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Lost in…Belgrade (Red Star Belgrade)

Lost in…Belgrade (Red Star Belgrade)

Crvena Zvezda v FK Čukarički Stadion Rajko Mitić / Serbian SuperLiga / 6th August 2017 The Maracanã in Rio de Janerio is revered as one of the true cathedrals of football. The stadium has hosted the boundless magic of the Brazilian national team since the 1950 World Cup (although that World Cup is still considered a … Continue reading

Lost in…Voždovac

Lost in…Voždovac

FK Voždovac v Borac Čačak Voždovac Stadium / Serbian SuperLiga / 5th August 2017 The French-Swiss architect and writer Le Crobusier once wrote that ‘Belgrade is the ugliest city in the world in the most beautiful place in the world.’ Every time I have heard someone talk of Belgrade, its aesthetically displeasing appearance is one … Continue reading

Lost in…Šenkvice

Lost in…Šenkvice

ŠK Šenkvice v ŠK Báhoň Športový klub Šenkvice / Slovak Cup / 29th July 2017 I’d been to my parents’ new home in Brittany, I’d been to my actual hometown in South Wales Valleys, but now I was back in the place where I actually currently live: Slovakia. I’d only been away just under 3 weeks, but … Continue reading

Lost in…Saint-Brieuc (Rennes v Brest)

Lost in…Saint-Brieuc (Rennes v Brest)

Stade Brestois 29 v Stade Rennais F.C. Stade Fred Aubert / Preseason Friendly / 15th July 2017 “So are you going home for the summer?” became a difficult question to answer in my final weeks in Slovakia – or at least a question which required a long-winded answer. ‘Home’ is and always be Quakers Yard … 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…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