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Guest Post – It’s not OK

By an anonymous guest poster Imagine walking up for an attacking corner, taking your place in front of the keeper – in his space as nuisance factor if nothing else, as you have every right to be – when he puts his hand on your chest to push you away. […]

Proud Zio

I wasn’t going to post about watching my twin nephews Tomi and Leo play this morning, but then I decided that the photos are too good not to share. So here’s a brief few words on the topic of being a football uncle. It’s a bit ridiculous really, but this […]

…and we follow Gavin Rose!

There is a simple pleasure, a delight even, in walking down a baking South London street on your way to the match. Stopping at a cash-point for a couple of tenners in case the EFTPOS isn’t working, nipping into a newsagents for some cold cans of mid-strength Polish lager and […]

Maureen Burnside

It’s always sad when a great stalwart of the grassroots game passes away, but this one is a little bit personal for me. I only met Maureen Burnside a grand total of twice in my life, but she is nonetheless someone I partially credit for my love of football. A […]

Six of the best

My mate Kevin Kevan is a bit of a rough diamond. But very knowledgeable about the beautiful game and a veritable mine of anecdotal football stories. He has given me permission to reprint an article he did for the Wanderers programme recently. Kev says he is only quoting what he […]

Breaking Point

Recently, one of US women’s soccer’s original franchises the Boston Breakers folded, only a few short weeks out from the start of preseason and after the draft had taken place. In 2018, the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will be a nine team league. The Breakers’ roster was made part […]

Dream time

Mariya 0, Te Ikaroa 5 (Wahine) Mariya 2, Te Ikaroa 3 (Tāne) McLennan Park, Auckland, January 20 2018 Football isn’t normally a sport that one associates with high Maori participation, and that has simply got to change. For three main reasons that I can think of… High Maori participation is […]

Kick to the Future

Johnny Lightyear dragged his fathers’s arm and said “C’mon Dad we can’t miss kick off!” Father and son surged with with the masses through the body scanners into the stadium. My first live match! thought Johnny. As they took their seats Johnny urged his dad, “Tell me about Future Football? […]