Rich’s Round Up – Week 16

A few weeks ago I promised League 2’s Albany Green Machine that, if they won their cup Semi-Final, I would start my weekly round up by acknowledging this feat, and congratulating them on their efforts.  So, being a man of my word, that is exactly what I plan to do… Well played Albany Green Machine……

Rich’s Round Up – Week 15

Congratulations to Kiwi True Blues, the 2017 Championship winners and now the 2018 ASFA Premiership champions! Internationale’s 2-2 draw with Auckland Wanderers mean’s that KTB can no longer be caught, regardless of the outcome of the remaining fixtures.  Zamantix Force’s 8-0 win over AUT FC puts them into second spot, whilst AUT will be competing…

Rich’s Round Up – Week 14

Congratulations to the Old Fellas for their successful defence of the Master Over 35s Conference, and for HNK Auckland and Dalian FC for being the first two teams to secure promotion to the Premiership and Championship respectively. It was a high stakes, high-scoring, round in the Premiership, with 25 goals scored across the 4 fixtures. …

Rich’s Round Up – Week 13

Apologies once again for making you wait for this week’s round up.  Going by the emails and online messages, I think some people occasionally forget that we’re all volunteers doing this for the love of the game.  We all lead increasingly busy lives, seven days a week.  Sunday is no exception. Welcome to the pointy…

Rich’s Round Up – Week 12

Wet wasn’t it?!  Amazingly, there were 10 games that managed to beat the weather gods and get to the end. All four Premiership games were either postponded or abandoned due to the conditions, despite three of them being played on Artificial Turf. This coming weekend sees first host third, second hosts fourth, where as fifth…

Rich’s Round Up – Week 11

This time next week, the global game will have new World Champions. Will it by the French, the Belgians, the Croats or the English that are celebrating at 5am next monday morning?  is football really coming home, or are the English fans going to be left dissapointed once again? I’m sure there’s a few players…

Rich’s Round Up – Cup & Plate Quarters

Apologies for the late submission of this round up, but apparently the one written and posted late on sunday evening (the one written below) failed to actually load up as expected. I’ve only just noticed the error, having decided to share an article that I have been asked to write about the lack of respect…

Respecting the laws of the game! (especially Laws 5 & 12)

Did any of you read about the ASFA on the front page of the NZ Herald last Wednesday? Did any of you hear our Competitions Manager being interviewed on the Mike Hosking breakfast show and, later the same day, on Radio Sport? Did you read the article published online by Newshub? If you did, then…

Rich’s Round Up – Week 10

Another full round of games were played over the weekend and another 114 more goals scored/conceded across our five divisions. In the Premiership, the top four teams proved too strong for the bottom four teams, with leaders Kiwi True Blues, second placed Inter and third placed Zamantix Rovers Deuce all scoring four goals on there…

Rich’s Round Up – Week 9

No postponements and no abandonments to report off this week, which makes for a pleasant change.  There were nineteen games played, the majority of which were round nine fixtures. 96 goals scored/conceded. Well played everyone! Only one change in the Premiership following this round of fixtures, with Auckland Volcanoes’ 3-0 win over Auckland Wanderers seeing…