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Mooloo ole ole ole!

Waikato 28, Hawkes Bay 3 Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, October 13 2012 River runs deep, river runs slow Living in the land of the mighty Waikato Straight from the river, beer is gonna flow Aint no other place that we ever wanna go Soooooooooooooooo… Mooloo ole ole ole! Mooloo ole! I […]

Waikato Chronicles

Waikato FC 2, Team Wellington 3 Porritt Stadium, Hamilton, February 5 2012 CB: “Barbecues on the grass banks on a sultry cloudless evening, a few beers after work, a twilight kick-off… the sooner we get summer soccer the better.” AH: “There’s more chance of Brian Chisholm biting someone’s ear.” – […]

il derby dell’uno

Auckland City 0, Waikato FC 0 Kiwitea Street, Auckland, January 22 2012 The 150 kilometre journey up State Highway 1 and over the Bombay Hills from Hamilton to Auckland. All Waikato natives know it well. Waikato sportspeople know it even better. Declan Edge, coach of Waikato FC, describes the journey to Kiwitea Street […]

Women’s Youth League

Northern Football 3, Waikato/Bay of Plenty Football 0 Parrs Park, Auckland, December 4 2011 It was a pretty soggy day in Auckland today, but after having had so much fun on my last women’s football excursion, I wasn’t going to miss this for anything – the final of the Women’s […]

A perfect miserable day

When I was growing up in the Waikato we had certain values instilled in us from birth. We hated sissies. We hated daylight savings. We hated Auckland. When you watched sport, any sport, (but only sissies liked sports other than rugby, and we’ve covered what we thought of sissies) you […]