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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 […]

Headed for a Heartbreak

Southern United 1-2 Auckland Football Federation. Sunday 30th September, Tahuna Park, Dunedin. Auckland’s trip down south to take on Southern United on Sunday afternoon was always going to be the game of the round in this third week of the 2018 National Women’s League. The same fixture opened the 2017 NWL […]

The Gingerbread Women

Auckland 3, Southern 1 Keith Hay Park, Auckland, December 3 2017 “Run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me. I’m the Gingerbread Man!” – Unknown Just about everyone who has written about Southern United this year has used the words ‘fairy tale’ at least once, and probably […]

Vincero

Auckland 3, Northern 2 Keith Hay Park, Auckland, November 26 2017 Ouch! That’s the second year in a row that Northern have missed out on the play-offs due to a cruel late comeback. It’s hard to feel too sorry for them though. After all, that federation has made four of […]

5702

Wellington Phoenix 2, Western Sydney Wanderers 2 Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, December 17 2016 5,702 was the official attendance at Mount Smart Stadium last night. In a city of 1.3 million people, only 5,702 of them could be bothered coming to watch a top class football game on a beautiful […]

Throwback Thursday: Goutzioulis Golazo

George Goutzioulis got around a bit. As an Aussie with a Greek surname, he naturally sprang out of the Hellenic hotbed of football that is South Melbourne F.C. Representing South, he won the NSL in 1998 and 1999 under the management of future Socceroo’s coach Ange Postecoglou. He featured in […]