Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Waitakere United Sat, 31 Oct 2020 15:17:36 +1100 Tribal Football <![CDATA[Blackburn's Payne trialling with Toronto FC]]> <p>Blackburn Rovers midfielder Tim Payne is reportedly on trial with MLS side Toronto FC.<p>The 20-year old New Zealand international is believed to be training with the Reds under the tutelage of compatriot Ryan Nelsen according to the Canadian Press.<p>Payne has been at Blackburn since moving from Waitakere United in 2012 but is yet to feature for the senior side.<p>Deployed as an attacking midfielder or as a forward, Payne has played 10 times for the All Whites, scoring on two occasions.<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:28:04 +1000 <![CDATA[Fijian striker Krishna joins Wellington Phoenix]]> <p>A-League club Wellington Phoenix has signed Fijian goal machine Roy Krishna for the remainder of the 2013/14 season.<p>The 26-year old Fiji international has been brought in from Auckland City as injury replacement for Paul Ifill, who has a ruptured Achilles, and is set to become the first player from his nation to play in the A-League.<p>Phoenix head coach Ernie Merrick said of the capture: "When we played Auckland City pre-season the two players who stood out for me were Albert Riera and Roy Krishna.<p>"Riera did a good, simple job in midfield winning the ball and passing it well, and he has made the transition from ASB Championship to A-League with some top-class performances.<p>"Krishna was quick with close technical skills and an eye for goal, and when I researched his record I was impressed.<p>"He seems the sort of player capable of taking the next step and scoring goals in the A-League."<p>Krishna previously spent time with Waitakere United, where he scored 72 goals in 103 appearances, and has also netted 14 times in 22 internationals for Fiji.<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 22:39:43 +1100 <![CDATA[Nelsen fully committed to New Zealand cause]]> <p>"It's very timely. These are two very important games for New Zealand so it's great to get to this point with selection options," Herbert said.<p>"I personally have never, and the team hasn't either, underestimated the challenge of these qualifying games."<p>New Zealand Football CEO Michael Glading said a fully-fit Ryan Nelsen - who has missed the All Whites first three qualifying wins - had reaffirmed his commitment to the All Whites cause.<p>"I've spoken with Ryan since the Olympics - as has Ricki - and he's over the injury that's kept him out of the campaign so far and looking forward to getting back in the environment."<p>Goalkeepers: Glen Moss (Wellington Phoenix), Mark Paston (Wellington Phoenix) <p>Defenders: Andrew Boyens (New York Red Bulls), Tony Lochhead (Wellington Phoenix), David Mulligan (Wellington Phoenix), Ryan Nelsen (Blackburn Rovers), Steven Old (Macarthur Rams), Ben Sigmund (Wellington Phoenix)<p>Midfielders: Leo Bertos (Wellington Phoenix), Tim Brown (Wellington Phoenix), Jeremy Christie (Wellington Phoenix), Simon Elliott (Unattached), Chris James (Tampere United), Duncan Oughton (Columbus Crew), Allan Pearce (Waitakere United) <p>Forwards: Chris Killen (Celtic FC), Shane Smeltz (Wellington Phoenix), Jarrod Smith (Toronto FC)<p>The All Whites are just one win away from a spot in the 2009 Confederations Cup and a two-legged playoff with the fifth best team from Asia for a place at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.<p>The crucial clashes take place in Noumea on September 6 and at North Harbour stadium four days later.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:15:14 +1100 <![CDATA[Emblen appointed New Zealand U23 coach]]> <p>Waitakere United coach Neil Emblen is now responsible for the New Zealand U-23 side as it bids to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics.The former Wolves, Walsall, Norwich and New Zealand Knights player will take the reins of the Oly Whites for March's qualifiers in Fiji. <p>But Emblen will likely be without most of his overseas-based rising stars - clubs are not required to release players for the qualifiers - and will rely instead on players drawn from the ASB Premiership and American Universities. <p>"There'll be different conditions as well in Fiji," Emblen said. <p>"I've been lucky enough to coach teams away in the Pacific and it's a tough programme when you go overseas. The elements and conditions are against you a little bit but I'm confident that with the quality of the ASB Premiership boys and the lads from the US we can go over there and qualify for London. <p>"I want to make some of these players from the Olympic team into All Whites. As well as qualifying, it's an important part of my job to help players break into the international scene and playing in the Olympic Games next year would be a great way to do that." <p><p>&nbsp;<a href= target=new>The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the nation on Facebook today:</a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 15:00:00 +1100