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Up the Ku

Pukekohe 1, Waiuku 2 Bledisloe Park, Pukekohe, August 18 2018 There have been a few pointed comments on social media about my recent penchant to increasingly shun NRFL football in favour of obscure games that tend more towards bedrock than grassroots. Sometimes it moves beyond social media. At yesterday’s game, […]

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, […]