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Auckland City 1, Wellington Phoenix A 3 Kiwitea Street, Auckland, January 11 2014 What is it about big dominant football clubs that makes people dislike them? It’s not just New Zealand’s oft lamented ‘tall poppy syndrome’, it’s a worldwide phenomenon.  Ask most Germans what they think of Bayern Munich, most […]

Footsie

New Zealand 1, Australia 6 ASB Stadium, Auckland, September 22 2012 Last night I attended my first ever game of futsal, a variant of football that I have never paid any attention to in the past. Indoor football has always seemed to me a similar sort of proposition to 20/20 […]

A Ngara loss

Papatoetoe AFC 3, Ngaruawahia United 2 Murdoch Park, Auckland, August 18 2012 Winter is almost over and with it, just as the cold and flu season is replaced by flies and mosquitos buzzing around your head, the club football season is drawing to a close to be replaced by New […]

Southside FC

The New Zealand Herald recently published an article suggesting that expansion of the New Zealand Football Championship could be on the near horizon. If not in time for this season coming, perhaps by 2013/14, South Auckland and Nelson look set to be the most likely locations for two new franchises. […]

The future

East Coast Bays AFC 4, Melville United 1 Bays City Park, Auckland, May 19 2012 Another Saturday, another array of Northern Regional Football League matches to choose from! Today I decided to head up to the Northern limits of what we used to refer to as North Shore City in the old […]