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News going around the sidelines at Saxton Field on Saturday was that Omar Guardiola is transferring from Suburbs to play his MPL footy in Christchurch this season.

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AllWhites82 wrote:

News going around the sidelines at Saxton Field on Saturday was that Omar Guardiola is transferring from Suburbs to play his MPL footy in Christchurch this season.

Were the transfer forms in Cyrillic?
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Agree with your comments regards the $$ around the game. If you resort to playing for $$ in Chch your dreaming, and the clubs who allow this are a disgrace,however the MPL is not a development league. The word academy is applied far too loosely and now if you own a pair of football boots and are under the age of 18 you are in an academy regardless of your ability if you can afford it. Therefore kids have their ego's boosted because they are in academies and because of the poor quality they find them selves up the chain well before their time, hence 11-0 The MPL needs players between 25 to 35 so the younger players can learn off them. Unfortunately Tech has the majority of them, but is that their fault, they have excellent facilities, appear to have a good atmosphere and have created an winning environment. There academy kids will earn their right to get a start more than anyone else if they are patient.There seems a perception that its great to have an MPL team full of young players,young players don't win you anything at MPL level and like I said its not a development league, if they are not up to scratch it ultimately does more damage and they wont be playing the game by the age of 25. which is the the issue we have now. The game has lost its way in NZ and is now dictated by money across all levels. These CUDL leagues are a joke, lopsided results everywhere, the only winners are the FDMs/coaches and clubs who make off them, No child should be paying above $200 to play football, the fees to play in the CUDL leagues are disgusting and in my opinion there is no justification for it People outside of football are shocked to hear about the $$ floating around in football, and what for, just an ego boost.The game needs a reset across all levels. Have gone a bit off topic but it all contributes to results like yesterday. It is just my opinion and plenty will disagree but worth a debate.

I'm just wondering what people's perceptions are of those who govern the game, from NZ Football down? Hundreds of thousands of dollars a year are sunk into salaries and yet the code appears to be going backwards. I see mediocre decision on mediocre decision with no regard for the good of the game. I was a strong supporter of FDM's and player development but never at the expense of social engagement. Has the pendulum swung too far? is there any club in the Mainland Football region actually growing at the moment? Is there any club that is driven to deliver an outstanding experience for a less than average or disadvantaged player?

I've got kids now playing socially as adults who struggle with the concept of paying nearly $300 for 18 games on average grounds. I hear tales of parents paying hundreds of dollars a year to be involved with Academies that would once have been coached by volunteers. How many clubs employ FDM etc with no measurable outcomes while the overall numbers of players appear to be dropping? 

Well seeing as football is still growing and numbers continue to increase across the country, I guess we aren't going backwards? The question has always been "why don't we produce any decent players". Well the reason for that is partly down to underqualified, volunteer/amateur coaching, poor club facilities and admin structures etc. Whilst Coastal and FC have probably gone backwards, the rest of the clubs around Chch have improved massively in these spaces. Tech has over 1500 members and only employs two people! Bays and Selwyn are examples of clubs which are totally incomparable to 10 years ago! So I struggle to see where the game is going backward? Have you been to watch any of the "Licensed Clubs" play in their grades, the games are often more structured and entertaining battles than the MPL! The technical ability is improving across the board and I've been round the game a while. And the move away from Mainland FDO's/FDM's to club based FDO's/FDM's means that there are more qualified, full time staff who can improve the game across the region. How many staff do Mainland now employ? I'm guessing it's way less than 10 years ago. How many clubs employ full time staff to run their programmes and administrate the game? I'm guessing it's way more than 10 years ago. Whilst I agree the cost is increasing and this is unfortunate, is the cost of food/fuel/housing/living increasing? Is minimum/average wage increasing? Yes, and football is no different......

I'd love to see the numbers that justify your statement that they continue to increase. The fact that Tech have over 1500 members and only employ 2 staff actually supports the point that volunteers can do this work, just as well as paid employees. Bays are no better off than they were 10 years ago, Selwyn are riding on the back of a post earthquake population explosion supported by migration. I'm not sure why I would need to go to a Licensed Club game when I get better feedback from talking with people who are involved in the game across multiple clubs? It's good that you've been around the game awhile, I never knew that. But it adds little to the conversation, I would respect your opinion anyway. I wasn't looking for an argument, I don't need to be right (or wrong), I get out and about occsasionally and get a sense that we're just going round in circles and people are voting with their feet. In regard to the number of FDO's, FDM's, administrators etc employed in the game I don't see either a cost benefit or an increased level of ability in players that justify the increased cost. I was interested in what other's thought, that's all. Thanks. Good night.

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Weekend action with big games between Tech / Bays and Nomads / Coastal

Satuday 2:45pm

Cashmere Technical vs. Ferrymead Bays (Hurley Shield Challenge) - Garrick Memorial Park

Nomads vs. Coastal Spirit - Tulett Park

Selwyn vs. Christchurch United - Foster Park

Sunday

11.30am

Western vs. Nelson Suburbs - Walter Park

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Today's results

Cashmere Technical 3 Ferrymead Bays 3

Nomads 2 Coastal Spirit 1

Selwyn 0 ChCh United 1

Tomorrow Western vs. Nelson Suburbs 

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Sunday Result / Scorers

Western 0 Nelson Suburbs 9 (Jordan Yong 3, Lauchlan Brooks, Hamish Cadigan, Alex Ridsdale, Eddie Sillars, Ryan Stewart, own goal) HT 0 - 6 

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Updated Table

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Cashmere Technical 6 5 1 0 23 5 18 16
Coastal Spirit 6 3 2 1 19 6 13 11
ChCh United 6 3 2 1 9 6 3 11
Ferrymead Bays 6 3 2 1 8 7 1 11
Nelson Suburbs 6 3 0 3 18 8 10 9
Nomads 6 2 3 1 12 12 0 9
Selwyn 6 0 0 6 4 22 -18 0
Western 6 0 0 6 3 30 -27 0
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Next weekend fixtures

Cashmere Technical vs. Western (Hurley Shield)

ChCh United vs. Coastal Spirit

Nomads vs. Ferrymead Bays

Selwyn vs. Nelson Suburbs

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News out of Auckland that North Shore United have signed Ahinga Selemani from Coastal Spirit.

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Today's results:

Cashmere Technical 6 (Andy Tuckey 2, Lyle Matthysen 2, Seth Clark, Tom Schwarz) Western HT 3 - 0

ChCh United 1 (Harrison Bowman) Coastal Spirit 1 (Mika Rabuka) HT 0 - 0

Nomads 2 (Caleb Cottom, Daniel Thoms) Ferrymead Bays 0 HT 1 - 0

Selwyn 1 (Callum Murdoch) Nelson Suburbs 4 (Lachlan Brooks 3, Jordan Yong) HT 0 - 3

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Updated table:

As of today a third of the games have been played but due to the rearranged draw caused by Covid-19 all sides have yet to play each other once, with all clubs yet to face two of their rivals while having played two clubs twice, which I have indicated on the table.

Team P W D L F A GD Pts Played twice Yet to play
Cashmere Technical 7 6 1 0 29 5 24 19 Bays, Selwyn Coastal, Nomads
Nelson Suburbs 7 4 0 3 22 9 13 12 Bays, Western Coastal, United
Coastal Spirit 7 3 3 1 20 7 13 12 Nomads, Western Suburbs, Technical
ChCh United 7 3 3 1 10 7 3 12 Selwyn, Nomads Bays, Suburbs
Nomads 7 3 3 1 14 12 2 12 Coastal, United Technical, Western
Ferrymead Bays 7 3 2 2 8 9 -1 11 Suburbs, Technical Selwyn, United
Selwyn 7 0 0 7 5 26 -21 0 Technical, United Bays, Western
Western 7 0 0 7 3 36 -33 0 Coastal, Suburbs Nomads, Selwyn

Fixtures for 11 July

ChCh United vs, Cashmere Technical

Selwyn vs. Coastal Spirit

Ferrymead Bays vs. Western

Nomads vs. Nelson Suburbs  

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That makes for one very strange looking table.

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A few milestones occurred in the MPL today.

Cashmere Technical's second goal, scored by Andy Tuckey was their 500th MPL goal, scored in their 161st game, just the fourth club to achieve this feat and now join Bays (238 games), Suburbs (262) and Western (294). Nomads are the next best of the existing MPL clubs on 474 

Bays loss to Nomads was their 100th defeat in the MPL.

Nelson Suburbs 4th goal against Selwyn, scored by Jordan Yong, was the 100th goal of the season. 

Christchurch United will play there 200th MPL next Saturday, just the sixth team to join the 200 club.

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AllWhites82 wrote:

A few milestones occurred in the MPL today.

Cashmere Technical's second goal, scored by Andy Tuckey was their 500th MPL goal, scored in their 161st game, just the fourth club to achieve this feat and now join Bays (238 games), Suburbs (262) and Western (294). Nomads are the next best of the existing MPL clubs on 474 

Bays loss to Nomads was their 100th defeat in the MPL.

Nelson Suburbs against Selwyn, scored by Jordan Yong, was the 100th goal of the season

Christchurch United will play there 200th MPL next Saturday, just the sixth team to join the 200 club.

And unless there is something special, probably a winner for goal of the season! 👏👏

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AllWhites82 wrote:

A few milestones occurred in the MPL today.

Cashmere Technical's second goal, scored by Andy Tuckey was their 500th MPL goal, scored in their 161st game, just the fourth club to achieve this feat and now join Bays (238 games), Suburbs (262) and Western (294). Nomads are the next best of the existing MPL clubs on 474 

Bays loss to Nomads was their 100th defeat in the MPL.

Nelson Suburbs against Selwyn, scored by Jordan Yong, was the 100th goal of the season

Christchurch United will play there 200th MPL next Saturday, just the sixth team to join the 200 club.

And unless there is something special, probably a winner for goal of the season! 👏👏

Yong's second against Western last Sunday was a bit special as well, totally unstopable. 

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As stated in an earlier posting it is Christchurch United turn for a milestone on Saturday when playing their 200th in the MPL, joining Ferrymead Bays, Nelson Suburbs, Western, Halswell and Nomads as the only other clubs to reach the 200 game mark.

This is the United's 11th season in the MPL and were one of the 12 foundation clubs in the inaugural MPL season in 2002. They were relegated in 2006 and promoted in 2009. Relegated again in 2012 and back up in 2015 only to be relegated the same season before regaining MPL status this season.   

United current stats are:

P W D L F A GD Pts
Christchurch United 199 48 42 109 230 384 -154 186
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Saturday game - note the change of venue for the Coastal vs. Selwyn game

Midday

Nomads vs. Nelson Suburbs - Tulett Park

2:45pm

Christchurch United vs. Cashmere Technical - ChCh Football Centre

Coastal Spirit vs. Selwyn - Linfield Park now English Park

Ferrymead Bays vs. Western - Ferrymead Park

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Today's Results

Christchurch United 0 Cashmere Technical 4

Coastal Spirit 4 Selwyn 1

Ferrymead Bays 2 Western 0

Nomads 3 Nelson Suburbs 2

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Updated Table:

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Cashmere Technical 8 7 1 0 33 5 28 22
Coastal Spirit 8 4 3 1 24 8 16 15
Nomads 8 4 3 1 17 14 3 15
Ferrymead Bays 8 4 2 2 10 9 1 14
Nelson Suburbs 8 4 0 4 24 12 12 12
ChCh United 8 3 3 2 10 11 -1 12
Selwyn 8 0 0 8 6 30 -24 0
Western 8 0 0 8 3 38 -35 0
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Today's scorers

Christchurch United 0 Cashmere Technical 4 (Lyle Matthysen 2, Danny Boys, Garbhan Coughlan) HT 2 - 0

Coastal Spirit 4 (Dominic McGarr, Tristan Nichol, Aashish Rai, Jacob Richards - pen) Selwyn 1 (Olliver Sim) HT 1 - 0

Ferrymead Bays 2 (Ryan Stanley 2) Western 0 HT 0 - 0

Nomads 3 (Daniel Thoms 2, Nathan Dix) Nelson Suburbs 2 (Ryan Stewart - pen, Jordan Yong) HT 0 - 1

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