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 - 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 - Lack of Motivation

    The boys have a tough time discussing yet another Phoenix loss - so they decide to look ahead to next season for a bit instead in the hope that it will be more positive. Elsewhere, TeeDubs had an 11-0 win in the OCL, and have set up a semifinal against Auckland City.

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    Phoenix City - Partners in Crime

    Paul Temple and Steve Coleman from the Wellington Phoenix join the pod this week to talk about the match against Adelaide, their roles within the restructured Phoenix coaching setup, what it's like to be promoted within the Nix coaching structure almost instantly, and their respective Central League coaching jobs.

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    Phoenix City - José's Many Hats

    The Phoenix managed to put in an excellent display against the Roar with a bunch of first-teamers missing. José Figueira joins the pod yet again to talk about Team Wellington's 1-0 semifinal win over Canterbury and the prospect of yet another grand final against Auckland City, as well as his other job as All Whites assistant coach.

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    Phoenix City - Caretaker Greenie

    Chris Greenacre joins the podcast to chat about everything Phoenix - from the 1-0 loss against Newcastle in Auckland right through to the crop of players who could make the step up from the WeeNix. The All Whites are taking on Canada, and we are into the Handy Prem semifinals with TeeDubs taking on Canterbury at home after getting out of jail very late against Hamilton.

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    Phoenix City - Ragnarok

    Another game, another loss. The pod does their civic duty by mentioning the 4-1 loss to WSW, before previewing a potentially depressing trip to Auckland. Elsewhere, Fritz has announced his first All Whites squad to take on Canada, the Ferns went down 2-0 to Scotland twice, and the Handy Prem regular season wraps up this weekend.

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    Phoenix City - Probably

    Darije won't be around next season, so the pod speculate who coul possibly take over the reigns at the Nix and what that person needs to bring to the role. The 1-0 loss the Mariners was shit, but both TeeDubs and Auckland City are tracking nicely in the OFC Champions League.

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    Phoenix City - Fritz's Weiner

    The Phoenix finally chalked up another A-League victory, thanks to a shitty penalty and a late winner. Dave's been over in Sydney talking to FIFA about FFA, we get the goss on what was said and what the outcome might be. Back home, Fritz Schmid is about to be announced as the new All Whites coach, and Canterbury have confirmed a place in the Handy Prem semis.

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    Phoenix City - Four Again

    The Phoenix conceded 4 goals against a Sydney team for the second week running, so we invite Hard News onto the pod to give his thoughts on the current playing squad. Back home, Canterbury rallied late to get a win over the WeeNix, and Auckland City, Tee Dubs and Eastern Suburbs all earned themselves three points.

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    Phoenix City - Late

    The Phoenix let Sydney FC roll on past them, we discuss whether there's any hope against the Wanderers this weekend. Arnie's been ruled out of coaching the All Whites and NZF have appointed new age group coaches, and the WeeNix got spanked at the hands of Eastern Suburbs.

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    Phoenix City - Flappy

    The Nix have signed Tando Velaphi after another horror show from the goalkeeping stock against Adelaide - is he any better than Italiano? Patrick rages at the MRP over lenient punishments, and Team Wellington take on Auckland City this weekend in what is essentially a league decider.

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    Phoenix City - Minimalist Celebrations

    The Nix did it the hard way in Newcastle, but managed to claim all three points. Can they do they same against Adelaide this weekend? Elsewhere, the TeeDubs and WeeNix made it a trifecta for the Wellington teams over the weekend, however Auckland City are back on top of the Handy Prem.

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    Phoenix City - Nice Man

    Matija Ljujić got his Phoenix account underway with a stunning goal to salvage a point against the Wanderers, can the Nix pull off a similar result against Ernie's Jets? Back home, Eastern Suburbs have surged to the top of the Handy Prem, as TeeDubs and Auckland both dropped points.

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    Phoenix City - Tequila Snacks

    The Phoenix played a couple of games with mixed results, including just the second win of the season so far. Graham Arnold could be the next All Whites coach, and the Wel Clasico served up a goalfest of a first half. Oh, and we drink tequila.

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    Phoenix City - "Fireworks"

    The Phoenix wrapped up 2017 with a terrible game of football, we review the 0-0 draw and preview the match against Dario's Melbourne City. Meanwhile, the Handy Prem is back with a blast this weekend thanks to the Welclassico.

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    Phoenix City - Bad Santa

    The 12 Pubs of Lochhead was a roaring success, we review how the day went before moving onto the actual football. The Nix fell over more than the Fever after those 12 Pubs on the weekend, we chat about the loss to Sydney and how we can try to get at least a point out of the Mariners on New Year's Eve.

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    Phoenix City - A Very Vidosic Christmas

    Rado and Dario have walked out on the Phoenix - and we've invited Liam Hyslop onto the podcast again to discuss whether this is panic stations for the Phoenix, and what the current state of the club really is. Quite a bit later on, we review the loss to Perth and preview the shellacking to Sydney, as well as a weekend of football riddled with VAR incidents.

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    Phoenix City - Back to Basics

    The Phoenix got things back on track with a steady 0-0 draw against the Roar, and this weekend they are travelling over for the latest instalment of the Distance Derby. We look at whether the Nix will sign a replacement for the departed Gui Finkler, and the TeeDubs are back in action in the Handy Prem after a week off.

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    Phoenix City - Leaky

    After a week off, the pod is back to talk about the Nix's recurring problem of conceding a lot of goals following the 3-2 loss to the Victory. We preview the trip to the Gold Coast against the Roar, look at Auckland City falling over at the first step in the Club World Cup, and cast an eye over how the Handy Prem has been going.

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    Phoenix City - Bye Bye Bye

    The All Whites went down in Lima - Hard News is back to talk about what went wrong and sum up the Hudson era with us. The Phoenix had a weekend off thanks to a shit pitch in Sydney, and TeeDubs dispatched Hamilton in the Handy Prem.

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    Phoenix City - Llamas vs Kiwis

    A surprising 0-0 draw has the All Whites heading to Lima with everything to play for - Hard News joins the podcast to chat about what the All Whites have to do to pull off an unlikely result. Meanwhile, the Nix blew Perth off the park with a 5-2 win, and the TeeDubs have a late penalty to thank for getting them past Tasman United.

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    Phoenix City - Crash-landing

    This is last weeks Phoenix pod - so we chat about the 3-0 loss to the Jets and look head to the Perth game, and wrap the latest action from the Handy Prem.

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    Phoenix City - Fallon on hard times

    The playoff is here. We spend an entire pod talking about Hudson's squad selections, what the All Whites need to do to win the tie, and what the match will mean to football in this country.

    Note: technical issues mean the quality is not as high as usual this week.

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    Phoenix City - Blowing It

    The Nix blew a 3-0 lead against the Roar and were lucky to not lose the match in the end, we look at what went right and what went wrong. More details about the NZ squad for the Peru match have leaked out - we mention them and look at the action from the Handy Prem, including an entertaining Wellington derby.

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    Phoenix City - Positively Disappointing

    The Nix have come off a 1-0 loss where they should really have claimed a share of the points, we look ahead to the Roar game and wonder if everything will click this time around. Meanwhile, Hudson continues to baffle, with rumours that Brockie and Fallon are going to be called into the Peru squad, and we wrap up the latest rounds of the Handy Prem and the NWL.

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    Phoenix City - Selling Out

    The pod is hosted out at David Farrington Park by Team Wellington this week - and head coach José Figuera joins us to discuss the 3-1 win over Auckland City and everything else to do with the Handa Premiership.

    Meanwhile, the Nix had a promising loss against Sydney FC and head to Melbourne this weekend, and tickets for the Peru game are flying out the door.

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    Phoenix City - Underway

    Peru are all that stand between the All Whites and the World Cup - we have a quick chat about how they got there before moving on to the first Nix game of the season. Meanwhile - the All Whites went down to a late goal against Japan, and the TeeDubs kick off their season against Auckland this weekend.

    Oh, and Patrick picked a fight with Hamish Watson.

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    Phoenix City - Dome Stop 'Til You Get Enough

    Phoenix GM David Dome joins the pod ahead of the A-League kicking off this weekend, we look at the Nix's chances of beating Adelaide and make some terrible predictions about how we think the season will go. Meanwhile, the All Whites are in action against Japan in a friendly, and it's the long awaited return of Cam's Kiwis Overseas segment.


Phoenix City - Isolated System


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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