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Nobody knows anything

I really don’t know much about football, and I point this out a lot. I haven’t played it at any organised level since I was 8. I watch quite a lot of it, but I’m not a detail guy. I honestly don’t know a 4-4-2 from a 4-3-3 from a […]

Take a bow

I think I’m breaking a few of my own rules for our women’s football kōrero in writing this post. Ignoring what the Twitter trolls say tops that list, closely followed by allowing behaviours driven by a toxic, if fragile, masculinity to influence the direction of the kōrero. Knocking out a […]

The Twitteristi

I’m a slow adopter of social media, but once I get going I tend to get a tiny bit carried away. It took me a long time to get the point of Twitter, but now that I understand its purpose completely and absolutely, I love it like I love cheese […]

Coppa del Mondo

There’s a lot to like about the World Cup, but what I enjoy most is the way it turns so many allegiances and friendships on their head. Players I spend the other three years and 10 months out of each four year cycle despising with every fibre of my being, […]

The Conference

Glenfield Rovers 5, Three Kings United 0 McFetridge Park, Auckland, July 15 2012 After months of polite persistence on Twitter from Three Kings striker Steph Trowill (@steph_trowill), I have finally managed to be in a position to agree to get along to one of her games. Her profile says she’s […]

Fanning the flames

“Streaming is proving difficult. And will I take this sign from the gods and spend the next two hours doing something healthy? No.” – @chiesaditotti “A scudetto at Roma is worth ten at Milan or Juventus.” This is the iron law of Roma that Romanisti had hoped would begin to […]