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The case for Auckland United

By Hone Fowler Auckland United FC has been going strong representing South Auckland in the ASB Youth League for three years now. Over that time, the club has performed well both on and off the field and has embarked on the task of establishing the necessary pathways to elite football […]

Sorry WaiBOP…

Waitakere United Youth 2, WaiBOP United Youth 2 Fred Taylor Park, Auckland, February 6 2014 I’ve just had a quick look back through all the ASB Premiership, ASB Youth League and National Women’s League games I have attended featuring my home province since starting this blog. Oh. My. God. As […]

Two teams in Waitakere

Auckland City 3, Auckland United 1 Croatian Cultural Society, Auckland, January 26 2014 One team in Waitakere, There’s only one team in Waitakere, One team in Waitakereeeeeeeeeee, There’s only one team in Waitakere… Such was the tune of the Ultras of Auckland City last time I paid a visit to […]

The pride of South Auckland

Auckland United Youth 3, Waitakere United Youth 1 Centre Park, Auckland, January 12 2014 Auckland has had a City playing in blue for almost a decade, and as of today, looking every bit the part in their red shirts and black shorts, it now also has a United to complete […]

A dormant force

Waikato FC 0, Hawkes Bay United 4 Crown Park, Taupo, February 17 2013 Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s largest lake. A dormant volcano, it last erupted around about 180 AD with an explosion so ferocious that it is noted in ancient Chinese history that the sky glowed red. That fact […]

The youth of today

Northern Based New Zealand Under 17s 4, Waikato FC 2 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, January 27 2013 This game took me back. Waaaaaay back to the primary school playgrounds of old. Everyone remembers a scene like it, whether they participated themselves or watched one unfold in front of them. Picture […]