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Wanderers Weekend Part 1 – The Fred

Waitakere City 2, Hamilton Wanderers 0 Fred Taylor Park, Auckland, May 19 2018 In a spectacular return to form, that will no doubt surprise absolutely nobody apart from me, I have once again managed to jinx a Waikato football club at Fred Taylor Park. After watching Wanderers win this exact […]

Vittoria

Waitakere United 1, Hamilton Wanderers 2 Trusts Stadium, Auckland, February 4 2018 There was so much that happened, in and around this game of football, that makes for what writers call “good copy” that it would be easy for this post to lose sight of the most important amongst them. […]

Fraternising with the enemy

Waitakere United 1, Canterbury United Dragons 1 Trusts Stadium, Auckland, January 14 2017 This was my third men’s national league football game since the 2017/18 season began, and it was also my third Waitakere United game of the summer. Is it time to admit I’ve got a problem? They say […]

Get plover it

Auckland City 2, Waitakere United 2 Kiwitea Street, Auckland, January 7 2018 Yesterday I picked the official football calendar back up again where I had left it before Christmas, at Kiwitea Street, where precious little seemed to have changed in the past two weeks. Despite my giving groundsman Tom a […]

If it wasn’t for hard times…

Hamilton Wanderers 2, Waitakere United 4 Porritt Stadium, Hamilton, December 10 2017 It’s the hope that kills you… With the National Women’s League final taking place in Christchurch again this year, and flights out of my price range, I headed down to Hamilton yesterday to watch my favourite men’s national […]

Stream & Steam

In other parts of the footballing world, Sky are vilified. Their involvement in football is seen by supporters as a corrupting influence, shifting kickoff times and fixtures to suit the global audience and relentlessly hyping the endless clashes of top-flight teams while only occasionally looking beyond them. Mitchell & Webb […]

Auckland Tanty

Waitakere United 4, Auckland City 1 Trusts Stadium, Auckland, February 26 2017 Waitakere came back from a goal down to beat Auckland City 4-1 yesterday, in what had to be one of the most sensational capitulations you will ever see from a team with the pedigree of Auckland City FC. […]

Bugger the pollsters

Waitakere United 2, Tasman United 2 Trusts Stadium, Auckland, February 5 2017 On Tuesday I was looking at the Stirling Sports Premiership draw for this weekend and wondering which game to attend. I couldn’t choose between Waitakere v Tasman close to home or the Eastern Suburbs v Team Wellington clash […]

Piggy’s ghost

Waitakere United 1, Eastern Suburbs 1 Trusts Stadium, Auckland, January 29 2017 As regular readers would have heard me say often, I support two teams – Waikato and whoever is playing Auckland. This always presents a dilemma when watching two Auckland sides play. I am the kind of person who […]

Windy Waitak

Waitakere United 2, Hamilton Wanderers 1 Trusts Stadium, Auckland, January 16 2017 It was a game of one stiff breeze. Wind was the winner on the day! After a lovely pre-game lunch at Little Sister with the New Zealand football community’s most colourful Twitterer, the man who was in possession […]