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Still got that feeling?

Cambridge 2, Waiheke 3 John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge, May 13 2018 I lost track of the number of people who asked me if I was going to the McLeod Road derby (HNK Auckland Croatia v Waitemata) for my Chatham Cup fix this weekend! As tempting as that intriguing little contest […]

Zig-zags

Cambridge 3, Waikato Unicol 2 John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge, July 15 2017 Waikato Unicol – now there’s a name that’s laced with nostalgia. And one that, until this year, I hadn’t heard spoken in many serious football conversations for a very long time. I had never seen the Waikato University […]

Time to Ngara down the rules?

Until last week, when people asked me who I support in the Northern League my reply has always been “I love all the Waikato teams equally, but Ngaruawahia is more equal than the others.” I’ll have to get a new line now, because on Thursday we got the news that […]

Te Cup: Central v Cambridge

Monday 6th June 2016 Chatham Cup Second Round Central United F.C v Cambridge F.C Kiwitea St. The potential for cupsets increase with the entry of NRFL Premier teams in the Chatham Cup. The road to Kiwitea St for Cambridge had seen them swat aside Colo Boys and Auckland University. Their […]

My favourite year

There is a book, edited by ‘Fever Pitch’ author Nick Hornby, called ‘My Favourite Year’. It’s a wonderful collection of essays by British and Irish writers, each on the subject of their favourite seasons as football fans. From ‘The Commitments’ author Roddy Doyle on the Republic of Ireland’s ride through […]

The battle of Camford Bridge

Cambridge 0, Waitemata 2 John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge, September 19 2015 Call me biased, and of course I am, but WaiBOP United was a revelation last summer. They competed for a semi-final spot right up until the end and showed that they could beat anyone on their day – a […]