9 Oct 2011

Steady and stable Phoenix ready for A League season

4:10 pm on 9 October 2011

Describing your side as steady and stable may not sound like a ringing endorsement ahead of its A League football season opener but Wellington Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert's making no secret of the fact he's expecting a tough season.

The Phoenix begin their A League season tonight at Gold Coast United.

Given the ructions the club has gone through with original owner Terry Serepisos losing the club only a matter of weeks ago and the new owners taking over and on top of that losing midfield Lucas Panetelis with a season ending knee injury, the season start can't come soon enough for Herbert.