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A question of priorities

This morning’s shock announcement by Abby Erceg of her international retirement speaks for itself really, but I couldn’t let it pass without making one or two observations of my own… If you haven’t already, please listen to her full interview on Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon show. Abby talks […]

Brisbane Roar whimper over Women’s team’s pay

“#It’sgoodtobeback,” declared the A-League Twittersphere. “How far back were you thinking?” replied the W-League’s, whose teams are still in pre-season. Today it’s emerged that Brisbane Roar’s W-League counterparts are being pressured to accept pay cuts of around 40%, with contracts signed just a month ago set not to be honoured […]

An eye opener

Hamilton Wanderers 0, Glenfield Rovers 1 Porritt Stadium, Hamilton, August 6 2016 “So let me get this straight, the youngest member of the team has made the bus late.” “I know, 17 years old. He should be there early warming up all the seats for us.” Here I was, on […]

Torn

Tauranga City United 2, Forrest Hill Milford 3 Links Avenue, Mount Maunganui, July 24 2016 I am really torn about this. I want to write about my trip over the Kaimai Hills to Tauranga City United and Links Avenue. I want to write about the wonderful hospitality that they afforded […]

The drive to win

Glenfield Rovers 7, Forrest Hill Milford 1 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, March 13 2016 There are statements and there are statements – and this, friends, was a statement. It might only be pre-season but it was still a semi-final of the NFF pre-season tournament. For Glenfield to run away 7-1 […]

A numbers game

This post may well be, to paraphrase David Lange, “so dry it’s combustible”, and I’ll probably (quite rightly) stand accused of needing to, as they say, “get out more”, but here goes anyway… I’ve noticed on the forums, in the context of discussions around players transferring between clubs, a good […]