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A Franklin success

A reader contacted me yesterday to alert me to this piece in the Franklin and North Waikato Post. It’s about a talented young footballer from Waiuku, by the name of Jake McCoy, who appears to have a bright future ahead of him! The reader was keen to point out that […]

The case for Auckland United

By Hone Fowler Auckland United FC has been going strong representing South Auckland in the ASB Youth League for three years now. Over that time, the club has performed well both on and off the field and has embarked on the task of establishing the necessary pathways to elite football […]

The pride of South Auckland

Auckland United Youth 3, Waitakere United Youth 1 Centre Park, Auckland, January 12 2014 Auckland has had a City playing in blue for almost a decade, and as of today, looking every bit the part in their red shirts and black shorts, it now also has a United to complete […]

Six points

Manukau City 0, Claudelands Rovers 3 Walter Massey Park, Auckland, June 8 2013 It’s the mid-point in the Northern Regional Football League season, and there’s no better time for a relegation six pointer. Three points adrift at the bottom of division two going into this match, Manukau needed a win […]

Southern comfort

Mangere United 3, Western Springs 0 Centre Park, Auckland, May 18 2013 One of the funny things unique to football is no matter the score, every game has the capacity to thrill you, or not. A 0-0 can be dour and boring, or it can have you gripping the edge […]

A Ngara loss

Papatoetoe AFC 3, Ngaruawahia United 2 Murdoch Park, Auckland, August 18 2012 Winter is almost over and with it, just as the cold and flu season is replaced by flies and mosquitos buzzing around your head, the club football season is drawing to a close to be replaced by New […]

Southside FC

The New Zealand Herald recently published an article suggesting that expansion of the New Zealand Football Championship could be on the near horizon. If not in time for this season coming, perhaps by 2013/14, South Auckland and Nelson look set to be the most likely locations for two new franchises. […]

Manukau City AFC needs you!

On Saturday I blogged about Manukau City AFC’s amazing come from behind penalty shootout upset of first division Papatoetoe in the Chatham Cup. Manukau City is a club that has had to overcome significant adversity this season and back over the years to get where they are today. This is […]

Southside

Manukau City 1, Papatoetoe AFC 1 AET (Manukau won 4-3 on penalties) Walter Massey Park, Auckland, July 7 2012 Probably the most exciting game of local football I’ve seen all year took place at South Auckland’s Walter Massey Park today as local rivals Manukau City and Papatoetoe AFC squared up […]