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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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    In The Zone 108 - Diver

    As the Phoenix officially bow out of playoff reckoning and instead look a chance for another wooden spoon, the pods reluctantly looks back at another loss to Sydney including diving, mud baths and News' tantrum. Elsewhere New Zealand Football's issues are aired for all to see, the O-league kicks off, as does the opening round of the Central and Premier leagues in Wellington.

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    In The Zone 107 - (Un)happy Birthday

    The pod turns two, and in true toddler style, gets angsty at another home loss by the Phoenix, before looking towards the prospect of two EPL sides coming to Wellington. And local football kicks off this weekend in the capital.

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    In The Zone 106 - Trainwrecking

    A heavily sick pod gather to discuss the Phoenix latest trashing at the hand of Newcastle Jets and the happenings from the latest #FeverTour. Elsewhere the Young Football Ferns bow out of the U17 Women's World Cup with a solidarity point, Waitakere clear the decks, and will Tommy Smith choose a holiday over the All Whites

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    In The Zone 105 - #$%@

    In an expletive ridden pod, the team reacts to what Ben Williams dished up in Melbourne, discusses Huysegems' contract negotiations, Hernandez latest tanty, and next week's trip to Newcastle. Back home Auckland City claim the double by taking out the ASB Premiership and ASB Youth League.

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    In The Zone 104 - Chances!

    The pod comes together once again to discuss the Phoenix butchering chances, and 3 points, against Perth Glory, tantys from Hernandez and Stadium security, and the pigeon's return. The All Whites recover from an appalling start to save face against Japan, while Team Wellington book a place in the O-league and the ASBP final.

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    In The Zone 103 - Pissants

    This week in the pod, the team tries to dissect the capitulation in Adelaide, previews the Phoenix next home game against Perth Glory and looks back at the week that was, including a silent protest in Sydney's west. As the All Whites prepare for their first fixture of the year, the pod discusses (read: argues) it's relevance, while Team Wellington and Auckland each have a foot in the ASBP final.

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    In The Zone 102 - Knockout Cup

    The pod moves studios to analysis Wellington Phoenix's comeback win over Central Coast Mariners, chat about the launch of the FFA Cup and a potential visit from West Ham, and review the rest of round 20 action. Locally, Team Wellington claims second, and potentially an O-league, spot, while the Young Football Ferns qualify for the U20 World Cup.

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    In The Zone 101 - Heartache

    The pod return from their back slapping recording last week to look back at the hammering by Melbourne Heart and chat to Gareth Morgan on the proposed Petone Arena. In New Zealand football news, there are new clubs for three Kiwis overseas, and Team Wellington secure their place in the ASBP playoffs

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    In The Zone 100 - The Century

    In the milestone no one thought they'd reach, the pod is joined by Phoenix General Manager, David Dome, to wrap the latest A-league action and get the good oil on all things Phoenix, including the FFA Cup, marketing strategies, and away home games. Ivan Vicelich also joins the celebration to talk about his career, and the team reads your hate mail.

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    In The Zone 99 - Not Out

    Back from another Fever Tour, the pod chats the Phoenix's rad win over Adelaide, the signing of Hamish Watson, mystical new stadia, fixtures shambles, and comical goalkeeping. Locally, Team Wellington take advantage of red mist, but the ASBP remains with Waitakere handing Auckland City their first loss.

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    In The Zone 98 - Deja Vu

    Paul Ifill joins the pod to mull over the Phoenix's third consecutive 2-1 loss to Brisbane Roar, his injury, rehab, and non-playing aspirations, as well as this weekend's fixture against Adelaide in Auckland. The pod hails Ivan Vicelich's careers, wraps the latest ASB Premiership action, and Kiwis overseas makes a return!

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    In The Zone 97 - Five

    Off the back of a 5-0 pumping of Melbourne Victory, the team picks their jaws off the ground to wrap all the action and ponders the Phoenix's chances this Friday night. While in the ASB Premiership, Team Wellington make it a great weekend for the region with a cheeky 3-1 victory over Waitakere United.

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    In The Zone 96 - He's Back

    Unfortunately Smithy is the back to talk about his ventures into Wonderland, before the team turns their attention to Wellington Phoenix's 1-1 draw with Central Coast, the re-signing of Italiano, Riera, and Boxall, and this week's home fixture against Melbourne Victory. In the ASB Premiership, Southern United stun the bookies and Waitakere, Hawke's Bay are deducted points, and the pod demands the return of the sausage and bacon sannie at Tee Dubs.

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    In The Zone 95 - Wandering Win

    With Smithy suffering from 3rd degree flare burns, the rest of pod chats over the Phoenix shock win over the Wanderers, the signing of Roy Krishna and Milos Lujic, our chances against Central Coast Mariners, and the latest on and off field round 13 action.

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    In The Zone 94 - Victorian Victory

    In the last pod of 2013, the team reviews the Phoenix's first ever win in Victoria, chats the latest A-league round including fighting, flares and bodsleds, and questions why Sam Malcolmson gets paid to write his column.

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    In The Zone 93 - Smurftastic

    The Phoenix have finally notched up their first win of the season with a 1-0 victory over Sydney FC. The pod hazelly look back at the game and hope for the Melbourne hoodoo to be broken this Friday against Melbourne Heart.

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    In The Zone 92 - Groundhog Day

    It's more of the same as the pod doubles up this week to review the latest loss to Central Coast Mariners, looks at the new CEO of New Zealand Football, and previews the latest ASB Premiership round.

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    In The Zone 91 - Failure to Roar

    APNZ's Dan 'are you a football guy' Richardson comes off the bench to join the pod to discuss Phoenix's latest non-win following a 2-1 home loss to Brisbane Roar. The All Whites announced their first fixture for 2014, and while Michael Fitzgerald won't be there, will a coach?

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    In The Zone 90 - Take Us Higher

    The pod reviews the Phoenix's latest loss, this time to Perth Glory, and questions whether the drought will be broken against Brisbane Roar this weekend. Elsewhere, the team rejoices at Australia's group at the World Cup, looks back at the latest ASB Premiership action, and ponders Auckland City's chances at the Club World Cup.

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    In The Zone 89 - Money, Money, Money

    The pod looks back at the Phoenix's continued winless streak as they draw blank against Western Sydney, and rate our chances this weekend against a depleted Perth side. Elsewhere, Brian Turner hits back against the Dom Post, OFC make a play for a different World Cup qualification path, and who should be in the ASB Premiership team of the decade.

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    In The Zone 88 - Go Home

    With the Phoenix completing their 'everywhere but Wellington' tour winless, the pod chats through the last minute loss to Sydney FC and previews this weekend's fixture against a depleted WSW. Elsewhere the team discusses whether Gareth Morgan is correct in his opinion of the NZF board, while TeeDubs claim their first win of the season.

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    In The Zone 87 - The End

    As the All Whites bow out of World Cup qualification, the pod covers the 2nd leg from all angles including the performance, the crowd, and Ricki Herbert’s tenure as coach. The Phoenix return to A-league action with a trip to Sydney this weekend, and Team Wellington blow their chances against Waitakere.

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    In The Zone 86 - Faith

    The pod brings you the most comprehensive review of the All Whites' 5-1 loss to Mexico by asking who or what is to blame, and did we even have a chance? Elsewhere, the Phoenix's opening to the 2013/14 continues to struggle with another away-home draw, while Team Wellington open their ASBP campaign with a 4-1 loss to Auckland City

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    In The Zone 85 - Prepare your...

    The pod return to their humble abode to chat through Wellington Phoenix's attempted comeback against Melbourne Victory and the weekend ahead for another Fever Tour. Winston Reid's injury shockwave overshadows the selection of Storm Roux and Jeremy Christie in the All Whites' playoff squad. While Team Wellington kick of their ASB Premiership campaign this weekend against Auckland City.

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    In The Zone 84 - Road To One Point

    Better late than never, the pod is joined by Jason Pine to dissect Wellington Phoenix's draw with Newcastle Jets, the merits of taking a game to Napier, and our prospects against Melbourne Victory. Elsewhere, New Zealand Football play hard ball with the Phoenix, Mexico name a locally based team for the playoff, and the ASB Premiership is just around the corner.

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    In The Zone 83 - How The West Was Drawn

    On In The Zone this week, the pod reflects on Wellington Phoenix's first point after their 1-1 away draw with Western Sydney, and looks ahead to the Fever bus tour to Napier this weekend. In NZ football news, Mexico is confirmed, with thanks from the US, as the All Whites' play off opponents, the pod get the run down from Sergio Tristan, founder of Pancho Villa's Army, on what we can expect from Mexico, and the Young All Whites bounce back from their opening loss at the U17 World Cup.

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    In The Zone 82 - Is She?

    The A-league is back so the pod takes a look back at Phoenix's opening round loss to Brisbane Roar, and prepares for the first road trip to Western Sydney. In international football, the All Whites begin their North America tour with two draws, and U17s coach Darren Bazeley joins the pod down the line to talk about their World Cup campaign.

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    In The Zone 81 - Only Way Is Up

    In a bumper A-league preview episode of In The Zone, the pod gives you the low down on all the A-league clubs and predicts what we can expect this week in the Phoenix's round one clash with Brisbane Roar. In New Zealand football news, shambles reigns as the All Whites fly out to LA without knowing their opponents, while Darren Bazeley names the lucky 21 youngsters who get to write a cheque for a $1,000 to play at the U17 World Cup.

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    In The Zone 80 - Podcast Pains

    The shambles returns to the podcast this week as the team dissects Wellington Phoenix loss to Auckland City and looks ahead to their final preseason intrasquad game this weekend. Elsewhere, New Zealand Football announces the All Whites schedule for October, Cole Peverley signs for Team Wellington, and Marist and Seatoun trade leagues.

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    In The Zone 79 - Roadievegas

    As the start of the A-league season edges closer, the pod looks back at Phoenix's game against New Zealand A, previews the Auckland City clash, and reflects on expectations for this season ahead. In Kiwi football land, the Football Ferns claim the Valais Cup with wins over Brazil and China. While locally, Palmerston North Marist win promotion into the Central League.

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    In The Zone 78 - Sherminator

    With the pod back to full-strength, they run through the latest in Phoenix news including the signing of Josh Brindell-South, preseason games against the Central League XI and New Zealand A, the new stripey, and the arrival of Huawei as the major sponsor. In New Zealand football news, Andrew Durante is finally declared Kiwi as, while in local football it's a Christchurch double as Cashmere Technical and Coastal Spirit take out the ASB Chatham Cup and Women's Knockout Cup respectively.

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    In The Zone 77 - Mind Ya Feet

    Paul Ifill clips his multi-visit ticket by joining the pod once again to chat Phoenix's win over Sydney. In international football, Ben Sigmund see red as the All Whites melt in the Saudi heat, Mexico looms on the horizon, and Cape Verde put themselves on the football map. Back home, the Chatham Cup reaches its climax as Waitakere City and Cashmere Technical face off in this week's final. While Stop Out travel north to face Palmerston North Marist in the first leg of the Central League playoff.

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    In The Zone 76 - Interviewathon

    In a bumper interview episode Chris Greenacre joins the pod in the Fever Studio, Jeremy Brockie dials in to reflect on his time in Toronto, and Fred de Jong defends NZF's pay to play stance. Elsewhere the All Whites are winging their way to Saudi Arabia, the World Cup Qualifier is all but a sell out, and Miramar Rangers claim the Central League title by the narrowest of margins.

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    In The Zone 75 - Pay to Play

    In the latest episode of In The Zone, the pod looks back at Wellington Phoenix's preseason trip to NSW and ponders who will claim the final squad spots now that Ernie Merrick has passed on Matt Thompson. In Kiwi football news, Ricki Herbert rolls back the clock in naming his squad for the All Whites' trip to Saudi Arabia, and the Young All Whites are asked to pay to represent their country. And in local football, the finalist of the Chatham Cup are found after two comprehensive victories in the semi finals.

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    In The Zone 74 - Garden of Eden

    This week the pod covers the latest Phoenix news, including a tasty preseason fixture against Auckland City, Matt Thompson on trial, and a third away-home game for Eden Park. In Kiwi football news, Winston Reid is mocked by a Fairfax journalist, and the host cities for the 2015 U20 World Cup are announced. While locally, it's Chatham Cup weekend so the pod dials in the coaches of Wellington Olympic and Cashmere Technical.

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Phoenix City - Domesticated

Table

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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