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Lost in…Senec (Slovakia Cup)

Lost in…Senec (Slovakia Cup)

Slovakia U19 v Wales U19 NTC Senec / Slovakia Cup / 7th May 2018 “I just wouldn’t cope if we got Slovakia in the playoffs,” was my cry as Slovakia secured 2nd place in their World Cup qualifying group on an October night in Trnava. I’d been to every single Slovakia home game during qualifying … Continue reading

Lost in…Petržalka

Lost in…Petržalka

FC Petržalka akadémia vs. FK Slovan Ivanka pri Dunaji Štadión FC Petržalka 1898 / 3. Liga – Bratislava / 29th April 2018 “It’s lovely being back in Bratislava – I’m just glad we’re not playing in Bratislava,” said then Scotland manager Gordon Strachan in an interview before Scotland played Slovakia back in October 2016. Bratislava was the … Continue reading

Lost in…Bardejov

Lost in…Bardejov

Partizán Bardejov v MŠK Žilina II Mestský štadión Bardejov / 2. Liga / 21st April 2018 In the weeks and months leading up to my move to Slovakia I must have read dozens of those ‘Ten Places to Visit in Slovakia’ type articles. I’m not sure why I insisted on reading so many, as virtually every … Continue reading

Lost in…Skalica

Lost in…Skalica

MFK Skalica v MFK Tatran Liptovský Mikuláš Mestský futbalový štadión Skalica / 2. Liga / 14th April 2018 In my previous school in Irlam, Salford, many of my colleagues found it slightly bemusing that I’d chosen to make the drastic job switch from Salford to Slovakia; although they were all supportive and perhaps not too surprised that that … Continue reading

Lost in…Prievidza

Lost in…Prievidza

Baník Prievidza 0-0 Zlaté Moravce II Futbalový štadión Prievidza / 3. Liga – West / 24th March 2018 Fairytales are usually set in magical kingdoms of make-believe – not usually in the depths of central Slovakia. But head just a few kilometers north of the town of Prievidza to the village of Bojnice and you … Continue reading

Lost in…Spišská Nová Ves

Lost in…Spišská Nová Ves

FK NOVES Spišská Nová Ves v Partizan Bardejov Futbalový štadión Spišská Nová Ves / II. Liga / 11th November 2017 Us Welsh do love a good castle. Our lovely little country is scattered with a plethora of different castles in all shapes, sizes and varying degrees of grandeur or ruin. However, if there is a country … Continue reading

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