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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…Vyškov

Lost in…Vyškov

MFK Vyškov v FK Blansko Stadion Vyškov / Moravian-Silesian Football League / 6th May 2017 After my day in Vyškov, if I ever buy a dinghy, I’m going to call it Petr Gromský and not Dignity. Who is Petr Grmoský? Well you’ll probably find out over the course of this blog –  chiefly through the medium of song. … Continue reading

Lost in…Előre

Lost in…Előre

BKV Előre v Jászberényi Vasas Sport utcai stadium / Nemzeti Bajnokság III / 30th April 2017 There are always pub quiz questions about which grounds are closest to each other in the UK? Of course, the answer in English football is Notts County and Nottingham Forest, just 0.7 miles across the Trent from each other, closely followed by Liverpool … Continue reading

Lost in…Újpest

Lost in…Újpest

Újpest v MTK Budapest Szusza Ferenc Stadion / Nemzeti Bajnokság I / 29th April 2017 Of all the European clubs I’ve visited on the continent, the club that I probably still have the most affection for is the Belgian club Club Brugge. I absolutely adore the city of Brugge and we had an awesome day at Club … Continue reading

Lost in…Břeclav

Lost in…Břeclav

MSK Břeclav v FC Slovan Rosice Stadion na Lesní ulici / 4. Liga – Division D / 21st April 2017 Groundhoppers love a quirky stand – traditional or modern, battered or gleaming. “Have you seen the stand at (insert club with weird stand)?” is a question regularly reeled out by hoppers or declarations like “We … Continue reading

Lost in…Kraków (Wisla Kraków)

Lost in…Kraków (Wisla Kraków)

Wisla Kraków v Zagłębie Lubin Stadion Miejski im. Henryka Reymana / Ekstraklasa / 17th April 2017 So having taken in days at Opava and Katowice/Chorzów en route, I finally arrived at my final destination on my Easter trip: the much-lauded Polish city of Kraków. It seems everyone loves Kraków. When I mentioned that I was considering heading … Continue reading

Lost in…Chorzów

Lost in…Chorzów

Ruch Chorzów v Pogoń Szczecin Stadion Miejski w Chorzowie / Ekstraklasa / 15th April 2017 “(W)ho, after all, wants to spend three weeks stuck in what is effectively a suburb of the grimly industrial Katowice, when they could be in a thriving town full of historic sites, lively bars and excellent restaurants?” This was the … Continue reading

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