Players on a top Auckland college football team are said to be planning to boycott games - and even threatening to leave the school - after their coach was sacked.
The memories of John Alder and Liam Sweeney illuminated the way for Newcastle United in New Zealand during one of the darkest weeks in the history of the club.
Few people will remember the good work of your pre-season if it all falls apart when the bright lights start to shine.
They are young, quick and unpredictably dangerous - just ask Miramar Rangers.
Wellington is being urged to get behind the historic double-header in world-class football to make it a sell out at the Westpac Stadium on Saturday.
Newcastle United didn't watch the Wellington Phoenix beat West Ham last night.