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NZFMA Media Awards

So it turns out that the New Zealand Football Media Awards are a bit like the Eurovision Song Contest – if you win one, you run the risk of having to organise the whole thing next year… After running these for many years, NZME journo Simon Kay has decided that […]

1,000

This is the 1,000th post published on In the back of the net.* When I realised that this milestone was coming up, I thought long and hard about how we should mark it. Should we make up a greatest hits post, highlighting the five or ten best or most read […]

Links

The time has come to once again refresh the ITBOTN links page. Every year or two it’s necessary to go through it and do a bit of weeding, pulling out broken links to once great blogs that have sadly ceased to exist, thus allowing space for new shoots to flourish. […]

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, […]

Full disclosure

[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. […]