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Time to Ngara down the rules?

Until last week, when people asked me who I support in the Northern League my reply has always been “I love all the Waikato teams equally, but Ngaruawahia is more equal than the others.” I’ll have to get a new line now, because on Thursday we got the news that […]

Idiotic pronouncements

Fencibles 3, Ngaruawahia 1 Riverhills Park, Auckland, April 16 2016 It’s more than past time I saw Ngaruawahia United again! And where better to check out my favourite Northern League club than at Riverhills Park, a special little football ground that always provides a picturesque setting, and against Fencibles United, […]

That Sinky feeling

Waiuku 3, Ngaruawahia 0 Massey Park, Waiuku, September 5 2015 “Come on Ngara! Or else you can walk home…” – Des, the bus driver This was the sort of game you don’t really want to go to but you sort of have to. It’s like a fight to the death […]


Takapuna 4, Ngaruawahia United 0 Taharoto Park, Auckland, April 4 2015 When asked which NRFL club I support, my answer is always that I love all Waikato football clubs equally – but Ngaruawahia is more equal than the others. Love can often be hard work. Objects of your affection are […]

It’s not easy being green

Waitakere City 2, Ngaruawahia United 1 Fred Taylor Park, Auckland, April 25 2014 Another day, another public holiday! ANZAC Day this time. The day when New Zealand commemorates those who have given their lives in war zones around the world over the past century and a half. One of the […]

Riders on the storm

Ngaruawahia United Reserves 5, Huntly Thistle 1 Ngaruawahia United 3, Team Taranaki 2 Centennial Park, Ngaruawahia, March 15 2014 “Batten down the hatches” they all cried as Tropical Cyclone Lusi approached. “It’s going to be a rough couple of days. Expect power outages. Expect fallen trees. Floods. DEATH! MAYHEM! THE […]

A green feat

Ngaruawahia United 5, North Shore United 0 Centennial Park, Ngaruawahia, September 14 2013 One of the things I often get praised about for this blog is my lack of bias. I struggle to understand this. Like anyone, I have emotional reactions to various clubs and that means soft spots for […]

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 […]

An Onehunga too far

Onehunga Sports 4, Ngaruawahia United 0 Waikaraka Park, Auckland, June 29 2013 Onehunga Sports was an Onehunga too far for Ngaruawahia United yesterday, as they finally fell in the fourth round of the Chatham Cup. Despite having dispatched Onehunga Mangere the previous round, they weren’t able to claim the double […]