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Talay: People didn’t want VAR, now look...

Talay: People didn’t want VAR, now look...

Wellington A-League coach Ufuk Talay wanted the competition to keep the VAR system even before some refereeing decisions went against his team on Friday. 18 Jul 2020
Fit Phoenix buoyant after quarantine

Fit Phoenix buoyant after quarantine

Three Sydney bubbles became one on Friday when Wellington Phoenix trained as a full squad after undergoing quarantine ahead of the A-League season. 3 Jul 2020
Phoenix driven by A-League history

Phoenix driven by A-League history

Wellington Phoenix will emerge from their Sydney quarantine still convinced they can mount a compelling A-League title bid. 2 Jul 2020
Teenage Phoenix star igniting foreign interest

Teenage Phoenix star igniting foreign interest

The overseas interest in Wellington Phoenix defender Liberato Cacace is growing, only added to by his match-winning performance against Western United. 22 Feb 2020
Phoenix have won A-League respect: Talay

Phoenix have won A-League respect: Talay

Forcing Melbourne City to play on the counter-attack was another sign Wellington are gaining respect in the A-League, according to coach Ufuk Talay. 16 Feb 2020
Phoenix coach Talay gives refs a whack

Phoenix coach Talay gives refs a whack

Wellington Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay wants to see more consistency from A-League referees after being left baffled by a series of decisions in Friday night's 4-2 loss to Perth Glory. 8 Feb 2020
Phoenix eye treacherous A-League schedule

Phoenix eye treacherous A-League schedule

Fourth-placed Wellington Phoenix know they'll have their mettle tested by the A-League's strongest clubs next month. 25 Jan 2020
Red-hot Phoenix a test for Roar

Red-hot Phoenix a test for Roar

Brisbane Roar coach Robbie Fowler admits his team faces an test this Saturday when they host Ufuk Talay's high-flying Wellington Phoenix. 17 Jan 2020
Transformed Phoenix emerging from ashes

Transformed Phoenix emerging from ashes

Club great Paul Ifill says Australian coaches Mark Rudan and Ufuk Talay can take most credit for the transformation of Wellington in the A-League. 13 Jan 2020
Ball injury a worry for red-hot Phoenix

Ball injury a worry for red-hot Phoenix

David Ball's hip injury is the only major concern for a Wellington side that has climbed to fourth in the A-League after their latest win. 5 Jan 2020
Phoenix extend leaders' A-League contracts

Phoenix extend leaders' A-League contracts

Wellington have extended the contracts of skipper Steven Taylor and his deputy Alex Rufer for two and three A-League seasons respectively. 1 Jan 2020
'Disappointed' Corica 'couldn't stand' in Talay's way

'Disappointed' Corica 'couldn't stand' in Talay's way

Sydney FC coach Steve Corica wasn't happy when assistant Ufuk Talay announced he was leaving the A-League champions but has labelled the Phoenix coach a winner. 22 Dec 2019
Phoenix target fourth

Phoenix target fourth

Wellington could go from A-League cellar-dwellers to fourth place inside the space of a week if victorious against a slumping Western Sydney, vindicating the patience shown by new coach Ufuk Talay. 6 Dec 2019
Desperate Phoenix gamble on Hooper fitness

Desperate Phoenix gamble on Hooper fitness

Wellington Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay is taking a punt on Gary Hooper and is prepared to field the unfit marquee striker against Brisbane. 22 Nov 2019
Pointless Phoenix not feeling pressure

Pointless Phoenix not feeling pressure

Wellington Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay has no points but no worries as he heads into an A-League round three clash with Perth Glory. 26 Oct 2019
Friendships put aside as Corica prepares for Talay test

Friendships put aside as Corica prepares for Talay test

Sydney FC coach Steve Corica is putting his friendship with former teammate and assistant cosch Ufuk Talay aside as they prepare to face off when in their match against Wellington Phoenix on Sunday. 19 Oct 2019