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Manawatu coach Shane Rufer ...
Manawatu coach Shane Rufer was disappointed with the "individual error" that led to Little's first goal but had nothing but praise for the left-sided midfielder afterwards.
"The first goal was an error but his
second was just a wonderful free-kick into the top corner.There's not many people, particularly in this part of the world, that can score goals like that," Rufer
said of Little.
Soccer: City players warned to put Japan detour out of their minds - 02 Dec 2006 - Sport
Under Manawatu coach Shane Rufer he has got even better and scored 10 goals in eight outings.
Strong International Flavouring To Nzfc > Sport | New Zealand News UK | nznewsuk.co.uk
Manawatu's 2006-07 season finished at the playoff stage again last year, and coach Shane Rufer has cast his net wide to ensure his team again challenge for the title.
Most watching Manawatu will be drawn to Rufer's
three Uruguayan signings - Pablo Yackson, Gouzalo Nieres and Gustavo Saralegui - to see what brand of South American flair they can add.
Soccer: Manawatu aiming for three straight wins in Otago match - 23 Oct 2006 - Sport
With the axe poised over the Palmerston North-based club, for off- rather than on-field reasons, coach Shane Rufer and his players are throwing the pressure right back on the New Zealand Soccer board - which ultimately will make the call on whether they survive or founder.
Soccer: Manawatu put house in order for spot bid - 18 Oct 2006 - Sport
And, under new coach Shane Rufer, they have begun well this season with a 2-1 away win over fancied Team Wellington last Sunday.