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Marist (Wellington) 0 Seatoun 4 Chatham Cup Preliminary Round Tuesday 25 April 2017 Kilbirnie Park Words by Phil Clayton. Goal highlights from @kiwibardy Photographs (and their captions) of this match by Michael Welsh (Dr yomcat shoots). A Chatham Cup clash between two previous Cup winners. Seatoun won the Cup in […]

Evolution

It’s 2017! Just on the off chance you hadn’t already managed to deduce that fact… It’s somewhat traditional for me to welcome in any new year with a rather dry and boring outline of my blogging plans for the year ahead, as well as ushering in a new look for […]

Sport Is For Everyone?

When New Zealand Rugby, New Zealand Football, New Zealand Cricket, New Zealand Rugby League, Netball New Zealand and Hockey New Zealand came together at the end of May this year to create #SportIsForEveryone, I cheered. The statement they signed up to included these notable sections, “The respective sporting organisations recognise […]

The history of headers

Buon anno and welcome to 2016! And with that, it’s time to continue my annual tradition of ushering in the New Year by changing up the design of this website. This used to mean that I changed the whole layout to a completely different WordPress theme, but for the past couple […]

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Hopefully you have noticed lately that I am not the only one talking rubbish around here anymore! Much to my delight John Palethorpe, a well-respected and established political blogger on his own Shinbone Star website, has generously agreed to come aboard and indulge his football passion on in-the-back-of-the.net. He started […]

A pat on the back

As a general rule I think self-congratulatory blog posts masquerading as ‘thank you dear readers, I do it all for you’ type nonsense tends towards the rather naff. Which is why I very seldom do such things. But one little indulgence can’t hurt, can it? It should come as little […]

Getting the boot

Ever since they made their debut a few months back, the first generation in-the-back-of-the.net t-shirts have been selling like hotcakes! Thanks mum, and the three others who have bought them. In all seriousness, sales so far have provided a princely profit of $25, which ain’t nothing – it’s almost enough […]

The next chapter

When I started in-the-back-of-the.net, the original idea was that it would eventually become a group blog. I wanted this to be a place where other New Zealand footballaholics could come and express themselves via the written word and/or read about the beautiful game from a New Zealand perspective. This was […]