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Auckland Aces 201 all out (batting second), Northern Knights 302/8 Eden Park, Auckland, January 3 2016 The first weekend in January is, tragically, one of the very rare times of the year when there is no football on in New Zealand. It’s a strange, empty feeling where the sense of […]

Jinx no more!

Wellington Phoenix A 0, WaiBOP United 2 Eden Park, Auckland, December 13 2014 I’ll hear no more talk of me jinxing WaiBOP United THANK you very much because it’s over! The drought has been broken! The curse is lifted! Jinxes are soooooooooooo 2013/14 because in 2014/15 I have a 100% […]

Scarves on Statues – Michael Jones

[Previous instalments in the ‘Scarves on Statues’ series can be found here] Michael Jones is a New Zealand icon and considered, by those who know of such things, to be one of the greatest All Blacks ever to play rugby. What I know about Michael Jones could in the immortal words of Bob […]

The fortress of Eden

Wellington Phoenix 2, Adelaide United 1 Eden Park, Auckland, February 1 2014 18,056. Not too shabby, Auckland! It sure is great to be able to put one over those whiny Wellingtonians who are always carping on about how we can’t get a decent football crowd in the City of Sails. […]

Auckland or Wellington?

It’s the question on everyone’s lips! New Zealand has shed blood and brain tissue, squeaked past the great powerhouse of international football that is New Caledonia, and made it to the last hurdle – a two legged playoff with the fourth best North and Central American team for a coveted […]

Brockie road

Wellington Phoenix 1, Perth Glory 0 Eden Park, Auckland, February 2 2013 “WE’RE HERE TO WATCH THE FOOTBALL! WE’RE HERE TO WATCH THE FOOTBALL!” Now THERE’S a Yellow Fever chant I can write about in glowing terms. It came as a bunch of noob Aucklanders tried to start a Mexican […]