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Fantastic Fencies!

This is just a quick post to congratulate Fencibles United on winning the Pascoe Shield last week, and with it promotion to NRFL Division 1. Obviously I was at Central United for the Chatham Cup semi-final last Saturday but I do consider it important to mark league wins whenever possible […]

It’s a feeling

Takapuna 1, Waiheke United 2 Taharoto Park, Auckland, March 25 2017 NRFL opening weekend is right up there with childhood Christmases when it comes to the excitement stakes. The closest thing I can think of to the feeling I get when I see the draw for the first time is […]

The case for North Shore City

By Steve Browning The thing that’s struck me since we went public with our North Shore City bid is the speed and sincerity of the support that’s swung in behind our vision of bringing national league football back to the North Shore. Naturally, those who remember the national league exploits of […]

Early days

New Zealand Development 0, Mainland Pride 2 Taharoto Park, Auckland, October 11 2015 There was so much to look forward to about this game, I hardly know where to start! Of the fixtures in the ASB Women’s League opening day double header, if not the entire round, this was clearly […]

Northern outlook

Northern Football 4, Football South 0 Taharoto Park, Auckland, October 11 2015 Hello, hello, it’s good to be back, it’s good to be back… It’s summer football time!!  As I have pointed out many times before, the one true benefit of being a football fan in New Zealand is the […]


Takapuna 4, Ngaruawahia United 0 Taharoto Park, Auckland, April 4 2015 When asked which NRFL club I support, my answer is always that I love all Waikato football clubs equally – but Ngaruawahia is more equal than the others. Love can often be hard work. Objects of your affection are […]