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Fraternising with the enemy

Waitakere United 1, Canterbury United Dragons 1 Trusts Stadium, Auckland, January 14 2017 This was my third men’s national league football game since the 2017/18 season began, and it was also my third Waitakere United game of the summer. Is it time to admit I’ve got a problem? They say […]

Get plover it

Auckland City 2, Waitakere United 2 Kiwitea Street, Auckland, January 7 2018 Yesterday I picked the official football calendar back up again where I had left it before Christmas, at Kiwitea Street, where precious little seemed to have changed in the past two weeks. Despite my giving groundsman Tom a […]

If it wasn’t for hard times…

Hamilton Wanderers 2, Waitakere United 4 Porritt Stadium, Hamilton, December 10 2017 It’s the hope that kills you… With the National Women’s League final taking place in Christchurch again this year, and flights out of my price range, I headed down to Hamilton yesterday to watch my favourite men’s national […]

What Wanderers Are Missing – An Edge!

[This piece first appeared in the Hamilton Wanderers match day programme ‘Sidelined’ on the 10th of December 2017] OK, so let’s talk about the elephant in the room – Wanderers’ start to the ISPS Handa Premiership season. It hasn’t been that great, has it? Not to worry though, because I’ve […]

The Super City Meh-by

This years first Super City Derby saw something of an inversion of last season’s blockbusting meltdown at the Trusts Arena. There’s been some, apparently minor, changes to both teams since the end of the 2016/17 season and yet both teams appeared not be to be chasing shadows, as chasing shadows […]

The Two Minute Ripoff

Remember Khair Jones absolutely blootering in a goal for Hawkes Bay United against WaiBOP a couple of years back? Here it is. Or how about Paul Ifill’s first goal in nearly three years? There you go. Maybe that utterly bonkers 6 – 6 semi-final between Team Wellington and Waitakere United? […]

Ten Years On: That Tackle

Warning: Contains Graphic Content. There was an overlooked reunion in this year’s OFC Champions League Group B. The match itself was a surprisingly tight game between Western United and Auckland City, decided by a late, hotly contested, Emiliano Tade penalty. In the technical area of the Solomon Island side however, […]