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.
The U20's have made it into the knockout stage of the World Cup by finishing a remarkable 2nd in the group, we review the matches against Honduras and France and look ahead to USA USA USA. Meanwhile, Hudson's named his Confeds Cup squad (with a somewhat notable omission), and the rumour mill about the new Nix coaching team continues.
It's a TeeDubs special on the podcast this week, as José Figueira (head coach) and Stu Widdowson (team manager) join the pod following the OFC Champions League final. Meanwhile, Darren Bazeley's announced his U20 World Cup squad, and the first round of the Chatham Cup is this weekend!
We take a comprehensive look at the Phoenix season - what went right, what went wrong and what the Nix need to do to finish higher up the table next season. Meanwhile, another Football Fern announces they are quitting the Ferns, Chris Wood's still on fire and we are right in the swing of Central League and W-League.
The season is over, which isn't the worst thing ever. The pod wrap up the strange match against Brisbane, look at the list of award winners from the Nix Awards and hand out some gongs of their own, and preview the first round of playoffs this weekend. Meanwhile, TeeDubs have romped into the OCL final against Auckland with a 7-1 win, and there was a double round of the Central League to discuss.
The VAR has hit the Nix hard this weekend, we discuss everything about the Rossi incident and whether we like how VAR has been implemented. TeeDubs are bring the Oceania Champions League to Wellington this weekend, and we've had another round of Central League and W-League.