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Shine bright like a diamond

Papatoetoe 2, Wellington United 3 Murdoch Park, Auckland, March 5 2017 Keep your TV cameras and your coffee machines that I’ll never win. Keep your ground announcers and your glossy programmes. Keep your ten teams from up and down the country vying to win national supremacy and your 700 flags […]

Murdoch magic

Papatoetoe 4, Hamilton Wanderers 1 Murdoch Park, Auckland, June 12 2016 There’s more football on than you can shake a stick at right now. We’ve had the Football Ferns playing two games against Australia in Australia last week, we’ve had the All Whites book a place at the Confederations Cup […]

An even plane

Papatoetoe 2, Forrest Hill Milford 1 Murdoch Park, Auckland, April 24 2016 And the run continues! Three weekends in a row when it’s been fine on Saturday and wet on Sunday. What’s going on? Once again we have had men’s football in perfect conditions and women’s football in miserable ones. […]

Old school

Papatoetoe AFC 0, Lynn Avon 3 Murdoch Park, Auckland, June 6 2015 As I do my rounds of NRFL games, trying to cover as many different clubs as possible in the space of a season, it’s inevitable that there will be some serious sins of omission from time to time. One […]