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 55 - A Glorious Exit

    With no Phoenix news of note, the pod takes a look at the two elimination finals where Perth Glory bowed out in controversial fashion and Adelaide predictably waved goodbye. Back in New Zealand, the O-League's Super City derby sees Auckland trump Waitakere, while Wellington's Central and Premier leagues are underway.

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    In The Zone 54 - Embrace the spoon

    As Wellington Phoenix claim their second wooden spoon thanks to the weekend’s 3-2 loss to Melbourne Victory, the Pod reflects back at the good, the bad, and the very, very ugly in the season that was. The New Zealand football segment looks at the Young All Whites squad for Oceania qualifying, Kiwis abroad, the opening round of the O-league, and the Futsal All Whites. While locally, the season kicks off for most teams in Wellington

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    In The Zone Episode 53

    With the A-league heading into its final round and Wellington Phoenix having a week off, the Pod takes a look at permutation required to #avoidthespoon. Elsewhere, it’s a big week for international football with the All Whites and Junior All Whites are both crowned champions of Oceania with un-emphatic 100% winning records, Australia’s road to Rio hits a speed bump, and the race for CONCACAF qualification is tighter than Welnix. Locally, drought conditions look set to cause havoc with the start of the football season.

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    In The Zone Episode 52

    This week the pod reflects back on the Phoenix's brave attempt to avoid the wooden spoon on the back of a 2-1 victory over Perth Glory, while elsewhere in the A-League, there is more fan violence and offence banners. In New Zealand football, the All Whites head to Dunedin and Waitakere claim their 4th ASB Premiership title in a row. And back in Wellington, the Hilton Petone reaches its climax.

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    In The Zone Episode 51

    This week the pod utilises the bench to discuss the Phoenix's away loss to WSW FFA FC, Lia's best impression of Daniel Narcisse, the Distance Derby, and Greenacre's chance of nabbing the vacant head coaching role. In New Zealand football news, it's insane in the membrane as the Football Ferns claim 3rd spot in the Cyrus Cup, Ryan Nelsen claims his first win, and the ASB Premiership reaches its climax. While the local football segment makes a long awaited return.

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    In The Zone Episode 50

    This week the pod raise their collective bat as they celebrate 50 episodes by grilling Phoenix General Manager David Dome on all things Phoenix, including Ricki’s replacement, the Football School of Excellence, and media hacks. Elsewhere Chris Greenacre chalks up his first win as Melbourne Heart’s away from continues, but what are our chances against the rampant WSW FFA outfit. In New Zealand football news, Herbert names Andrew Durante in his All Whites squad for the upcoming world cup qualifiers, Nelsen makes a losing start to him MLS coaching career, the ASB Premiership is heading towards an all Auckland contest, and four team vie for a place in the ASB Youth league final.

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    In The Zone Episode 49

    As the Phoenix crash to another loss at home, the pod dissects our woes and looks ahead to Sunday's game in Dunedin. Meanwhile, the New Zealand U20s squad is named for qualifiers in Fiji, and there's the usual wrap of Kiwis abroad.

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    In The Zone Episode 48

    On In The Zone 48, the pod reacts at Ricki Herbert’s resignation as coach of Wellington Phoenix and reflects back on his tenure. On the field, the Phoenix keep their slim playoff chances alive after drawing with Adelaide and will anyone turn up on Wednesday night against the Jets? And in ASB Premiership land, Waitakere blow their unbeaten season, YoungHeart Manawatu claim the wooden spoon, and Team Wellington finish on a high.

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    In The Zone Episode 47

    On a bumper In The Zone episode, the pod reviews yet another away loss for the Phoenix, looks ahead to the double header against Adelaide and Newcastle, and questions whether Hernandez will fix our midfield woes next year. Elsewhere, the All Whites head to Dunedin on their way to Brazil, Waitakere clinch top spot in the ASB Premiership, Team Wellington youth lose again, and there is the usual round up of Kiwis abroad.

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    In The Zone Episode 46

    Live from the Backbencher, Fever's spiritual home, the pod drowns their sorrows after witnessing the Phoenix capitulate against the Mariners, and discuss the merits of signing Corey Gameiro. Internationally, Nigeria are crowed champions of Africa, CONCACAF World Cup qualification gets underway, and there are plenty of Kiwis in action overseas. While locally Team Wellington fall to Auckland City again.

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    In The Zone Episode 45

    The pod celebrates Waitangi Day by chatting about the Phoenix win over Perth in Auckland, Ian Hogg's debut, and our chances in Gosford on Thursday. Elsewhere, Tommy Smith grabs a brace for Ipswich and Team Wellington's playoff hopes are all but gone.

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    In The Zone Episode 44

    This week on In The Zone, Lochhead sees red as the Phoenix break a 4 match losing streak, Hogg is set to debut against Perth in his hometown, Kosmina walks out on Adelaide, and look out for our competition to win tickets to the Backbencher reopening. Elsewhere, Ryan Nelsen plays his last professional game, Chris Wood scores in the FA Cup, Team Wellington keeps their playoff hopes alive, while their youth side eases past Nelson.

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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.


Phoenix City - See No Goal, Hear The Goal


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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