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Portrait of a deluded Roma fan

"My Roma how much I miss you"

AS Roma 2, Manchester City 2 (Manchester City won 5-4 on penalties) Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, July 21 2015 Australia may be our closest neighbour, and Australians might be similar to us in so many ways that a trip across the ditch might not seem particularly exotic, but even still […]

Scarves on Statues – Dame Edna


[Previous instalments in the ‘Scarves on Statues’ series can be found here] HELLOOOOOOOOO POSSUMS!! Scarves on Statues is BACK but merely for a one time only cameo. I couldn’t help myself. Having been in Melbourne for the past seven days there were so many opportunities to adorn statues with Roma scarves that I […]

Roma down under


I might not be blogging much, if at all, for the next week or so, and I certainly won’t be attending any NRFL this weekend. This is due to my favourite football team in the known universe (and the unknown part of it too) being down under for a couple […]

The luck of the draw

Me sending Eastern Suburbs to Christchurch. I hear it's nice this time of year...

My earliest memory of the Chatham Cup draw is listening to it on the radio while driving along the streets of Hamilton in my uncle’s Bedford Van. I was helping him do some water-blasting work during my school holidays for a bit of extra pocket money. I remember him hushing […]

Same but a little different


Glenfield Rovers 2, Forrest Hill Milford 0 McFetridge Park, Auckland, July 12 2015 One day, two cups! Yesterday was Chatham Cup round of 16 day and New Zealand Women’s Knockout Cup quarter-final day all wrapped up and rolled into one. This presented Auckland with a multitude of rare opportunities to […]

RIP the Champions League on ESPN


Back on the 13th of June beIN Sports presenter Adriano Del Monte announced, via his Twitter account, that his company had secured the rights to broadcast the UEFA Champions League in Australia. My heart sank. I knew that it almost certainly meant the end for Europe’s premiere football competition on […]


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