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Lost in…Petržalka

Lost in…Petržalka

FC Petržalka akadémia vs. FK Slovan Ivanka pri Dunaji Štadión FC Petržalka 1898 / 3. Liga – Bratislava / 29th April 2018 “It’s lovely being back in Bratislava – I’m just glad we’re not playing in Bratislava,” said then Scotland manager Gordon Strachan in an interview before Scotland played Slovakia back in October 2016. Bratislava was the … Continue reading

Lost in…Bardejov

Lost in…Bardejov

Partizán Bardejov v MŠK Žilina II Mestský štadión Bardejov / 2. Liga / 21st April 2018 In the weeks and months leading up to my move to Slovakia I must have read dozens of those ‘Ten Places to Visit in Slovakia’ type articles. I’m not sure why I insisted on reading so many, as virtually every … Continue reading

Lost in…Skalica

Lost in…Skalica

MFK Skalica v MFK Tatran Liptovský Mikuláš Mestský futbalový štadión Skalica / 2. Liga / 14th April 2018 In my previous school in Irlam, Salford, many of my colleagues found it slightly bemusing that I’d chosen to make the drastic job switch from Salford to Slovakia; although they were all supportive and perhaps not too surprised that that … Continue reading

Lost in…Dresden

Lost in…Dresden

SG Dynamo Dresden v FC Nürnberg DDV Stadion / 2. Bundesliga / 31st March 2018 There was no grand aim this season, but by the end of the summer months I felt I had no choice. Without really planning to, between the start of this season (1st July) and the end of August, I had somehow … Continue reading

Lost in…Prague (Dukla Prague)

Lost in…Prague (Dukla Prague)

Dukla Prague v Sigma Olomouc Stadion Juliska / Czech Liga / 30th March 2018 Dukla Prague and the Wirral-based indie band Half Man, Half Biscuit are undoubtedly seeped in the realms of hipsterdom for eternity. This is all thanks to a song off the band’s 1986 debut EP: All I Want for Xmas is a … Continue reading

Lost in…Prague (Meteor Prague VIII)

Lost in…Prague (Meteor Prague VIII)

Meteor Prague v Motorlet Prague Fotbalový areál Libeň / 4.Liga Division B / 30th March 2018 Hale and Pace, Paul Daniel and Debbie McGee and Jedward – all great double acts. Oh…well, they’re not are they? Well, in groundhopping circles in previous years, me and Gibbo probably fell into this weak double act bracket, as … Continue reading

Lost in…Prievidza

Lost in…Prievidza

Baník Prievidza 0-0 Zlaté Moravce II Futbalový štadión Prievidza / 3. Liga – West / 24th March 2018 Fairytales are usually set in magical kingdoms of make-believe – not usually in the depths of central Slovakia. But head just a few kilometers north of the town of Prievidza to the village of Bojnice and you … Continue reading

Lost in…Olomouc

Lost in…Olomouc

SK Sigma Olomouc v FC Slovácko Andrův stadion / Czech Liga / 3rd March 2018 Thanks to a combination of an early love for Championship Manager and a mid-90s UEFA Cup run, I had heard of Sigma Olomouc and thus as a result the city of Olomouc. However, my knowledge of Olomouc stretched as far as 1) it is … Continue reading

Lost in…Ferencváros

Lost in…Ferencváros

Ferencváros v Honvéd Groupama Aréna / Nemzeti Bajnokság I / 24th February The Danubian school of football has produced some famous teams over the past 100 years or so: the Austrian Wünderteam of pre-war fame is talked about in some circles as the greatest national team ever; some would say a greater national team was created 20 … Continue reading

Lost in…Zlín

Lost in…Zlín

FC Fastav Zlín v Dukla Prague Letná Stadion / Czech Liga / 16th February 2018 Winter is no longer coming and is soon to be leaving in fact. Unlike the Game of Thrones’ world of Westeros, where ominous winter brings the terrifying undead army of the White Walkers, winter in Central Europe brings a far more frightening … Continue reading