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Tea motherf***er!

I saw this photo on Twitter on Friday and, I gotta say, try as I might I quite simply cannot in good conscience let this one go through to the keeper. Is that tea he’s drinking??? By joves old bean I think it is! The coach of the New Zealand […]

Upper Hutt clinch the Kelly Cup

Regrettably, the Kelly Cup final is only the first match featuring two of Wellington’s W-league teams that I’d been to this year. It’s been a busy playing season! But hey, better late than never? And there’s always the upcoming national league season. The Kelly Cup, for those not in the […]

The walk of Shane

Western Springs 3, Hibiscus Coast 0 Seddon Fields, Auckland, September 2 2017 It’s over! The NRFL season is done and dusted, save for one Women’s Premier game. And it’s only the 3nd of September – that must be some sort of Northern League record for ruthless efficiency. Over the last […]

NZFMA Media Awards

So it turns out that the New Zealand Football Media Awards are a bit like the Eurovision Song Contest – if you win one, you run the risk of having to organise the whole thing next year… After running these for many years, NZME journo Simon Kay has decided that […]

Fantastic Fencies!

This is just a quick post to congratulate Fencibles United on winning the Pascoe Shield last week, and with it promotion to NRFL Division 1. Obviously I was at Central United for the Chatham Cup semi-final last Saturday but I do consider it important to mark league wins whenever possible […]

Raining goals

Eastern Suburbs 5, Upper Hutt 0 Madills Farm, Auckland, August 27 2017 It rained… Just for a refreshing change of pace. Last year I talked about sexist rain. Because that winter there was a distinct pattern of sunny Saturdays for men’s football and miserable Sundays for the women’s game. I […]

Fire and Agapanthus

Central United 5, Bay Olympic 0 Kiwitea Street, Auckland, August 26 2017 Things I learned at the Chatham Cup semi-final on Saturday: Kiwitea Street has a Roma pennant in the clubrooms. Any club with Roma memorabilia always goes up in my estimations. I have never had the time to take […]

Start spreading the news

The Empire State Building was a beckoning beacon to me, visible from the bedroom window of the apartment digs we had in New York. Today I was heading there. At the foot of the Empire State Building, just across the road, is a place called “Legends Bar ‘n Grill”. This […]