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Winter 2017

With cup finals day looming large this coming Sunday, the time has come to sadly accept that another winter of football is almost at an end. To mark this solemn occasion, I have compiled a collection of the eighteen images that I feel best sum up this, the seventh grassroots […]

The walk of Shane

Western Springs 3, Hibiscus Coast 0 Seddon Fields, Auckland, September 2 2017 It’s over! The NRFL season is done and dusted, save for one Women’s Premier game. And it’s only the 3nd of September – that must be some sort of Northern League record for ruthless efficiency. Over the last […]

Double Up

Lotto NRFL Division 1 Manukau City AFC v Melville United Words: John Palethorpe. Photos: Roz Palethorpe. Back in April I noted that Palethorpe Jnr had been to two Manukau City games and had not yet seen them lose. As August fades into September, he still hasn’t, despite being pitchside for […]

North

North Shore 2, Western Springs 1 Allen Hill Stadium, Auckland, July 1 2017 It may be right up there with my favourite venues in Auckland to watch football at, but will I ever take a decent photo at Allen Hill Stadium? I’m beginning to think not. The place can’t get […]

Changes afoot

I have recently caught wind of a few potential changes that are strongly rumoured to be under consideration for the NRFL following a review of the competition. My understanding is that we are still a ways off any final decisions being made, with any changes that are eventually agreed upon […]

Nobody likes a McLeodmouth

Waitemata 4, Hibiscus Coast 1 McLeod Park, Auckland, April 25 2017 I chose to spend my ANZAC afternoon at this NRFL Division One bottom half clash between Waitemata and Hibiscus Coast for one main reason. Before this game there were just two Northern League clubs left on my ‘sins of […]

Getting Ahead

The birth of my son has brought me more joy than I can possibly put into words, although it’s fair to say that joy has come at the cost of hours spent asleep. It’s also reduced my ability to jump in the car and rocket off to Western Springs, Hamilton, […]

Rivalism Weekend – 1/3

Mount Albert Ponsonby 3, Metro 2 Anderson Park, Auckland, April 8 2017 -ism (suffix) Used to form names of a tendency of behaviour, action, state, condition or opinion belonging to a class or group of persons, or the result of a doctrine, ideology or principle or lack thereof. – Wictionary Rivalism – first coined by […]

NRFL: The Winter Of Content

The NRFL hits its straps this weekend with the third round of matches for the Premier League, Division One and Division Two. Visibility for the league has improved through the @LottoNRFL twitter account keeping screen-scrollers updated with Retweets of all the days action from around the leagues – effectively creating […]