Lost in… Hồ Chí Minh City

Lost in… Hồ Chí Minh City

TP. Hồ Chí Minh vs. Sông Lam Nghệ An Thông Nhất Stadium, V.League 1, July 2, 2017 A weekend away of watching football and drinking good beer had been in my plans for some time. Plan A was a trip to South Korea to watch Vietnam at the FIFA U20 World Cup and finally watch … Continue reading

Lost in… Nam Định

Lost in… Nam Định

Nam Định FC vs. Bóng đa Huế  Thiên Trường Stadium, V.League 2, June 25, 2017 If all goes to plan, then July will be my last month in Vietnam. That means the race is on to have attended 50 Vietnamese football games by the time I leave. For groudhoppers who regularly post three-figure seasons, 50 … Continue reading

Lost in…Modranka

Lost in…Modranka

FO ŠK Modranka v OFK Malženice B FO ŠK Modranka / VIII. Liga – Trnava / 10th June 2017 It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Trnava and the town had been awash with red-shirted revellers since late morning. It seemed that Trnava was hosting some sort of annual pub crawl, which I’d only found … Continue reading

Lost in…Trnava (FK AŚK Slávia Trnava)

Lost in…Trnava (FK AŚK Slávia Trnava)

FK AŚK Slávia Trnava v TJ Družstevnik Dhla Športový areál Slávia / VIII. Liga – Trnava / 5th June I’m ridiculously defensive of Trnava. Anyone that starts approaching anything resembling criticism of my adopted hometown, I go straight onto the defensive and start listing its many virtues. There is a part of me that sort … Continue reading

Lost in…Ružomberok

Lost in…Ružomberok

MFK Ružomberok v FC DAC 1904 Dunajská Streda Štadión pod Čebraťom / Slovak Super Liga / 27th May 2017 Awful X-Factor crooner Shayne Ward once sung “I’m here to win your heart and soul” and apparently that was his goal. A rather abstract and wishy-washy goal if you ask me. My goal on arriving in … Continue reading

Lost in…Smolenice

Lost in…Smolenice

OŠK Smolenice v FK AŚK Slávia Trnava OŠK Smolenice / VIII. Liga – Trnava / 21st May 2017 After a few days back in Wales, I landed back in Bratislava at 11pm on a Saturday night. Unfortunately, this meant I was going to miss the last train back to Trnava and there wasn’t another one … Continue reading

Lost in… Hà Nội (Hà Đông)

Lost in… Hà Nội (Hà Đông)

Công An Nhân Dân FC vs Phù Đổng FC  Vietnamese Second Division, Hà Đông Stadium, May 9, 2017 Once again my time in a foreign land is coming to an end with my groundhopping objectives defeated by the usual triumvirate of a busy work schedule, difficult geography, and expensive travel costs. The day before this … Continue reading

Lost in…Leopoldov

Lost in…Leopoldov

MTK Leopoldov v TJ Družstevník Dolný Lopašov Štadión MTK Leopoldov / VI. liga – Trnava / 14th May 2017 Slovak football is shit. I feel more than confident declaring that now since it is May and I’ve lived here and watched football here for 9 months. I’ve seen enough of it now to confidently state … Continue reading

Lost in…Brno (FC Zbrojovka Brno)

Lost in…Brno (FC Zbrojovka Brno)

FC Zbrojovka Brno v FC Fastav Zlin Městský fotbalový stadion Srbská / Czech Liga / 7th May 2017 “I just can’t go watch Brno. I just can’t do it. And you can write that in your blog.” So I did. These were the words of my compatriot Ralph, as I stated my plan to go … Continue reading