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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

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…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…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…Prague (Sparta Prague)

Lost in…Prague (Sparta Prague)

Sparta Prague v Bohemians Letná Stadion / Czech First League / 19th February 2017 I’m sure that when your average football fan thinks of Czech football they probably think of Sparta Prague. The mighty ‘Iron Sparta’ of Prague – the most dominant force in Czech football history. Their list of achievements is a long read: … Continue reading

Lost in…Prague (Slavia Prague)

Lost in…Prague (Slavia Prague)

Slavia Prague v Jihlava Eden Arena / Czech First League / 18th February 2017 In biblical terms, Eden is supposedly the ultimate paradise. On looking at photos of Slavia Prague’s Eden Arena, it certainly didn’t strike me as the most paradisiacal of football settings; from what I could tell here was another rather bland, modern … Continue reading

Lost in…Kunovice (FC Slovácko II)

Lost in…Kunovice (FC Slovácko II)

FC Slovácko II v FK Blansko Stadion Na Bělince / 3. Liga MSFL / 25th September 2016 Arguably the biggest initial influence on my groundhopppping escapades came in my teen years reading the semi-pioneering European Football Weekends blog by Danny Last. Danny’s tales of him and his pals heading to obscure European destinations, hitting the … Continue reading

Lost in…Uherské Hradiště (FC Slovácko)

Lost in…Uherské Hradiště (FC Slovácko)

FC Slovácko v Vysočina Jihlava Městský fotbalový stadion Miroslava Valenty / Czech Liga / 24th September 2016 I’ve probably mentioned before that a big draw of moving to Slovakia was its location in the heart of Europe, giving me plenty of scope to travel to several countries I had yet to visit; obviously, I desired to … Continue reading