2019 International Friendlies

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To bring Handy Prem season forward by one week, and still give semifinalists a week's rest between last regular season game (weekend 9th-10th) & semis (weekend 16th-17th), you would need the 4 semifinalists to all play midweek between 3rd-9th March. From this weekend, all the 4 sides have 2 regular season games to go. Below is a useless exercise, but I'll do it anyway.

TW travel to HB & host ACFC. Either game you think is maybe possible midweek as neither TW or ACFC have many players balancing jobs, and Napier is the shortest trip TW almost have. What do ACFC care if they send a weaker side to TW, they have top spot wrapped up.

ACFC travel to TW & host WU. So WU players working only need a half day off, if reschedule midweek at Kiwitea St?

ES travel to TU & host SU. This is probably hardest games to try reschedule. Probably ES travelling to TU, is easiest if most of the young ES players are 'shamateur' footballers. Imagine yes many of the TU & SU players juggle other employment.

CU travel to WU & also travel to TU. Again possibly hard if most players at all 3 teams also have jobs, but if it's the only midweek game you have all season, surely can try to wrangle one day off. CU to TU midweek as shortest trip.


Obviously NZF staffers have looked at the above, made shark loads of phone calls and it's all too hard. Not taking into account, flights, ground availability, having to reschedule the team's other remaining games all for weekend 9th-10th as well etc etc etc

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coochiee wrote:

To bring Handy Prem season forward by one week, and still give semifinalists a week's rest between last regular season game (weekend 9th-10th) & semis (weekend 16th-17th), you would need the 4 semifinalists to all play midweek between 3rd-9th March. From this weekend, all the 4 sides have 2 regular season games to go. Below is a useless exercise, but I'll do it anyway.

TW travel to HB & host ACFC. Either game you think is maybe possible midweek as neither TW or ACFC have many players balancing jobs, and Napier is the shortest trip TW almost have. What do ACFC care if they send a weaker side to TW, they have top spot wrapped up.

TeeDubs don't have HBU, they have Hamilton Wanderers in Hamilton. 

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NZF not the only national body in NZ, that juggles country verus club issues.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/basketball/110989909...

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Looks like the AWs replacements the Solomon Islands, have in turn been replaced by Afghanistan for that Malaysian tourney.

https://www.fam.org.my/

https://www.aseanfootball.org/v3/afghanistan-repla...

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More chance of seeing Jesus rise again than a fudgeing all whites fixture. Starting to really annoy me how little effort NZF seems to put into finding games.

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Half in jest, but shall we rename the thread 2020 International Matches?

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Half in jest, but shall we rename the thread 2020 International Matches?

There's the Ireland game in November, so there'll be at least one game this year.

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el grapadura wrote:

Half in jest, but shall we rename the thread 2020 International Matches?

There's the Ireland game in November, so there'll be at least one game this year.

so the title should be changed to 2019 International Friendly

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Seconded!

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Oman 5 Afghanistan 0.

Singapore 1 Malaysia 0.

Oman verus Singapore in the final.

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Malaysia beat Afghanistan 2-1 to finish 3rd.

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Oman beat Singapore 5-4 on pens. Match score was 1-1.

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https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/football/nz-teams/111633911/new-zealand-football-to-announce-small-financial-loss-in-2018-annual-report

If 2021 Confeds Cup is canned, NZF will hoping like hell Oceania gets automatic entry to Qatar 2022 - otherwise the International Teams Fund ITF) will run dry super quick, and the annual financials will start looking real sick. Will be hard to keeping robbing from the cash reserves, if there is no cash.

Interesting that it seems FFs pre World Cup games this year (8 games) are financed by FIFA. Happy to hear that. 

Would be a bit pissed if it was financed solely from the ITF, when that is effectively funds 'earned' by the AWs (2010 WC, Mexican TV money, Confeds Cup appearances etc) and of course the AWs don't play anymore.

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