The Phoenix conceded 4 goals against a Sydney team for the second week running, so we invite Hard News onto the pod to give his thoughts on the current playing squad. Back home, Canterbury rallied late to get a win over the WeeNix, and Auckland City, Tee Dubs and Eastern Suburbs all earned themselves three points.
The Nix have signed Tando Velaphi after another horror show from the goalkeeping stock against Adelaide - is he any better than Italiano? Patrick rages at the MRP over lenient punishments, and Team Wellington take on Auckland City this weekend in what is essentially a league decider.
The Nix did it the hard way in Newcastle, but managed to claim all three points. Can they do they same against Adelaide this weekend? Elsewhere, the TeeDubs and WeeNix made it a trifecta for the Wellington teams over the weekend, however Auckland City are back on top of the Handy Prem.
Matija Ljujić got his Phoenix account underway with a stunning goal to salvage a point against the Wanderers, can the Nix pull off a similar result against Ernie's Jets? Back home, Eastern Suburbs have surged to the top of the Handy Prem, as TeeDubs and Auckland both dropped points.
The 12 Pubs of Lochhead was a roaring success, we review how the day went before moving onto the actual football. The Nix fell over more than the Fever after those 12 Pubs on the weekend, we chat about the loss to Sydney and how we can try to get at least a point out of the Mariners on New Year's Eve.
Rado and Dario have walked out on the Phoenix - and we've invited Liam Hyslop onto the podcast again to discuss whether this is panic stations for the Phoenix, and what the current state of the club really is. Quite a bit later on, we review the loss to Perth and preview the shellacking to Sydney, as well as a weekend of football riddled with VAR incidents.
The Phoenix got things back on track with a steady 0-0 draw against the Roar, and this weekend they are travelling over for the latest instalment of the Distance Derby. We look at whether the Nix will sign a replacement for the departed Gui Finkler, and the TeeDubs are back in action in the Handy Prem after a week off.