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A futsal feast

Futsal South 1, Auckland Football-Futsal 0 Capital Futsal 1, WaiBOP Futsal 1 ASB Stadium, Auckland, February 9 2013 20 games in two days. Free entry. Closely fought clashes with oodles of skill on display. Thrills, spills and upsets. Why wouldn’t you get on down to Kohimarama and get in amongst […]

La Grande Finale

Northern Football Federation 2, Auckland Football Federation 0 Fred Taylor Park, Waitakere, December 16 2012 Auckland versus Northern, Auckland versus Waitakere, Auckland versus North Harbour. The Super City Derby or the Battle of the Bridge. Call it whatever you want – how often does it all come down to this? […]

Mount Maunganui by the sea

Waikato Bay of Plenty 1, Auckland Football Federation 4 Links Avenue, Mount Maunganui, December 2 2012 In Maori culture, the relationship to land is completely different from that of Europeans. They don’t own land, the land owns them. Football fans should be able to identify with this. I certainly feel […]

It’s good to be back

Auckland Football Federation 2, Northern Based Under 17s 0 Bill McKinlay Park, Auckland, October 27 2012 French philosopher Albert Camus once said that “time is an awkward inconvenience between football matches” and we all know what he meant. It’s been an eternity since the last non-international Auckland game I attended on […]

The Conference II

Ranui Swanson 1, West Auckland AFC 0 Starling Park, Auckland, July 28 2012 Given I went to a Women’s Conference game a couple of weeks ago, I thought this week in the interests of gender equality I should probably make an effort to check out the men’s equivalent. Jointly participated in […]