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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 […]

NZ Football: 2027

It’s 2027 and the Hyundai A-League and the Holden NZ Premiership are about to kick off for another exciting season of summer football. A springlike Saturday evening at Auckland’s Vector Stadium on the waterfront sees the ‘26/’27 champions Auckland City take on their Waikato rivals Hamilton F.C, as the curtain-raiser […]

Heavy Weather

Central United v Forrest Hill Milford Sunday 13th August Kiwitea St. Central’s Northern Premier League title defence this year was effectively over before their National League players returned to the side. Their Chatham Cup ambitions, however, rely on a home game against Bay Olympic in a fortnights time. Forrest Hill […]

Reaching the pinnacle

East Coast Bays 1, Onehunga Sports 2 Bay City Park, Auckland, August 12 2017 The first NRFL trophy of 2017 was handed over at Bay City Park on Auckland’s North Shore yesterday, and this year it was men’s premier that was decided first. Onehunga Sports took the lead in this […]

Blue tales in the sunset

Isn’t it great to run into an old timer at a football club? Especially when, like me, you are a newcomer to that club. My mere 6 years of involvement at Hamilton Wanderers means I have pretty scant knowledge of our background. Always good to hear a bit of history. […]

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 […]

Gathering up the scraps

Eastern Suburbs 1, Onehunga Sports 3 Madills Farm, Auckland, April 17 2017 What does a conscientious footballaholic do to appropriately mark Easter Monday? This year, I didn’t see why I should be any different to the rest of Auckland. So the only credible option was to join the procession of […]

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 […]

Number 7

Melville United 3, Glenfield Rovers 0 Gower Park, Hamilton, March 18 2017 Going to football in the Waikato is a time consuming business sometimes. Yesterday especially! Not only did I have to drive for two hours to get to Gower Park for this pre-season fixture, but upon arrival I got […]