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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. […]

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 […]

Waikato Chronicles

Waikato FC 2, Team Wellington 3 Porritt Stadium, Hamilton, February 5 2012 CB: “Barbecues on the grass banks on a sultry cloudless evening, a few beers after work, a twilight kick-off… the sooner we get summer soccer the better.” AH: “There’s more chance of Brian Chisholm biting someone’s ear.” – […]

New Year’s Resolutions

Buon Anno! Not only is it 2012, but it’s also near as dammit to six months since I (re)started blogging properly, a good time to take stock and set some goals for the year ahead. I started www.in-the-back-of-the.net in November 2009 (at http://www.in-the-back-of-the-net.blogspot.com/) and after an initial flurry, like many […]