Southern Football (incl Southern United)

NordKurve
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Thanks....

Each team has players that standout in some games and others not... compared to other leagues is the depth on the field.

Teams may have 8 decent players then 3 that are inbetween the Fletchers and the SPL.

GI - Matt is an athlete (why never in Southern United.. rhetorical), Tom, Eddie, tight back 5 etc etc

Mosgiel - Cam, Alex, Aiden, Cody before he left for Wellington, backline is tight, Rory looks good at this level. etc

Varsity - Oban, Tim, Ben and probably the strongest squad, Stu the keeper can be a real match saver on his day.

Roslyn - Harley, Tennesse (top player just needs to get a big preseason) etc team should do better

Tech - Rhys is a worker, good players, Team just not firing. 

Cavvy - 2 Bens, Conner some really good young ones coming through. Club is affected by the better organised Varsity

Wanaka - only watched one game and wouldnt say Adam is a standout, seems a good player but wasnt getting good service. Mix of developing youth and older players.

Queenstown - Havent seen them play, seems some old heads in the press articles. 

Northern - Another i havent seen play, Luiz flatters to deliver, pleased with the turnround, good people trying hard.

Invercargill, joint teams dont last, clubs like QP or Old Boys are the only ones that could really give it a crack. Waihopai and Southend cannot field DG teams which is sad. Not sure the local football community is getting good value for money from paid employees. Kenny isnt the answer to the question.

Timaru - no reason why they dont have a team. Not sure if FS really have developed and worked with Timaru.

Its a conundrum but havent seen many benefits from the improved SU performance. None of the imports have played locally, usually the local players were either on the bench or subbed.

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Wow, I didn't know Waihopai and Southend aren't fielding DG teams. Both very strong local clubs most of the time.

Oi Oi Edgecumbe... lets have a clean sheet

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brilliant mate, thanks to much for this

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Results....

2 out of 4 this week on the picks. 

Slight surprise in Roslyn beating Cavvy 2-1 at Ellis Park 

Mosgiel 5-1 over Tech 

(Mosgiels Aidan Barbour-Ryan and Luke McKay have transferred to Selwyn FC)

Varsity 5-1 over Wanaka in Wanaka

And GI 2-0 against Queenstown in Queenstown

All teams have either 3 or 4 very young ones or are very young on average. 

Estimate GI is about 20 or 21 on average. Mosgiel is probably just a fraction older. 

Check Rab Smiths site www.rabotago.com for photos and commentary...(usually a few games) and ODT on Monday for Neville Watson's write up. Football South have Nevilles write up and some photos from Adam Binns 

In the four team Donald Grey it is tight at the top with QP and Gore Wanderers. Stu Munro has reduced his work on FB, limited coverage from the deep south now. 

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NordKurve wrote:

Results....

2 out of 4 this week on the picks. 

Slight surprise in Roslyn beating Cavvy 2-1 at Ellis Park 

Mosgiel 5-1 over Tech 

(Mosgiels Aidan Barbour-Ryan and Luke McKay have transferred to Selwyn FC)

Varsity 5-1 over Wanaka in Wanaka

And GI 2-0 against Queenstown in Queenstown

All teams have either 3 or 4 very young ones or are very young on average. 

Estimate GI is about 20 or 21 on average. Mosgiel is probably just a fraction older. 

Check Rab Smiths site www.rabotago.com for photos and commentary...(usually a few games) and ODT on Monday for Neville Watson's write up. Football South have Nevilles write up and some photos from Adam Binns 

In the four team Donald Grey it is tight at the top with QP and Gore Wanderers. Stu Munro has reduced his work on FB, limited coverage from the deep south now. 

Many thanks for this NKurve

Oi Oi Edgecumbe... lets have a clean sheet

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Picks for this weekend..

Odds on Rab will be splitting his time between Sunnyvale and Memorial Park

Top 4 

Mosgiel too good for Wanaka at home... 

Green Island draw or win at home against Varsity... 

Bottom 5 

Queenstown to beat Roslyn at home

Dunedin Tech to draw with Northern (bold pick)..

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Only got 50% of picks right...

GI 4-1 over Varsity.... 3-0 in the first 30 kind of killed the game as a competition. (FS streaming the game... good work)

Mosgiel 4-1 over Wanaka... Wanaka getting younger by the game..

The wrong ones..

Queenstown lost 2-1 at home to Roslyn, slightly surprised, though Roslyn are better than their results and Queenstown are like a box of Chocolates..

Tech were all an buried at the 80th minute and then get two goals in the 85th and 92nd to win 3-2. Northern trying hard!

Check out rabotago.co.nz and Football South for more info...

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Northern haven't won a league fixture in 33 games

31 losses in a row during that time

Last win was a 2-1 win over Mosgiel - 11/08/2018

Last point was 2-2 draw with Otago University - 25/08/2018

Must be some NZ record?

Last 63 League Games (Since start of 2017 season)

W - 2

D - 4

L - 57

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Northern haven't won a league fixture in 33 games

31 losses in a row during that time

Last win was a 2-1 win over Mosgiel - 11/08/2018

Last point was 2-2 draw with Otago University - 25/08/2018

Must be some NZ record?

Last 63 League Games (Since start of 2017 season)

W - 2

D - 4

L - 57

no still a bit to go to catch up to Riccarton who between 1975-77 didn't win a game in Southern League Division 2 North in the league or the cup  - 69 games without a win

1975 - 77

W - 0

D - 3

L - 66

F - 25

A - 384

http://thejourneyfan.blogspot.co.nz/

New Zealand Football Media Association Website of the year 2015 & 2016

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Picks for this weekend....

GI over Wanaka, probably a similar scoreline from last time they played 

Varsity and Mosgiel at the Turf, probably game of the round, Mosgiel have lost three starters, Varsity are a good squad, just need to learn how to go forward a wee bit quicker.. hard one to pick but ill go for Mosgiel..

Northern vs Cavvy, should be Cavvy, have enough firepower to score a few. 

Roslyn over Tech at Ellis Park.. should be a good crowd on the bank

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ZG didn't last very long at Roslyn

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Very short stay. Currently looking for somewhere just to train. 🤷♂️

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2 out of 4

The right ones... 

GI 5-3 over Wanaka

Cavvy too good for Northern 5-0

The wrong uns..

Varsity got up 2-1 on the turf against Mosgiel, was tight

Tech 1-0 over Roslyn at Ellis Park, another tight one..

This weekends picks...

Top 4

Mosgiel vs GI... the big game, wonder if FS stream will stream this game. Ill go out on a limb and say a tight tussle 2-2

Wanaka vs Varsity... Varsity for the win.

Bottom 5

Northern vs Queenstown... Queenstown to win, Northern is due a surprise at some stage...

Tech vs Cavvy... Cavvy to win at the Cally

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Big couple of games coming up for GI, i think they might finally slip up this weekend & then will have to face Uni on the turf

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Not sure FS 2.0, could be wrong, think that Mosgiel have lost some of the dominance they showed last season. Still think it will be a draw. Whatever happens it will be a good game!

Agree with you re the turf being a home ground advantage to Varsity, trouble with Varsity is that they take too many passes to move forward. GI exposed this in the two games they have played. 

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Top 4 Results

Mosgiel 0 v Green Island 4.... The Island wrap the title up after 11 games into a 14 game season. (picked a draw).. 

Wanaka 1 v Otago University 0.... Another game where Varsity have the bulk of posession and lose. (picked that Varsity would win)

Take away the 20 goals Mosgiel scored against Northerns 2nds the table paints a clearer picture.. Think in the last three games GI has scored 4 against Varsity, 5 against Wanaka and 4 against Mosgiel.

Bottom 5 

Dunedin Tech 3 v Caversham 5... Picked Cavvy to win

Northern 2 v Queenstown 3... Picked Queenstown to win, looks like Northern gave them a good game.

Must have been a reason why Rab would go and watch the Tech/Cavvy game rather than head to the main game at Memorial Park..

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Well done GI, looks like Mosgiel are falling apart, any truth to the coach packing it in after the season?

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Nice grenade Reem... 

Mosgiel lost three starters in the season, two to Selwyn to try and keep them in the league and one to Petone for the same reason. The three probably are receiving payment and in Cody's case he is being flown to Wellington for games.

Coach for Mosgiel has a young family and if he is leaving it would be on very good terms. Done a good job of attracting fringe Southern United  players and molding a very competitive team, especially last year.

There are always coach changes... Northern, GI, Tech, RW? this year.. 

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Nice grenade Reem... 

Mosgiel lost three starters in the season, two to Selwyn to try and keep them in the league and one to Petone for the same reason. The three probably are receiving payment and in Cody's case he is being flown to Wellington for games.

Coach for Mosgiel has a young family and if he is leaving it would be on very good terms. Done a good job of attracting fringe Southern United  players and molding a very competitive team, especially last year.

There are always coach changes... Northern, GI, Tech, RW? this year.. 

Luke Mckay hardly an influential player tbh & probably only started half the games this year. Other two definitely yes, i see Cody hasn't even played for Petone yet.

Hearing Cam is wanting to play without the coaching responsibilities which is fair enough.

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Picks for this weekend

Top 4

Wanaka v Mosgiel... Mosgiel will get up 2-1, Wanaka have been really competitve at home but just think it is one season too soon for them to be top 2.

Varsity v GI... think it will be a 3-0 win to GI, Matt Milton, Matt Brazier and Eddie Wilkinson will have fun on the turf. Varsity will be strong in possession though this will be nullified by GI's defense. Should be a good game to watch!

Bottom Five

Caversham to draw with Roslyn

Queenstown to win over Tech

Great to have a decent paper... long may the ODT continue!!!!

Nice Article on GI's season

https://www.odt.co.nz/sport/football/%E2%80%98grea...

Good chat with the Wanaka boys...

https://www.odt.co.nz/sport/football/football-chat...

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