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Wanderers Weekend Part 2 – The Keith

Three Kings 1, Hamilton Wanderers 1 Keith Hay Park, Auckland, May 20 2018 The last time I watched the Hamilton Wanderers women’s first team they were battling through a relegation six pointer vs Northland at Porritt Stadium. Despite prevailing 3-2 in that fixture they were still looking down the barrel […]

A troncing

Claudelands 5, Three Kings 2 Galloway Park, Hamilton, July 30 2017 It’s been a while! The last NRFL Women’s Premier fixture I attended was two months ago, almost to the day. Since then it’s fair to say that things have developed a bit. But despite the thirty six odd games […]

Hope springs eternal

Western Springs 2, Claudelands Rovers 0 Seddon Fields, Auckland, April 30 2017 It’s almost May and this is the first time I have watched a Hamilton team play in the NRFL this season. That’s all down to a little thing the pros like to call ‘self-control’. If I was totally […]

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 […]

Winning is a breeze

Northland 2, Claudelands Rovers 4 Tikipunga Sports Park, Whangarei, May 28 2016 Another ‘sin of omission’ was ticked off my list yesterday! And this one was a whopper – never in my seven years blogging football had I ever seen North Force or Northland play. My excuse is pathetic. I […]

Derby della Tron

Claudelands Rovers 2, Hamilton Wanderers 2 Galloway Park, Hamilton, May 1 2016 May the first is usually associated with one of two things – May poles, or trade unionists marching up Queen Street (up rather than down because it’s all about the struggle comrades) singing Solidarity Forever. But today, May […]

Goalkeepers are for wimps

Three Kings United 1, Claudelands Rovers 3 Keith Hay Park, Auckland, April 19 2015 Witnessing a Hamilton football club win an important football game. These are occasions that don’t come around too often. When they do, it’s important that we poor, beleaguered, Waikato natives behave with appropriate decorum. This is […]

One of those things

Western Springs 2, Claudelands Rovers 0 Seddon Fields, Auckland, April 6 2015 The seven games of Football I watched on my Easter break… Friday: Waitakere City 2, Melville 1. Saturday: Takapuna 4, Ngaruawahia 0. Sunday: Roma 1, Napoli 0; USA 4, Football Ferns 0; Auckland City 2, Hawkes Bay 1; […]