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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 - Reverse Petering

    The pod team celebrate Phoenix City's 200th episode by pretty much forgetting it is the 200th episode. The Phoenix went down in Perth, but are going up to Auckland.

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    Phoenix City - Cutting-Room Floor

    With no Phoenix match to talk about, the pod team take a week off from recording and give you a special episode full of chat that didn't make it onto the actual podcast. Enjoy.

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    Phoenix City - Schadenfreude

    The Nix pull off a smash and grab to claim three points ahead of the bye week - and Western United shit the bed. Much lols. Meanwhile, TeeDubs and Auckland put on a stinker of a match.

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    Phoenix City - Two Halves

    With two games to wrap in the one episode, the pod crew look at what went right against the Wanderers and wrong against the Roar.

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    Phoenix City - Win Ugly

    The streak extends with a win over the Mariners, but doesn't come without casualties. The Handy Prem starts up again this weekend, and the W-League has been affected by the bushfires.

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    Phoenix City - Appendages

    The Phoenix travelled to Ballarat for a successful whacking day, but what was Steven Taylor doing with his arms? Patrick is sick of VAR and talking about VAR but we discuss the VAR.

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    Phoenix City - Six

    Celebrate Christmas with Phoenix City, thanks to an excellent performance from the Nix against Sydney FC. Over in the Handy Prem, a very strange set of draws take us into the Christmas break.

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    Phoenix City - Christmas

    Celebrate Christmas with Phoenix City, thanks to an excellent performance from the Nix against Sydney FC. Over in the Handy Prem, a very strange set of draws take us into the Christmas break.

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    Phoenix City - Kick in the Teeth

    The Phoenix travelled to Melbourne and didn't lose(!), should they have gone one better? NZF have announced a joint bid for the Women's World Cup alongside FFA, and it's time for the 12 Pubs of Lochhead!

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    Phoenix City - Floppy Salmon

    Three on trot for the Nix thanks to a smash and grab in Auckland. Tracey Hodge joins to the pod to chat Auckland, the TeeDubs win over Eastern Suburbs, and to give us a rundown on the upcoming 10th Annual 12 Pubs of Lochhead.

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    Phoenix City - Euphamistic

    Two wins on the trot! The Phoenix launch themselves into a winning streak ahead of the trip to Auckland this weekend, and controversy in the Handy Prem with a good admin battle between Southern and Tasman.

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    Phoenix City - Mouse House

    The All Whites played games! The pod discuss the losses to Ireland and Lithuania, and compare the tactics Danny Hay used to the previous regime. The Nix are back in action after their bye, and there was a full round of Handy Prem and NWL action.

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    Phoenix City - Off The Mark

    The pod happily take the 1-1 draw away to Victory as the Nix pick up their first points of the seas, although this one was tainted by VAR yet again. Both NZ international teams are in action, the Handy Prem continues and the W-League kicks off.

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    Phoenix City - Hales to the Thief

    Scott Hales, head coach of Team Wellington, joins the pod as the ISPS Handa Prem gets underway. We chat about whats ahead for the season, getting a win under the belt first up, and what José moving to Auckland will mean for the league as a whole. Part two of two.

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    Phoenix City - It's F**cked

    The Nix get screwed over by a terrible VAR lack-of-intervention, and Louis Fenton says it as it is. The All Whites squad to take on Ireland and Lithuania has been announced, and Canterbury United dispatched Capital in the NWL. Part one of two episodes this week.

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    Phoenix City - Derby Days

    A dodgy lack of red card contributes to the Nix going down 2-1 in the first Distance Derby of the season, can they get their first points of the season in Melbourne this weekend? Another round of the NWL has been played with Capital scoring big, and the Handy Prem kicks off.

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    Phoenix City - Gary Potter

    With Gary Hooper joining the Nix this weekend, the pod look at what he can bring to the team that was lacking in the loss to Sydney, and whether he'll get gametime against the Distance Derby rivals, Perth. Elsewhere, Danny Hay has appointed his All Whites assistants, and the NWL continues with a double round.

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    Phoenix City - Gilly's Island

    Shaun Gill, Phoenix football operations manager, drops by the podcast to chat about some of the behind the scenes work that his job in the football department entails, such as the process that goes into scouting and signing players and the management of the salary cap. Meanwhile, the Nix went down 1-0 to the Snakes and face a tough trip to Sydney this weekend, and Capital get their first win of the season in the NWL.

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    Phoenix City - Snakes and Ladders

    The season is here! Ella joins the pod again to discuss the Phoenix pre-season match against TeeDubs, the upcoming season opener against Western United, the rest of the A-League round, and chat about the upcoming National Womens League and W-League seasons.

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    Phoenix City - (P)Review

    It's part two of the season preview, and the pod go through the other ten A-League clubs and analyse the squad changes and make predictions about table places.

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    Phoenix City - Countdown

    Ella Reilly returns to the pod to chat about the prospects of a Phoenix team in the W-League, and with just over a week until the season start, the pod launch into part one of their season preview, looking at the squad changes the Nix have made.

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    Phoenix City - Sidetracked

    After a few weeks off, the pod have a lot to catch up on, including Phoenix preseason results, trialists, Danny Hay, and more. Safe to say that many tangential conversations occur.

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    Phoenix City - Talay-ho

    In Patrick's final episode before leaving the country, the pod are joined by Phoenix head coach Ufuk Talay, who discusses the FFA Cup loss, recruitment strategies, coaching philosophies and preseason plans.

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    Phoenix City - Armband

    New Phoenix captain Steven Taylor drops by the pod to discuss leading the team, preseason under Ufuk Talay and goals for the season. Meanwhile, Team Wellington have joined forces with Olé.

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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 - Reverse Petering

Table

P W D L GD Pts
Syd Sydney FC 15 13 1 1 21 40
Mcy Melbourne City 18 9 3 6 5 30
Per Perth Glory 16 8 5 3 15 29
Adl Adelaide United 17 9 0 8 3 27
Wel Wellington Phoenix 17 8 3 6 3 27
Bri Brisbane Roar 17 7 4 6 -2 25
Wun Western United 17 6 3 8 0 21
Wsw Western Sydney 16 5 3 8 -5 18
Mvc Melbourne Victory 17 4 4 9 -6 16
New Newcastle Jets 17 3 5 9 -17 14
Ccm Central Coast 17 4 1 12 -17 13

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