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Dave Griffith

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12 June 2009


Dave is a Human Resources professional and freelance writer. He is interested in sport, movies, politics and history. He enjoys the outdoors lifestyle on the Kapiti Coast north of Wellington. Being a Hurricanes, Warriors, Phoenix and Leeds United supporter means he has come to learn that losing when it matters is not the end of the world - it just feels like it.


  • FIFA World Cup: Germany v Spain - Semi-Final Preview

    World No.6 ranked Germany - the hottest form team in the tournament - take on No.2 ranked Spain to decide who will face the Netherlands in the World Cup Final.

  • FIFA World Cup: Netherlands v Uruguay – Semi-Final Preview

    Just when we were looking down the barrel of the first World Cup Final without a European side since 1930 we now have three of them reaching the semi-finals.

  • FIFA World Cup: Uruguay v Ghana – Quarter-Final Preview

    The forgotten quarter-final sees Uruguay facing off against the last African hope Ghana for a place in the last four.

  • FIFA World Cup: Spain v Paraguay – Quarter-Final Preview

    Slowly but surely pre-tournament favourites Spain have steered their way through the group stages and the round of 16.

  • FIFA World Cup: Brazil v Netherlands - Quarter-Final Preview

    A dream match-up in Port Elizabeth between the world No.1 ranked Brazilian side and the No.4 ranked Netherlands.

  • FIFA World Cup: Argentina v Germany - Quarterfinal Preview

    Neither of these teams were supposed to be in the Quarter-finals. Germany’s loss to injury of Michael Ballack and Argentina’s faltering qualifying campaign had fans from both countries not expecting performances to match their mutual elite pedigree.

  • Other Headlines – News, Sport and Religion

    NEWS - Norman Flags China, SPORT - Wimbledon – Two Guys Find Smart Way to Stay on Court, RELIGION – Visions of New Zealand Prime Minister at Sporting Events

  • General McChrystal Pays the Price for Trying to Get His Picture on the Cover of the Rolling Stone

    Remember Dr. Hook? In 1972 they articulated the dream that money couldn't buy when they sang:

    "We take all kind of pills to give us all kind of thrills
    but the thrill we've never known
    Is the thrill that'll getcha when you get your picture on the cover of the Rolling Stone."

  • New Zealand – The Susan Boyle of the FIFA World Cup?

    Sepp Blatter, the chief judge for Football's Got Talent, sits at his desk looking a bit perplexed at the nervous man in his late 40's standing on the stage.

    “So Ricky… Herbert, where are you from?”

  • Cheating Tarnishes FIFA World Cup

    We are not even out of pool play yet and the scourge of cheating has already taken some of the gloss of the shiny FIFA World Cup Trophy.