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You get a semi-final!

Manukau United 1, Cashmere Technical 2 Centre Park, Auckland, August 4 2018 “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” The Chatham Cup quarter finals are a magical time of year. It’s the time when north meets south and all the points in between become one, […]

Life goes on

Mangere United 1, Ellerslie 1 Centre Park, Auckland, July 2 2016 Leaving this until after Italy has been knocked out of the Euros by Germany was probably not a great idea. What might have been a nice, fluffy, positive piece of writing yesterday, may now turn out to be more […]

Opportunity costs

OK – Last post about the ASB Premiership for a while! Well, that is, until I go to a game on Sunday… First of all I have to congratulate the new teams that made the cut – Eastern Suburbs, Hamilton Wanderers and Tasman. They all made very strong cases and, […]

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 […]

O Canada

New Zealand U20 3, Papua New Guinea U20 0 Centre Park, Auckland, February 22 2014 It was back to Centre Park for me today to witness a World Cup qualification in person for the first time since 2005! New Zealand played Papua New Guinea in the last game of the […]

Where the bloody hell are ya?

New Zealand U20 12, Vanuatu U20 0 Centre Park, Auckland, February 18 2014 What if I told you there is an international football tournament on right now, on your doorstep if you happen to live in Auckland, and the winner of this tournament goes to the WORLD CUP, and it’s […]

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 […]

Southern comfort

Mangere United 3, Western Springs 0 Centre Park, Auckland, May 18 2013 One of the funny things unique to football is no matter the score, every game has the capacity to thrill you, or not. A 0-0 can be dour and boring, or it can have you gripping the edge […]