Lost in…Blansko

Lost in…Blansko

FK Blansko v Ždírec nad Doubravou Stadion na Údolní /  4. Liga – Division D / 28th October 2017 Before I moved to Central Europe, it would have probably been fair to say that my Czech geography knowledge was average at the very best. If you had asked me to point out the Czech Republic on … Continue reading

Lost in…Cífer

Lost in…Cífer

ŠK Cífer 1929 v TJ Družstevník Zvončín Štadión ŠK Cífer 1929 / VI. Liga Trnava / 15th October 2017 Unsurprisingly, my most travelled train route during my time living in Slovakia has been between Trnava, where I live, and the Slovak capital, Bratislava. The journey between them ranges from 30-45 minutes, so there is really … Continue reading

Lost in…Hodonín

Lost in…Hodonín

FK Hodonín v FC Viktoria Otrokovice Stadion u Červených domků /  Moravian–Silesian Football League / 14th October 2017 I send a message to Ralph RE going to watch football in Hodonín… ‘What’s the town like?’ ‘Crap’. ‘The football ground?’ ‘Crap athletics ground’. ‘Oh…so why should we go to Hodonín?’ ‘Well there are two breweries in the centre…’ ‘See … Continue reading

Lost in…Piešťany

Lost in…Piešťany

PfK Piešťany v Slovan Ostrov Štadión PfK Piešťany / VII. Liga Trnava / 7th October 2017 I’ve lived in western Slovakia for over a year now and with me travelling most weekends to some random Slovak footballing backwater, I now feel confident that I’ve seen most of the west- certainly in regards of the big towns … Continue reading

Lost in…Michalovce

Lost in…Michalovce

MFK Zemplín Michalovce v FK Senica Štadión MFK Zemplín / Fortuna Liga / 16th September Zemplín Michalovce: the one that got away. Oh, how they frustrated me last season. Well, actually not them, but the Slovak FA really. Basically, my goal last season was to visit all 12 top flight Slovak grounds. I was flying and had … Continue reading

Lost in…Vrakuňa Bratislava

Lost in…Vrakuňa Bratislava

ŠK Vrakuňa Bratislava v FK Kartpaty Limbach Štadion ŠK Vrakuňa / IV. Liga Bratislava / 2nd September 2017 ‘Vrakuňa Bratislava’…such a wonderful phrase…Oh wait, that’s ‘Hakuna Matata’. Nevermind. To be honest, from what I’d heard of the Vrakuňa suburb of Bratislava, it may not be such a wonderful phrase or place, but we like to give everywhere … Continue reading

Lost in… Melaka

Lost in… Melaka

Syria vs Qatar Hang Jebat Stadium, 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification- AFC Third Round, August 31, 2017 The 29th Southeast Games Kuala Lumpur 2017 may have been a fairly mixed experience for me, but a few days on from its conclusion, I am definitely looking back at them positively. Malaysia’s U22 were unable to win … Continue reading

Lost in…Hrnčiarovce nad Parnou

Lost in…Hrnčiarovce nad Parnou

ŠK Rapid Hrnčiarovce nad Parnou v ŠK Blava 1928 B  ŠK Rapid Hrnčiarovce nad Parnou / VII. Liga Trnava / 27th August 2017 I still can’t believe that it was 16 months ago that I made my first ever visit to Slovakia. Fair to say that that time has absolutely flown by. That first visit … Continue reading

Lost in…Vienna (Wiener Viktoria)

Lost in…Vienna (Wiener Viktoria)

Wiener Viktoria v Ostbahn XI Sportsplatz Wiener Viktoria / Wiener Stadtliga  / 20th August I’m a big champion of ‘winging it’. I find some of the best experiences you can have are born of spontaneity and the art of winging it. Having pre-planned my trips over the previous two days to Plzeň and Znojmo I woke Saturday … Continue reading