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Withdrawal symptoms

It’s about this time of year that I usually do my Northern League pre-season interview. Unfortunately I haven’t done it this year. Sorry. My excuses basically boil down to three things – I haven’t got my proverbial together, I have been too busy with other commitments and I’ve decided to […]

Forza Metro

Norwest 3, Metro 2 Huapai Domain, Auckland, June 4 2017 I watched two games of football today. I got up at 5:30am in order to meet my brother down at the Viaduct for the Champions League Final – which I was expecting to be a close game. Then, after some […]


Norwest United 0, Eastern Suburbs 7 Huapai Domain, Auckland, April 4 2017 Last weekend was Rivalism Weekend, but I wasn’t planning on letting that stop me from road tripping down to Hamilton for today’s Derby della Tron. I had been immensely looking forward to seeing Hamilton Wanderers and Claudelands Rovers face […]

A close encounter

Norwest 0, Eastern Suburbs 3 Huapai Domain, Auckland, May 22, 2016 Family commitments and a netball game (GO MAGIC!) took me out of football watching action yesterday, but I was back on deck and raring to go today! My choice of game was one of heart vs head. My heart […]

The divining rod

Eastern Suburbs 4, Norwest United 1 Madills Farm, Auckland, May 24 2015 Sometimes it’s easy. I look at the draw for the round and go – “AHA! That’s the game I’m going to!” And other times, like this one, I literally don’t decide until I pull out of the driveway. […]


Western Springs quite a lot, Norwest United 0 Seddon Fields, Auckland, March 1 2015 “No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” ― John Donne The first of March marks the first day of Autumn, and so begins the transition from summer […]

Habemus Papam

Claudelands Rovers 9, Norwest United 1 Galloway Park, Hamilton, May 25 2014 Bah humbug. That’s how I felt watching all the excitement around the UEFA Champions League Final this morning. Like many other Kiwi footballaholics I forewent my Sunday sleep-in to watch the Madrid derby play out on television – […]

All work and no play

Norwest United 7, Hibiscus Coast 0 Huapai Reserve, Auckland, May 11 2014 Where was I? Oh yes, cups! I was just saying in my previous post (on yesterday’s Chatham Cup game), before I had to run off to Huapai, how the magic of the cup lives on and lesser teams […]