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The Mountain Road Shake

Central United 2, Ellerslie 2 St Peter’s College, Auckland, August 12 2018 Google Maps says it takes 16 minutes to get from Becroft Park, Forrest Hill, to St Peter’s College in Newmarket – and that seemed optimistic to me, even though it’s motorway a lot of the way. I had […]

Thomo

Ellerslie 0, Melville 1 Michaels Avenue, Auckland, August 11 2018 It’s that time of year again, the time when football clubs start winning things. And if you’re going to win something, you can do a hell of a lot worse than the Thomson Shield let me tell you. Dating back […]

A VARy strange ending

Forrest Hill Milford 1, Western Springs 0 Becroft Park, Auckland, August 12 2018 Sunday was a gloriously sunny winter’s day that saw me finally get out and watch what was shamefully only the second full reserves game I have seen in my life. Of course, my reason for attending this […]

Five straight wins for Expected Toulouse

Expected Toulouse – 4, Westwood United – 2 Boyd Wilson Field, August 12 2018 Expected Toulouse scored its fifth straight Wellington Sunday Football League Division Three win, beating rivals Westwood United 4-2 at Boyd Wilson Field. The match started as it would go on, with Expected Toulouse claiming possession in […]

How to Kiwi

By Ella and Enzo The Kiwi spirit, the Kiwi way, give ‘em a taste of Kiwi. Defining ourselves as a nation by the way our sports teams play and vice versa is nothing new. But does it actually make any sense? What is “Kiwi”? Decades ago, to be Kiwi or […]

You get a semi-final!

Manukau United 1, Cashmere Technical 2 Centre Park, Auckland, August 4 2018 “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” The Chatham Cup quarter finals are a magical time of year. It’s the time when north meets south and all the points in between become one, […]

C’est Fini: World Cup 2018 Review

And so here we are, the World Cup has ended-it was filled with moments that will be long-remembered. Croatia stood tall and then taller still, reaching the final via power of will. Germany went home after only three games, England won a shootout and home, football came. There were penalties, […]