Wellington Phoenix assistant coach Chris Greenacre denies the club is feeling the pressure as they attempt to end a three-game losing streak in Newcastle today.
Declan Edge is literally correct when he states his side is "not the same old Waikato FC".
The two northern ASB Premiership round three fixtures bring together teams at the opposite ends of the points table and with it the prospect of a couple of decent early season scraps.
THE Wellington Phoenix have ruled themselves out of the race to sign David Beckham, whose services are being shopped around A-League clubs.
Tobias Bertsch is hoping he can follow Thomas Broich's footsteps from Germany into an A-League star.
The Phoenix return to Hunter Stadium tomorrow with their pre-season trip to play the Jets at the same ground a reminder of all things bad about football.
Canterbury United came away with all three points after a great individual Julyan Collett effort was enough for the visitors to leave Wellington Stadium with a 1-0 win.
It's A statistical anomaly that Michael McGlinchey is struggling to get his head around as the usually goal-shy creative midfielder suddenly finds himself among the first scoring spree of his professional footballing career.
Tom Bliss has more reason than most 19-year-olds to keep his flat tidy.
Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert will give his players a chance to atone for their dismal display in Melbourne as Ben Sigmund returns from suspension to bolster a shaky defence against the red-hot Mariners tomorrow.
The Wellington Phoenix Challenge kicked off in sensational style with three goals in the first five minutes, before Auckland City prevailed 3-1.