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.
A slightly depleted pod (thanks to the arrival of a new baby and some rain) is bolstered by friend of the Fever Adam Ryan, and celebrates Team Wellington's glorious victory over Auckland City this week, as well as the Nix's glorious victory over the Victory. Local football has kicked off, we wrap the first round of results from the Central League and the wannabe W-League.
What a week! The pod have plenty to talk about, and draft in Enzo Giordani to help them dissect all the football of the week. The Phoenix winning 5-0, the All Whites with a 2-0 double against Fiji, TeeDubs and Waitak battling out a 6-6 draw before TeeDubs advanced on penalties, and Auckland City sucking the life out of Hawke's Bay.
And as if that wasn't enough, Patrick also sat down with Michael Boxall to talk All Whites and life in South Africa, and chatted on the phone with Jose Figuera ahead of the Stirling Sports Premiership final this weekend.
The team get their collective rant on, thanks to a dismal performance from the Nix and a baffling All Whites squad selection from Anthony Hudson. We preview a bumper weekend of football, including Nix vs Newcastle, the two World Cup qualifiers against Fiji, and the SS Prem semifinals.
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.