What is the point of the Phoenix?



  • @jegga I think it is Long Pins I who has given him the boot - not the Phoenix.

    Quite why she felt the need to inform the media, I'm not sure.



  • @Chris-B said in What is the point of the Phoenix?:

    @jegga I think it is Long Pins I who has given him the boot - not the Phoenix.

    Quite why she felt the need to inform the media, I'm not sure.

    I only read the headline, life’s too short to read about the Phoenix but now that you bought that to my attention there’s a link in article to her Instagram page. A cursory look indicates she spends a lot of time in various states of undress.



  • @jegga From the article apparently she spends a fair bit of her undressed time having not very good sex in various places about the house.

    People who have had dinner at Steven's place will be hoping he employs a good cleaner.



  • What is scandalous about all this? Rich, unmarried footballer banging multiple tarts. Time to clutch pearls!



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in What is the point of the Phoenix?:

    What is scandalous about all this? Rich, unmarried footballer banging multiple tarts.!

    Or as I see it living the dream



  • Hell yeah! Eighth straight win for the Nix!



  • @Stargazer said in What is the point of the Phoenix?:

    Hell yeah! Eighth straight win for the Nix!

    Win or "not loss"?



  • @booboo Oops, yes, the latter! 5 wins, 3 draws



  • I hope they can keep the momentum going. Currently sitting at 6th, with the same number of points as Adelaide, just the goal difference separating them. Still a loooooong way to go until the play-offs though!

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  • That table doesn't include tonight's win so three points ahead of Adelaide and one point off second, although game in hand for everyone ahead of us.

    Impressive comeback tonight, woeful first have but incredible turn around after half time. I can't remember the last time I saw the phoenix playing with that kind of intensity and focus.

    Rudan is a great manager. If the phoenix can keep him for three years they'll be doing well. Bigger clubs will be interested soon.



  • "What is the point of the Phoenix"? Asks the man who has posted almost 9000 times on a sports forum.

    Sometimes I come here to check in on how the rugby fraternity is dealing with other sports being in the limelight for two seconds; and this is the bullshit I always see.

    The Phoenix are the only professional football team in New Zealand. Many kids play football in NZ. I'll leave it to you to work out why their continued existence is important to many people.



  • @mariner4life you have been told because this new guy means something!!



  • @Antisonfire said in What is the point of the Phoenix?:

    "What is the point of the Phoenix"? Asks the man who has posted almost 9000 times on a sports forum.

    Sometimes I come here to check in on how the rugby fraternity is dealing with other sports being in the limelight for two seconds; and this is the bullshit I always see.

    The Phoenix are the only professional football team in New Zealand. Many kids play football in NZ. I'll leave it to you to work out why their continued existence is important to many people.

    If you aren’t going to answer the question can you at least give us a clue?



  • @Antisonfire not sure @mariner4life was having a crack at soccer. Just the Phoenix.

    There's been similar questions about the point of the Force, Rebels, Kings and Sunwolves over the years. So don't go all soccer victim on us.

    At that point the Phoenix were doing a disservice to soccer in the country and were not something to aspire to. Was a fair question.



  • @booboo Respectfully disagree. If the Hurricanes have 2 or 3 terrible seasons, how many on here want to get rid of them?

    The Phoenix are the only pathway to professional football in New Zealand. Even if they are playing poorly - and yes, every sports team in existence have had periods where they perform below expectations - this is still the case. It doesn't change that fact.

    What gets me annoyed is that the Phoenix don't get any support from the FFA (Football Fed Australia) and have been slapped with the requirement of fulfilling a range of 'metrics' in order to get their license renewed. Note that no other club in the A-League needs to hit any kind of similar target..

    Now, you would think that this unfair treatment would spark some sort of empathy among sports fans in NZ - no matter which code they support - but that isn't the case. Instead, fans of other codes seem to shit on them even more. It's frustrating.



  • @Antisonfire said in What is the point of the Phoenix?:

    @booboo Respectfully disagree. If the Hurricanes have 2 or 3 terrible seasons, how many on here want to get rid of them?

    The Phoenix are the only pathway to professional football in New Zealand. Even if they are playing poorly - and yes, every sports team in existence have had periods where they perform below expectations - this is still the case. It doesn't change that fact.

    What gets me annoyed is that the Phoenix don't get any support from the FFA (Football Fed Australia) and have been slapped with the requirement of fulfilling a range of 'metrics' in order to get their license renewed. Note that no other club in the A-League needs to hit any kind of similar target..

    Now, you would think that this unfair treatment would spark some sort of empathy among sports fans in NZ - no matter which code they support - but that isn't the case. Instead, fans of other codes seem to shit on them even more. It's frustrating.

    Would that be because it is an Aussie league though? I can see their point of view as it is another expensive journey to send teams here.

    I don't see why they would want to prop up an underperforming team that isn't helpful to their own country's sport?



  • @Hooroo said in What is the point of the Phoenix?:

    @Antisonfire said in What is the point of the Phoenix?:

    @booboo Respectfully disagree. If the Hurricanes have 2 or 3 terrible seasons, how many on here want to get rid of them?

    The Phoenix are the only pathway to professional football in New Zealand. Even if they are playing poorly - and yes, every sports team in existence have had periods where they perform below expectations - this is still the case. It doesn't change that fact.

    What gets me annoyed is that the Phoenix don't get any support from the FFA (Football Fed Australia) and have been slapped with the requirement of fulfilling a range of 'metrics' in order to get their license renewed. Note that no other club in the A-League needs to hit any kind of similar target..

    Now, you would think that this unfair treatment would spark some sort of empathy among sports fans in NZ - no matter which code they support - but that isn't the case. Instead, fans of other codes seem to shit on them even more. It's frustrating.

    Would that be because it is an Aussie league though? I can see their point of view as it is another expensive journey to send teams here.

    I don't see why they would want to prop up an underperforming team that isn't helpful to their own country's sport?

    Like the Warriors you mean?



  • @canefan said in What is the point of the Phoenix?:

    @Hooroo said in What is the point of the Phoenix?:

    @Antisonfire said in What is the point of the Phoenix?:

    @booboo Respectfully disagree. If the Hurricanes have 2 or 3 terrible seasons, how many on here want to get rid of them?

    The Phoenix are the only pathway to professional football in New Zealand. Even if they are playing poorly - and yes, every sports team in existence have had periods where they perform below expectations - this is still the case. It doesn't change that fact.

    What gets me annoyed is that the Phoenix don't get any support from the FFA (Football Fed Australia) and have been slapped with the requirement of fulfilling a range of 'metrics' in order to get their license renewed. Note that no other club in the A-League needs to hit any kind of similar target..

    Now, you would think that this unfair treatment would spark some sort of empathy among sports fans in NZ - no matter which code they support - but that isn't the case. Instead, fans of other codes seem to shit on them even more. It's frustrating.

    Would that be because it is an Aussie league though? I can see their point of view as it is another expensive journey to send teams here.

    I don't see why they would want to prop up an underperforming team that isn't helpful to their own country's sport?

    Like the Warriors you mean?

    Does the NRL want the warriors out? But yes, if that is the case



  • It's not quite like the Warriors as I understand they actually generate money (big audience in NZ and in Aus, lots of merch).



  • @Antisonfire said in What is the point of the Phoenix?:

    @booboo Respectfully disagree. If the Hurricanes have 2 or 3 terrible seasons, how many on here want to get rid of them?

    I want to get rid of them no matter what season they have... 😃


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