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September 28, 2009

As an Englishman, I sometimes find it quite difficult to relate to you Kiwis. In my home country and my national sport there’s been uproar in recent weeks after Manchester City’s win over Arsenal, or more specifically, after Emmanuel Adebayor’s first game against his former club. Wearing the sky blue of Man City, Adebayor kicked […]

September 21, 2009

A few weeks ago I wrote for this fine publication a preview of the upcoming A-League season and an analysis of how our own Wellington Phoenix were shaping up for the competition. I concluded that despite a lack of big-name signings like those made by other clubs, we could be quietly confident that the Phoenix […]

September 14, 2009

If I were to ask the majority of New Zea­landers what the most important sport­ing event that will be hosted on these shores in the next couple of years will be, I’m fairly confident that most would reply: the 2011 Rugby World Cup. However, I’m also fairly confident that all those who gave that reply […]

August 10, 2009

Building a squad to compete in the A-League is a bit like assembling a jigsaw. It’s a tricky operation that involves finding the right number and type of players, making sure their wage demands don’t exceed the salary cap, restricting the number of foreign imports and ensuring that you have enough young players to meet […]

June 2, 2009

The 2009 Champions League Final had an enormous billing. The two best sides from the two best leagues in world football were to meet, and on the pitch many predicted that it would be a battle between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, arguably the world’s two best players. Usually going into a final of such […]

May 25, 2009

Five hundred words to sum up this season’s English Premier League would be sufficient only if I picked out five hundred adjectives and listed them one after another. Unfortunately, that would be really boring, so instead I’ve decided to focus on the exploits of three teams who show that throughout the league there is excitement […]

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