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Auckland City 2, Waitakere United 2 Kiwitea Street, Auckland, January 7 2018 Yesterday I picked the official football calendar back up again where I had left it before Christmas, at Kiwitea Street, where precious little seemed to have changed in the past two weeks. Despite my giving groundsman Tom a […]

Butterflies, sprinklers and Jules Rimet

Auckland City 5, Tasman United 2 Kiwitea Street, Auckland, December 16 2017 Kiwitea Street was the setting of my last organised football game of 2017. Auckland City’s title clinching National Youth League fixture against Tasman United yesterday was my 36th men’s game of the year – and there have been […]

Fire and Agapanthus

Central United 5, Bay Olympic 0 Kiwitea Street, Auckland, August 26 2017 Things I learned at the Chatham Cup semi-final on Saturday: Kiwitea Street has a Roma pennant in the clubrooms. Any club with Roma memorabilia always goes up in my estimations. I have never had the time to take […]

Conspicuous absence

Auckland City 4, Hamilton Wanderers 1 Kiwitea Street, Auckland, 19 February 2017 It’s been a long while since last I set foot at Kiwitea Street. Too long, some would say – myself included! I know how this must look to City fans. Auckland City are playing Hamilton Wanderers. There were […]

Preludes and Previews

Within the next fortnight we should know the draw for the [INSERT SPONSOR HERE] New Zealand Football Championship. With Team Wellington taking the title out of Auckland for the first time last season, and three new teams joining the league, it’s already looking like it’s going to be a cracker. […]

Five of the best

I thought I knew what my midweek blog post was going to be this week but then, for reasons that I can’t go into, it fell through. Wondering what to do instead, I did a dangerous thing – I turned to my Twitter followers and asked them what they would […]

Te Cup: Central v Cambridge

Monday 6th June 2016 Chatham Cup Second Round Central United F.C v Cambridge F.C Kiwitea St. The potential for cupsets increase with the entry of NRFL Premier teams in the Chatham Cup. The road to Kiwitea St for Cambridge had seen them swat aside Colo Boys and Auckland University. Their […]

It’s been miserable. And awesome.

Auckland City 4, WaiBOP United 1 Kiwitea Street, Auckland, February 28 2016 Being a fan of Waikato national league football entities is a lot like being one of those fairground clowns, head rotating back and forth from side to side waiting for the next Ping-Pong ball to be shoved in […]

The wrath of the whatever

Auckland City 3, Southern United 1 Kiwitea Street, Auckland, January 10 2016 As with 2015, my first game of 2016 is at Kiwitea Street. To be honest though, this was a match I didn’t have a lot of enthusiasm for. I think it might be the first time I have […]