@ACT-Crusader - Weka was one of the Thames Valley Mafia along with @Fonzie and Bart, but we co-opted them in as Bay fans . @aucklandwarlord was also on the terraces at Eden Park on a certain day we might have mentioned once or twice. @King-Goober-XL was another regular Bay fan around that time.
In 2004 @bayimports finally got to (mostly) bury the memories - and end of game footage of him - from the stands at Eden Park in 1996...
Unlike Steve Braunias with his ongoing 'Secret Diary' series, @JP & I eventually figured out that there's only so many Day in the Life satires that you can write before you start repeating the same gags in a different guise. Think we did either five or six of them in the end - they were all a huge amount of fun to write - with plenty of stifled laughs at work as iterative e-mail versions were sent back and forth. The one for Phooey included a couple of local knowledge lines about the Hong Kong rugby scene from @BartMan - it was the first one we did and the content flowed quickly!
Mountie @brain-man made a few Bay related posts from London in the mid 2000's but was sadly lost to a car accident on the Kaimai ranges in 2009. For those in Hamilton there's a memorial bench dedicated to him outside College Hall on the Waikato Uni campus: https://www.wu.ac.nz/fmd/memorial_trees_plaques.shtml - Brains was a good keen Varsity man and an absolutely top bloke.
"Varsity W.U.R.F.C. Eat, Laugh, Drink, Play, Nude. In loving memory of Varsity Legend Matt 'Brains' Goodlet"