The loud chants of "Nico, Nico, Nico" won't be echoing across Trafalgar Park this Saturday after Tasman United granted crowd favourite Nicolas Abot an early release from his contract.
Tasman United coach Davor Tavich is refusing to use a long layoff as an excuse despite a rusty performance resulting in their worst defeat of the season.
There's nothing like an unwanted three-week break to stop your momentum. But Tasman United coach Davor Tavich may have a bigger headache than his team's lack of match sharpness.
Former school teacher Diarmuid Brazendale turns to teaching the beautiful game with Nelson Bays Football
New Nelson Bays Football development officer Diarmuid Brazendale believes Tasman United's emergence is already having a flow on effect at junior level. He spoke with reporter Phillip Rollo.
Tasman United coach Davor Tavich says the three-week break has come at the worst possible time for his players but perhaps there is a silver lining in it for himself.
Two Stirling Sports Premiership captains have been sanctioned by New Zealand Football over their criticism of referees.
OPINION: Davor Tavich hasn't just proven a point at Tasman United, he has proven seven.
Within the space of just three games Tasman have tallied the same amount of points under Tavich that they did in 13 games with previous coach Richard Anderson, proving to
Captain Paul Ifill gave it a "maybe" but there should be no question, Sunday's 2-1 win over Eastern Suburbs was Tasman United's best result yet as the resurgence under new coach Davor Tavich continues.
Tasman United will be looking to continue their mini resurgence under new coach Davor Tavich when they host in-form Eastern Suburbs at Trafalgar Park on Sunday.
If there is one player in particular that has welcomed the change at Tasman United, it's Sam Ayers.
Richard Anderson lost the dressing room and it resulted in his demise.