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Football Ferns: A re-view

Let’s rewind back nearly a fortnight, shall we? In the bowels of Westpac Stadium, a press conference took place immediately after the Football Ferns played Nadeshiko Japan, in a friendly. Being the first Ferns home match since 2015, the first Ferns match in Wellington since 1991, and the first since […]

Football blogging in New Zealand

[This piece first appeared in the Hamilton Wanderers match day programme ‘Sidelined’ on the 28th of January 2018] Rod de Lisle: “Enzo, can you write us another one of your hysterically funny yet searingly accurate Wanderers programme columns?” Me: “Sure! What do you want me to write about?” Rod: “How […]

Finalists

I had one of those Facebook memories pop up on my timeline this morning – it was a year ago today that I was named as a finalist in three categories at last year’s New Zealand Football Media Association awards. A bit has changed in the year that has passed […]

NZFMA Media Awards

So it turns out that the New Zealand Football Media Awards are a bit like the Eurovision Song Contest – if you win one, you run the risk of having to organise the whole thing next year… After running these for many years, NZME journo Simon Kay has decided that […]

Links

The time has come to once again refresh the ITBOTN links page. Every year or two it’s necessary to go through it and do a bit of weeding, pulling out broken links to once great blogs that have sadly ceased to exist, thus allowing space for new shoots to flourish. […]

Streaming Error

  I, like many other, got an email from Sky’s streaming platform Fan Pass on Friday afternoon. I’ve been a semi-regular user of the service, taking advantage of my decent internet connection and ChromeCast to watch the sport I wanted to – when it was on the main Sky Sports […]

Reason(s) and Effects

Two weeks ago, the captain of the Football Ferns Abby Erceg announced her retirement from international football-at the age of 27. Enzo has already responded to it in a post here, but I wish to respond to the response. Abby Erceg has been, for almost as long as I can […]

When Saturday Comes

This is just a very quick blog-brag to alert you to an article that I have had published in the latest issue of the UK football magazine ‘When Saturday Comes’. They got in touch a few weeks ago asking me to send them my take on what World Cup expansion […]