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Technical Analysis

2018 Kate Sheppard Cup Final: Dunedin Technical 4-2 Forrest Hill Milford United I’ve written a fair bit about this Dunedin Technical side over the last couple of seasons, in the belief there was something a little bit special about them. Now with the team having put on such a grand […]

Technically a Cupset

Kate Sheppard Cup Semi Final 1: Wellington United Diamonds 2, Dunedin Technical 4 Newtown Park, Wellington, 25 August 2018 – Ella Reilly   That the two indisputably best teams from Dunedin and Wellington should meet in the first Kate Sheppard Cup semi final, and that the winner of this match […]

Lucky charm

Glenfield Rovers 2, Three Kings 2 (Glenfield won 3-1 on penalties) McFetridge Park, Auckland, June 24 2018 Cup days always present a dilemma for me when it comes to where to go and who to watch. So many tasty clashes to choose from and so little ability to be in […]

The football ground merry-go-round

Forrest Hill Milford 5, Ellerslie 0 Ashley Reserve, Auckland, June 3 2018 There were two Kate Sheppard Cup games scheduled for Auckland today. Norwest were set to face Fencibles in a 1pm all-Conference clash at Huapai Domain, an hour later than NRFL side FHM and the Conference’s Ellerslie were due […]

Playing in the name of

If Kate Sheppard was a footballer, she’d undoubtedly be a playmaker. She’d lead from the front, pull the strings and spearhead the attack. Elegant, precise, she’d prise open the field with a well-timed run or bring in her teammates with a perfectly weighted through ball. But she wouldn’t be afraid […]

Guest Post – Sheppard’s Pie

By Cordwainer Bull Fantastic news this week about NZ Football renaming the National Women’s Knockout Cup to the admittedly more circumlocutory New Zealand Football Foundation Kate Sheppard Cup In case you missed it, on International Women’s Day, New Zealand Football announced the Women’s Knockout Cup has been renamed after Kate […]