The pod are joined by Fairfax football reporter Liam Hyslop to discuss a fairly busy week in the "offseason". The Phoenix switched off late to lose their FFA Cup match, Western Suburbs took out the Central League in style, the Chatham Cup quarterfinals are this weekend and we chat with Liam about his series on youth development in the Wellington region.
The pod are back after a week off, and raring to go! The club have signed Goran Paracki, and are holding an event to unveil something early next month. The pod accept Jason Pine's challenge of picking their best Phoenix XI with a twist, the Chatham Cup quarterfinalists have been found, and we chat about the club vs school debate in junior player development.
The All Whites rounded out their Confeds Cup buildup with a disappointing performance against Belarus, we preview their chances against Russia in the tournament opener. Back home, the worst-kept secret is out, Darije Kalezic is the new Phoenix coach, and the pod are relatively happy with that. There's also a new Chatham Cup draw out and we wrap all the action from the local leagues.
On the eve of the new Phoenix head coach being named, the pod look at who should be on their shopping list for the next season.The pod also looks back at the All Whites match against Northern Ireland, and discuss whether Hudson will learn from the 1-0 loss or not, and lament the 6-0 drubbing for the Under 20's at the hands of the US.