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With the promotion / relegation now all sorted and Christchurch United now back into the MPL for the fourth occasion, with the 2020 the 11th season they have been in the league with their current MPL playing record standing at:

P W D L F A GD Pts
Christchurch United 192 45 39 108 220 377 -157 174

United will now join Ferrymead Bays, Nelson Suburbs, Nomads and Western as clubs that contested the inaugural MPL in 2002, that will be playing in 2020.

Second time FC Twenty11 have been relegated and now join, Nomads and Universities as having to drop down a second time, with ChCh United have been relegated three times.

Other clubs to face the drop (all once) are Avon United, Burnside, Cashmere Wanderers, Christchurch United, Halswell, New Brighton, Rangers, Richmond City, Western and Woolston WMC.

FC Twenty11 MPL stats from their six season's in the are:

FC Twenty11 112 24 15 73 133 300 -167 87

Tech were relegated in 2002 too. If I remember rightly they got promoted back up at the first attempt under (I think) Jason Fahey.

Yes ChCh Technical (10th) were one of the three clubs that faced relegation was the MPL was reduced from 12 to 10 teams, along with Canterbury University (11th) and Woolston Working Mens Club (12th), who both were automatically relegated.

ChCh Technical then played Cashmere Wanderers home and away to see which side would play in the MPL for 2003. ChCh Technical won their home league 3 - 1 with Cashmere Wanderers winning at home 3 - 0 to win 4 - 3 and aggregate.

The two sides then met again in the promotion series at the end of the 2003 season with ChCh Technical again winning their home leg 3 - 1 with Cashmere Wanderers winning at home 2 - 1 so Technical won promotion 4 - 3. 

Many would not regard ChCh Technical as the same club as Cashmere Technical as ChCh Technical first merged with Woolston WMC to become Woolston Technical in 2007 who then in turn merged with Cashmere Wanderers to become the present Cashmere Technical in 2012. 

Same vain as FC Twenty11 not the same as Shamrock / Riccarton merging to become Avon United who then joined forces with Burnside (formerly Burndale) to evolve as FC Twenty11.

Woolston and Tech did it really tough after Christchurch City disbanded and it went to Canterbury United. Both had a lot of debt and a lot of players went elsewhere for the 2002 season - Ferrymead and New Brighton were the big beneficiaries if I remember rightly hence both Woolston and Tech getting relegated. Tech were on the end of some cricket scores that season but I remember going to watch Tech play Woolston at Ensors Rd and they won about 8 or 9 nil. 

Woolston ended up not entering a team in the Canterbury league in 2004, but entered a team in the Chatham Cup which was mainly a mix of Presidents players and got knocked out by CHCH Boys at English Park. Wasn’t until 2005 until they had a first team again.

It was Woolston that were on the end of the cricket scores. Technical finished their 22 games with 42 goals for and 41 against with their biggest loss being 4 - 0 against Rangers and finished the season on 22 points.

Woolston did not pick up a point scoring just 7 goals (one of those was and own goal) while conceding 132. Their biggest defeat was 12 - 0 to Technical at Ensors Road(which is not surprising the heaviest ever win / defeat in the MPL).

They also conceded double figures against New Brighton (11 - 1) and Bays (10 - 1). They also lost 8 - 0 (5 times), 6 - 0 (twice), 5 - 0 (3 times) and both 4 - 0 and 3 - 0 (twice).

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From the Nelson Weekly (see link below) - Steve 'Bigsy' Bignell stands down from coaching role at Nelson Suburbs.

Steve smiling face and his after match speeches will be greatly missed around the MPL clubs.

http://nelsonweekly.co.nz/2020/01/bigsy-signs-off-...

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Christchurch United have upgraded their logo - good to see they are looking back as the celebrate their 50th Anniversary this season. 

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AllWhites82 wrote:

Christchurch United have upgraded their logo - good to see they are looking back as the celebrate their 50th Anniversary this season. 


Do they have any Womens and girls teams? 

Kotahitanga. We are one.

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In other news, there won't be any South Island League as we had it the past 2 seasons, which is pretty disappointing. Top two from each league (Mainland and Southern) will play a semifinal and then a final. So I guess we go back to a 3 round MPL, which starts in seven weeks! 

I let my guitar speak for me

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Great to hear of Coastal’s exciting news. 

Kotahitanga. We are one.

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Global Game wrote:

Great to hear of Coastal’s exciting news. 

Eh?

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Roys town wrote:

Global Game wrote:

Great to hear of Coastal’s exciting news. 

Eh?

this?

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

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

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Roys town wrote:

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Great to hear of Coastal’s exciting news. 

Eh?

this?

I wonder if their men’s trophy cabinet is in one of those boxes

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Roys town wrote:

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Great to hear of Coastal’s exciting news. 

Eh?

this?

I wonder if their trophy cabinet is in one of those boxes


You should get out more, maybe watch some women’s football. 

The truck wouldn’t be big enough to hold Coastal’s trophies since inception in 2007.  

Kotahitanga. We are one.

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Global Game wrote:

Roys town wrote:

Global Game wrote:

Great to hear of Coastal’s exciting news. 

Eh?

this?

I wonder if their trophy cabinet is in one of those boxes


You should get out more, maybe watch some women’s football. 

The truck wouldn’t be big enough to hold Coastal’s trophies since inception in 2007.  


he said men’s trophy cabinet. Maybe read a bit more closely old man 

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Global Game wrote:

Roys town wrote:

Global Game wrote:

Great to hear of Coastal’s exciting news. 

Eh?

this?

I wonder if their trophy cabinet is in one of those boxes


You should get out more, maybe watch some women’s football. 

The truck wouldn’t be big enough to hold Coastal’s trophies since inception in 2007.  


he said men’s trophy cabinet. Maybe read a bit more closely old man 

 He edited his original post AFTER I pointed out Coastal have won a truckload of trophies.

Pay attention fella!

Kotahitanga. We are one.

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From the very funny Canterbury Transfers page:

A new decade brings about change and many retirement announcements, and here’s one that should’ve been announced several years ago. One of the greatest to ever do it in Canterbury, according to himself and his self edited Wikipedia page, Stuart Kelly will finally leave his shin pads at home and stop subbing himself on as Halswell inevitably go behind early. Playing in many continents, for many different teams and in many different positions, the one constant in Kelly’s career was that every stay was short. One of his many career highlights included scoring a hat-trick in a 2-2 National League Final penalty shootout defeat, obviously penalties are included in hat-tricks, because he’s Stu fooken Kelly. The transition into the next stage of his football career began at the nest with Halswell as he took over when they looked promotion bound, and since then he has enjoyed about as much success as a sleeping drunk at the wheel, spiralling the club to depths of the league table they’ve never seen before. Despite all of this Kelly has been a magnificent servant of the game and had organised his own testimonial to take place at Halswell Domain tomorrow afternoon, unfortunately at the last minute Frontrunner surprisingly pulled all of their sponsorship for the event so at the moment it is just Stu and 10 Stu Kelly training dummies meeting at the Nest at 2pm, if anyone would like to attend please bring a gold coin and several strands of your hair.

It’s easy to bag Stu, lol, but when I saw his first game for CHCH or Woolston Tech at Ensors, in 2009 from memory, I had no idea he would hang around so long, so credit where it’s due. Whether you agree with the philosophy or not, Messrs Cowen, Nicholls and co. have bought in a few who’ve made a life in NZ. Mick Curry is another one that springs to mind in that vein. 

Who else is on the move in the MPL? 

Kotahitanga. We are one.

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Global Game wrote:

From the very funny Canterbury Transfers page:

A new decade brings about change and many retirement announcements, and here’s one that should’ve been announced several years ago. One of the greatest to ever do it in Canterbury, according to himself and his self edited Wikipedia page, Stuart Kelly will finally leave his shin pads at home and stop subbing himself on as Halswell inevitably go behind early. Playing in many continents, for many different teams and in many different positions, the one constant in Kelly’s career was that every stay was short. One of his many career highlights included scoring a hat-trick in a 2-2 National League Final penalty shootout defeat, obviously penalties are included in hat-tricks, because he’s Stu fooken Kelly. The transition into the next stage of his football career began at the nest with Halswell as he took over when they looked promotion bound, and since then he has enjoyed about as much success as a sleeping drunk at the wheel, spiralling the club to depths of the league table they’ve never seen before. Despite all of this Kelly has been a magnificent servant of the game and had organised his own testimonial to take place at Halswell Domain tomorrow afternoon, unfortunately at the last minute Frontrunner surprisingly pulled all of their sponsorship for the event so at the moment it is just Stu and 10 Stu Kelly training dummies meeting at the Nest at 2pm, if anyone would like to attend please bring a gold coin and several strands of your hair.

It’s easy to bag Stu, lol, but when I saw his first game for CHCH or Woolston Tech at Ensors, in 2009 from memory, I had no idea he would hang around so long, so credit where it’s due. Whether you agree with the philosophy or not, Messrs Cowen, Nicholls and co. have bought in a few who’ve made a life in NZ. Mick Curry is another one that springs to mind in that vein. 

Who else is on the move in the MPL? 


With the new Amateur Player Agreements that are looking to come in and have to be signed by Players this will mean he can’t play anyway as you have to declare you are an amateur player and not an employee of the club.

Does this then mean that clubs can’t employ their players to coach summer clinics etc too?

I understand why they want this, but it could also cause a knock on effect and could affect a number of clubs! If the same applies does this rule out the likes of Luke Tongue at Tech? 

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is Luke declaring his brown paper bag to the IRD? 

Kotahitanga. We are one.

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speaking to a few ChCh United locals here’s a few. Could be totally false or potentially true Andy Tuckey to Dollars United

J Richards to tech

Liddicoat to tech

Ede to nomads

Ryan Stanley to bays

Mike white to bays

Corey Wilson to Dollars United

and another dragons defender to coastal

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speaking to a few ChCh United locals here’s a few. Could be totally false or potentially true Andy Tuckey to Dollars United

J Richards to tech

Liddicoat to tech

Ede to nomads

Ryan Stanley to bays

Mike white to bays

Corey Wilson to Dollars United

and another dragons defender to coastal

Liddicoat not playing in the MPL as heading north for work

By Mike White are you referring to the one that played for the Hawkes last season. 

Ryan Stanley will miss a chunk of the MPL as off to watch Euro 2020, likewise for five or six other ChCh based MPL players.

Haris Zeb likely to be back playing in the MPL for Nomads.

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speaking to a few ChCh United locals here’s a few. Could be totally false or potentially true Andy Tuckey to Dollars United

J Richards to tech

Liddicoat to tech

Ede to nomads

Ryan Stanley to bays

Mike white to bays

Corey Wilson to Dollars United

and another dragons defender to coastal

Liddicoat not playing in the MPL as heading north for work

By Mike White are you referring to the one that played for the Hawkes last season. 

Ryan Stanley will miss a chunk of the MPL as off to watch Euro 2020, likewise for five or six other ChCh based MPL players.

Haris Zeb likely to be back playing in the MPL for Nomads.

Clearly some rumours then

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speaking to a few ChCh United locals here’s a few. Could be totally false or potentially true Andy Tuckey to Dollars United

J Richards to tech

Liddicoat to tech

Ede to nomads

Ryan Stanley to bays

Mike white to bays

Corey Wilson to Dollars United

and another dragons defender to coastal

Sounds like Wilson staying in Nelson as United have signed a keeper a bit closer to home.

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With the 2020 edition of the MPL starting next month here are the current stats to the eight teams contesting the title. 

All tables teams have been listed in alphabetical order.

  P W D L F A GD Pts W % D % L % Goals Per Game For Goals Per Game Against Pts Per Game
Cashmere Technical 154 117 24 13 475 124 351 375 76.0% 15.6% 8.4% 3.08 0.81 2.44
Christchurch United 192 45 39 108 220 377 -157 174 23.4% 20.3% 56.3% 1.15 1.96 0.91
Coastal Spirit 175 82 27 66 318 255 63 273 46.9% 15.4% 37.7% 1.82 1.46 1.56
Ferrymead Bays 346 182 66 98 721 485 236 612 52.6% 19.1% 28.3% 2.08 1.40 1.77
Nelson Suburbs 346 189 64 93 704 436 268 631 54.6% 18.5% 26.9% 2.03 1.26 1.82
Nomads United 283 117 53 113 460 443 17 404 41.3% 18.7% 39.9% 1.63 1.57 1.43
Selwyn United 28 6 4 18 62 92 -30 22 21.4% 14.3% 64.3% 2.21 3.29 0.79
Western 332 143 63 126 544 512 32 492 43.1% 19.0% 38.0% 1.64 1.54 1.48

  Most Consectutive Wins Most Consectutive Draws Most Consectutive Losses Longest Unbeaten Run Longest Lossing Run
Cashmere Technical 13 2 2 20 6
Christchurch United 3 3 8 5 18
Coastal Spirit 6 3 4 9 5
Ferrymead Bays 8 2 6 21 10
Nelson Suburbs 9 3 4 26 8
Nomads United 7 3 9 22 15
Selwyn United 2 1 5 2 12
Western 7 3 9 13 17

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