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The Final Game of Football Kingz FC

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The final season of Football Kingz in the National Soccer League ended with a winning note. It happened at Ericsson Stadium just like their fight with Newcastle United on February 29.

They played against Brisbane Strikers with 4-3 as the Kingz made their final home game of the season – the end-of-season goal-fest.

On the early exchanges, the visitors made it considerably difficult for Kingz to gain the advantage. During the third minute, Steve Fitzsimmons dominated the field, until Chris Scuderi’s mistake with John Tambouras four minutes later.

The moment the ball spilt loose and the Kingz’ goalkeeper recovering, it was that time that the Strikers made the first goal – 1-0.

Due to the shock, the Kingz made some slip-ups and barely defended against the Strikers, almost being 2-0 down within just four minutes. The top scorer of Kingz, Harry Ngata, came in and headed to Mark Burton.

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In the twentieth minute, Buron set off into the penalty area of the Brisbane Strikers but Webber stopped him from scoring a goal with a tackle but Harry continues to position himself for a shape.

This went on for ten minutes as they tried to defend Kingz attacks. Brisbane still had the advantage but the home team still kept persevering. Near the 42nd minute, the defender held off and Kingz scored a goal – 1-1.

But the game became too fast-paced with Ngata sending Brisbane the wrong way from the penalty spot that led to the clearance by Utting, helping them score another goal – 2-1.

At this point, Kingz had taken the advantage. However, some of their players kept getting caught on unfortunate accidents until Brisbane took the tempting opportunity to score their second goal.

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Kingz, however, hadn’t recovered and 2-2 quickly became 3-2 in favour of Brisbane.

This turn of events became distressing for the Kingz, but in the next fifteen minutes, they still persevered and this paid off as Baldock made a mistake and the home team scored a goal making it a tie with 3 goals each.

Kingz midfielder was then handed his second penalty, and he managed to score another goal for Kingz, 4-3.

The home team held on to this advantage until the final whistle was heard throughout the field. It was the victory of Football Kingz, and it was also their last.

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Football Kingz FC’s Managers Since Founding

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Just as it is important for a football club to rely on its players, as it is with their managers. Football Kingz FC had way too many managers and coaches. Some even made significant changes throughout their career.

In this blog post, we’ll talk about the past managers of Football Kingz FC and their achievements in their time in the club.

Wynton Rufer

First up is the first manager of Football Kingz FC. Rufer is not really the official coach at that beginning as he is actually a player. He started from October 1999 to April 2001. That’s when the first and second season of the National Soccer League occurred.

Fortunately for the club, Rufer is great both at coaching and playing football.

That’s why they excelled at both seasons placing higher than the 50th percentile of football clubs in NSL.

Mike Petersen

When Wynton Rufer retired from being the team’s coach and also one of the players, Mike Petersen replaced him. However, Petersen only lasted five matches as the team’s manager and therefore, there’s not that much record left by him.

They needed to find a new manager and that’s when Shane Rufer took the place.

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Shane Rufer

Shane Rufer is the assistant and also the brother of Wynton Rufer. But just like Petersen, Shane Rufer wasn’t able to leave a mark on the football club as he was replaced immediately by Kevin Fallon.

Kevin Fallon

Kevin Fallon took charge during the third season. However, due to the damage done by the previous managers, he wasn’t able to change the course of the season. This resulted in Kingz placing only 13th out of 18 football clubs. This resulted in Fallon losing his job.

Ken Dugdale and Tommy Mason

Dugdale lasted from September 2002 to November 2003, while Tommy Mason didn’t take too long as he only became a coach from November 2003 to February 2004. They didn’t leave any significant changes during their career in Football Kingz.

Wynton Rufer is the most influential player and coach in Football Kingz history. But that doesn’t mean other coaches didn’t do anything to improve their team. There were just difficulties due to the history of NSL and the players of Kingz.