NZF deserves credit for Blatter call

New Zealand Football CEO Andy Martin has been a strong voice for change at Fifa and got his reward with Sepp Blatter's resignation on Wednesday.

OPINION: New Zealand Football's straight-talking CEO Andy Martin achieves his goal as Fifa boss resigns - now he must work for further change.

Reason: Murky world exposed

Re-elected and under-fire Fifa president Sepp Blatter pauses during a news conference in Zurich.

OPINION: Football’s governing body rips off investors, it launders money, the Feds move in and then people cry like babies.

Liew: Two-test series a problem

England's Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad leave the field at Headingley during day four of the second test.

OPINION: Increasing popularity of short campaigns is a serious problem when they end in anticlimax.

Carter at No 10 the only answer

Crusaders first five-eighth Dan Carter hurtles downfield after Hurricanes replacement back Matt Proctor was knocked out in Nelson on Friday night.

OPINION: The shifting sands of the Crusaders’ season could spill over into the coaches’ selection meeting.

Gifford: Crusaders turn corner

Crusaders midfielder Robbie Fruean charges upfield against the Hurricanes at Trafalgar Park, Nelson,

OPINION: Todd Blackadder and especially Chris Boyd have turned their fortunes around, writes Phil Gifford.

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