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The dreaded “BEST OF [insert year here]” post. Horrible things, they are. Just awful. The stuff of bloggers who have run out of things to write about around Christmas time, so they go off on some self-indulgent wank-fest of “yay look at how wonderful I am, I wrote all these […]

Referees – Thanks a hundred!

This is my 100th post! A hundred sounds like a great many of anything let alone 600-1000+ word articles, but it’s a milestone that has crept up on me fairly painlessly. When I first started this blog, I worried that I would run out of things to write about. Touch […]

The silver lining

Claudelands Rovers 3, Matamata Swifts 1 Galloway Park, Hamilton, September 2 2012 If you have read my last post you will know that like a Muppet I travelled all the way to Hamilton last weekend to watch Claudelands Rovers lift the Women’s Northern Premier League trophy only to discover that […]

WHO ARE YA?

Bay Olympic 1, Metro FC 5 Crum Park, Auckland, May 5 2012 This is not a blog post about football at the highest level in New Zealand. It’s about much bigger heroes than you’ll find there. This is about people who purely and simply love football. People who have given […]

Why soccer doesn’t suck

“Please, give me the ball back, each time I get it from you I must weep its tears.” – Roberto Baggio (Italy striker 1988-2004) During a recent period of writer’s block, I turned in desperation to my facebook friends and asked them to choose a topic for me to write […]

A man’s game

What is it that the Obama family are watching so intently here in the residence of the White House?  Some international crisis unfolding? A session of the US Congress? The Superbowl? Would you believe me if I told you it’s a game of ‘sawccerr’? What about if I told you […]