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An historic day

Now, I know a lot has happened in the world of football today. We have learned that Zdeněk Zeman is all but confirmed as the new Roma coach. Arrests have been made in Italian match fixing investigations and it looks like some clubs will be thrown out of Europe – Lazio chief […]

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 […]

Breaking with tradition

It’s the middle of summer in New Zealand, a time when many if not most of us are off work at the very least for Christmas, New Year and the days in between. A special time when we get to take the time to do all the things we’ve been […]

A change is gonna come

One evening a year or so back I was phoned by a Sky (pay) TV employee doing a telephone survey on the viewing habits of their New Zealand audience. I was asked if I could spare fifteen minutes to provide some feedback to assist them to improve their service. “Great”, […]