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Lost in…Piešťany

Lost in…Piešťany

PfK Piešťany v Slovan Ostrov Štadión PfK Piešťany / VII. Liga Trnava / 7th October 2017 I’ve lived in western Slovakia for over a year now and with me travelling most weekends to some random Slovak footballing backwater, I now feel confident that I’ve seen most of the west- certainly in regards of the big towns … Continue reading

Lost in…Michalovce

Lost in…Michalovce

MFK Zemplín Michalovce v FK Senica Štadión MFK Zemplín / Fortuna Liga / 16th September Zemplín Michalovce: the one that got away. Oh, how they frustrated me last season. Well, actually not them, but the Slovak FA really. Basically, my goal last season was to visit all 12 top flight Slovak grounds. I was flying and had … Continue reading

Lost in…Vrakuňa Bratislava

Lost in…Vrakuňa Bratislava

ŠK Vrakuňa Bratislava v FK Kartpaty Limbach Štadion ŠK Vrakuňa / IV. Liga Bratislava / 2nd September 2017 ‘Vrakuňa Bratislava’…such a wonderful phrase…Oh wait, that’s ‘Hakuna Matata’. Nevermind. To be honest, from what I’d heard of the Vrakuňa suburb of Bratislava, it may not be such a wonderful phrase or place, but we like to give everywhere … Continue reading

Lost in…Hrnčiarovce nad Parnou

Lost in…Hrnčiarovce nad Parnou

ŠK Rapid Hrnčiarovce nad Parnou v ŠK Blava 1928 B  ŠK Rapid Hrnčiarovce nad Parnou / VII. Liga Trnava / 27th August 2017 I still can’t believe that it was 16 months ago that I made my first ever visit to Slovakia. Fair to say that that time has absolutely flown by. That first visit … Continue reading

Lost in…Vienna (Wiener Viktoria)

Lost in…Vienna (Wiener Viktoria)

Wiener Viktoria v Ostbahn XI Sportsplatz Wiener Viktoria / Wiener Stadtliga  / 20th August I’m a big champion of ‘winging it’. I find some of the best experiences you can have are born of spontaneity and the art of winging it. Having pre-planned my trips over the previous two days to Plzeň and Znojmo I woke Saturday … Continue reading

Lost in…Znojmo

Lost in…Znojmo

1. SC Znojmo FK 2 – 1 MFK Frýdek-Místek Městský stadion / Czech National Football League / 18th August 2017 I’ve always said that one of the best parts of groundhopping is visiting places you’d otherwise never go. Across the UK and Europe I’ve been to some truly beautiful places thanks to football, but also some monstrous shitholes. … Continue reading

Lost in…Plzeň

Lost in…Plzeň

Viktoria Plzeň v AEK Larnaca Doosan Arena / Europa League qualifying play-off / 17th August 2017 Football and football stadia are obviously the chief fulcrums of this blog, but of course there are other key components too. I’d argue that the next major ingredient is ‘travel’ in general, which further umbrellas the Lost Boyos’ other … Continue reading

Lost in…Bernolákovo

Lost in…Bernolákovo

ŠK Bernolákovo v Slovan Most Športový areál Jána Popluhára / III. Liga Bratislava / 13th August 2017 It’s a trend these days to denounce ‘modern football’, but it’s trend I’ve never fully embraced. Yes, I’m not stupid and I go to watch enough football that there is still plenty wrong with football too and maybe modern … Continue reading

Lost in…Rača

Lost in…Rača

FK Rača v PSČ Pezinok Štadión FK Rača / Slovak Cup/ 9th August 2017 300! Three bloody hundred! It had crept up on me from nowhere, but as I filled in my spreadsheet of games (yes, I’m one of those groundhoppers who keeps one of those) it hit me that my trip to Red Star’s Marakana was actually my … Continue reading

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