#SaveTheNix - New Zealand's Only Professional Club

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Eli travels to New Zealand to learn about the Wellington Phoenix, the only professional team in the confederation which the FFA is threatening to kick out of the A-League. Subscribe to Copa90: bit.ly/Copa90Subscribe
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miran blažek
miran blažek Πριν 21 ημέρα
Dear Eli, Croatia is 4million, and was 3rd and 2nd i WC, our Dinamo Zagreb is in last eight in Europa League, our other club, Hajduk was in quarter finals in Champions League...
Harry Brown
Harry Brown Πριν 4 ημέρες
But football is the most popular sport in Croatia with the most funding. Rugby is number one in New Zealand, and has virtually all the funding. So Football has to take a back seat, Rugby is basically religion in NZ
Captainbob 329
Captainbob 329 Πριν μήνα
There’s cricket in the background in one of the shots
MarekUtd Πριν 4 μήνες
Wellington as a city is beautiful I love it there. good to see the Nix are till around. Congrats from a Roar Supporter.
ElJay Sea
ElJay Sea Πριν 5 μήνες
NZ Warriors play in the NRL in Australia right?
Raditya Poerwanto
Raditya Poerwanto Πριν 5 μήνες
Whenever i heard Wellington, I remembered Chef Ramsey's face. "WHERE'S THE LAAAAAMB SAUCE!!!!"
Preston Greenham
Preston Greenham Πριν 7 μήνες
copa90 we need you back fox sports is only paying the club 1.7 mil per because of covid compared to the usual 3 mil now the club dosen't have enough to afford the players or to play in the league
DEE DUBZ Πριν 9 μήνες
Eli is Adam Richman when he was younger and slimmer
Julian Farrell
Julian Farrell Πριν 9 μήνες
Who wishes David Gallop gets Corona Virus? What a piece of shit!
andrew graham
andrew graham Πριν 9 μήνες
Wait. Aren’t your amateur teams still killing it in the Oceania Champions League?
stepinupme123 Πριν 10 μήνες
Fill more seats then man city
Joe Πριν 11 μήνες
Really difficult for them as away fans for the most part won't travel overseas. Would love to see the stadium packed with nix fans.
Jack Hodgins
Jack Hodgins Πριν 11 μήνες
Bloody awesome to see you guys head down to New Zealand! Nix still alive and seem to be developing quite a few All Whites! Cheers guys.
ppunge Πριν χρόνο
well they are still here and it is 2020
Luke Mckinnel
Luke Mckinnel Πριν χρόνο
Every football fan in no is a Wellington fan cause that’s all we got even in 2020
James Jarvis
James Jarvis Πριν χρόνο
They are a joke of a club. Bring down the entire A-League and have been a joke of Australian football. Waste our money.
Simon Lee
Simon Lee Πριν χρόνο
That's just racism mate. We're sitting pretty in third right now so how's that bringing down the league, eh?
Blood Dragon
Blood Dragon Πριν χρόνο
a few years on the A-league is no longer under the control of the FFA rather the clubs (atm there are just some formal legal stuff to sort) and most of the outgoing clubs want us to stay meaning the Nix's future is in there own hands now, there is even talk of adding a 2nd NZ side in a future expansion phase
Year Of The Snake
Year Of The Snake Πριν χρόνο
They should have two NZ teams in the A-League and you could call them North Island and South Island.
Ary de Groot
Ary de Groot Πριν χρόνο
Look we are a Australian LEAGUE so I just hope they leave the league soon
ginganutjob Πριν χρόνο
actually it's called the Australia and New Zealand A-League technically
Blood Dragon
Blood Dragon Πριν χρόνο
must piss you off we are doing so well, tell me are you a regular old fashioed racist or a South Melbourne Fan
Murat Şahin
Murat Şahin Πριν χρόνο
Weird, why they just don't create their own league? Even Luxemburg have their own league. Are you smaller than Luxemburg? I guess not. So, just don't be lazy, create your own league and stop acting like Australia's little pet.
Luke Sports gaming k
Luke Sports gaming k Πριν χρόνο
New Zealand have there own league
Stein Huysegems
Stein Huysegems Πριν χρόνο
Here after Phoenix were granted a lifetime membership in the A-league!
Rob Osborne
Rob Osborne Πριν χρόνο
@COPA90 love to see you do some of the NRL and AFL rivalries as well? We all love "Football", whether is the World Game , Rugby League, Rugby Union or AFL
Rob Osborne
Rob Osborne Πριν χρόνο
its the same with the NZWarriors. The NRL would never want to lose them from their comp either
Phillip0Fish1 Πριν χρόνο
There still around now!
General Giant
General Giant Πριν 2 χρόνια
Nix need a 20k rectangle stadium. They would flourish if they did. As a SkyBlues man we need the Nix and they deserve their spot.
Lachlan Tait
Lachlan Tait Πριν 2 χρόνια
I live in New Zealand and God please #SavetheNix 💛🖤💛🖤💛🖤
fodapraacharumnome Πριν 2 χρόνια
I thought auckland city fc was a professional team
Stein Huysegems
Stein Huysegems Πριν χρόνο
Semi they play in the ANZ premiership
Stillhet Πριν 2 χρόνια
From an ATL UTD fan #savethenix
Mario Πριν 2 χρόνια
Uruguay has a population of about 3 million and had two of the greatest teams of South America along with multiple tiers of professional football
Angus Z
Angus Z Πριν 2 χρόνια
#SaveTheNix from China
PeopleCallMeLucifer Πριν 2 χρόνια
1:17 ..... I'm gonna stop you right there and call bullshit. Croatia has 4 mill people and a professional league, Bosnia as well, and so do some smaller countries. The problem is national interest
Two-tone Blue
Two-tone Blue Πριν 2 χρόνια
Wellington's colours are actually black and *gold*. I guess some image consultant concluded yellow looked better on tv.
Frank Butler
Frank Butler Πριν 2 χρόνια
6:26 that my teacher holy shit 😂😂😂😂😂
Logan Roydhouse
Logan Roydhouse Πριν 2 χρόνια
The nix are a meme over here in nz but its all we got
Lazy Lego Lars
Lazy Lego Lars Πριν 2 χρόνια
OMG, copa90 I love your content! I could watch it for hours!
Juan S. López
Juan S. López Πριν 2 χρόνια
The only professional football team in NZ and yet not the most succesful, that one is Auckland City
Two-tone Blue
Two-tone Blue Πριν 2 χρόνια
A League football's been tried in Auckland. They don't want it.
Joren Wissink
Joren Wissink Πριν 2 χρόνια
#savethenix im from Heerenveen and Marco Rojas is playing at sc Heerenveen
Max Πριν 3 χρόνια
Does anybody know how this was sorted out ? I know that their are still playing on the A-League, but how?
ginganutjob Πριν 2 χρόνια
a 4 year deal with two 3 year periods after if they're good enough
Alex Tritsarolis
Alex Tritsarolis Πριν 3 χρόνια
Andrew Dodds
Andrew Dodds Πριν 3 χρόνια
2:50 the guy on the left ( Ricki Herbet) Coaches my football team at St Peters Cambridge
IkeSan Πριν χρόνο
That's cool that you have a World Cup Player and Coach as a coach.
Alessandro Fabbro
Alessandro Fabbro Πριν 3 χρόνια
As of present nz have some good players in wood or Reid
TJS1852 Πριν 3 χρόνια
i lowkey regret being behind #savethenix...#nixout we need to focus on Australia before anything else
wetdogsmell Πριν 3 χρόνια
Tbh the Nix don't offer anything to the a-league. They're dead last this season. They've got one of the lowest memberships total and attdenaces. #NIXOUT
Will Marshall
Will Marshall Πριν 3 χρόνια
If NZ were in Asia the Nix would have more reason to do better that said #SavetheNix
DRAXLER bk Πριν 3 χρόνια
India Rise Of Football
Captain Dash_away
Captain Dash_away Πριν 3 χρόνια
#savethenix dont worry i will be there soon
Ikeepslumping Πριν 3 χρόνια
tell that guy to shut up look at the Brisbane roar bruh
Broken Dreams
Broken Dreams Πριν 3 χρόνια
Football will die in new Zealand
Glory david
Glory david Πριν 3 χρόνια
chennai india #SaveTheNix
Glory david
Glory david Πριν 3 χρόνια
its like Real Madrid out of La Liga #SaveTheNix
1969cmp Πριν 3 χρόνια
I was in EnZed just this last month and bought a 'Nix shirt.
Jamie fee
Jamie fee Πριν 3 χρόνια
Wellington Phoenix is in FIFA 18
Bryan Yancy
Bryan Yancy Πριν 3 χρόνια
From a Seattle Sounders supporter, you #savethenix
Kieron Brincat
Kieron Brincat Πριν 3 χρόνια
4 million ,yet they can't sustain a professional league? and their reason was that they only had 4 million population wise? Malta: 400,000 = has a semi professional league
Two-tone Blue
Two-tone Blue Πριν 2 χρόνια
But it's not the most popular sport here. Lots of competition for crowds, players, money....
Jonas Ammundsen
Jonas Ammundsen Πριν 3 χρόνια
#savethenix from Denmark
Nicholas Nocevski
Nicholas Nocevski Πριν 3 χρόνια
Rugby League History
Rugby League History Πριν 3 χρόνια
The New Zealand Knights were fucking terrible lol.
sam tytherleigh
sam tytherleigh Πριν 3 χρόνια
#savethenix Watching from Newcastle Australia 🇦🇺
Abdullah Aziz Rajput
Abdullah Aziz Rajput Πριν 3 χρόνια
Ranjan Biswas
Ranjan Biswas Πριν 3 χρόνια
Why don't NZ Federation do franchise-based football? They can surely do something like Indian Super League right?
C_ _ter
C_ _ter Πριν 3 χρόνια
I’m a New Zealander and football is my life #savethenix
Snowman Πριν 3 χρόνια
No offence NZ, but you need to start your own league.
Two-tone Blue
Two-tone Blue Πριν 2 χρόνια
Do your homework. Don't just watch yt vids.
Justin. Πριν 3 χρόνια
they have but its amatueur
The Greatest
The Greatest Πριν 3 χρόνια
if they do go then that's it football done
Two-tone Blue
Two-tone Blue Πριν 2 χρόνια
Wrong. Football was here long before the A League.
Josh S
Josh S Πριν 3 χρόνια
#savethenix proud New Zealander ✊🏻
Naseem Sattar
Naseem Sattar Πριν 3 χρόνια
#savethenix from Pakistan.
Casper Hodgon
Casper Hodgon Πριν 3 χρόνια
From a Sydney FC fan #savethenix
DavidArchie 1863
DavidArchie 1863 Πριν 3 χρόνια
People always say that rugby dominates in New Zealand, but in my school there are 20 odd football teams but only 7 rugby teams
Jessica Peachey
Jessica Peachey Πριν 3 χρόνια
4 million people in New Zealand and the only people interested in soccer all in the one area?
winner yeahmate
winner yeahmate Πριν 3 χρόνια
Well if they had one pro club it would be in 1 of their larger cities. Hence Wellington or Auckland.
ELJacho Πριν 3 χρόνια
Uruguay has a population of 3 millions ppl and have many professional teams
Two-tone Blue
Two-tone Blue Πριν 2 χρόνια
winner yeahmate
winner yeahmate Πριν 3 χρόνια
Football/soccer is their national sport though.
Marcouli FC
Marcouli FC Πριν 3 χρόνια
Not just New Zealand's only professional club, Oceania's only professional club
John SuperDude
John SuperDude Πριν 3 χρόνια
Sydney FC Fan #SavetheNix
BavarianBeast 13
BavarianBeast 13 Πριν 3 χρόνια
Jonatan santos
Jonatan santos Πριν 3 χρόνια
Freestyle Channel
Freestyle Channel Πριν 3 χρόνια
Hi, I'm South American and I play football, next year I can go to New Zealand, can I try on a club?
winner yeahmate
winner yeahmate Πριν 3 χρόνια
There are plenty of amateur clubs that would want you that's for sure!
Scrivy Πριν 3 χρόνια
It's basically like if the Reds were the only Austrailian rugby team in SuperRugby that were about to get deleted.
noah hunt
noah hunt Πριν 3 χρόνια
The first guy to score that goal is Paul ifle my coach
Luke ZB
Luke ZB Πριν 3 χρόνια
Im From NZ #SaveTheNix
Greg Hansford
Greg Hansford Πριν 3 χρόνια
Theyll be replaced eventually
Lucas C
Lucas C Πριν 3 χρόνια
I'm Aussie but I like the nix #savethenix
Conor Farrell
Conor Farrell Πριν 3 χρόνια
Is this the club who had the Wenger out banner
Alex Parks
Alex Parks Πριν 3 χρόνια
No. As the All Whites were playing, it was (probably) a fan who only knew about the fan debate at the Emirates.
Andy Πριν 3 χρόνια
How come MLS has no problems with having Canadian teams? You dont see them arguing about attendance or lack of American players being developed. Surely for a successful league you need more team with stronger traditions.
Mike Spearwood
Mike Spearwood Πριν 3 χρόνια
you don't have to travel a few thousand miles over a sea to get to Canada though.
Just a WARLORD Πριν 3 χρόνια
don't be dicks save the nix did i do good?
Connor Doonan
Connor Doonan Πριν 3 χρόνια
Caleb Martin
Caleb Martin Πριν 3 χρόνια
I live in New Zealand and I wish I could watch other games
Zach Sabel
Zach Sabel Πριν 3 χρόνια
still larger crowd than fc dallas
jake domínguez
jake domínguez Πριν 3 χρόνια
Iñaki E
Iñaki E Πριν 3 χρόνια
Jake Smith
Jake Smith Πριν 3 χρόνια
According to "The Guardian" (UK newspapers) the nix got their 10 year contract. The Nix have been saved!
Julian Farrell
Julian Farrell Πριν 9 μήνες
Alpaca Jones it’s embarrassment. Let’s play Wellington at 7pm NZ times on a Sunday night & complain that the crowd is poor and the ratings back in Australia are low! How can they get ratings when most of their supporters are watching Sky TV NZ in another country?! 🙄 There is always the argument about why Australia should help a rival nation develop its football. NZ are in another confederation these days so they are hardly a rival. Having a professional football club in NZ means we are helping the game as a whole right. When NZ were at the World Cup in 2010 I found myself very attached to them because they were basically players from my league, the A-League! Is it a bad thing for wanting New Zealanders to discover football like I did as an Australian?
Alpaca Jones
Alpaca Jones Πριν 3 χρόνια
We're now far from saved, thanks to Football Federation Australia. We got the 10 years, but a review of the "metrics" mentioned in the video will happen after the 4 years (after the 2019-20 season), then 3 years and 3 years. With poor performances and the biased Australian media, they still use those metrics against us. And despite us being last, we're far from the biggest embarrassment. The FFA (and David Gallop in the video) is the biggest embarrassment of the league, metrics for ALL clubs are declining thanks to him and his cronies, but we're being used as the scapegoats to end up making them look better by kicking us out.
Hayden Arratoon
Hayden Arratoon Πριν 3 χρόνια
Casey Southern
Casey Southern Πριν 3 χρόνια
SAVETHENIX from Auckland, New Zealand 😭
Owen Liu
Owen Liu Πριν 3 χρόνια
Adrian Ballazhi
Adrian Ballazhi Πριν 3 χρόνια
Kiwi Kicker
Kiwi Kicker Πριν 3 χρόνια
As a New Zealander who grew up with the dream of becoming a pro footballer. I have been nothing but let down by this country. I was making the Auckland rep teams as a boy and had lots of promise, was even offered to play for PSG youth team and a small club in Italy as a boy but education came first in my parents eyes so never materialised. Growing up it was all about who you knew and what circles your Dad was in. My Dad being an Italian immigrant was always mocked and scoffed at so ofcourse the people in charge over looked me. Even at school level, if you weren't part of the elite few you had no chance. This country is a disgrace for young footballers, all we are taught from a young age is the physical, kick and chase English style of football. I hope the Nix stay but can't say I didn't see it coming. #SavetheNix
TheRealKingangus67 Πριν 3 χρόνια
More New Zealand kids play football than rugby
Pól O'Hare
Pól O'Hare Πριν 3 χρόνια
1:11 it's not unique. Derry city is based in Northern Ireland but plays in the Republic league
Amen Tesfay
Amen Tesfay Πριν 3 χρόνια
EPMJ the Northern Ireland and Ireland fa are both members of UEFA, while New Zealand and Australia are members of different confederation
Harold Πριν 3 χρόνια
pffffft its all about AUCKLAND CITY FC
Eliad654 Πριν 3 χρόνια
#SaveTheNix from Israel!
hot shot
hot shot Πριν 3 χρόνια
What?! I thought New Zealand has their own league?!
Mike Spearwood
Mike Spearwood Πριν 3 χρόνια
not a professional league.
Nathan and hove albion
Nathan and hove albion Πριν 3 χρόνια
Mantra Sounds
Mantra Sounds Πριν 3 χρόνια
make a video about melbourne victory. the a leagues biggest and most successful club
Parramatta Πριν 4 χρόνια
Rugby Union is boring as shit. League and football all the way
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