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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 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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    In The Zone 73 - RoF

    This week on In The Zone, New Zealand Football comes to the rescue as the Phoenix find a new opponent for their preseason fixture in Rotorua, while Cameron Lindsay looks to be heading out the door. In other All Whites news, tickets to the World Cup Qualifier are flying out the door, but will it last? Locally, Wellington United are home to the double down, and the Central League title contenders face off this weekend.

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    In The Zone 72 - Jitterbug

    In a slow football week, the pod interviews Phoenix General Manager David Dome to talk recruitment, preseason and away trips. Elsewhere, Kiwis are back in action in overseas' leagues and Sky counters Coliseum. While in local football action, Miramar Rangers have one hand on the Central League title and Wellington United are looking likely for a triple relegation.

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    In The Zone 71 - More kids

    In the latest episode of the almost award winning In The Zone, Paul Ifill joins the pod to talk the latest preseason games, the singing of Reece Caira and Alex Rufer, and CCM pulling the pin on their game with the Phoenix in Rotorua. Meanwhile, World Cup qualification ticket prices are announced and Bill Tuiloma signs with Olympique de Marseille. And locally the pod wraps up all the Chatham Cup quarter final action, and it's tight at the top and bottom of the Central League.

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    In The Zone 70 - In and Outs

    With Smithy back in the hosting chair the pod looks at the latest comings and goings as Solomons, Biss, and Rowe are waved goodbye before the latest preseason game against Miramar Rangers, and Costa Rican Kenny Cunningham is linked to a move to the Wellington Phoenix. In All Whites news, the Futsal Whites get shaken up by Australia in more ways than one, and Brockie cops twitter abuse from Toronto ‘fans’. And locally the team previews the Chatham Cup quarter finals and talks to Melville United's Steve Williams about his team’s prospects against Birkenhead.

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    In The Zone 69 - Giggity

    In a more shambolic episode than usual, this week the pod talks Phoenix preseason in both Porirua and Rotorua, chats briefly with new signing Luke Adams, and discusses the lack of stars in this weekend’s All Stars game. In New Zealand football news, the Futsall Whites are in action against Australia this weekend in Wellington and there are a number of injury concerns for Kiwis overseas. Locally, Miramar pull away at the top of the Central League, Wairarapa expulsion from the Chatham Cup is confirmed, and is racism rife in Wellington?

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    In The Zone 68 - Ask Ernie

    With Smithy away, the pod drafts in Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick to chat preseason, trialists and recruitment. Elsewhere, New Zealand Football CEO Grant McKavanagh hands in his resignation, and Frank van Hattum chats about Wellington being granted the opportunity for another shot for glory. Locally, the last Chatham Cup quarter finalist is found, and Johnathon Gould debuts for Waterside Karori in the Capital Premier League.

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    In The Zone 67 - The Lundy Run

    With Phoenix news going suspiciously quiet in recent weeks, the pod turns their attention to the U20s at the World Cup and question whether we expect too much from our youth sides. While locally, the quarter finalists in the Chatham Cup are almost confirmed, but will the Cavvy Curse or the Lower Hutt luck continue.

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    In The Zone 66 - Cup Drama

    With not much to report in Phoenix land, the pod covers the Junior All Whites in the U20 World Cup, Andrew Durante's eligibility, and Coliseum Sports. While in a bumper Chatham Cup section, the pod chats to Chris Kemp from New Zealand Football to talk illegal players and nails, and to Palmerston North Marist's Simon Lees on their upcoming game against Napier City Rovers.

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    Special Edition - Tim Martin Interview

    The pod chats with Tim Martin, CEO of Coliseum Sports, regarding their recent acquisition of the broadcast rights to the EPL.

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    In The Zone 65 - The Sky Is Falling

    In the longest pod so far, the team reflects on Ernie Merrick's first month in charge, the singing of Lewis Italiano, and the departure of Mal Impiombato. Internationally, Coliseum announce their arrival, Australia confirm their spot at Brazil 2014, and Junior All Whites' coach Chris Milicich dials in from Turkey. While back home, the team has New Zealand's most comprehensive round up of Chatham Cup action.

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    In The Zone 64 - The Axe

    In another bumper episode the pod looks at the axing of five Phoenix players, including foundation player Tony Lochhead, and assesses who will become our new scapegoat. Internationally, Mexico looks shaky in World Cup qualification, Tahiti brace for a shellacking at the Confederations Cup, and the Junior All Whites ship 10 goals in warm up matches. Plus it's Chatham Cup weekend so there is a full preview of Round 3 action including an interview with IBU's James Prosser before their clash with Olympic.

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    In The Zone 63 - The A-Team

    This week the Pod outlines plans for Fever Party Bus V2, chats to Andy Smith and Giovani Fernandes from the APFA after becoming an official youth development partner of Wellington Phoenix, and chuckles at Harry Kewell's predictable return to the A-league. The return of the international segment covers New Zealand A again Jordon, Australia's precarious qualification position, and the latest from CONCACAF. While locally, big names bow out of the Chatham Cup in Round 2.

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    In The Zone 62 - Fixture Fury

    As the off season rolls on, the pod takes a look at the good and the bad of the 2013/14 fixture list, and welcomes the reappointment of Chris Greenacre as assistant coach. In Kiwi football, the pod chats to Jeremy Brockie about his time in Toronto, and predicts a possible All Whites A squad. Locally, there's Central League, Premier League and a Chatham Cup preview including an interview with Naenae's head coach Troy Denton before their 2nd Round clash.

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    In The Zone 61 - Merrackulous

    The pod goes large this week by chatting about, and to, new Phoenix head coach, Ernie Merrick. In New Zealand Football, Auckland City claim their third straight O-league title, and NZF CEO, Grant McKavanagh, answers the tough questions around the inclusion of the U-20s in the ASB Premiership. Locally, there's plenty of controversy in the Central and Premier leagues.

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    Special Edition - Ernie Merrick press conference

    We popped down to the press conference announcing the signing of Ernie Merrick as Wellington Phoenix's head coach.

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    In The Zone 60 - Ifill Good

    This week Paul Ifill joins the pod to discuss anything and everything Wellington Phoenix. Elsewhere there are interviews with Jeremy Brockie and Marco Rojas on their impending moves overseas, and a complete wrap on Chatham Cup round one results.

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    In The Zone 59 - Coaching speculation spectacular

    With the off season grinding on, the pod speculates on the impending announcement of Wellington Phoenix's head coach, examines Jeremy Brockie's loan move to Toronto FC, and ponders how All-Star is the A-league squad to take on Manchester United? In Kiwi football, Marco Rojas is off to Stuttgart, Chris Wood's EPL promotion dream lives on, and Waitakere and Auckland City all but assure their places in the O-League grand final. While locally, the pod previews the first round of the Chatham Cup by chatting to Brandon Bodden, captain of Eastbourne FC.

    Coaching speculation spectacular

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    In The Zone 58 - Flashy boots

    As we enter week two of the longest off season in world football, the pod checks out the three Kiwis who made PFA’s A-league team of year and discusses the merits of Leo Bertos re-signing with Wellington Phoenix. Meanwhile, Auckland City join Waitakere United in the O-league semi-finals, it’s goals, goals, goals in the Central League, allegations of groin grabbing in the Premier League, and the pod gets excited over the Chatham Cup.

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    In The Zone 57 - The Hangover

    This week the pod battles through their hangovers to look at the A-league grand final and the winners from Wellington Phoenix's awards night. Elsewhere, the Young All Whites qualify for the U17 World Cup and Auckland City struggle in the O-league. Back in Wellington, Olympic head the rest in the Central League, while a Capital Premier coach delivers a verbal spray at their ref.

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    In The Zone 56 - Marco Mania

    This week the pod takes a look at the A-league semis as West Sydney Wanderers and Central Coast Mariners book themselves a place in the grand finale, reflects on the season's positives for the A-league and the Phoenix, and argue over whether Marco Rojas is truly the best player in the league. In New Zealand football news, the O-league ramps up, Kiwis are in action overseas, and the Junior All Whites are asked to cough up $3,000 for their World Cup preparation. While locally, there is Central and Premier League action.

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Table

P W D L GD Pts
Syd Sydney FC 26 16 5 5 24 53
Mcy Melbourne City 26 14 5 7 12 47
Wel Wellington Phoenix 26 12 5 9 5 41
Bri Brisbane Roar 26 11 7 8 1 40
Wun Western United 26 12 3 11 9 39
Per Perth Glory 26 10 7 9 7 37
Adl Adelaide United 26 11 3 12 -5 36
New Newcastle Jets 26 9 7 10 -8 34
Wsw Western Sydney 26 9 6 11 -5 33
Mvc Melbourne Victory 26 6 5 15 -11 23
Ccm Central Coast 26 5 3 18 -29 18

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