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Morgan Jarvis

Dunedin is my home, and I’m just another football obsessive. Over the last couple of years I’ve looked after social media content for the country’s southernmost football federation, Football South, and helped the Southern United national league teams with their content and media commitments. I’ve had a crippling addiction to Football Manager ever since I was a child. Struggling to come to grips with the “no slide tackles” rule of Masters football. Perrenial follower of teams which have seen much better days.

A world away from Uruguay

Southern United 5 WaiBOP 2 Halftime: 3-2 Forrester Park, 25 November 2018 National Women’s League Match Week Eleven   It was a world away from Colonia del Sacramento, that’s for sure. At the exact time that our U17 national team were creating World Cup history in the Uruguayan sunshine with […]

We’ve Been Had

Premier League Champions Leicester City 2016

There’s currently a lot of concerted rumination from football fans in the UK in regards to the omnipotent and ever-present Premier League. In many respects, the EPL is bigger and better than ever, the glitz and glamour simply unrivalled on a global scale. But that can’t hide the growing discontent from many […]

Lights out for Southern

National Women’s League Match Week Eight: Southern United 1 (Britney-Lee Nicholson) Northern Lights 2 (Emma Turnbull, Sam Tawharu) Halftime 0-1 Sunnyvale Park, 4 November 2018 Northern Lights had plenty of obstacles to overcome on their way to defeating Southern United 2-1 at Sunnyvale on Sunday afternoon in the National Women’s […]

Deus Ex Machina

It was the ultimate anti-climax. Just two minutes into the second half of Southern United’s absorbing ISPS Handa Premiership clash against Auckland City at the Caledonian Ground yesterday, play was halted. It had been raining steadily throughout the afternoon and the rain got heavier as the match commenced. As the […]

Green, green (artificial) grass of home

Dunedin’s long-awaited “Home of Football” finally started to take shape earlier this month, with soil being turned at Logan Park. The project, which is expected to be completed prior to the start of the 2019 winter football season, will see two full-sized all-weather artificial football pitches in the centre of […]

It’s déjà vu all over again

Southern United have long lived in the shadow of their illustrious neighbours to the north, three-time National Women’s League champions Canterbury United Pride. Last season, Southern upset the apple cart in their break-out season, defeating the 2016 title winners 2-1 in Christchurch in a monumental effort on their way to […]

Headed for a Heartbreak

Southern United 1-2 Auckland Football Federation. Sunday 30th September, Tahuna Park, Dunedin. Auckland’s trip down south to take on Southern United on Sunday afternoon was always going to be the game of the round in this third week of the 2018 National Women’s League. The same fixture opened the 2017 NWL […]

Adapting the Beautiful Game

Many of us take for granted some of the seemingly simple things in life. Near the top of the list is the ability to move about and walk without major restriction, and subsequently the ability to play and be involved in the game of football. Not everyone is so fortunate. […]