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Matthew Tyldesley

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I have just moved to New Zealand, away from the U.K. and my beloved Bolton Wanderers, and have set up camp in perhaps the least football savvy city in NZ; Auckland. But New Zealand is a country where 'soccer' is on the rise, either due to the influx of British ex pats yearning to fill the void left by vacant saturday afternoons, or the first All Whites qualification for a world cup since the 1982 finals. Whatever the reason, this summers (or NZ winters) atmosphere here in NZ promises to electric, and i'm going to follow it every step of the way. I have written the occasional blog in the past for various reasons, but i have never written for football, which is strange as i live and breathe it, so it'll be an emotional journey for the both of us. I'm sure we'll get there in the end though, through what promises to be an amazing World cup 2010. COME ON YOU WHITES!!!!

New Zealand 1-1 Slovakia : Winnie The New Boy Rescues The ALL Whites.

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World Cup Group F: New Zealand 1-1 Slovakia (Reid 90+ 3 - Vittek 50) Video Highlights Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg, South Africa Attendance: 23,871 Winston Reid, the 21 yr old...

New Zealand vs Slovakia: World Cup newbies showdown

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New Zealand v Slovakia Group F, 2010 World Cup Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg Sunday, 13 June 2010 Kickoff: 11:30 GMT, 13:30 Local The All Whites may have waited 28...

Chile 2 – 0 New Zealand: Carnival starts early at All Whites Warm up

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International Warm Up Match: Chile 2  -0 New Zealand (Fierro 67', Paredes 71'). Attendance: 15,000. If you happened to tune into this game a little...

New Zealand vs. Chile: Training Match Preview.

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Training Game: New Zealand vs. Chile Venue: Kanyamazane Stadium, Nelspruit, South Africa Kick off: 09th June, 10:30am GMT (11:30pm NZT) The battle for a seat on this years plane to the World...

Slovenia 3-1 New Zealand: Harsh Lesson For The All Whites

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After the highs of last week's narrow victory over Serbia, New Zealand were yesterday schooled in the consequences of missed opportunities by a very capable Slovenian side ....

New Zealand vs. Slovenia – Preview

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International Friendly: New Zealand vs. Slovenia Venue: Ljudski Stadium, Maribor, Slovenia Kick off: Friday 4th May 5:45pm(GMT) Capacity: 12,435 Threat of injury worries Herbert All Whites coach Ricki Herbert...

Serbia 0-1 New Zealand – All Whites Prepare for South Africa In Style

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If the All Whites were hoping to be underestimated at this year's World Cup, then perhaps scalping a team 68 places above them in...

Serbia Vs. New Zealand: Match Preview

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International Friendly: Serbia vs. New Zealand Date: Saturday 29th May 16:15 (GMT) Venue: Hypo Group Arena, Austria Capacity 32,000 The All Whites take on Serbia this Saturday, 400 meters...

New Zealand midfielder Tim Brown Hoping For A Speedy Recovery

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Tim Brown, the combative All Whites midfielder, has arrived back in Auckland today after his colleagues departed for Austria in preparation for the World Cup....

All Whites can take positives from last gasp defeat

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Austalia 2 - 1 New Zealand.  Much was made before the game (in some small part by me) of the 'no holds barred' attitude that New Zealand...

All White expecting an bruising encounter with the Socceroos

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International Friendly: Australia vs. New Zealand Date: Monday 24th May. Venue: MCG Stadium, Melbourne, Australia Capacity: 10,000 Mark Schwarzer, the Australian shot stopper, is so far the only injury worry ahead...

Kiwi football fever mounts as All Whites squad released

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Aaron Scott said: "I’m pretty disappointed but I can rest easy knowing I gave it my best shot. I did everything I could so at...