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Lost in… Selayang

Lost in… Selayang

Kuantan FA vs Pulau Pinang, April 10, 2018 UKM vs Sabah FA, April 24, 2018 Stadium Majlis Perbandaran Selayang, Liga Premier Malaysia As introductions go, my first match after moving to Malaysia is one that will live long in the memory: a full stadium; a wonder strike; a veteran coming off the bench to change … Continue reading

Lost in… Kuala Lumpur (Bukit Jalil)

Lost in… Kuala Lumpur (Bukit Jalil)

Malaysia vs Bhutan Bukit Jalil National Stadium, International Friendly, April 1, 2018 Somewhere on these pages, you can no doubt find Matt or I sticking up for international football. Of course, being Welsh, it’s been easy to enjoy the international game in recent years. The Euros hangover was fairly tame and the China Cup, with … Continue reading

Lost in… Kuala Lumpur (KLFA Stadium)

Lost in… Kuala Lumpur (KLFA Stadium)

Stadium Bola Sepak Kuala Lumpur, Liga Super Malaysia While European leagues were enjoying their winter breaks and January transfer windows, football fans in east Asia were savouring all the excitement that comes with the new football season. For 2018, for the first time, I got to experience the anticipation of the new kits, new signings, … 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… Malaysia (Intro)

Lost in… Malaysia (Intro)

Shah Alam Stadium, 29th Southeast Games, August 2017 For the first 15 or 16 years of my life, I probably paid very little attention to Malaysia. I liked maps and atlases, so I knew it existed and where it was, but little else. And then, in the mid- to late-90s, Malaysia was everywhere. The Petronas Towers, … Continue reading

Lost in… Vietnam

Lost in… Vietnam

Vietnam, August 2015 – July 2017 Another work contract comes to an end and it’s time to bid farewell to another country. On leaving South Korea and the Basque Country, I have roughly followed Matt’s end-of-season award format to reflect on my football watching experiences. Vietnam, though, where my groundhopping experiences have been limited, requires … Continue reading

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… 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… Seoul

Lost in… Seoul

FC Seoul vs Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Seoul World Cup Stadium, AFC Champions League semi-final 2nd leg, October 19, 2016 There are two posts that remain in the drafts section of this blog that I sometimes regret never finishing. The first is a look at John Toshack’s many years managing overseas, while the other is Lost in… … Continue reading