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Smash and grab

Capital 2, WaiBOP 1 Memorial Park, Petone, Saturday 13 October 2018 First off, a quick run-down of things I thought during a close, occasionally quite tense, game. Time stamps are approximations. 39’ [WaiBOP score through Kelli Brown] – “Awww shite” 70’ [WaiBOP look strong] – “I’m going to mute my […]

Who laughs when?

Northern Lights 1, Canterbury United Pride 2 McFetridge Park, Auckland, October 14 2018 As weekends go, that one wasn’t particularly ideal. Ok, sure, there are lots of people in the world who are forced to endure much worse. Wars, diseases, famines, brutal dictatorships, and then there are the poor saps […]

Off The Mark

Midway through the second half a conversation started to my left. “See this is the Charity Cup, the league starts next week” “Oh, so it goes to extra time and penalties?” “It says ISPS Handa Premiership on the programme” “Uh, maybe they’ve combined the two” A healthy crowd and healthy […]

Today Tomorrow Timaru

Timaru City AFC.

Timaru City AFC celebrate their 50th anniversary this year (2018). Their major honour was in 1971 when they won Southern League Division Two. This year, City finished 8th of 8 in South Canterbury Division 1. However, for South Islanders outside of South Canterbury, the club is renowned for its annual […]

Never a Shaw thing.

Deryck Shaw today announced that he was resigning from the position of President of New Zealand Football (NZF) and as a member of NZF Executive Committee (ExCo).  Now firstly I must acknowledge that Shaw is a personal friend. I don’t have a lot to do with Deryck but have known […]

A triple header

Auckland 1, Capital 1 McLennan Park, Auckland, October 7 2018 A few days ago, John Palethorpe dredged up my old Newmarket Park post and shared it on Twitter. It was a nice reminder, not just of a classic piece of work I did four years ago but also of a […]

Belief: A WaiBOP post of positivity

WaiBOP 3, Southern 6 McLennan Park, Auckland, October 7 2018 “It’s just been years and years of them thinking they aren’t good enough, because there’s always been the talent down there. Players like Chelsea Whittaker, Shontelle Smith and Kelsey Kennard, they’ve been there for years and years – nothing’s changed. […]

Outshone

Northern Lights 7 vs Central Football 0 Sunday 7 October, McFetridge Park For the Northern Lights and the onlooking neutral, everything went according to script at McFetridge Park. The star-studded Lights (Aurora pun) were strong favourites against an inexperienced Central side, and the favourites prevailed. Northern have fielded formidable elevens […]