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Lights Shine but Pride Roar

The stage could hardly have been more perfectly set for today’s National Women’s League Grand Final. Trusts’ Stadium’s pohutukawa-lined pitch looked flawless and Auckland produced one of its best December days. Most importantly, the two sides in the final were so evenly-matched that no one could predict what was about […]

Adapting the Beautiful Game

Many of us take for granted some of the seemingly simple things in life. Near the top of the list is the ability to move about and walk without major restriction, and subsequently the ability to play and be involved in the game of football. Not everyone is so fortunate. […]

Cup thriller decided by penalty shootout

Sunday Blazers – 4 , North Wellington – 4 (Sunday Blazers win 5-3 on penalties) Wellington College, September 16 2018 Sunday Blazers has won the Wellington Sunday Football League Cup, beating defending champions North Wellington on penalties in a thrilling matchup that came down to the wire. The match looked […]

North Wellington keep title hopes alive

North Wellington – 4, Tuskan Raiders – 0 Wellington College, 22 July 2018 North Wellington defeated Tuskan Raiders 4-0 to hold second place on the Wellington Sunday Football League Division One table as the season enters its final stages. With four teams vying for three places at the top of […]

A Really Big Deal

On Wednesday night, at 8pm, the Football Ferns released a video. It was captioned “We’re Coming Home”. Before even watching, then, we knew that New Zealand Football had obtained a major victory, and surmounted a large obstacle in the process, by securing a home game for the Ferns. The question became […]

Your faves

I’ve told you which games were my ten favourites this year, now it’s time to tell you which ITBOTN posts published in 2017 were your ten favourites – according to the numbers of people who read them. Interestingly this year only four of the top ten are posts that resulted […]