All Whites' tight wins in the Nations Cup and other World Cup qualifiers around the world. Our roaming reporter in Honiara chats to Ricki Herbert, Jake Gleeson and Chris Killen. In Phoenix news, there's the re-signing of Sanchez and Smith, and some inside goss on further transfer speculation and Phoenix reserves. While locally, they cover the latest in Chatham Cup, and Central and Premier League in Wellington.


Phoenix City - Winning Bid


P W D L GD Pts
Syd Sydney FC 20 15 3 2 26 48
Mcy Melbourne City 23 12 4 7 8 40
Wel Wellington Phoenix 20 11 3 6 10 36
Bri Brisbane Roar 22 10 5 7 1 35
Per Perth Glory 20 8 7 5 13 31
Wun Western United 20 8 3 9 6 27
Adl Adelaide United 21 9 0 12 -8 27
Wsw Western Sydney 21 7 5 9 -3 26
New Newcastle Jets 22 6 6 10 -13 24
Mvc Melbourne Victory 21 5 5 11 -11 20
Ccm Central Coast 22 4 1 17 -29 13

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