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Guest Post – Technical Knockout

By Morgan Jarvis Earlier on the same day that the All Blacks and Wallabies were to play out a thrilling Bledisloe Cup match under the roof at Forsyth Barr Stadium, there was history being made just a few hundred metres away. Dunedin Technical was hosting Glenfield Rovers in the Women’s […]

An interview with Tessa Nicol

Once again we have reached that time of the year when I do my annual Northern League pre-season interview. Last year my subject was Western Springs coach Neil Emblen, so according to my strict rotation policy this year we turn our attention back to the high flying New Zealand women’s […]

On yer bike!

Central Football 2, Football South 0 Memorial Park, Palmerston North, November 8 2015 “If you wish to kill yourself but lack the courage to, I think a visit to Palmerston North will do the trick.” – John Cleese I had never been to Palmerston North before yesterday. On the one […]

Northern outlook

Northern Football 4, Football South 0 Taharoto Park, Auckland, October 11 2015 Hello, hello, it’s good to be back, it’s good to be back… It’s summer football time!!  As I have pointed out many times before, the one true benefit of being a football fan in New Zealand is the […]

The devil you don’t know

NZ Under 17 Selection 1, Football South 2 Auckland Football Federation 1, Waikato Bay of Plenty 0 William Green Domain, Auckland, 27 October 2013 Two things said to me on the side-lines stand out about today. The first was as the Under 17 v Football South game was part way […]

Summer’s here! No, really…

NZ Under 17 Selection 0, Mainland Pride 3 Northern Football 4, Football South 0 Parrs Park, Auckland, October 13 2013 Ordinarily there’s not much to celebrate when it comes to being a football fan in this country. There was a time in the lead-up to a recent World Cup, when […]

A futsal feast

Futsal South 1, Auckland Football-Futsal 0 Capital Futsal 1, WaiBOP Futsal 1 ASB Stadium, Auckland, February 9 2013 20 games in two days. Free entry. Closely fought clashes with oodles of skill on display. Thrills, spills and upsets. Why wouldn’t you get on down to Kohimarama and get in amongst […]