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Manukau City 1, Papatoetoe AFC 1 AET (Manukau won 4-3 on penalties) Walter Massey Park, Auckland, July 7 2012 Probably the most exciting game of local football I’ve seen all year took place at South Auckland’s Walter Massey Park today as local rivals Manukau City and Papatoetoe AFC squared up […]

Friday night football

Metro FC 2, Forrest Hill Milford AFC 1 Phyllis Street, Auckland, June 29 2012 Metro FC, one of New Zealand’s oldest football clubs (founded in 1899), play almost all of their home games under lights on a Friday evening. Why, I don’t know but it obviously suits the club. Although […]

Swiftly Swiftly

North Shore United 3, Matamata Swifts AFC 2 Allen Hill Stadium, Auckland, June 10 2012 Over the past few months, I have been complimented many times by players, coaches and fans for my “unbiased and sensible” write-ups of local New Zealand football. I continue to be touched by this and […]

Winter Olympics

Wellington Olympic 1, Lower Hutt City 0 Wakefield Park, Wellington, June 2 2012 As I travelled to my first ever game of Wellington club football, Greg Anderson’s famous quote “focus on the journey, not the destination” was at the forefront of my mind. Getting from A to B in our […]

Taka vs Ngara

Takapuna AFC 4, Ngaruawahia United 1 Taharoto Park, Auckland, May 12 2012 Since my trip to Centennial Park in Ngaruawahia back in March, I have become something of a Ngara fan. I knew there was a danger of this happening when I went to see them play Mount Albert Ponsonby […]

WHO ARE YA?

Bay Olympic 1, Metro FC 5 Crum Park, Auckland, May 5 2012 This is not a blog post about football at the highest level in New Zealand. It’s about much bigger heroes than you’ll find there. This is about people who purely and simply love football. People who have given […]

The NZFC Grand Final

Waitakere United 4, Team Wellington 1 Trusts Stadium, Auckland, April 28 2012 It was hard to see how we might have ended up here. Going into the semi-finals of the New Zealand Football Championship, Auckland City were seven points clear at the top of the table. Courageous Canterbury United was […]

We Three Kings

Three Kings United 2, East Coast Bays AFC 3 Keith Hay Park, Three Kings, April 9 2012 I hadn’t planned on going to two football games this Easter weekend, but when I woke up this morning to such brilliant sunshine it seemed like an awful waste not to add a […]

A Good Friday for Claudelands

Papamoa FC 0, Claudelands Rovers 11 Gordon Spratt Reserve, Papamoa, April 6 2012 It’s Easter 2012, and what better way to spend Good Friday than to watch some Northern Regional Football League – Women’s Premier action? The top level of Women’s club football in New Zealand was entering its second […]