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 - #SaveTheNix

    After what has been a crazy week, the pod sit down and talk about all things Phoenix, including the impending doom of the license and the result against the Victory. Elsewhere, the All Whites squad to play Oman is named on Friday, and the Under 17's almost beat Brazil at the U17WC.

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    Phoenix City - Vinniesta

    Vinnie Lia joins the podcast after his heroics over in Perth. We chat with him about the win over the Roar, and the upcoming game against the Victory. We learn about the Phoenix license news live on air, and get to pick ourselves back up again by celebrating the U17's beating Paraguay.

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    Phoenix City - Did that really happen?

    Vinnie Lia scored from a corner. We can't believe it either.

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    Phoenix City - Wings Clipped

    Phoenix assistant coach Chris Greenacre joins the pod to talk about the disappointing result against Newcastle, and look forward to the long journey to Perth.

    There were mixed results in the A-League predictions from last week (although Patrick is quite smug about one of his), and we ask Greenie some of the questions that were sent in by our listeners.

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    Phoenix City - Waiting is Over

    The A-League season is here, and the pod chat about the Phoenix's first match against Newcastle. There's also some other A-League games happening this weekend, and the Junior Football Ferns have been scoring goals for fun in Tonga.

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    Phoenix City - ┬┐Hablas espa├▒ol?

    The Phoenix played out an 'entertaining' draw with Auckland, and we discuss what it's like to draw with the third best team in the world. There's just over a week until the A-League starts, so the pod make their predictions about how the league will go, as well as talking about Fred De Jong falling on his sword.

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    Phoenix City - Du du du du du du du

    Andrew Durante joins the Phoenix City team to chat about the Phoenix's successful week in Sydney, the match against ACFC and the rest of the happenings in the A-League. The ASB Prem is going to be on tele and Napier have fallen in the Chatham Cup final.

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    Phoenix City - Oranje Promotion

    The Phoenix have swatted WSW aside and take on the other Sydney this week. There's still a stoush going on between (P/F)FA and NZF have got exemptions granted! Woohoo!

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    Phoenix City - Two years and counting

    The pod members are grumpy about the All Whites, unsurprisingly. But there's more than just the Myanmar failure to talk about, as the Nix continue their preseason this weekend, and the PFA here get one up on their Aussie counterparts and sign a new deal with NZF.

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    Phoenix City - Calamity

    The pod do their best to work out what went wrong in Melbourne in the FFA Cup, and Brandon fills us in on the action from Weka Park on Sunday. The All Whites play Myanmar this weekend, and there's been plenty happening with our Kiwi's Overseas and Cam has all the info on them.

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    Phoenix City - My Name is Jeff

    The Phoenix have been very busy lately, and the pod dissect the match against NZA from New Plymouth and look ahead to the FFA Cup Round of 16 match against Melbourne City with David Hards. Jeffrey Sarpong has been announced as the latest Phoenix not-a-striker, and we have the audio from when he met the media today. The eligibility appeal has been postponed, and it's goals aplenty for the kiwi's overseas. Wellington United Weenix have won Cap Prem, and it's Chatham Cup semifinal weekend!

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    Phoenix City - Goalkeeping Errors

    The pod wrap up the action from Gosford where the Phoenix beat the Mariners 1-0 to make the R16 of the cup. The FFA have added a bunch of salary cap exemption and managed to piss off the PFA. The Napier juggernaut keeps rolling on, this time in the Chatham Cup, and Danny Who's U17's have found out who they will face in Chile.

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    Phoenix City - Cup Magic

    Recorded at Four Kings sports bar in Wellington! The Phoenix have lost to Western Suburbs ahead of their trip to the Central Coast for the FFA Cup, so the pod dials in Josh Howe to discuss how the Mariners have been doing lately. New Zealand Football have appealed the #WynneGate decision, and Kevin Fallon has been approached by the media for "expert comments" again. Meanwhile in local football, Napier City Rovers have taken out the Central League with several weeks to spare, and it time for the Chatham Cup quarterfinals.

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    Phoenix City - New Plymouth, Here We Come

    There's another two preseason games in the bag for the Phoenix, we were at both of them (against Petone and Miramar Rangers) and look at the upcoming games against NZA and ACFC. Meanwhile Oceania will be taking South America in the Road to Russia, there's more on #WynneGate and we have a wrap up of local football too.

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    Phoenix City - Ineligible

    It's been a bumper week in New Zealand football, as the fallout from the Oly White's being disqualified from Olympic qualifying has begun. The pod discusses whether NZF were right in thinking that Deklyn Wynne is eligible for New Zealand, and talk to Andrew Gourdie from TV3 about whether they have any grounds for appeal.

    Meanwhile, the Phoenix have played Stop Out on an arctic night in the Hutt, Louis Fenton has signed up until the end of the 2016/17 season and Wellington Olympic has been bundled out of the Chatham Cup in an extra time thriller against Napier City Rovers.

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    Phoenix City - Hello Hello

    The boys are back, but with a twist. With the Under 20 World Cup all over, it's time for a name change and a shift of focus onto the Wellington Phoenix and New Zealand football. The boys chat about the fixture list for the Phoenix, talk to Adam Ryan who was lucky enough to go on the Nix preseason tour to Fiji, and discuss the departure of Nathan "Mr" Burns. In New Zealand Football, the Olywhite's are off in Papua New Guinea trying to qualify for the Olympics, and the Futsal Whites are in action in Wellington this week against the old rivals, Australia.

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    The Kids are All White 9 - It's All Over

    The Under 20 World Cup has wrapped up with Serbia victorious over Brazil in the final, the pod do an in depth review of that game and look at another set of amazing goals from Mali. We dish out some (meaningless) awards to the best players at the tournament, and make a special announcement at the end of the pod.

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    The Kids are All White 8 - Brazil are Back

    Brazil have romped into the final of the Under 20 World Cup, and Serbia have joined them following an arm wrestle against Mali. We look at what went right for the Brazilians, and what Serbia did well as well as what they'll need to work on if they want to lift the trophy on Saturday. Adidas are on board and have given us a voucher for a brand new pair of boots to give away - find out how you can win!

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    The Kids are All White 7 - Death strikes

    We've been treated to three penalty shootouts in a single day, but have had to sit through some pretty dire football to get there. We talked about an unlikely win for Mali, and work out if anyone can stop Brazil from undeservedly taking out the Cup.

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    The Kids are All White 6 - Admirable Exit

    The Junior All Whites have gone down fighting against Portugal, and we review all the action from Hamilton and wonder what could have been. Senegal and Brazil have won penalty shootouts and Mali and Uzbekistan have caused upsets and made it to the quarters. Also, who are the pod picking to make it through to the semifinals?

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    The Kids are All White 5 - KO

    The group stage is over and it's time for some knockout football. The Junior All Whites made it out of the group and are taking on Portugal in Hamilton, do we have any chance at all of making the quarters? Meanwhile, Asia has failed dismally and Africa has excelled, but does the way the draw has fallen make it hard for Africa to succeed further?

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    The Kids are All White 4 - Myanmartian Triumph

    The pod are recovering after celebration the Junior All White's 5-1 win over Myanmar last night, and they discuss all the goals as well as yet another set of baffling selections from Mr Bazeley. Argentina are eliminated, and the mighty Ghana are victorious in Group B, and the All Whites are probably through to the Round of 16!

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    The Kids Are All White 3 - Goals Goals Goals

    While the Junior All Whites have had mixed results against the Ukraine and USA, the rest of the tournament has been an absolute cracker. The pod reviews all the matches played so far, and casts their eye over which teams have a chance to make it through to the Round of 16.

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    The Kids are All White 2 - German Juggernaut?

    The pod discuss groups A, E and F at the U20 World Cup, including potential champions Germany and Brazil. There are disagreements over how well the Junior All Whites will do in their pool, and a potential diplomatic incident involving North Korea is discovered.

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    The Kids are All White 1 - Warming Up

    On the very first episode of the White Noise Under 20 World Cup podcast, we still can't quite believe that little old New Zealand is hosting the tournament. We preview all the teams in groups B, C and D, and predict who we think will make an impact on the knockout phase.

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    In The Zone 167 - The End

    Live from 4 Kings. 3 years in the making. The moment you have been waiting for. The finale.

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    Special Edition: The Promo

    Have a listen to find out how In The Zone will go out in the most shambolic way...with a live episode.

    Tuesday, 19 May 2015
    Four Kings

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    In The Zone 166 - Thunder

    In their penultimate episode, the pod is joined by General Manager, David Dome, to discuss all things Phoenix, the u20s' latest World Cup warm up result, and round one of the Chatham Cup.

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    In The Zone 165 - Season's Bitter End

    With the Phoenix bowing out to Melbourne City, the pod reflects back on the game, their season, and where to for 2015/16. Elsewhere Danny Hay goes missing, the U20s lose to Australia, and the Chatham Cup is back baby!

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    In The Zone 164 - Four-tune Faded

    The pod farewell tour continues as the Phoenix fade into fourth after a 2-1 loss to Sydney. Melbourne City fan, David Hards, dials in to help review this weekend's fixture. While in New Zealand football land, it's Gourdie v Hudson and Auckland City claim another OFC Champions League tile.

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    In The Zone 163 - Jail break

    The pod is back to full strength as the Phoenix play their get out of jail free card to overcome Central Coast Mariners, and set up a blockbuster round 27 clash with Sydney FC. While over in Fiji, Auckland City and Team Wellington face off for OFC Champions League glory.

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    In The Zone 162 - City's Pressure

    The pod looks back at last week's action as the Phoenix weathers Melbourne City's pressure to grab a vital point to secure a top four position. Mariners fan, Josh Howe, helps previews Friday night's fixture. New Zealand Football sack their U17 coaches six months out from a World Cup, while Team Wellington and Auckland City claim Champions League wins.

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    In The Zone 161 - First Fading

    The News-less pod is back as the Phoenix's chance of first fades with a loss to Melbourne Victory. Melbourne City fan, David Hards, dials in to help review this weekend's fixture. Oceania expert, Gordon Glen Watson, talks through the upcoming OFC Champions League, and the podders talk Football Ferns, Junior All Whites, the ASB Premiership, and local Wellington leagues.

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    In The Zone 160 - Sydney Shocker

    The pod turns 3 this week and are brought back to Earth with a comprehensive loss to Sydney FC. Melbourne Victory fan, Ben Williams, dials in the help preview Easter's fixture. The All Whites lose to Korea and Team Wellington blow out in their ASB Premiership semi final.

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    In The Zone 159 - Raining Points

    The pod is back as the Phoenix extend their lead at the top of the ladder with a rain assisted win over Brisbane Roar and Joey Crews dials in to preview Sydney's visit. In New Zealand football news, the All Whites travel to Korea and ASB Premiership semis are underway.


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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