[Lots of people have been clicking on the ‘about’ page of this blog lately. It has occurred to me that what was previously there was probably of very little use to them, so I have endeavoured to be a little more serious about trying to explain what this site is all about. From now on, this is what you’ll find there.]
I know that a lot of people read this blog and wonder two things – “What does he know about football and who did he play for?”
Well the answer to the first part of your question is ‘sweet FA’. I try very hard not to give anyone the completely false impression that I’m in any way any sort of expert. I just love watching football, photographing it and writing about it. So that’s what I do.
I go to as many local games as I can, watch most of whatever New Zealand television deigns to broadcast, and when my beloved AS Roma is playing, I yell and scream at frozen pixelated blurs on the internet.
Roughly twice a week I blog about the games I’ve been to and what football matters are at the forefront of my mind. I tend to write about the experience of being a fan more than the finer points of the game.
As for the second part of your question – who I played for, well in the interests of full disclosure here’s a photograph of the last team I played for. I’m in the middle of the back row.
The way I see it, Shakespeare had no experience as a Prince of Denmark when he wrote Hamlet, Dante had never been to hell when he wrote The Divine Comedy, and despite having played football at the highest levels for well over a decade, Joey Barton’s opinions on the game are still unfathomable.
So that’s what I’m trying to do here. I hope you enjoy it.
If you would like to e-mail me, my address is casagiordani at orcon dot net dot nz.
A grassroots football enthusiast based in Auckland, New Zealand, and a fan of the most magnificent club on earth - A.S. Roma. More info (including e-mail address) can be found here: https://in-the-back-of-the.net/about/