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Good things come in threes

Western Springs 0, Glenfield Rovers 5 Seddon Fields, Auckland, July 17 2016 I can’t take it back – Glenfield were my pick for the Northern Premier Women’s League crown at the start of the season. I said as much to anyone who asked. As I cast my eye over the […]

Feeling groovy

Glenfield Rovers 2, Western Springs 0 McFetridge Park, Auckland, August 23 2015 I think if you check the road between Swanson and Glenfield, you might find that I’m starting to wear grooves where my car tyres have driven repeatedly between my house and McFetridge Park! This New Zealand Women’s Knockout […]

The last quarter

Eastern Suburbs 2, Western Springs 3 AET Madills Farm, Auckland, August 2 2015 I must be slipping. Two humdingers that went right down to the wire in two days! Where did that come from? Usually I end up attracted, like a moth to a flame, to lop-sided contests that leave […]

One of those things

Western Springs 2, Claudelands Rovers 0 Seddon Fields, Auckland, April 6 2015 The seven games of Football I watched on my Easter break… Friday: Waitakere City 2, Melville 1. Saturday: Takapuna 4, Ngaruawahia 0. Sunday: Roma 1, Napoli 0; USA 4, Football Ferns 0; Auckland City 2, Hawkes Bay 1; […]

An interview with Neil Emblen

As anyone who’s anyone already knows, the Northern League gets underway again in two short weeks! This pleases me very much, as I am sure it does you too if you are a person of class and taste. To celebrate, as has become my custom, I have selected a prominent […]


Western Springs quite a lot, Norwest United 0 Seddon Fields, Auckland, March 1 2015 “No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” ― John Donne The first of March marks the first day of Autumn, and so begins the transition from summer […]