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Thursday, April 27 2023
Young Kiwi prospect Alex Mort putting in the hard yards on and off the pitch

You won’t see Napier City Rovers recruit Alex Mort long at aftermatch functions following Central League football clashes at Bluewater Stadium this season.

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Thursday, April 27 2023
English Premier League: Manchester City crush Arsenal in crucial clash

Kevin de Bruyne scored twice as Manchester City beat first-place Arsenal 4-1 today to take control of the Premier League title race.

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Thursday, April 27 2023
Did Ted Lasso pave the way for Ryan Reynolds’ Welcome to Wrexham success?

Jason Sudeikis thinks Ted Lasso could have helped Welsh and English football fans become “enthusiastic” about having Hollywood owners.

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Tuesday, April 25 2023
Emphatic Napier City Rovers return to winning ways, next stop Wembley

When Napier City Rovers sharp-shooter Jonny McNamara left his flat for Sunday’s Central League football clash against Waterside Karori his landlady had one message; score at least two goals.

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Monday, April 24 2023
Wellington Phoenix captain Oli Sail calls side’s latest defeat ‘one of the worst’

Wellington Phoenix captain Oli Sail has described his side’s 4-0 thrashing by Western Sydney as “one of the worst performances” - admitting the club are at a loss as to how to stop their recent slide down the A-League table.

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Friday, April 21 2023
Football Fern Betsy Hassett’s mum with her in spirit


By Peter Thornton

The Football Ferns are on a mission to make history at the Fifa Women’s World Cup in July, and Betsy Hassett has personal motivation to give back to the team who supported her through the hardest time in her life.

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Friday, April 21 2023
Central League MVP out to end the pain game

There was no hiding the looks of disbelief and frustration on the faces of Napier City Rovers players after round four of football’s Central League.

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Wednesday, April 19 2023
English Premier League leaders Arsenal need cure for choking to halt another collapse

English Premier League leaders must find way to feel ‘liberated’ from pressures of a title challenge that is in danger of going up in smoke writes Sam Dean of the Telegraph.

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Wednesday, April 19 2023
Businessman shells out half a million dollars for special 50th birthday gift

Businessman and philanthropist Rodney Green has handed over a $500,000 birthday gift - giving his beloved football club even more reasons to celebrate its 50th birthday.

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Wednesday, April 19 2023
Wellington Phoenix appoint Giancarlo Italiano to replace Ufuk Talay as men’s head coach

The King is (nearly) dead. All hail the Chief.

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Monday, April 17 2023
Wellington denied in potentially damaging draw with Brisbane Roar in A-League

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Brisbane Roar 2

Sometimes football is a cruel game.

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Saturday, April 15 2023
Wellington Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay to leave A-League club

Departing Wellington Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay would likely have remained with the club if his All Whites application had proved successful.

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Saturday, April 15 2023
Sam Kerr’s brilliance underscores Australia’s advantage over Football Ferns

While New Zealand continued a winless streak overnight, their fellow hosts of this year’s Fifa Women’s World Cup ended England’s remarkable undefeated run. With three months left until the tournament begins, the Football Ferns and Australia are on vastly different paths.

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Wednesday, April 12 2023
Tickets back on sale with 100 days to go until tournament kicks off

The Fifa Women’s World Cup will hit New Zealand and Australian shores in just 100 days – with ticket sales going back online after a pre-planned pause.

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Sunday, April 09 2023
Football Ferns break scoring drought in draw against Iceland

The Football Ferns have finally broken their scoring drought to claim a 1-1 draw against Iceland in Turkey.

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Saturday, April 08 2023
Manchester City’s shattering blow to new Napier City Rovers signing

Standing at 1.88m tall, the proven goalscorer also has the physical strength to hold off and power his way through defenders; something highlighted by numerous compilation videos on his YouTube channel from previous stints playing as a teen for youth teams at glamour English Premier League club Manchester City, and then professionally in the US.

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Saturday, April 08 2023
Cheers to 50 years: Napier City Rovers’ history of stars, famous wins, a future rugby international and even a ‘hex’ on the club

Napier City Rovers have had a rich and colourful history in the 50 years since the club was founded. As the club’s fans, volunteers, players and administrators – both past and present – celebrate the milestone, Neil Reid dug through the club’s archives and highlights 50 statistical gems from their existence

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Monday, April 03 2023
Wellington Phoenix lose another lead against lowly Melbourne Victory in A-League

The Wellington Phoenix have once more squandered a lead to lose to the lowly Melbourne Victory.

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Saturday, April 01 2023
Fifa could ban the use of rainbow armbands at Women’s World Cup

The Women’s Football World Cup in Australia and New Zealand is the latest tournament to find itself at the centre of the debate on whether players are allowed to wear the One Love armband.

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Saturday, April 01 2023
All Whites and Nottingham Forest striker Chris Wood suffers season-ending injury

All Whites and Nottingham Forest striker Chris Wood has been ruled out of the remainder of the English Premier League season with a thigh injury.

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