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The end of the odyssey

Glenfield Rovers 3, Forrest Hill Milford 2 Cashmere Technical 2, Central United 1 QBE (North Harbour) Stadium, Auckland, September 7 2014 Cup Final Day! This season I took up a challenge to follow both of New Zealand’s national cup competitions by spending every round watching the winner of the previous […]


I’m composing this post on my cellphone in a cafe where I’m quietly cursing my rotten luck. I’ve never posted using the WordPress iPhone app before so this should be interesting… It’s been one of those weekends. I sort of wanted to go down to Cambridge yesterday to watch WaiBOP […]

Regime change

Northern Football 2, Mainland Pride 4 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, December 8 2013 The New Zealand Women’s Knockout Cup, the Chatham Cup, and now the National Women’s League – what a hat-trick! The balance of power when it comes to football in New Zealand is shifting south of the Cook […]

Oh, good grief!

Wanderers SC 3, WaiBOP United 3 North Harbour Stadium, December 1 2013 If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times… No, really, I’ve said it at least a thousand times… Probably more like ten thousand actually. Following Waikato sport is all about learning to cope with misery. […]

The youth of today

Northern Based New Zealand Under 17s 4, Waikato FC 2 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, January 27 2013 This game took me back. Waaaaaay back to the primary school playgrounds of old. Everyone remembers a scene like it, whether they participated themselves or watched one unfold in front of them. Picture […]