Phoenix have identity crisis

Albert Riera


OPINION: The artist formerly known as Paul Ifill must have watched the Phoenix play on Sunday and sobbed.

Doyle tastes highs and lows

Tom Doyle

The reality of life in the A-League has already set in for new Wellington Phoenix signing Tom Doyle.

Phoenix get off the mark

Michael McGlinchey

It was an erratic performance but Ernie Merrick's side are off the mark for the season after a 2-1 win over Central Coast.

Phoenix seek respect

Snub stung but there's only one remedy

Alex Rodriguez

Only points will earn the Wellington Phoenix respect, not maneuvers off the pitch between seasons.

Phoenix losses turning around

Rob Morrison

Wellington Phoenix boss says last season the club lost about $300,000 - a huge improvement on when he took over three years ago.

Phoenix fly under the radar

Andrew Durante

Ernie Merrick was a little cranky after his Phoenix side were ignored at the A-League launch in Sydney.

Meet the Famous Five

Nathan Burns

Andrew Durante introduces the five new faces set to grace the starting XI for Sunday's opener.

Phoenix stick with Italiano

Lewis Italiano

Wellington A-League team re-signs back-up goalkeeper's contract through to the end of the 2015-16 season.

All Whites defender retires

Ben Sigmund

Ben Sigmund decides to put family first and hang up his international football boots after 14 years service.

Bookies write off Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix

The bookmakers have again written off the new-look Wellington Phoenix despite a raft of new recruits.

Hutt out to make Phoenix welcome

Phoenix football

Lower Hutt is hoping to profit from hosting six Phoenix matches next summer.

Phoenix to play in Auckland

Phoenix fans at Eden Park

Wellington-based A-League club to play just one home game this year away from the capital.

Phoenix debut ends in defeat

Michael McGlinchey

Michael McGlinchey's Phoenix debut ended in defeat as the 10-man Jets registered a 2-1 pre-season win.

McGlinchey feels at home

Michael McGlinchey

A contractual tug-of-war mercifully ended yesterday as the All Whites star signed a two-year deal with the Phoenix.

Everything's All White for Nix

Michael McGlinchey

The Phoenix have expressed delight after finally securing the services of All White Michael McGlinchey.

New twist in McGlinchey saga

Michael McGlinchey

Ernie Merrick hopes Michael McGlinchey could be playing for the Wellington Phoenix as soon as Saturday.

McGlinchey joins the Phoenix

Michael McGlinchey

Michael McGlinchey is officially a Phoenix player after the Central Coast Mariners terminated his contract.

McGlinchey, Fenton for 'nix

Michael McGlinchey

Mariners appear to have given up fight for All White, with Phoenix also securing utility for another season.

Nix team for national league

Wellington Phoenix

NZ Football has confirmed the inclusion of a Wellington Phoenix reserve team in the 2014-15 national league.

Phoenix FFA Cup squad named

Ernie Merrick

Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick has named a 17-man squad for the club's FFA Cup debut against Adelaide United.

NZ tour 'a trip too far'

Sam Allardyce

West Ham boss loved the hospitality but rues shock losses and injuries to star footballers.

Phoenix recruit ready for adventure

Ernie Merrick

New Wellington Phoenix signing Roly Bonevacia can't wait to start his A-League adventure.

Pardew's plea for mercy

Winston Reid

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew reminds hosts that Football United Tour finale is just a friendly.

Phoenix sign Dutch midfielder

Ernie Merrick

The Wellington Phoenix have sprung a surprise, signing 22-year-old Dutch midfielder Roly Bonevacia.

Phoenix ready for Newcastle

Andrew Durante

Coach Ernie Merrick plays down chances of claiming a second English Premier League scalp tomorrow.

Hammers hit Wellington

Sam Allardyce

West Ham arrive in capital still licking their wounds from last night's upset loss to the Phoenix in Auckland.

Muscat makes All Stars

Manny Muscat

Wellington Phoenix midfield player Manny Muscat has been added to the A-League All-Stars squad to meet Juventus on August 10.

Sigmund's footy clash a 'dream'

Ben Sigmund

Ben Sigmund wants Wellington Phoenix fans to come out in force and support the players against EPL giants West Ham.

Merrick looks to forge ties

Ernie Merrick

Wellington Phoenix coach is keen to strengthen ties with English Premier League club West Ham.

Durante signs on with Phoenix

Andrew Durante

One-year contract extension "an easy decision" for A-League defender and coach.

Ball impresses with Phoenix

Waikato Ball

St Paul's Collegiate footballer Waikato Ball could be back in Phoenix colours soon, if he can improve his fitness.

Sluggish sales for EPL giants

Winston Reid

Football United Tour on track for a sellout in capital but interest in Dunedin and Auckland still sluggish.

Phoenix see off Olympic

Jeremy Brockie

The Wellington Phoenix have continued their unbeaten pre-season, but they were made to work hard for a 2-0 win against Central League club Wellington Olympic.

No field time for McGlinchey

Michael McGlinchey

All Whites midfielder Michael McGlinchey will not be making his debut with the Phoenix tonight.

Brockie stars in victory

Jeremy Brockie

Jeremy Brockie scored twice as the Wellington Phoenix eased past Upper Hutt City 4-0 in pre-season.

Phoenix training for McGlinchey

Michael McGlinchey

Michael McGlinchey will start training with the Wellington Phoenix tomorrow.

Same colours, new stripes

College student to take a crack at Phoenix

Waikato Ball

BEN STRANG - The Dominion Post

Hamilton college footballer Waikato Ball has been tipped to surpass All Whites stars Chris Wood and Marcos Rojas.

Burns keen to make impression

Nathan Burns

Nathan Burns has rolled into town looking for a slice of luck and a game of football.

Nix hope to sign McGlinchey

Michael McGlinchey

The Wellington Phoenix jigsaw puzzle is still missing one major piece, as talks to lure Michael McGlinchey drag on.

Phoenix sign ex-Socceroo

Wellington Phoenix

Former Socceroos attacker Nathan Burns has signed on to play with the Phoenix.

West Ham to bring big guns

Andy Carroll

Former England internationals Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing to travel with West Ham United to New Zealand.

Tickets in hot demand for football

David Dome

Just under 40,000 tickets have sold at the three venues due to host matches during the Football United tour.

Superstar headed for NZ

David Villa

In Brazil for the Fifa World Cup, Spain's all-time leading goalscorer Villa makes a date with the Phoenix.

McGlinchey signing balls up

michael mcglinchey

Excitement has turned into exasperation for Wellington Phoenix fans.

Ifill has a few balls in the air

Paul Ifill

SAM WORTHINGTON - The Dominion Post

Goalscorer Paul Ifill has not given up on playing for his beloved Wellington Phoenix again.

Gorrin feels the love

Alejandro Gorrin

New Phoenix signing Alejandro Gorrin came to Wellington over some English clubs because he felt wanted.

Wellington EPL tickets selling fast

Wellington Phoenix

Football fans are flocking to buy tickets for the rare visit of two English Premier League teams in July.

Nix seek missing pieces

Two sizeable holes to fill in Phoenix lineup

Stein Huysegems

Carlos Hernandez and Stein Huysegems weren't perfect players but they still leave a big hole to fill.

Phoenix star eyes WC berth

Carlos Hernandez

The All Whites may not be going to the World Cup but Phoenix fans may yet have a familiar face to cheer for.

Affordable tickets for big game


Phoenix members can see top-flight English football side Newcastle United at preferential ticket prices.

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