Groundhopping. That’s the simple answer to those who want me to get straight to the point of what this blog is about and for those who want this rounded up quickly. However, the blog did start as something else, so bear with me if you want to know the fuller story of this blog and where it came.
Everyone can do with a little bit of feedback at times, but sometimes it can be more scathing than its wanted to be. Especially when it’s from your own mother.
“You’ve lost the essence of what the blog was all about. Matthew has hijacked it,” were her words to us both, me and Marc, over the Christmas 2014 period. In fairness, she was sort of right. So here’s some clarification to what the blog was and now is and how I (the aforementioned Matthew) supposedly ‘hijacked it’.
Originally Lost Boyos was a Welsh football blog dedicated to Welsh footballers playing abroad (or at least not in Wales or England), as well as some general Welsh football miscellany. Alongside the articles about those adventurous ‘Lost Boyos’, we also included our own football groundhopping adventures with me living across the border in treacherous England and Marc living in South Korea (at the time).
Both of us work as teachers and so time is a commodity that gets taken away from us quite a bit. This meant less time to research and write detailed articles about all things Welsh football-related and instead the focus (unintentionally) switched to our tales of groundhopping. Who knows, maybe in the future we’ll go back to writing about Welsh football more, but for now it is on hold, although all of our old articles are all still there for you folks to read.
Who are the Lost Boyos behind this blog?
The Lost Boyos are two brothers, who share a strong affection for the beautiful game and a love of the highs and lows of Welsh football. The two brothers are themselves Lost Boyos having left their homeland for pastures new: one brother, Marc, is based in Vietnam (via South Korea and the Basque country) with interests in Manchester United, Incheon United and Roberto Baggio, whilst the other brother, Matt, now resides in Trnava, Slovakia, after spend 6 years in Manchester and Liverpool. Here he keeps an eye on his beloved Swansea City from afar, whilst travelling Central Europe after years of scouring the non-league of northern England.
We hope you enjoy reading and welcome any comments or feedback you have. Contact us on Twitter @MattLostBoyo, @MarcLostBoyo, or just use the hashtag #lostboyo / #lostboyos.