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Manukau City 3, Takapuna 2 Walter Massey Park, Auckland, August 21 2017 (Credit for the title goes to Phil Clayton) On Friday night I broke my golden rule of never going to night games, because I was expecting a trophy presentation. I didn’t get to see one because Forrest Hill […]

Getting Ahead

The birth of my son has brought me more joy than I can possibly put into words, although it’s fair to say that joy has come at the cost of hours spent asleep. It’s also reduced my ability to jump in the car and rocket off to Western Springs, Hamilton, […]

Convergence

Taupo 1, Manukau City 3 Crown Park, Taupo, May 14 2016 We all know about the romance of the Chatham Cup – if I write about it one more time I might even make myself puke. We all know that it pits the big boys against minnows, we know that […]

Cuppy McCupface

Round one of the Chatham Cup is coming up fast – it’s two weeks away to be precise – and after the draw was made last week, a few fans on Twitter had an idea… What if we picked a nice fun fixture, somewhere between Auckland and Wellington, to have […]

Southside

Manukau City 1, Papatoetoe AFC 1 AET (Manukau won 4-3 on penalties) Walter Massey Park, Auckland, July 7 2012 Probably the most exciting game of local football I’ve seen all year took place at South Auckland’s Walter Massey Park today as local rivals Manukau City and Papatoetoe AFC squared up […]