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I never gloat

Auckland Football 0, Mainland Pride 3 William Green Domain, Auckland, November 3 2014 Sometimes you turn up to a game expecting a thriller and instead you get a fizzer. This wasn’t really like that despite the score line suggesting it might have been. A real illustration of how a couple […]

Development

New Zealand Development 2, Northern Football 2 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, October 19 2014 I have to confess, actually it’s no secret, that I have never been much of a fan of North Harbour Stadium as a football venue. I must say however that it’s all of a sudden beginning […]

No justice among men

Auckland City 3, WaiBOP United 1 Kiwitea Street, Auckland, November 17 2013 Yeah, yeah, yeah I know I said I’d go to Auckland vs Central in the National Women’s League today, and I know I’ve been whinging for months on here about how uninspiring the ASB Premiership is these days […]

Exhibit A

Glenfield Rovers 4, New Zealand Selection 4 McFetridge Park, Auckland, March 24 2013 With the Northern Regional Football League finally getting underway next weekend, today only one pre-season fixture remained – a sort-of kind-of not really New Zealand Equivalent of the Charity Shield. A nice little crowd of 200 odd […]

Mount Maunganui by the sea

Waikato Bay of Plenty 1, Auckland Football Federation 4 Links Avenue, Mount Maunganui, December 2 2012 In Maori culture, the relationship to land is completely different from that of Europeans. They don’t own land, the land owns them. Football fans should be able to identify with this. I certainly feel […]

Don’t leave me this way

Northern Based Under 17s 2, Waikato Bay of Plenty 1 St Peter’s College, Auckland, November 18 2012 At the halfway point in the group stage of the National Women’s League going into this weekend’s fixtures, the Northern conference was delicately poised. This unexpected result has kept it that way. In […]

It’s good to be back

Auckland Football Federation 2, Northern Based Under 17s 0 Bill McKinlay Park, Auckland, October 27 2012 French philosopher Albert Camus once said that “time is an awkward inconvenience between football matches” and we all know what he meant. It’s been an eternity since the last non-international Auckland game I attended on […]