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I Love This Club – Birkenhead United

[Welcome to ‘I Love This Club’, a series of guest posts on in-the-back-of-the.net exploring what makes grassroots New Zealand football people tick, through sharing their stories about why they love their clubs. If you would like to contribute to this series by writing about your special club, please e-mail me […]

New Zealand Football’s got talent

Frank Van Hattum: “Thanks for coming along, folks. It’s great for New Zealand Football that we could attract such a wonderful array of coaching talent. Hope you all enjoyed your flights. Jet Star do an awesome raisin muffin! Did any of you partake? No? Fair enough… Well, obviously we know […]

Herbert out

It has appeared for quite some time that 2012/13 would be characterised forever in my mind as the season of teams I support showing no patience with their coaches, much to my dismay, but this one really takes the cake. New Zealand football has so much to thank Ricki Herbert […]

Defining normal

[This piece was originally published over at Roma Journal, a fan site that will be picking up all my AS Roma related material from now on] I thought long and hard before deciding to write about the Roma coaching situation – yet again. Before beginning the task, the first question it […]

Over the Edge

News broke around midday yesterday on the Northern League Forum that Waikato FC has parted company with their coach of two years, the controversial Declan Edge. Edge stepped into the role at the beginning of last season when, as usual, things were looking bleak for the franchise. Waikato stalwart Dave […]