Lost in…Opava

Lost in…Opava

SFC Opava v FK Victoria Žižkov Stadion v Městských sadech / Czech National Football League / 14th April 2017 Shortly after 9am, I was crossing the border into the Czech Republic, where I was greeted into the country by the usual presence the town of Břeclav. It was here I was to hop on to … Continue reading

Lost in…Galanta

Lost in…Galanta

FC Slovan Galanta v FC Horses Štadión FC Slovan Galanta / III. Liga – West / 9th April 2017 There was a bumper Slovak football fixture list on this Sunday afternoon and with nothing better to do, it seemed rude to not fit in a second game of the weekend. I’d been saving Galanta for … Continue reading

Lost in…Púchov

Lost in…Púchov

MŠK Púchov v FC Neded Mestsky Štadión / III. Liga – West / 8th April 2017 Victor Valdes, Carlos Puyol, Michael Reiziger, Phillip Cocu, Gio Van Bronckhorst, Luis Enrique, Xavi, Ricardo Quaresma, Ronaldinho, Marc Overmars and Patrick Kluivert – a mighty formidable line-up of players if I do say so myself. This is the team … Continue reading

Lost in…Poprad

Lost in…Poprad

FK Poprad v ŠK Odeva Lipany NTC Poprad / II. Liga – Relegation Round / 1st April 2017 Poprad had been on my ‘to do’ list from day one of my Slovak adventures, although I knew of it long before I had even stepped foot in Slovakia. During my previous 5 years living in Manchester, I’d … Continue reading

Lost in…Komárno

Lost in…Komárno

KFC Komárno v TJ KOVO Beluša Mestský štadión / III. Liga – West / 25th March 2017 Generally, I’m not a lover of fast food, but on this lovely, Spring Saturday morning, I was very much looking to my visit to KFC. However, there’d be less finger licking and more ground ticking, plus, no Colonel either, as … Continue reading

Lost in…Šaľa

Lost in…Šaľa

FK Slovan Duslo Šaľa v Baník Horná Nitra Šaľa Stadium / III. Liga – West / 18th March 2017 “Say hello to my little friend,” I declared Pacino-esque as I proudly sauntered over to our table in Partizani, whilst wielding a Tommy Gun. I should probably elaborate. I had my pals Ed and Sean visiting me … Continue reading

Lost in…Senica

Lost in…Senica

FK Senica v Slovan Bratislava Štadión FK Senica / Slovak Super Liga / 11th March 2017 ‘Be not dazzled by beauty, but look for those inward qualities which are lasting.’ – Seneca. The great philosopher Seneca’s words were needed as I arrived in Senica. My best Slovak pal Tomás hails from the small town in … Continue reading

Lost in…Hlohovec

Lost in…Hlohovec

FC Slovan Hlohovec v TJ ISKRA Borčice FC Slovan / IV. Liga – West (North-West) / 5th March 2017 I think I mentioned it in one of my early blogs about my Slovak football travels, but Slovakia really is bountiful with footballing grounds – most of them in fairly tumbledown condition. Look out the window … Continue reading

Lost in…Sereď

Lost in…Sereď

ŠKF Sereď v Žilina II Štadión Sereď / II. Liga – West / 4th March 2017 “I’m Al Pacino.” A small town in south-west Slovakia was not where I envisioned meeting one of Hollywood’s finest, although I was highly sceptical that the chap making the above proclamation was the real deal. There was a resemblance … Continue reading