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The Divine Ponytail

Bay Olympic 1, Bucklands Beach 8 Crum Park, Auckland, May 20 2017 Once upon a time I went to watch a mate of mine play over 35s football at Crum Park in Green Bay. I blogged about it here. Last week I noticed him talking about his team on Facebook […]

Oh dear, how sad, never mind

Ranui Swanson 2, West Auckland 1 Starling Park, Auckland, April 1 2017 For the last four years I’ve had a roughly annual tradition of paying homage to my local football club – that is, the nearest one to my house – by attending the closest thing to their season opening […]

Scarves on Statues – Henry Atkinson

[Previous instalments in the ‘Scarves on Statues’ series can be found here] Titirangi is amongst my favourite suburbs of Auckland. Nestled high in the Waitakere Ranges, the houses are all buried deep in native bush, each one mostly private and isolated from its neighbours. They cling to the sides of the slopes with […]

The Conference II

Ranui Swanson 1, West Auckland AFC 0 Starling Park, Auckland, July 28 2012 Given I went to a Women’s Conference game a couple of weeks ago, I thought this week in the interests of gender equality I should probably make an effort to check out the men’s equivalent. Jointly participated in […]