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The Aimee Phillips goal that turned the match

Northern Football 1, Mainland Pride 4 Another game we won’t dwell on too much Seddon Fields, Auckland, November 16 2014 All of a sudden it’s all starting to fall into place! With one round to go it’s looking like barring miracles we have our minor premiers and our venue for […]

Newmarket Park

Newmarket Park

Newmarket Park was the home of New Zealand Football between 1964 and 1979. Inaugurated well before I was born and destroyed by a landslide when I was just three years old, I had never set foot on the hallowed ground before, yet I have been moved by the passion with […]

Goals are overrated

Nicole Stratford

New Zealand Development 0, Capital Football 0 Northern Football 0, Auckland Football 1 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, November 9 2014 There are people out there, let’s not name names, for the purposes of this exercise we’ll refer to them simply as HEATHENS, there are HEATHENS out there who think that […]

Guest Post – Get a Philosophy


By Cordwainer Bull A great number of people care deeply about football in New Zealand, but are driven by quite diverse philosophies. That was evident at Celebration of Excellence Dinner in Auckland last night, organised by independent ginger group, Friends of Football, and incorporating the annual New Zealand Football Media […]

I never gloat

Monique Barker with Van Dort in tow

Auckland Football 0, Mainland Pride 3 William Green Domain, Auckland, November 3 2014 Sometimes you turn up to a game expecting a thriller and instead you get a fizzer. This wasn’t really like that despite the score line suggesting it might have been. A real illustration of how a couple […]

Guest Post – Scotland the maybe

Anya Scotland

By Stephen Coutts SF: ”Yeah, I can’t wait to watch Scotland v Georgia at Hampden tonight – I’m really buzzing for it!” RM: ”Scotland v Georgia…? at Hampden…?” SF: ”Yeah, man, it’s a massive game for us, I really feel we can win this one and open up the group!” […]


Emma Baker for WaiBOP and Melanie Gooch for Auckland

Waikato Bay of Plenty 2, Auckland Football 3 St Peter’s College, Cambridge, October 26 2014 Roma 1, Bayern Munich 7. Sampdoria 0, Roma 0. WaiBOP 2, Auckland 3. It’s been a tough sporting week for me, but ask me which one hurts the most and I will tell you honesty […]


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