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Pick A Side

Emigration brings a particular and very rare opportunity for the émigré, the chance to pick a team. When you’re young, you tend to be handed your team by your birthplace, or the team your parents supported. If you’re unlucky, you have to choose a side hurriedly when asked by another […]

Spontaneous combustion

Wellington Phoenix 0, Melbourne City 2 Westpac Stadium, Wellington, May 3 2015 Obviously that was suboptimal. At one end of the scale of importance was my own disappointment. I only tend to see the Phoenix play at the Cake Tin once per year. For that occasion in season 2014/15 to […]

Blame it on the rain

Wellington Phoenix 1, Central Coast Mariners 1 Eden Park, Auckland, December 13 2014 Sorry about the weather, folks. That was my fault. Every time I get photographer credentials for a big game, this is what happens. But despite that it was fantastic to be down on the pitch for the […]