Who is Laszlo Fristaczki?

Laszlo Fristaczki first landed in Auckland in 2002, and has been a friend of the ASFA since participating in the family football fiesta organised as a part of our 40th anniversary in 2015. Like most Hungarians, Laszlo LOVES attacking football and celebrating GOALS! His passion led him to create the LaasGoal (pictured above), a piece…

Rich’s Round Up – Week 8

Before the weekly round up the results from the Queen’s Birthday Weekend, I want to address some of the comments being made on Facebook and Messenger about the lack of AFF referees this season.  I know it’s upsetting to everyone involved, although we rarely hear anything from the winning players and managers (funny that?).  The…

Rich’s Round Up – Queen’s Birthday Weekend

I’d like to start with an acknowledgement to all the people who ensured that plenty of football was played yesterday, despite the wet-wintery conditions. Queen’s Birthday weekend offers the ASFA an opportunity to reduce some of the league fixture back-log caused by early season postponements and Chatham cup clashes, and ensure that we enter the…

Rich’s Round Up – Week 7

I trust that everyone reading this week’s review has now seen or at least heard about the goals scored in this year’s Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool.  I’m sure that all the goalkeepers could sympathise with what happened in Kiev, whilst all the strikers arrived at their games hoping to encounter the…

ASFA Cup Round 1 Review

The ASFA Cup kicked off yesterday in another sunny sunday afternoon in Auckland. Plenty of goals (non of which count towards the season’s golden boot), but not too many upsets, with 7 of the 8 premiership teams and all of the top League 1 teams safely progressing through to the second round. Auckland Volcanoes, winners…

Rich’s Round Up – Week 6

I’ll kick things off this week with the weekend’s ASFA relevent Chatham Cup results.  On Saturday, on the North Shore, Internationale failed to score a goal for the first time in long, long time, losing 6-0 to a very strong Forest Hill-Millford side.  HNK were also unable to beat their opponent’s keeper, losing 2-0 to…

Rich’s Round Up – Week 5

Seventeen games were played on Sunday May 6th, with those in the new-look League 1 playing their first full round of fixtures. 109 goals scored/conceded, but no one scored/conceded double figures for the first time this season. In the Premiership, the match of the day occured on Michael’s Ave 3 with the 2017 Championship winners,…

Chatham Cup – Round 1 Preview

The first round of the Chatham Cup is scheduled to be played over the weekend of May 12th and 13th, and the ASFA will be represented by four teams, two from the Premiership and two from the Championship. To accommodate this, the first round of the ASFA Cup competitions have been moved back a week,…

Rich’s Round Up – Week 4

Firstly, congratulations to HNK Auckland who secured their spot in the first round of the Chatham Cup for the first time on Saturday with a 2-0 away win over the Bay of Plenty’s Plain Rangers, both goals scored by Bartulovic.  Auckland Volcanoes narrowly missed on joining HNK, losing a nine goal thriller 5-4 away against…

Chatham Cup Review

Three of the five ASFA Teams in action on ANZAC day were able to confirm their places in the draw for the first round of the 91st edition of the Chatham Cup, with the undefeated Premiership leaders, Internationale, sending a clear message out to anyone silly enough to think Sunday football is for those not…