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Lost in…Brestovany

Lost in…Brestovany

TJ Družstevník Brestovany v TJ Družstevník Košolná Štadión TJ Družstevník Brestovany / VII. Liga – Trnava / 5th November 2017 “Why are you here?” Good question. This more than appropriate question was asked to me by a colleague on this particular Sunday. My colleague was having an early afternoon jog through her village, when she spied … Continue reading

 Lost in…Stupava (Inter Bratislava)

 Lost in…Stupava (Inter Bratislava)

Inter Bratislava v  ŠTK  Fluminense Šamorín Štadión FK Stupava / II. Liga / 4th November 2017 For some reason, the first Slovak team I can ever remember being aware of was Inter Bratislava. I’m assuming it probably had something to do with games of Championship Manager and maybe the grandiose connotations associated with the prefix ‘Inter’ … Continue reading

Lost in…Cífer

Lost in…Cífer

ŠK Cífer 1929 v TJ Družstevník Zvončín Štadión ŠK Cífer 1929 / VI. Liga Trnava / 15th October 2017 Unsurprisingly, my most travelled train route during my time living in Slovakia has been between Trnava, where I live, and the Slovak capital, Bratislava. The journey between them ranges from 30-45 minutes, so there is really … Continue reading

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…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