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New Zealand 0, USA 4 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, June 3 2015 In loving memory of a football tragic, who died a tragic death yesterday. Lover of football, cricket, writing, photography, social democratic politics and Siamese cats – he will be sorely missed by the many who knew him. Little […]


Portugal 3, Senegal 0 Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, May 31 2015 I suppose you probably want me to actually tell you something about one or two of these, watchamacallem – football games. You are no doubt sick and tired of me crapping on about myself and the atmosphere and how wonderful […]

Love is all you need

Colombia 1, Qatar 0 Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, May 31 2015 “MOOLOO Olé Olé Olé!” – The Colombian supporters. Well… Something like that anyway. Hamilton is, in my mind, the atmosphere capital of New Zealand when it comes to rugby – at least when the Waikato provincial team is playing. It’s […]

New Zealand ‘15

New Zealand 0, Ukraine 0 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, May 30 2015 “To qualify for the World Cup was, in truth, a great achievement. I’ve never had a swim in the ocean, so I am happy I will do it now – in New Zealand.” – Oleksandr Petrakov, Ukraine coach […]