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Re: Oceania News

Postby nzfooty » Wed May 28, 2014 7:38 pm

They did actually. The prize money will help the players deal with the huge mortgages many of them have living in Auckland and they will get to visit Morocco.
The the round part of the trophy fell off the base and rolled on the pitch as soon as David Chung put his delicate fingers to it.

This is the same team celebrating in 2013.
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Re: Oceania News

Postby just because » Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:00 pm

Got some photos of Kiwitea.....been to both Auckland and Waitakare's ground and both are about the same time to drive to from where I live. I like Kiwitea much better..... its a nice little ground with some decent atmosphere.

Game was very good one.... cracking winner from Tade near the end of time that would have been on a highlight reel anywhere. Auckland City will be my team next season.... gave both a chance to win me over.

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Re: Oceania News

Postby nzfooty » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:30 pm

World Cup 2018, here we come!

British trio in hunt for NZ coaching job

A former England captain, an ex-Premier League manager and the architect of one of the most famous FA Cup upsets in history have all been linked with the vacant All Whites coaching role.

The top job in New Zealand football became available after the resignation of Ricki Herbert last November, following the 9-3 aggregate loss to Mexico in the World Cup qualifying playoffs.

Neil Emblen has led the team as interim coach since then, in two friendlies against Japan and South Africa, before NZF formally advertised the position in May.

More than 100 applications were received from across the globe and an appointment is likely to be made in early July. The Herald on Sunday understands Terry Butcher, Iain Dowie and Lawrie Sanchez were among the large number of international candidates for the role.

Butcher was one of the mainstays of the England side in the 1980s, making 77 appearances for England and featuring at the 1982, 1986 and 1990 World Cups.

His management career began soon after he hung up his boots, and has taken him from Coventry City and Sunderland in England to Inverness, Hibernian and Motherwell in Scotland. He also coached Sydney FC during the 2006-07 A-League season.

Dowie was a dogged, hard-working striker for several English clubs, including West Ham United, Southampton and Crystal Palace. He also made 59 international appearances for Northern Ireland, scoring 12 goals. Dowie has managed several prominent English clubs, including Palace, Charlton and Queens Park Rangers and was last employed as a football consultant at Hull City.

Sanchez famously scored the Wimbledon goal that beat a star-studded Liverpool team in the 1988 FA Cup final, denying the Anfield club a league and cup double. Since retiring as a player, he has managed Fulham, Wycombe Wanderers and Northern Ireland and is in charge at a Greek SuperLeague club.

NZF have compiled a short list of six names and are now completing their interview process.


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Re: Oceania News

Postby eujin » Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:21 am

I've never been to Kiwitea but is it actually smaller than English park in Christchurch? It certainly looks it from jb's photos.

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Postby nzfooty » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:05 am

I would say it is slightly smaller than English Park.

Edit: though I have not been there since the earthquakes

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Re: Oceania News

Postby eujin » Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:48 pm

nzfooty wrote:I would say it is slightly smaller than English Park.

Funny. I always thought of Kiwitea as something like the Old Trafford of New Zealand soccer.

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Postby nzfooty » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:18 pm

Draw has been made for the Chatham Cup semi-finals has been made.
The Chatham Cup is one of the oldest domestic cup competitions outside of
Europe and the Americas.

ASB Chatham Cup 2014 – Semi-Finals, August 16/17
Onehunga Sports v Cashmere Technical #OSPvCSH
Central Utd FC v Napier City Rovers #CENvNCR


Auckland-based football fans are in for a treat in the middle of next
month after both ASB Chatham Cup Semi-Finals were drawn to be played in
the City of Sails on Tuesday.

The Semi-Final draw for the 91st edition of the club competition was made
at ASB Bank’s North Wharf headquarters in downtown Auckland by New Zealand
Football Competitions Manager Chris Kemp and ASB Bank Executive General
Manager of Marketing and Communications Roger Beaumont.

After coming from a goal down at halftime away to Melville United in their
Quarter-Final played on Saturday, first-time Semi-Finalists Onehunga
Sports have drawn a home clash with two-time competition winners Cashmere
Technical of Christchurch.

The defending ASB Chatham Cup champions earned their trip to Auckland
courtesy of a 3-0 away victory over Dunedin Technical on Sunday which saw
All Whites midfielder Aaron Clapham score the game’s opening goal.

Meanwhile, the second Semi-Final will see Central United FC play host to
Napier City Rovers.

Five-times winners Central earned their last four spot with a 2-0 victory
over Hamilton Wanderers at Kiwitea Street on Sunday while Napier City
Rovers – four times ASB Chatham Cup champions – progressed courtesy of a
come-from-behind 4-1 win over Wellington’s Island Bay United.

The Semi-Finals of the ASB Chatham Cup will be played on the weekend of
August 16-17 before the Final on September 7.

Both Semi-Finals of the ASB Women’s Knockout Cup were drawn and played in
Auckland earlier this month as Glenfield Rovers and Forrest Hill Milford
United AFC booked their spots in the Final.

Click here for video coverage from the draw <http://youtu.be/okjwiBX2ldM>

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Re: Oceania News

Postby nzfooty » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:22 pm

New All Whites Boss?‏

All Whites target quits as Bahrain manager

Anthony Hudson is poised to become the next All Whites coach after reportedly resigning as Bahrain boss.

Sky Sports UK today reported that the 33-year-old Englishman had resigned from his job as Bahrain coach.

The Bahrain Football Association is yet to announce whether it will accept Hudson's resignation but it appears New Zealand Football has got its man.

It is believed NZF headhunted Hudson as its top choice to replace Ricki Herbert, who fell on his sword in November.

Hudson, the son of former Chelsea star Alan, coached Bahrain's under-23 side to its first ever Gulf Cup of Nations title last year before stepping up to take the Kingdom's senior team.

NZF discussed the three shortlisted candidates at a board meeting in Wellington on Saturday, with Hudson and Australian duo Frank Farina and Gary van Egmond the names most closely linked with the job.

''We're close, we'll have some news during the week,'' said NZF chief executive Andy Martin.

''We're warm, yeah, if things progress as we expect over the next three or four days.''

It has been a long and exhaustive process to get to this point.

The four-strong selection panel consists of Martin, his high performance director Fred de Jong, High Performance Sport NZ's Graeme Robson and former All White Ivan Vicelich.

''There were four stages in the process, [Vicelich] was involved in all bar the third stage,'' Martin said.

''The third stage was where we shortened the list and there was a conflict of interest [with Vicelich's Auckland City coach Ramon Tribulietx]. So at that point he stepped out of the process. When we got to stage four the conflict wasn't there and he was back in the process.''

Martin said money had not been an issue during recruitment.

''There hasn't been anybody excluded on financial terms at all. We're where we want to be.''

NZF are also expected to announce the inclusion of a Wellington Phoenix reserve team in the national league within the next week or so.

''That's very close as well, that's positive,'' Martin said.

''Once we nail the Phoenix issue then the focus can be on getting the national league stronger."

Martin said money had not been an issue during recruitment.

''There hasn't been anybody excluded on financial terms at all. We're where we want to be.''

NZF are also expected to announce the inclusion of a Wellington Phoenix reserve team in the national league within the next week or so.
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''That's very close as well, that's positive,'' Martin said.

''Once we nail the Phoenix issue then the focus can be on getting the national league stronger."

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Re: Oceania News

Postby nzfooty » Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:27 am

Well, that rules him out the Korea job....

Anthony Hudson confirmed as All Whites coach

He is a little more excited than he should be but I imagine part of the deal is that he will get his pinkies in all aspects of football in this country... so, once this is seen as moulding an entire country to your image might explain the pay cut he must be suffering by ditching Bahrain for NZ.

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Re: Oceania News

Postby nzfooty » Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:48 pm

nzfooty wrote:Draw has been made for the Chatham Cup semi-finals has been made.
The Chatham Cup is one of the oldest domestic cup competitions outside of
Europe and the Americas.

ASB Chatham Cup 2014 – Semi-Finals, August 16/17
Onehunga Sports v Cashmere Technical #OSPvCSH
Central Utd FC v Napier City Rovers #CENvNCR


Cashmere Technical (from Christchurch) become the first team to defend their title since Central United (of Auckland)
did that in the late 90s

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Semifinals
[Aug 16]
Onehunga Sports             0-4  Cashmere Technical
  [Ashley Wellbourn 3, 65, Danny Boys 46 pen, Andy Barton 66]
[Aug 17]
Central United              2-0  Napier City Rovers
  [Karl Reimann 39 pen, James Hoyt 73]

Final
[Sep 7]
North Harbour Stadium, North Shore
Cashmere Technical          2-1  Central United
   [Ashley Wellbourn 4, Dan Terris 41; Emiliano Tade 14]
Attendance:         2,761
Cashmere Technical: Danny Knight, Dan Terris, Nick Wortelboer (Jordan Halligan 80), Tom Schwarz [C],
                    Dan Schwarz, Julyan Collett, Stu Kelly, Ashley Wellbourn (Cory Mitchell 85), Shawn
                    O'Brien (Andy Barton 61), Aaron Clapham, Danny Boys.
                    Unused substitutes: Ben Howes, Pieter Bierema.
                    Coach: John Brown.
Central United:     Blaz Bugarin, Joseph Dawkins [C], Takuya Iwata, Dean Lausev (Regont Murati 87),
                    Karl Reimann, Fabrizio Tavano (James Hoyt 75), Ivan Vicelich, Kim Dae-Wook,
                    Adam McGeorge (Mario Ilich 51), Emiliano Tade, Finn Cochran.
                    Unused substitutes: Keegan Ashdown-Inia, Nick Dale.
                    Coach: Jose Figueira
Referee:            Chris Kerr.
Assistant Referees: Jan-Hendrik Hintz and Simon Lount.
Fourth Official:    Campbell-Kirk Waugh.
Jack Batty Memorial Trophy: Stu Kelly (Cashmere Technical).


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Re: Oceania News

Postby nzfooty » Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:56 pm

2014 OFC President's Cup
17–23 November 2014

First edition of this competition which will be played in Auckland. The make up is a little disappointing as we were originally promised
couple Asian teams. Singapore and Bahrain obviously fit the bill but quietly I was hoping for an N-League team visit.
Still beggars can't be choosers...

Teams:
New Zealand: Auckland City
Vanuatu: Amicale
Fiji: Fiji U-20 Invited
Bahrain: Busaiteen
Singapore: Singapore U-23
(CONCACAF) Cayman Islands: Bodden Town

Auckland ready for President's mystery men‏

Auckland City FC's preparations for the FIFA Club World Cup head into the unknown after the Oceania champions were drawn alongside
Singapore U-23 and Cayman Islands outfit Bodden Town in next month's OFC President's Cup at the Trusts Arena.

Auckland, whose season already boasts two other international-themed competitions, play in the inaugural President's Cup just three
weeks prior to taking on Moroccan champions Moghreb Tétouan at the Club World Cup.

But coach Ramon Tribulietx believes there is a hunger for more matches against diverse opposition among his team. "This is a good
experience for our side, the youth of the Singaporeans combined with their speedy game will be a good test for us and Bodden Town
will probably be a skilful side that we will be able to see before our first match," he said.

While little video footage of Bodden Town is available, Singapore U-23 play regular international fixtures with YouTube housing a
treasure trove of action for Tribulietx to mull over.

"It will be good to have these different games before we leave for Morocco and it is also another interesting competition itself
where we want to be as competitive as possible," Tribulietx said.

Auckland City have been kept apart from Amicale who they defeated in last season's OFC Champions League final.

The Vanuatuans instead face the only fulltime professional side in the President's Cup, Bahrain's Busaiteen, and competition
underdogs Fiji U-20.

The two Oceanian representatives are well known to Tribulietx but the multicultural Busaiteen side have to start as competition
favourites given their professional pedigree.

But that status has not always worked in favour of Auckland's past fulltime opponents with the Sandringham club knocking over the
likes of Central Coast Mariners, Wellington Phoenix, TP Mazembe and Al-Ahli, to name just four.

"Busaiteen are a very good side with experienced professional players from Brazil and the Middle East; we know Amicale will be very
competitive and Fiji U-20 will want to take this as a great opportunity to prepare for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand next
year. The President's Cup looks a good competition and we will all benefit from participating," Tribulietx said.

The top two teams in each group advance to a final with play-off matches for fifth and third also scheduled on the final Match Day.
And one aspect of the draw that will require careful management is the fixture list. Auckland City play its two most important
matches on Friday and Sunday, with just a day's rest between their last group game against Bodden Town and a potential final.

"Playing two games in three days is obviously not ideal, especially at this level of football, so we will have to plan and prepare
well with our squad rotation to make sure we are competitive in both fixtures," he said.

The OFC President's Cup kicks off at the Trusts Arena 17-23 November.

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Re: Oceania News

Postby just because » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:49 pm

Brilliant...will be making an effort to get along to a couple of evenings. No idea where trusts stadium is but google maps should point me in the right direction.

Any info on ticket prices????

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Re: Oceania News

Postby eujin » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:40 pm

There was an article in the Dutch magazine Voetbal International about Kiwi international Ryan Thomas last week. He's playing for last year's cup winners PEC Zwolle in the Dutch top flight. He made a name for himself getting two goals in the cup final against Ajax for them before the summer (they won 5-1). He's been one of the stars of the new season so far, they're up to third in the league and very happy with him. So much so that they're sending two of their top coaches to this President's Cup to scout the next Ryan and offering a trial for the two best players that they pick out.

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Postby nzfooty » Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:07 pm

just because wrote:Brilliant...will be making an effort to get along to a couple of evenings. No idea where trusts stadium is but google maps should point me in the right direction.

Any info on ticket prices????


apologies, just noticed your post. Info can be foundhere.

Tickets:

Adults (16 and over) - $10.00

Under 16 Years - Free

Tournament Pass (4 days) - $30.00

Service Fees May Apply.

General Admission Seating

One Ticket per match day will give you entry to both games


Elsewhere, third time New Zealand visited China for a friendly since 2011, third time it finished 1-1.

In fact, third time NZ evened things out, after going 1-0 behind.
Then there was that 1-1 at the 2008 Olympics...

NZ now face Thailand on Nov 18.

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Postby nzfooty » Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:49 am

NZ followed up the 1-1 draw with China with a disappointing 2-0 loss to Thailand. Still, this is a very young side (most were u23) and lots of potential going forward.

Elsewhere:
2014 OFC President's Cup

Gr A
Auckland City (New Zealand)* 4–0 Singapore U-23
Bodden Town (Cayman Islands) 0–0 Singapore U-23
Auckland City (New Zealand)* 9–0 (Cayman Islands) Bodden Town

Gr B
Fiji U-20 0–3 (Vanuatu) Amicale*
Amicale (Vanuatu)* 2–1 (Bahrain) Busaiteen
Busaiteen (Bahrain) 7–1 Fiji U-20

Nov 23
5th place match: Bodden Town (Cayman Islands) v Fiji U-20
3rd place match: Singapore U-23 v (Bahrain) Busaiteen
Final: Auckland City (New Zealand) v (Vanuatu) Amicale <--- repeat of the OFC Champions League final






nzfooty wrote:17–23 November 2014

First edition of this competition which will be played in Auckland. The make up is a little disappointing as we were originally promised
couple Asian teams. Singapore and Bahrain obviously fit the bill but quietly I was hoping for an N-League team visit.
Still beggars can't be choosers...

Teams:
New Zealand: Auckland City
Vanuatu: Amicale
Fiji: Fiji U-20 Invited
Bahrain: Busaiteen
Singapore: Singapore U-23
(CONCACAF) Cayman Islands: Bodden Town


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