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The joy of six

New Zealand 6, Samoa 0 Ngahue Reserve, Auckland, July 21 2017 What better way is there to spend the last week day of one’s vacation than by standing in torrential rain and hail at Ngahue Reserve, watching New Zealand become the first country in the world (hosts aside) to book […]

OFCh-ch-ch changes…

Changes afoot at the Oceania Football Confederation regarding foreign players, changes which have seen New Zealand Football begin the process of bringing their own regulations into line. As Philip Rollo reports, OFC have cut the number of foreign players allowed in Champions League match-day squads to just 3, with 1 […]

Bonus football

Papua New Guinea 4, Tonga 1 Ngahue Reserve, Auckland, July 17 2017 Ok, I admit it. I stuffed up again. I turned up to a football game without checking the schedule before I left home. For the umpteenth time. I arrived at Ngahue Reserve at 9:30am on Monday all ready […]

New Caledozen

New Zealand 12, New Caledonia 0 Ngahue Reserve, Auckland, July 17 2017 I like to take a mid-winter break, of about a week to ten days, from work every July to coincide with my partner and my Civil Union anniversary. It’s a good way for us to spend some quality […]

Conference – Take 2

Ellerslie 4, Fencibles 0 Michaels Avenue, Auckland, July 16 2017 A couple of weeks ago I decided to spend my Sunday afternoon watching an AFF/NFF Women’s Conference match. I like to attend at least one every year, and I selected high flying Fencibles’ trip to Pukekohe as my 2017 match […]

Zig-zags

Cambridge 3, Waikato Unicol 2 John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge, July 15 2017 Waikato Unicol – now there’s a name that’s laced with nostalgia. And one that, until this year, I hadn’t heard spoken in many serious football conversations for a very long time. I had never seen the Waikato University […]

Take this!

New Zealand 9, Fiji 1 Ngahue Reserve, Auckland, July 14 2017 In possibly the most obvious statement in blogging history, I feel compelled to point out that Glen Innes, Auckland, doesn’t have a lot in common with Rennes, France at the best of times. And in what will be an […]

Nongie or bussed

Ngongotaha 0, Waiheke 7 Stembridge Road, Ngongotaha, July 8 2017 It’s a 242 kilometre journey from Onetangi Sports Park on Waiheke Island to Stembridge Road in Ngongotaha on the outskirts of Rotorua. According to their Facebook page, that’s the longest away trip in Waiheke United’s club history. And they weren’t […]

Guest Post – Jeff Coulshed

By Cordwainer Bull Jeff Coulshed was the undisputed godfather of Waikato women’s football and part of the very fabric of the wider game there for over five decades. Coulshed died on July 4, but leaves a legacy of major achievement as both a men’s and women’s coach, while his memory […]