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Bay Olympic 4, Melville United 0 Olympic Park, Auckland, March 25 2016 The best laid plans of mice and men… Opening day – Northern Regional Football League 2016! I was looking forward to it oh so very much. I had it all planned out. Gina and I would leave home […]

Guest Post – Cup catch-up: Part 2

Bay Olympic 2, Hamilton Wanderers 3 Olympic Park, Auckland, July 5 2014 [Part 2 of Rod de Lisle’s wonderful two-part thriller on Wanderers’ recent cup run. Thanks also to Garry Konings for the photos. I will pick up my Chatham Cup odyssey once again when Wanderers meet Central United in […]


Bay Olympic 2, Birkenhead United 2 Olympic Park, Auckland, August 31 2013 My coverage of the 2013 New Zealand Northern Premier League started on March 2, at Crum Park Titirangi, with two clubs – Bay Olympic, and Birkenhead – and so it concludes, almost six months later to the day. […]

Battle of the bays

Bay Olympic 2, East Coast Bays 4 Olympic Park, Auckland, April 6 2013 Two clubs don’t need to be neighbours to be fierce derby rivals. As Real Madrid and Barcelona, Manchester United and Liverpool or Juventus and Internazionale can attest, sometimes derbies are as much about two dominant teams as […]