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This summer’s ISPS Handa Premiership has seen a major change in the ways that teams can broadcast digital content. In recent seasons, teams had been limited in what and how they could share any match footage due to the television deal with Sky TV. Essentially, Sky TV had exclusive rights […]

We’ve Been Had

Premier League Champions Leicester City 2016

There’s currently a lot of concerted rumination from football fans in the UK in regards to the omnipotent and ever-present Premier League. In many respects, the EPL is bigger and better than ever, the glitz and glamour simply unrivalled on a global scale. But that can’t hide the growing discontent from many […]

Pie in the Sky

Monday saw the season launch of our flagship summer national league competitions, the ISPS Handa Premiership and National Women’s League. New Zealand Football did a nice job, combining the launches of the two competitions for the first time, and putting together some sharp video content and photoshoots that had a colourful […]

Enzo’s Rant – Clubs or franchises?

[Eastern Suburbs asked me to contribute a regular match day programme column for the duration of their first season back in the national league football fray. My brief was to be “slightly controversial or provocative”. Half joking, I told them they could call the series ‘Enzo’s Rant’ and to my surprise they agreed! […]

Honey I shrunk the football season

It’s October! Yay, I love October. It’s up there with the best months of the year. For starters, it’s a “ber”. Bers are great. Once you get into the bers you know three things – winter is over, Christmas isn’t far away, and Liverpool have replaced their manager. October is unique […]