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I Love This Club – Melville United

[Welcome to ‘I Love This Club’, a series of guest posts on in-the-back-of-the.net exploring what makes grassroots New Zealand football people tick, through sharing their stories about why they love their clubs. If you would like to contribute to this series by writing about your special club, please e-mail me […]

Guest Post – The all-WaiBOP XI

By Niall Anderson The Northern League season is winding down, with the majority of sides desperately fighting for either promotion, or to avoid relegation. However, more is at stake for several players in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty region. Thanks to the football season being endless, our national competition – the […]

Gower Power

Melville United 5, Glenfield Rovers 2 Gower Park, Hamilton, July 20 2013 I have a little list. A list of all the Northern Regional Football League grounds I haven’t covered a game at in the last two years, that I’m hoping to work my way through by the end of […]

Winter heat

North Shore United 2, Melville United 1 Allen Hill Stadium, Auckland, May 19 2013 Allen Hill Stadium holds a lot of fond memories for me of trials and tribulations of various Waikato sides dating back to the days of the old National League and Superclub competitions. I well recall top […]

The future

East Coast Bays AFC 4, Melville United 1 Bays City Park, Auckland, May 19 2012 Another Saturday, another array of Northern Regional Football League matches to choose from! Today I decided to head up to the Northern limits of what we used to refer to as North Shore City in the old […]