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The open emptyness of yesterday

The open emptyness of yesterday


Posted By on Aug 29, 2017

Thanks Chris Wood. You screwed my Monday. And you also made my Monday. Yesterday’s game between Spurs and Burnley should have finished 3-1 or 4-1. Spurs played okay – not brilliantly – but well enough and creatively enough to have comfortably dealt with a horrible Burnley side. After an awful first half, Dele scored the goal we needed then the game opened up. Good chances came and went. Harry Kane, who’s...

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Heroes

Heroes


Posted By on Feb 18, 2017

A couple of weeks ago one of my boyhood heroes – Steve Sumner – passed away after a battle against prostate cancer. I guess it was expected (speaking with people who knew him it definitely was) but still, when it came, it was a shock. For me, a central piece of my formative years, not that I was fully aware of it way back then, is now gone. Looking back, I don’t remember having too many idols when I was a kid. There...

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Phoenix Yellow versus Phoenix White

Phoenix Yellow versus Phoenix White


Posted By on Sep 24, 2013

Unfortunately it’s taken me a few days to get anything posted about Sunday’s Wellington Phoenix v New Zealand A match in Rotorua, so pretty much all the words that could be written about that game have been written. And everyone’s moved on. But wait, I have here something a little different. Yes, there are the usual photos, but I also have some movies for you. It’s not quite like being there, but given the...

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Every time I visit a match I’ll take a minute long movie so readers can get a feel for the venue. In the latest in our One Minute At… series we’re at the Rotorua International Stadium. We were there for the pre-season friendly between the Wellington Phoenix and New Zealand ‘A’. The game finished 1-1. You can read a match summary...

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Job done…just

Job done…just


Posted By on Mar 23, 2013

So. That’s the second step out of the way. After the horror that was the OFC Nations Cup in Honiara, nothing less than winning the Oceania qualifying group was acceptable. Job done. But last night’s game was hard going…as a fan and, clearly, as an All White. The 2-1 injury time win against New Caledonia was a really important result. The performance by New Zealand’s finest wasn’t all that fine, though. At...

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South Africa 2010 (part 2)

South Africa 2010 (part 2)


Posted By on Mar 22, 2013

In 2010 I travelled to South Africa for the FIFA World Cup. During my travels I wrote weekly articles for the Matamata Chronicle. I have combined these articles and will present them in two parts – pre-tournament and during-tournament. This wasn’t the first time DB’s World Cup Diary made an appearance. It made it’s debut for Germany 2006. We hit South Africa and South Africa hits us!  When Joel (Matamata Chronicle Editor) told me I...

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South Africa 2010 (part 1)

South Africa 2010 (part 1)


Posted By on Mar 22, 2013

In 2010 I travelled to South Africa for the FIFA World Cup. During my travels I wrote weekly articles for the Matamata Chronicle. I have combined these articles and will present them in two parts – pre-tournament and during-tournament. Part 2 is posted here. This wasn’t the first time DB’s World Cup Diary made an appearance. It made it’s debut for Germany 2006. DB’s World Cup Diary returns Four years after...

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