Professional football in New Zealand will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2019 which, despite the relative fragility of the status of the Wellington Phoenix in the Australian A-League, is no mean achievement. We’ve looked at the Football Kingz before, particularly the promo adverts which could not be any more turn of […]
[Eastern Suburbs asked me to contribute a regular match day programme column for the duration of their first season back in the national league football fray. My brief was to be “slightly controversial or provocative”. Half joking, I told them they could call the series ‘Enzo’s Rant’ and to my surprise they agreed! […]
How good was Wynton Rufer, Oceania Player Of The Century? Well the award, which he won ahead of World Cup Winner Christian Karembeu, should give you a clue. Or the Oceania Player Of The Year awards, two of them – tied with Harry Kewell. And the one in two goal […]
George Goutzioulis got around a bit. As an Aussie with a Greek surname, he naturally sprang out of the Hellenic hotbed of football that is South Melbourne F.C. Representing South, he won the NSL in 1998 and 1999 under the management of future Socceroo’s coach Ange Postecoglou. He featured in […]
Diligent work by TBdFSOE over at the Yellow Fever forums have seen two of the promo videos for the Football Kingz emerge. He’ll be updating this Youtube Channel with videos of the first, ill-fated, NSL Auckland team. Ah, the turn of the century – what a different time. Here’s Julio […]
Is Auckland ready for another chance at an A-League franchise?