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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 […]

New Year’s Resolutions: Take 4

Buon anno and welcome to 2015. As we enter the New Year, it’s time for my annual performance review. If you’ve never read one of these before, a word of warning: The purpose of the exercise here is not to produce a gripping yarn. Instead, it’s for me to publically […]

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 […]

Fashion statement

Two things have been happening a bit lately. One is people telling me that there should be in-the-back-of-the.net t-shirts. The other is my bank balance telling me I should really try to find a fun way to recoup some of the costs I incur pursuing my hobby. So this is […]

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New Year’s Resolutions: Take 3

It’s 2014, and as this blog enters its fourth (OMG REALLY??), yes that’s right fourth year in operation, the time has come to once again evaluate how things are going and set some objectives for the new year ahead. This is the third time I have carried out this exercise, […]

I was here first

In November 2009 I purchased the domain name www.in-the-back-of-the.net and began blogging on Google’s Blogspot platform. To the best of my knowledge, at that time, nobody else in the world was using .net in this way. After an initial flurry, like a lot of bloggers do, I ran out of […]

New Year’s Resolutions: Take 2

This time last year I posted about what I wanted to achieve with this blog in 2012. It served as a useful tool to refer back to as I worked my way through the year. Some things were achieved, some were partially achieved and some were overachieved on. I’m calling […]

Facebook

In my supreme benevolence I’ve made a Facebook page for www.in-the-back-of-the.net I thought it might be nice for people to have links to my posts pop up on their news feeds as I post them… I also plan to make a habit of collating my photos there and I might […]