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Victory(a)

Wellington United 2, Victoria University 3 Newtown Park, Wellington, May 5 2018 They say you can’t beat Wellington on a good day, and they are perfectly correct. The saying refers to the weather and is really more put-down than compliment – the implication being that there aren’t many good days, […]

Guest Post – Here we go (again)

By Ella Reilly So Nottingham Forest have sacked another manager. It’s becoming a horribly familiar announcement. Brian Clough’s oft’ repeated adage that “If a chairman sacks the manager he initially appointed, he should go as well” immediately leapt to mind when I heard the news. Suffice to say, I’m not […]

Guest Post – Dear Mr Rattue

By Ella Reilly Dear Mr Rattue, While in no way could I claim to be on the same level as the “dissatisfied women footballers of the world” who have called out FIFA on their decision to stage next year’s women’s World Cup in Canada on artificial turf, it needs to […]

I Love This Club – Waiheke United

[Welcome to the first post in ‘I Love This Club’, a new series of guest posts on in-the-back-of-the.net exploring what makes grassroots New Zealand football people tick. Over the coming weeks and months, players, volunteers, coaches, chairpeople, secretaries, others, and all of the above, will write about what makes their […]

Guest Post – Bye bye Becks

By Ella Reilly If you were unlucky enough to stick your head into my bedroom when I was a teenager, you would probably have swiftly withdrawn it, a little overwhelmed. Not necessarily at the (careful co-ordinated) clutter, but rather at the plethora of posters featuring the same Englishman. Glance at […]