The Phoenix got things back on track with a steady 0-0 draw against the Roar, and this weekend they are travelling over for the latest instalment of the Distance Derby. We look at whether the Nix will sign a replacement for the departed Gui Finkler, and the TeeDubs are back in action in the Handy Prem after a week off.
After a week off, the pod is back to talk about the Nix's recurring problem of conceding a lot of goals following the 3-2 loss to the Victory. We preview the trip to the Gold Coast against the Roar, look at Auckland City falling over at the first step in the Club World Cup, and cast an eye over how the Handy Prem has been going.
A surprising 0-0 draw has the All Whites heading to Lima with everything to play for - Hard News joins the podcast to chat about what the All Whites have to do to pull off an unlikely result. Meanwhile, the Nix blew Perth off the park with a 5-2 win, and the TeeDubs have a late penalty to thank for getting them past Tasman United.
The playoff is here. We spend an entire pod talking about Hudson's squad selections, what the All Whites need to do to win the tie, and what the match will mean to football in this country.
Note: technical issues mean the quality is not as high as usual this week.
The Nix blew a 3-0 lead against the Roar and were lucky to not lose the match in the end, we look at what went right and what went wrong. More details about the NZ squad for the Peru match have leaked out - we mention them and look at the action from the Handy Prem, including an entertaining Wellington derby.
The Nix have come off a 1-0 loss where they should really have claimed a share of the points, we look ahead to the Roar game and wonder if everything will click this time around. Meanwhile, Hudson continues to baffle, with rumours that Brockie and Fallon are going to be called into the Peru squad, and we wrap up the latest rounds of the Handy Prem and the NWL.
The pod is hosted out at David Farrington Park by Team Wellington this week - and head coach José Figuera joins us to discuss the 3-1 win over Auckland City and everything else to do with the Handa Premiership.
Meanwhile, the Nix had a promising loss against Sydney FC and head to Melbourne this weekend, and tickets for the Peru game are flying out the door.
Peru are all that stand between the All Whites and the World Cup - we have a quick chat about how they got there before moving on to the first Nix game of the season. Meanwhile - the All Whites went down to a late goal against Japan, and the TeeDubs kick off their season against Auckland this weekend.
Oh, and Patrick picked a fight with Hamish Watson.