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Withdrawal symptoms

It’s about this time of year that I usually do my Northern League pre-season interview. Unfortunately I haven’t done it this year. Sorry. My excuses basically boil down to three things – I haven’t got my proverbial together, I have been too busy with other commitments and I’ve decided to […]

Shine bright like a diamond

Papatoetoe 2, Wellington United 3 Murdoch Park, Auckland, March 5 2017 Keep your TV cameras and your coffee machines that I’ll never win. Keep your ground announcers and your glossy programmes. Keep your ten teams from up and down the country vying to win national supremacy and your 700 flags […]

War (What is it good for?)

A bit of shocking news that isn’t so shocking really came through yesterday. It appears that star midfielder Maxim Manko has left WaiBOP United over the Christmas break, and played off the bench for Waitakere United in their friendly against the Phoenix A last night. My initial reaction to this […]

I need a hero

[This piece was originally published over at Roma Journal, an international fan site that picks up all my AS Roma related ramblings] I own many AS Roma shirts, and they all mean something to me for different reasons. The first one I ever owned. The one from the season I went […]

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 […]