Phoenix cut Adams

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Luke Adams is on the lookout for a new club after being cut loose by the Wellington Phoenix.

Sunderland cast-off on Phoenix books

Alejandro Gorrin

They are excited by his signing, but the Wellington Phoenix say Alejandro Gorrin is not a marquee player.

Phoenix sign Spanish import

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Spanish midfielder Alejandro Gorrin will bolster the Wellington Phoenix's 2014-15 season roster.

Phoenix sign new midfielder

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The Wellington Phoenix have signed Spanish midfielder Alejandro Gorrin to bolster their 2014-15 roster.

Riera Phoenix's player of the year

Albert Riera

Albert Riera completed a remarkable transition into professional football tonight by winning the Phoenix's player of the year award.

How the Phoenix rated

The best and worst of a disappointing season

Wellington Phoenix

OPINION: Football writer Sam Worthington hands out the annual brickbats and bouquets to the Phoenix squad.

Rolling up and down with Merrick’s men

Wellington Phoenix

OPINION: Forget about a game of two halves, this was a season of distinct thirds.

Nightmare season ends

Phoenix finish coach's 'most difficult season'

Kenny Cunningham

Saturday's 4-1 loss to Melbourne Victory summed up the Phoenix's ultimately disappointing season.

Huysegems, Bertos offloaded

Leo bertos

True to his word, Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick has wasted no time in reshaping his underperforming squad.

Recovery on track, future uncertain

Paul Ifill

OPINION: It is a very uncertain time for Phoenix players and even more so for myself, writes Paul Ifill.

EPL deal a work in progress

Winston Reid

The Phoenix remain hopeful of luring an English Premier League club to play in Wellington.

De Jong brushes off barbs

Fred de Jong

Fred de Jong will not comment on the Phoenix tomorrow but it's not due to coach Ernie Merrick's comments.

Technical role for Herbert

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Former All Whites coach Ricki Herbert to take technical role with Fifa at World Cup in Brazil.

Merrick holds his hands up

Ernie Merrick

Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick is blaming himself for the club's poor season, pointing to discipline.

It's what might have been for Merrick

Ernie Merrick

Ernie Merrick portrayed a sense of glum resignation as the Phoenix's A-League title hopes were finally dashed on Sunday.

New era for corporate boxes

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About half of Westpac Stadium's corporate box holders are expected to renew their licences.

Quake snag for Petone stadium

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A grandstand that would form part of a stadium at Petone is a significant quake risk.

Final shot in the foot


Sydney FC officially ended Wellington's hopes of qualifying for the A-League finals.

Phoenix close in on English giants

Wellington Phoenix

Council and the Phoenix are could soon bring two English Premier League clubs to New Zealand.

World Cup hope motivates midfielder

Kenny Cunningham

With no hope of making the playoffs, Costa Rican Phoenix midfielder finds motivation elsewhere.

Signs point to Adelaide, Brisbane final

Paul Ifill

OPINION: Open contests make winners and there's much of this to look forward to in the A-League and EPL.

Durante keen on captaincy

Andrew Durante

Phoenix skipper doesn't take club's poor defensive record lightly and hopes he can stay on to set it right.

Phoenix burns to ashes

Once-promising season hopes dashed

Adelaide’s Isaias flies over the top of the Phoenix’s Tyler Boyd

Sadly, the Wellington Phoenix's once-promising season is ending with a whimper.

Phoenix to 'give it everything'

Ernie Merrick

Coach Ernie Merrick believes his team are done for the year, but says they'll try their best nonetheless.

Hernandez, Rufer in squad

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Carlos Hernandez and Alex Rufer have been included in the Wellington Phoenix squad to play Adelaide.

Wheels falling off Phoenix's season


OPINION: The Phoenix's 5-0 drubbing in Newcastle was the worst performance of the season, at the worst possible time.

Durante hangs on to playoffs straw

Phoenix captain Andrew Durante

Wellington Phoenix captain Andrew Durante is refusing to give up on the unlikely prospect of finals football.

Phoenix must win final 3

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Wellington's once-promising season is on life support after limp 5-0 loss to Newcastle Jets.

Dream run continues for Krishna

Roy Krishna

Roy Krishna's week keeps getting better and his smile wider.

Krishna gets Phoenix contract

Roy Krishna

Wellington Phoenix striker Roy Krishna has signed a new two-year contract with the A-League club.

Phoenix want some answers

Phoenix captain Andrew Durante

Wellington want Football Federation Australia to explain some blown calls following draw with Melbourne Heart.

Merrick blows whistle on refs

Ernie Merrick

Ernie Merrick has insisted the FFA revisit its review system after suspect decisions hurt the Phoenix in Melbourne.

Football's ugly side rears its head

Paul Ifill

OPINION: Sad to see that Ali Abbas was the subject of racial abuse during last weekend's Sydney derby.

Hernandez injury 'smokescreen'

Kenny Cunningham and Carlos Hernandez

Carlos Hernandez believes Phoenix management using his calf injury as an excuse for his omission.

Hernandez to miss Heart game

Carlos Hernandez

Carlos Hernandez will miss Sunday's crucial A-League game against Melbourne Heart with a calf injury.

Hernandez named in Phoenix squad

Kenny Cunningham and Carlos Hernandez

Phoenix include Carlos Hernandez in squad for Sunday's A-League visit to Melbourne Heart.

Patchy stadium surface under fire

Shane Harmon

Westpac Stadium's patchy playing surface to be restored to "100 per cent" within three weeks, boss vows.

Hopes high to keep sharpshooter

Stein Huysegems

Belgian striker may be "poised to quit" the Phoenix, though the club hopes to keep him.

Timmins rides with the Phoenix

Shaun Timmins

Pro football is a rollercoaster ride and even at age 22 Shaun Timmins has had his share of highs and lows.

Hernandez a headache for Merrick

Carlos Hernandez

Hernandez isn't a bad guy, he's just a bit high maintenance, giving Phoenix coach a Carlos conundrum.

Lia re-signs with Phoenix

Vince Lia

Phoenix keeps its only remaining foundation player, re-signing midfielder Vince Lia for two years.

Phoenix grab disappointing draw

Kenny Cunningham vs bird

The Phoenix missed a great chance to advance their finals hopes as they settled for a draw against the Glory.

Late draw not enough for 'Nix

Kenny Cunningham

Wellington Phoenix's A-League finals hopes have taken a hit after a 1-1 draw with lowly Perth Glory.

Tribute paid to Ian Wells

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The football fraternity has paid tribute to one of the men responsible for the rise of the Wellington Phoenix.

Phoenix expected to bounce back

Josh Brindell-South

With six games left until the A-League finals it is a little early to start talking ‘‘must-wins.’’

Phoenix sign Shaun Timmins

Shaun Timmins

The Phoenix have signed English-born defender Shaun Timmins as an injury replacement for the rest of the A-League season.

Merrick upbeat despite injuries

Ernie Merrick

Despite recent setbacks, coach Ernie Merrick remains convinced the Phoenix will qualify for the A-League finals.

Phoenix fix in fundamentals

Ernie Merrick

OPINION: The next seven days could determine the Wellington Phoenix's entire season.

Spoonley in for a busy weekend


With one match in Napier and one in Tokyo, goalkeeper Jacob Spoonley has a hectic weekend ahead of him.

Fear not, we will make the finals

Paul Ifill

OPINION: Despite copping five goals to Adelaide on Thursday, Paul Ifill still loves his team's new style.

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