Merrick resigns at second attempt video

Ernie Merrick holds his final news conference as Wellington Phoenix coach.

The outgoing Phoenix coach reveals he first tried to call it quits after a heavy 6-1 loss to Melbourne.

'We let him down' video

Wellington Phoenix captain Andrew Durante looks on during the press conference for Ernie Merrick's resignation.

The Wellington Phoenix captain held back tears as he described what Ernie Merrick meant to him.

Reid: Stadium move not to blame

Winston Reid has played for West Ham since 2010.

Defender Winston ReidĀ isn't blaming West Ham's woeful start to the EPL on a stadium move.

EPL teams charged over melee

Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas and City's Fernandinho clash during their Premier League match at the weekend.

Manchester City had two players red carded after the dust settled in their match with Chelsea.

Chapecoense awarded title

The Chapecoense mascot pays tribute to the players of the team killed in a plane crash.

Brazilian football club given the title their team was to play in the final for before tragedy struck.

Ex-Fifa boss Blatter loses appeal

Sepp Blatter is showered with banknotes by a prankster at a Fifa press conference.

Sport's top court upholds six-year ban for ethics violations by the disgraced former world football chief.

Time right for exit video

Ernie Merrick waves to the crowd as he leaves the Westpac Stadium for the field for what would be the final time as ...

OPINION: Timing of Wellington Phoenix coach's resignation a shock but he always had the club's best interests at heart.

Tasman need a 'nasty' streak

Tasman United defender Daniel Allan pinches the ball off Eastern Suburbs midfielder Sam Burfoot.

Poor finishing and soft defending costs Tasman United against Eastern Suburbs

EPL Recap: Chelsea favourites gallery video

Leighton Baines scored a late penalty to secure Everton a 1-1 draw against Manchester United.

It was a cracking weekend of football in the Premier League. Jack Price rounds up the key pieces of action.

Rudan to coach Phoenix?

Mark Rudan, right, competes for a header with Phoenix skipper Andrew Durante in 2009.

Mark Rudan tipped as Phoenix favoured candidate.

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All White extends MLS contract

San Jose Earthquakes defender Kip Colvey in action during their MLS clash against the Colorado Rapids.

All Whites defender Kip Colvey will remain at the San Jose Earthquakes for another year.

Wood scores again for Leeds

All Whites striker Chris Wood's late goal helps Leeds beat Aston Villa.

Major All Whites injury blow

All Whites to face Russia

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Merrick resigns at second attempt

The outgoing Phoenix coach reveals he first tried to call it quits after a heavy 6-1 loss to Melbourne.

world game

Man Utd draw with Everton

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wasn't left with a smile on his dial after Everton snatched a late draw against ...

Late penalty brings home side level as Jose Mourinho's team continues to fail to get the job done in the EPL.

Fireworks leave goalie temporarily deaf

Lyon's Anthony Lopes expects to regain his hearing after being hit with firecrackers during football match.

Liverpool's Emre Can shows his disappointment.

Liverpool's shock loss to Bournemouth

Rush of late goals hands Premier League newbies their first ever win over Liverpool.

domestic

Tasman fall to league leaders

Tasman United's James Hoyt with some strong defending.

Eastern Suburbs score two late goals to beat Tasman United.

Capital beat WaiBOP in semifinal shootout gallery

Emily Morison's late injury time goal sent the match into extra time, before her Capital team-mates won the semifinal in a shootout.

Team Wellington's Tom Jackson was in fine form on Sunday, scoring a hat-trick in a win over Southern United.

Jackson treble sinks Southern United

The Team Wellington striker punished his old team as he was on the right side of a 4-1 win.

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Phoenix coach Merrick resigns video

Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick has resigned after the team slumped to the bottom of the table with a loss to 2-0 ...

Coach takes "full responsibility" for team's slump to the bottom of the A-League.

Phoenix slump to bottom of A-League

Adelaide United's first win of the season brings more pain for suffering Wellington Phoenix.

Ernie Merrick says the Wellington Phoenix can still make the A-League playoffs.

Phoenix 'still finals chance' video

Coach optimistic Phoenix will still make the playoffs despite slumping to the bottom of the A-League.

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