Good fist of things
impact for everybody, not just this club? I know there were fractured relationships when I came here, I was inundated with information and I’m a pretty curious person but I think the most important thing for this club is the game and we’ve got an opportunity to change things at this club and more importantly change the game here.
‘‘For a long time living in the other country we used to look over to New Zealand and sort of look down. But one thing I said to my players is as Kiwis be proud of who you are, get rid of that inferior complex that has been around, that stigma that’s been there for a long time. There’s been great moments for this country against Australia but can we get more of them?’’
With 22 points to their name, the Phoenix have already surpassed their total from last season in only 13 games. They are fifth on the ladder.
‘‘We’ve still got a long way to go but if we can get people believing in this football club and a good wave, the ripple effect goes into the rest of them.
‘‘One thing we need to do is be together. It’s a small country and Wellington is a small city as well. If we can get good people, good football people involved in the game then hopefully not just our football club but the game in [general] can start to lift.’’
The Phoenix’s next match is away to Melbourne Victory, the first of four consecutive games against the top-four teams.