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Regime change

Northern Football 2, Mainland Pride 4 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, December 8 2013 The New Zealand Women’s Knockout Cup, the Chatham Cup, and now the National Women’s League – what a hat-trick! The balance of power when it comes to football in New Zealand is shifting south of the Cook […]

I don’t do previews

[This was written a couple of weeks ago for the WaiBOP match-day programme for their double header at Rotorua International Stadium tomorrow. Due to space restrictions they won’t be using it, so I’m posting it here instead] Being a fanatic supporter of Waikato/Bay of Plenty sports teams is never supposed […]


Waikato Bay of Plenty 2, Capital Football 7 St Peter’s College, Cambridge, October 20 2013 Why, oh why, does football do this to us? It started so well for my WaiBOP! An early goal! I literally jumped for joy! But, if you please, before my feet had even hit the […]

Summer’s here! No, really…

NZ Under 17 Selection 0, Mainland Pride 3 Northern Football 4, Football South 0 Parrs Park, Auckland, October 13 2013 Ordinarily there’s not much to celebrate when it comes to being a football fan in this country. There was a time in the lead-up to a recent World Cup, when […]