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Guest Post – Sheppard’s Pie

By Cordwainer Bull Fantastic news this week about NZ Football renaming the National Women’s Knockout Cup to the admittedly more circumlocutory New Zealand Football Foundation Kate Sheppard Cup In case you missed it, on International Women’s Day, New Zealand Football announced the Women’s Knockout Cup has been renamed after Kate […]

Red

This, as you know, is a football blog. Not a politics blog. It would not be at all appropriate to make any comment whatsoever here that relates in any way to the change of government that has just occurred in New Zealand. This is not a platform for me to […]

Guest Post – Playing the game

By Cordwainer Bull It’s almost exactly 20 years ago to the week since I wrote a column for Melville United’s national league programme against Napier City Rovers (January 24, 1997), entitled “Summer Soccer Sideshow”, at a time when summer football was still in its infancy as a concept. I thought […]

A day in the life…

…of a football fan whose team is about to face Real Madrid in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League. 12.01am: Ten times champions of Europe. TEN TIMES! 1:12am: What will they do to us? The mind boggles… 2:06am: Our record against big clubs in the recent past is […]

Decision time

In-the-back-of-the.net has secured an exclusive photograph of New Zealand Football’s expert panel making its carefully considered decision about which of the applications for the 2016/17 ASB Premiership to accept…