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Hurtling towards the abyss

Auckland 1, WaiBOP 1 McLennan Park, Auckland, December 2 2018 Well, I’ll be gaddammed, it’s December again already! How did that happen? Let me tell you – getting old is how it happened. We all eventually come to the cold, hard, realisation that time speeds up exponentially the older we […]

The Making of the History-Makers

In a small stadium in Colonia, Uruguay, 21 Young Football Ferns and their coaches danced in a circle, yelling at full voice: “What team? One team! One team, New Zealand!” In the evening sun, you could see tears on Aneka Mittendorff’s face as she led the chant. You could also […]

A world away from Uruguay

Southern United 5 WaiBOP 2 Halftime: 3-2 Forrester Park, 25 November 2018 National Women’s League Match Week Eleven   It was a world away from Colonia del Sacramento, that’s for sure. At the exact time that our U17 national team were creating World Cup history in the Uruguayan sunshine with […]

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 […]

East or West?

Something happened at half time during last Sunday’s televised Gridlock Derby between Eastern Suburbs and Auckland City. And I’ve been thinking about it for a while, and I can’t tell whether or not it’s a good thing. Last Sunday’s game was played at Riverhills. That makes it two ‘home’ grounds […]