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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…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…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…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