Kevin Fallon Blog

  • Week 28 - 14/08
    Every week brings change and surprise in the world of football. Training in what the meteorologists call a "polar blast" we came through the week with (almost flying colours) a 9-2 victory over bottom placed Northland FC. Why I say almost was the two goals scored against us, both from set play, were preventable.
    Posted: Sunday 14 August 2016
  • Week 27 - 07/08
    July was a great month for all at Manukau City. We faced the league leaders Takapuna at Taharoto Park and came away with a creditable 1-1 draw and felt robbed.
    Posted: Sunday 7 August 2016
  • Week 26 - 31/07
    Another unusual week schools back, the roads in Auckland return to being gridlocked and Manukau City are still top of the Northern League division two despite not playing a game this week.
    Posted: Sunday 31 July 2016
  • Week 25 - 24/07
    For the first time this season Manukau City are poised to be in a position to become the Northern League Division two CHAMPIONS.
    Posted: Sunday 24 July 2016
  • Week 24 - 17/07
    When you live in an apartment block life is never dull. It's like living in a hotel not for everyone but full of surprises. Last week I inherited a supermarket trolley full of DVDs and CDs.
    Posted: Sunday 17 July 2016
  • Week 23 - 10/07
    The European football competition is giving the French nation a well deserved lift after the earlier horrific suicide bombings that blighted the country. The success of Didier Deschamps team in knocking out both Spain and Germany along the way to the European Final has done wonders to lift a country that prior to this event has experienced a tragic year.
    Posted: Sunday 10 July 2016
  • Week 22 - 03/07
    I woke up on Sunday morning thinking about referees and goalkeepers. Both figured prominently in our top of the table clash at Taharoto Park versus Takapuna City.
    Posted: Sunday 3 July 2016
  • Week 21 - 26/06
    Our season at Manukau City has reached the business stage. Exiting the Chatham Cup leaves us nowhere to go for glory but promotion to the next competitive division.
    Posted: Sunday 26 June 2016
  • Week 20 - 19/06
    What can a football coach write about when he has no games to discuss? Easy write about life and other peoples games.
    Posted: Sunday 19 June 2016
  • Week 19 - 12/06
    Our recent Chatham Cup triumph over North Shore United produced the worst penalty shoot out I have ever witnessed. Our 2-1 winning margin meant seven of the ten penalties were either saved or missed the target.
    Posted: Sunday 12 June 2016
  • Week 18 - 05/06
    I had a glorious lie in on Sunday morning chiefly due to finishing ex Celtic and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper, Packie Bonners book, "The Last Line." What interested me most was he had a life to talk about. Many sports biographies and autobiographies are written when the player is in his twenties which is hardly a life. Bonner was in his mid fifties and the book tracked his journey before and after Celtic.
    Posted: Sunday 5 June 2016
  • Week 17 - 29/05
    It has been a most fruitful week for football both locally and internationally.
    The "special one" has been in the news constantly almost stopping the internet when the announcement was made that he was to replace Louis van Gaal in the "hot seat" at Old Trafford. It was not really news but more of a final confirmation.
    Posted: Sunday 29 May 2016
  • Week 16 - 22/05
    How many times does a coach sub a sub? Not very often. In fact I could go through my coaching career and struggle to recall many occasions when I have authorised the sub to be subbed. Funnily enough anyone who has been in this situation or playing in a game when a sub is subbed rarely forgets the moment. If I have done it it was definitely for specific reasons.
    Posted: Sunday 22 May 2016
  • Week 15 - 15/05
    I have had a week of family gatherings due to the return of Rory in the recent All White training camp here in Auckland. His departure was preceded by me displaying my culinary skills and preparing one of my favourite dishes "Roman Stew." It's a chicken dish cooked with white wine and a delicious tomato based sauce, accompanied with baked potato, kumara and pumpkin. The final touch is mop up the sauce with oven warm garlic bread. Needless to say it went down well.
    Posted: Sunday 15 May 2016
  • Week 14 - 08/05
    This week ended with Manukau City having a bye due to the winding up of AFC Fury a couple of weeks ago. What can a football coach do on a day off? Watch football of course.
    Posted: Sunday 8 May 2016

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