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My two cents

Everyone seems to be throwing in their two cents worth on ‘what’s wrong with New Zealand Football’ at the moment, therefore I don’t see what should make me any different. Gareth Morgan’s piece today was another in a long line of articles by various pundits that have contained plenty I […]

RIP my Sony Alpha 65

WaiBOP United 0, Hawkes Ba… This post is dedicated to the memory of my trusty a65. Its first football game was Hawkes Bay United vs Team Wellington at Park Island, Napier. Almost two years later it has shot its last, fittingly also a Hawkes Bay United game, in Cambridge. The […]

No justice among men

Auckland City 3, WaiBOP United 1 Kiwitea Street, Auckland, November 17 2013 Yeah, yeah, yeah I know I said I’d go to Auckland vs Central in the National Women’s League today, and I know I’ve been whinging for months on here about how uninspiring the ASB Premiership is these days […]

Ouch

Auckland City 1, Wellington Phoenix 0 Kiwitea Street, Auckland, September 28 2013 Oh dear, we’ll never hear the bloody end of this… Auckland City FC’s fan base contains a section of folks who are absolutely convinced that their team is better than the Phoenix, belongs in the A League, and […]

An interview with Peter Smith

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 […]

Guest Post – The all-WaiBOP XI

By Niall Anderson The Northern League season is winding down, with the majority of sides desperately fighting for either promotion, or to avoid relegation. However, more is at stake for several players in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty region. Thanks to the football season being endless, our national competition – the […]

This is not the National League

It’s much, much better. Papakura City 2, Claudelands Rovers 3 Bill McKinlay Park, Auckland, March 16 2013 There’s a big final on this weekend and there’s nothing else like them! The pressure, the drama, the atmosphere, the anticipation of two top sides clashing head to head. It’s the day that […]

An interview with Jack Hobson-McVeigh

Jack Hobson-McVeigh

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. […]

The Edge of reason

Well, there goes all the respect I had for Declan Edge. Waikato FC announced on Tuesday that players Jesse Edge, Harry Edge, Ryan Thomas, Matt Oliver, Dan Looker, Bailey Webster, Harley Tahau, and Mohammed Awad have ceased attending training without any communication with the club, apparently encouraged to pull out […]

Over the Edge

News broke around midday yesterday on the Northern League Forum that Waikato FC has parted company with their coach of two years, the controversial Declan Edge. Edge stepped into the role at the beginning of last season when, as usual, things were looking bleak for the franchise. Waikato stalwart Dave […]