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My year in photos

Vox populi, vox Dei – the voice of the people is the voice of God. Democracy reigns supreme. The customer is always right. Give the people what they want. Whatever modern context you want to put it in, it remains a 300 year old philosophy that is as important today […]

Rainbow Fever

In March, up at the QBE Stadium, something unpleasant happened. The Phoenix played the Jets, about ten days after Greenacre had taken over as caretaker manager (again). We lost, despite absolutely battering them. After the Dark Kalezic times, just putting in a decent performance was enough to encourage the remaining […]

We’ve Been Had

Premier League Champions Leicester City 2016

There’s currently a lot of concerted rumination from football fans in the UK in regards to the omnipotent and ever-present Premier League. In many respects, the EPL is bigger and better than ever, the glitz and glamour simply unrivalled on a global scale. But that can’t hide the growing discontent from many […]

Grounds for complaint

A slightly alarming story appeared on Stuff yesterday that will no doubt have the football community up in arms. According to Steve Kilgallon and Dileepa Fonseka, there are moves afoot to fund Auckland’s plan to prize speedway out of Western Springs using between $6.8 and $9.3 million from the parks […]

Football For Freedom: 2018

On the 10th of November, the Football for Freedom tournament will kick off. The fundraising tournament in Walter Massey Park, brings seven-a-side soccer teams together to battle it out in support of refugees the world over. Organised by the Football for Freedom committee, headed by Manukau City Association Football Club […]