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Auckland City 3, Team Wellington 0 Kiwitea Street, Auckland, February 15 2015 It’s crunch time in the ASB Premiership, and after today’s fixtures there was good news and bad news. I’ll get the bad news out of the way first. Today’s top of the table clash at Kiwitea Street was […]

Party in da club

WaiBOP United 2, Team Wellington 1 John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge, January 31 2015 For the last couple of days, I have been pondering the subject of birthday presents. How memorable are they as a general rule? ‘Not very’ is my tentative conclusion. I remember the beautiful wooden chest/coffee table that […]

Retro Sunday

Wanderers SC 1, Team Wellington 4 Bill McKinlay Park, Auckland, December 14 2014 A couple of weeks ago I compiled a post packed full of photographs and memories of and about Newmarket Park – the home of New Zealand football in the 1960s and ‘70s. It was hugely popular as […]

Guest Post – Filling up the tin

By Steven Hill Last Saturday I went to the Phoenix game early so I could watch Team Wellington play the Wanderers in the ASB Premiership. It was a good game. The young Wanderers competed well against their unrestricted-age opponents. It convinced me that it’s a good concept and a good […]


Team Wellington 0, Canterbury United 1 Wellington Phoenix 0, Central Coast Mariners 1 Westpac Stadium, Wellington, November 11 2012 Luckily I didn’t fly all the way down to Wellington solely for these two football games. I came for a work trip that happily coincided with last weekend’s big Wellington double […]

The NZFC Grand Final

Waitakere United 4, Team Wellington 1 Trusts Stadium, Auckland, April 28 2012 It was hard to see how we might have ended up here. Going into the semi-finals of the New Zealand Football Championship, Auckland City were seven points clear at the top of the table. Courageous Canterbury United was […]