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VAR: A referee’s perspective

There’s not much that unites football fans apart from our love of the game. We come from diverse ethnic, religious and political backgrounds. We eat different foods, speak different languages, and most importantly of all we support different teams. That’s what keeps the game going. Because if we all held […]

Conference – Take 2

Ellerslie 4, Fencibles 0 Michaels Avenue, Auckland, July 16 2017 A couple of weeks ago I decided to spend my Sunday afternoon watching an AFF/NFF Women’s Conference match. I like to attend at least one every year, and I selected high flying Fencibles’ trip to Pukekohe as my 2017 match […]

Guest Post – Sideline chatter

By Cordwainer Bull My first thought on reading Enzo’s blogstering about homophobic insults being chucked at the ref at McLeod Rd the other week was not so much indignancy, as: “What a very 1970s insult… those Westie bozos really need to update their material”. My second thought was more whimsical, […]

Referees – Thanks a hundred!

This is my 100th post! A hundred sounds like a great many of anything let alone 600-1000+ word articles, but it’s a milestone that has crept up on me fairly painlessly. When I first started this blog, I worried that I would run out of things to write about. Touch […]