Flying Kiwis – January 16

It was a bit of a shock when Marinovic was released from the Vancouver Whitecaps despite being the main starter for most of the season, but then a new manager and a squad overhaul is going to come with some casualties. So the question becomes: where to next?

The Premmy Files – Week 12

Suburbs did that thing they usually do and scored early, taking the lead on nine minutes thanks to Callum McCowatt. Slotting into an open net after yet another assist from Eli Just, the Assist King of the NZ Premiership. I mean, who can even keep up with the bloke when he’s setting up a goal or two every bloody week?

Flying Kiwis – January 10

Old mate finally bagged another goal last Flying Kiwis, his first in a couple months, as Burnley found some form in beating West Ham. Chris Wood found some form too because he’s now scored in three games in a row. It began with a trip to Huddersfield and what was a pretty crucial game for two teams deep in that relegation scrap.

The First Unbeaten Welly Nix Game is Joy, The Second is Gladness… The Seventh is Ecstasy

Where do you even start after a game like that? The Wellington Phoenix are now seven games undefeated, tying the club’s record streak, after beating Western Sydney Wanderers late on in Oz. In the dark days of old they’d have been turned over 3-0 in a game like that.

The Premmy Files – Week 11

And we’re back. Everyone deserves a decent break over the holidays but all good things come to an end and now it’s time to return to the daily grind or whatever it is that makes up your day. Hopefully something creatively fulfilling and invigorating. With plenty of football.

A Petition To Get Nathan Burns Scoring Goals Again (But In His Own Time)

And here we are two months into that season and Burnsy is still without a goal. 1566 minutes of action for the Wellington Phoenix without hitting the back of the net. 1642 if you want to include the FFA Cup game. And it’s not like he ended his stint in Japan in the best form either or he wouldn’t have ended it at all.

Flying Kiwis – December 18

Chelsea made it eleven clean sheets in a row against Spurs, scoring twice in the first twenty minutes and then bossing their way to a 5-0 win in the end. That’s cool but what’s cooler was that Ali Riley was given her second start as a Chelsea player in this one…

The Premmy Files – Team Welly Kept It Real At The Club World Cup

Tell you what, Team Wellington might have played up the underdog tag before their Club World Cup playoff with Al Ain, and it may have technically been their first ever competitive match against a professional club or against a club from another confederation, but they sure didn’t play like it.

Flying Kiwis – December 11

Riley came close to scoring her first goal for Chelsea too but it wasn’t quite to be. Still, just playing at all so soon after flying literally halfway around the world was one heck of an effort. 40 hours mate, that’s gutsy. And she’s not the only one on this list who did that either.

The Premmy Files – Week 9

By this stage of the season the hierarchy has been pretty well set. We know which teams are expected to finish in the top three, we know which teams are battling for that fourth spot, we know which teams are playing for pride and experience and we know which team is the Wellington Phoenix reserves.