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The pointy end

WaiBOP 1, Northern 2Gower Park, Hamilton, December 8 2018 Well, here we are! The last round of the double round robin National Women’s League is done and dusted. All the teams have finished their season except two of them – those being the two finalists who we can now celebrate […]

Hurtling towards the abyss

Auckland 1, WaiBOP 1 McLennan Park, Auckland, December 2 2018 Well, I’ll be gaddammed, it’s December again already! How did that happen? Let me tell you – getting old is how it happened. We all eventually come to the cold, hard, realisation that time speeds up exponentially the older we […]

Origin stories

It’s the halfway stage of both the National Women’s League and ITBOTN’s inaugural foray into podcasting – The Return Fixture! This is a great milestone – chiefly because in every other year that has gone before, this would mark the end of the competition. That we still have a second […]

Canterburied

Auckland 3, Canterbury 1 McLennan Park, Auckland, October 28 2018 Today, McLennan Park in Papakura was the venue of the 50th football game I’ve photographed in 2018. What a year it has been so far! It started with the Virgili Cup final at 12:01am on January the 1st and since […]

Palmy’s redemption

Central 0, WaiBOP 3 Massey University, Palmerston North, October 22 2018 Ok, I admit it. My reaction to WaiBOP’s loss on Saturday was a quintessential sulky teenage tantrum that is unbecoming of a 42 year-old. At full time I packed up my camera gear, flounced off to the car without […]

I hate football

WaiBOP 0, Central 1 Massey University, Palmerston North, October 20 2018 The 5am alarm. It’s curious to me that what constitutes the most heinous racket in the world on a work day can be such a sweet, sweet melody of the gods on the first day of a long weekend […]

A triple header

Auckland 1, Capital 1 McLennan Park, Auckland, October 7 2018 A few days ago, John Palethorpe dredged up my old Newmarket Park post and shared it on Twitter. It was a nice reminder, not just of a classic piece of work I did four years ago but also of a […]