After a quick Phoenix roundup, the pod discuss the recent revelations about Andreas Heraf's time in charge of the Football Ferns, and what they might mean for his future at NZF. Meanwhile, the World Cup group stage is in full swing and we try not to get bogged down talking about VAR.
Patrick's away, so Frostie hosts this week and Liam Hyslop joins in his place to discuss the beginnings of Mark Rudan's coaching staff and the Football Ferns' loss to Japan, including the fallout from Andreas Heraf's postmatch comments which adds to a long list of major issues during the Andy Martin era.
Meanwhile, Cam is super excited about the World Cup and leads us through some predictions.
Mark Rudan's been unveiled as the new managed of the Phoenix, the pod discuss what we think he'll bring to the club and if he's the guy we need. Meanwhile, Ross Allen and Scott Hilliar from Team Wellington join the pod to discuss their Champions League success, and what's next for Team Wellington.
David Dome joins the pod to dispel all the recent rumours about the Phoenix selling the club to Australia, what went wrong last season and what they are doing differently this off-season. Meanwhile, Team Wellington have toppled Auckland City in the OCL for the first time to make it through to the final.
After a weekend full of speculation that he'd be selling the club, Rob finally fronted the media, the podcast talk about the rumours and whether the response to them went far enough. The pod run their eye over every player in the Phoenix squad and review their performance this season and we'd want them to stick around for next season, and Team Wellington were held to a 0-0 draw by Auckland City in the first leg of the OCL semifinals.
The podcast is joined by Des Buckingham, NZF U20's head coach and All Whites assistant coach this week to chat about what he's been up to since leaving the Phoenix, his new roles at NZF and what they entail. Meanwhile, the Phoenix avoided the spoon thanks to some Sarpreet magic at QBE and an Ernie special.
The boys have a tough time discussing yet another Phoenix loss - so they decide to look ahead to next season for a bit instead in the hope that it will be more positive. Elsewhere, TeeDubs had an 11-0 win in the OCL, and have set up a semifinal against Auckland City.
Paul Temple and Steve Coleman from the Wellington Phoenix join the pod this week to talk about the match against Adelaide, their roles within the restructured Phoenix coaching setup, what it's like to be promoted within the Nix coaching structure almost instantly, and their respective Central League coaching jobs.