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Kevin Fallon – Backing The Game

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It’s mid-March and the Northern Region Football League kicks off in just under a weeks time. ITBOTN was invited, by club captain Hone Fowler, to take in Lotto NRFL Division Two Manukau City AFC’s final pre-season game against last years Chatham Cup semi-finalists and NRFL Premier League side Birkenhead United. […]

An interview with Tessa Nicol

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Once again we have reached that time of the year when I do my annual Northern League pre-season interview. Last year my subject was Western Springs coach Neil Emblen, so according to my strict rotation policy this year we turn our attention back to the high flying New Zealand women’s […]

An interview with Neil Emblen

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As anyone who’s anyone already knows, the Northern League gets underway again in two short weeks! This pleases me very much, as I am sure it does you too if you are a person of class and taste. To celebrate, as has become my custom, I have selected a prominent […]

An interview with Bill Tuiloma

Bill Tuiloma in his last game for Birko before heading over to France. Photo by Grant Stantiall – http://www.flickr.com/photos/kiwicanary/

Today, the opportunity presented itself to head down to the Birkenhead United clubrooms and interview Bill Tuiloma, currently back in the country for a short time during the Christmas break from his French Ligue 1 club Olympique de Marseille. He was paying his old club a visit to say hi […]

An interview with Peter Smith

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When the coaching appointment for the WaiBOP United ASB Premiership franchise was announced, it caused something of a stir. Many thought it odd that the job had been given to a relatively unheralded Scotsman, especially given that Wanderers coach Mark Cossey had done such a wonderful job of salvaging Waikato […]

An interview with Jack Hobson-McVeigh

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Birkenhead United celebrate their 50th anniversary this year as a football club on the rise. Unbeaten in 2012, they ran away with last season’s Northern Division 1 title and such was their quality that many are tipping the newly promoted outfit as dark horses for the 2013 Northern Premier League. […]

An interview with Emma Boyack

Emma Boyack battling it out with Emily Jensen

Three Kings United 2, Massey University 0 Newtown Park, Wellington, August 26 2012 Last weekend I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to interview Massey University’s star striker Emma Boyack. Emma has represented New Zealand both at age group level and at the World University Games. Between 2005 and […]