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Wellington Phoenix 2, Western Sydney Wanderers 2 Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, December 17 2016 5,702 was the official attendance at Mount Smart Stadium last night. In a city of 1.3 million people, only 5,702 of them could be bothered coming to watch a top class football game on a beautiful […]

The gumboots, the swandris and the Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix 3, Central Coast Mariners 0 Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, December 10 2016 Unlike my abysmal record watching Waikato teams live, my record at Phoenix games is quite good. I very rarely see them lose. So my presence on the sidelines, as New Zealand’s only professional football team played their […]

Guest Post – Who are ya?

By Andrew French So, why am I putting this out into the digital ether? Well,  I suspect the Phoenix are entering a seminal moment in their brief history. To some, this may seem a strange thing to say in light of the certainty of the newly secured 10 year (4+3+3) […]

Brisbane Roar whimper over Women’s team’s pay

“#It’sgoodtobeback,” declared the A-League Twittersphere. “How far back were you thinking?” replied the W-League’s, whose teams are still in pre-season. Today it’s emerged that Brisbane Roar’s W-League counterparts are being pressured to accept pay cuts of around 40%, with contracts signed just a month ago set not to be honoured […]

Sky’s The Limit

The A League season starts in a little under 40 minutes as I type this. I’m sat, looking at the section of the Fanpass Schedule which says SKY TBC from 21:45 – 00:00. I assume that this will be the Brisbane v Melbourne curtain opener for the season, but that’s […]

Guest Post – #Top10ForTen

[Yellow Fever and Liverpool Football Club Wellington are celebrating ten years of the Phoenix by asking people to rank their top ten Phoenix players to raise awareness for the Wellington City Mission’s ten most needed items list. I thought it would be fun to ask Cordwainer Bull to give us […]

Review: Fully Committed

Joey Barton’s scathing assessment of the footballer biography production line, “England did nothing in that World Cup, so why were they bringing books out? ‘We got beat in the quarter-finals. I played like shit. Here’s my book.’ Who wants to read that?” may probably be the most accurate thing he’s ever […]

Throwback Thursday: Goutzioulis Golazo

George Goutzioulis got around a bit. As an Aussie with a Greek surname, he naturally sprang out of the Hellenic hotbed of football that is South Melbourne F.C. Representing South, he won the NSL in 1998 and 1999 under the management of future Socceroo’s coach Ange Postecoglou. He featured in […]