This week on The Return Fixture sees hopes dashed, a wager set and the mickey taken as Helena, Ella and Enzo look back at last week’s NWL games and ahead to this crucial weekend in the competition’s calendar. Later, Enzo catches up with AFF coach Tracy Wrigley, discussing women in […]
Auckland 3, Southern United 2 McLennan Park, Auckland, November 11 2018 Armistice Day was marked by a complete lack of respectful observance on the part of the Football Gods in South Auckland. Rather than ceasefire, in their infinite wisdom they saw fit to mock all who dared attend the National […]
This week Helena, Ella and Enzo dissect the first round of return fixtures. Who is ensnared, who is “adorable”, and who bemoans the lack of sympathy for their predictions? Later, Helena catches up with Canterbury United Pride head coach Alana ‘Gunnie’ Gunn.
National Women’s League Match Week Eight: Southern United 1 (Britney-Lee Nicholson) Northern Lights 2 (Emma Turnbull, Sam Tawharu) Halftime 0-1 Sunnyvale Park, 4 November 2018 Northern Lights had plenty of obstacles to overcome on their way to defeating Southern United 2-1 at Sunnyvale on Sunday afternoon in the National Women’s […]
Southern 1, Northern 2 Sunnyvale Park, Dunedin, November 4 2018 I’m writing this post at a cruising altitude of 37,000 feet in the emergency exit row of an Air New Zealand Airbus A320. On the plane with me I have the Prime Minister, a solid chunk of the governing political […]
Helena, Ella and Enzo get together to discuss the final week of the first full round of National Women’s League matches. Who goes on Orwellian rants, who admits they’re wrong (several times), and who spectacularly mispronounces a legend’s name? Later, Helena chats to Central defender and occasional captain Jenna Barry, […]
It’s the halfway stage of both the National Women’s League and ITBOTN’s inaugural foray into podcasting – The Return Fixture! This is a great milestone – chiefly because in every other year that has gone before, this would mark the end of the competition. That we still have a second […]
Capital 3, Southern United 1 Petone Memorial Park, October 27, 2018 I’ve probably said it close to a hundred times now, and I’ll no doubt say it another hundred times before the season’s out, but thank goodness for the double round of the NWL. It usually takes a few weeks […]
Auckland 3, Canterbury 1 McLennan Park, Auckland, October 28 2018 Today, McLennan Park in Papakura was the venue of the 50th football game I’ve photographed in 2018. What a year it has been so far! It started with the Virgili Cup final at 12:01am on January the 1st and since […]
This week, while packing on the light puns, point scoring and predictions, Helena, Ella and Enzo dissect the double header round o the NWL with varying levels of insight. Later, Helena interviews WaiBOP captain and NZ under 20s player Tiana Hill for an illuminating chat about leadership and the NWL.