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Cup thriller decided by penalty shootout

Sunday Blazers – 4 , North Wellington – 4 (Sunday Blazers win 5-3 on penalties) Wellington College, September 16 2018 Sunday Blazers has won the Wellington Sunday Football League Cup, beating defending champions North Wellington on penalties in a thrilling matchup that came down to the wire. The match looked […]

What If? NZ Football Weekly

Having chucked in my BeIn Connect subscription in the last few weeks, and as the Winter Season closed, I’ve been reacquainting myself with a footballing institution. Match Of The Day has been running for 58 years now and, while it has undergone many changes throughout its run – it had […]

Great Expectations

“Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.” – Charles Dickens, Great Expectations A lot can change in […]

Work in progress

WaiBOP 0, Auckland 4 Gower Park, Hamilton, September 15 2018 Well that was a rather quiet, sombre, some might say sulky drive back along State Highway One from Hamilton for me. It’s silly really. Looking at these two sides on paper it was always going to be very, very difficult […]

The Return Fixture Episode 1: NWL Preview

Helena, Ella and Enzo introduce themselves and the podcast, and put their reputations on the line by making predictions for the upcoming National Women’s League season. They’re also joined by New Zealand Football’s Women’s Development Manager Holly Nixon, who offers the team some much-needed expertise and perspective. Note 1: During Holly’s […]

Pie in the Sky

Monday saw the season launch of our flagship summer national league competitions, the ISPS Handa Premiership and National Women’s League. New Zealand Football did a nice job, combining the launches of the two competitions for the first time, and putting together some sharp video content and photoshoots that had a colourful […]

They’ve only gone and done it again!

Birkenhead United 1, Western Suburbs 1 AET (Birkenhead won 5-4 on penalties) North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, September 9 2018 Well that was one of the all-time best weekends I can remember. Ella, Helena and I recorded an exciting new podcast that will be coming your way very soon, ITBOTN got […]