Patrick's away again, so we pull out the big guns and invite Des Buckingham onto the pod to chat Oxford, the Phoenix, and whether or not he's single. Tracey Hodge also joins us to chat about #VinniesTesty, the All Whites squad for Fiji, the Football Ferns in Cyprus and TeeDubs marching towards the SS Prem playoffs.
Vince Lia joins us during his testimonial week, we talk with him about the 3-3 draw up in Auckland against Perth and his testimonal match and dinner this weekend. The pod fire some insightful (but mostly amusing) questions Vinnie's way, and round up the SS Prem action from a weekend where Auckland City claimed top spot in the league.
Kyle Barnes joins the pod to chat about the win over Brisbane, and the Suncorp security staff ruining shirts off. The TeeDubs got their OCL campaign underway with a win, and back at home, Auckland got smashed 4-1 by Waitak thanks to having three players sent off.
The Nix got swept aside over in Sydney, and welcome Melbourne City and their 'stars' to town this weekend. The pod reflect on Steve Sumner's career and what he achieved for New Zealand football. Meanwhile, the TeeDubs smashed fellow title contenders Waitakere United 7-2.
The pod returns from a gruelling trip to New Plymouth, and the Nix returned empty handed. Can they perform a smash and grab against seemingly invincible Sydney FC? Meanwhile it's heating up in the SS Prem with 4 rounds to go, there's 6 teams in contention to win the league!
The pod suffer from mild heat exhaustion as they talk about the match in Adelaide that should never have been played, as well as how it'll affect the Phoenix this weekend in New Plymouth. Naughty boy Brett Angell has been suspended, and the SSP continues without him. TeeDubs jump ahead of an absent Auckland City to take top spot on the table.
Following wins against the Mariners and the Victory, the pod are in dreamland as they work out what went right for the Nix. We discuss the move to a 48 team World Cup and it's effects on NZ, talk about Auckland City jetting off to play some friendlies and wrap up all the action from the SS Prem.
The pod reflect on the 2-1 loss to Perth, focusing in on Krishna's red and Keogh's headbutt, especially the lack of fallout from the latter. We look forward to two games in 5 days, the first of which will be marred by another #12PubsOfLochhead. Meanwhile, the SS Prem is back from the Christmas break and Southern have managed to win again!