David Dome joins the pod to dispel all the recent rumours about the Phoenix selling the club to Australia, what went wrong last season and what they are doing differently this off-season. Meanwhile, Team Wellington have toppled Auckland City in the OCL for the first time to make it through to the final.
After a weekend full of speculation that he'd be selling the club, Rob finally fronted the media, the podcast talk about the rumours and whether the response to them went far enough. The pod run their eye over every player in the Phoenix squad and review their performance this season and we'd want them to stick around for next season, and Team Wellington were held to a 0-0 draw by Auckland City in the first leg of the OCL semifinals.
The podcast is joined by Des Buckingham, NZF U20's head coach and All Whites assistant coach this week to chat about what he's been up to since leaving the Phoenix, his new roles at NZF and what they entail. Meanwhile, the Phoenix avoided the spoon thanks to some Sarpreet magic at QBE and an Ernie special.
The boys have a tough time discussing yet another Phoenix loss - so they decide to look ahead to next season for a bit instead in the hope that it will be more positive. Elsewhere, TeeDubs had an 11-0 win in the OCL, and have set up a semifinal against Auckland City.
Paul Temple and Steve Coleman from the Wellington Phoenix join the pod this week to talk about the match against Adelaide, their roles within the restructured Phoenix coaching setup, what it's like to be promoted within the Nix coaching structure almost instantly, and their respective Central League coaching jobs.
The Phoenix managed to put in an excellent display against the Roar with a bunch of first-teamers missing. José Figueira joins the pod yet again to talk about Team Wellington's 1-0 semifinal win over Canterbury and the prospect of yet another grand final against Auckland City, as well as his other job as All Whites assistant coach.
Chris Greenacre joins the podcast to chat about everything Phoenix - from the 1-0 loss against Newcastle in Auckland right through to the crop of players who could make the step up from the WeeNix. The All Whites are taking on Canada, and we are into the Handy Prem semifinals with TeeDubs taking on Canterbury at home after getting out of jail very late against Hamilton.
Another game, another loss. The pod does their civic duty by mentioning the 4-1 loss to WSW, before previewing a potentially depressing trip to Auckland. Elsewhere, Fritz has announced his first All Whites squad to take on Canada, the Ferns went down 2-0 to Scotland twice, and the Handy Prem regular season wraps up this weekend.