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Lost in…Portugalete

Lost in…Portugalete

Club Portugalete 1-2 Martos CD Campo La Florida, Tercera Division Promotion Play-offs, June 14th 2015 While UK-based groundhoppers clog up my Twitter feed with end of season reflections and tentative plans for pre-season, here in Spain we are still two weeks from the 2014/15 season climax. I am in my final weeks in the Basque … Continue reading

Lost in…Pasaia

Lost in…Pasaia

Pasaia KE 0-0 Bermeo FT Campo Don Bosco, Tercera División (Group 4), May 9th 2015 As the end of the season and the end of my time in Spain fast approach, it is time to begin to reflect on the goings-on of the last eight months. As with the beautiful game everywhere, Spanish football has its … Continue reading

Lost in…Madrid (Atlético)

Lost in…Madrid (Atlético)

Atlético Madrid 0-0 Athletic Club Estadio Vicente Calderon, Liga BBVA, May 2nd 2015 “Let’s go and get lost in Madrid.” Perhaps, I thought, my fellow hostel-dweller was a reader, copying our signature titles in his own search for adventure. He was not. Instead he was just hoping to find some fun and somewhere showing the Mayweather-Pacquiao … Continue reading

Lost in…Pamplona

Lost in…Pamplona

C.A. Osasuna 1-1 C.D. Numancia Estadio El Sadar, Segunda División, April 12th 2015 “Football fans are fickle.” “There’s no loyalty in the game.” This is what we are told again and again: Fans calling for a manager’s head one week and hailing the same man a genius a week the next; Players forcing through transfers … Continue reading

Lost in…Beasain

Lost in…Beasain

Beasain K.E. 2-1 Durango Loinaz Futbol Zelaia, Tercera División, April 11th Here’s a number puzzle for you, football fans. What is the significance of the following series of numbers: 20, 24, 24, 24? Okay, that one is easy and I’m sure most of you got that it’s the number of teams playing in the top … Continue reading

Lost in…Bilbao

Lost in…Bilbao

Athletic Club 1-1 Valencia C.F San Mames, Liga BBVA, April 9th The football hipster team of choice seems to change almost every season. Recent favourites have included Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid, and now, I believe, Fiorentina. Athletic Club (to keep the hipsters and the club themselves happy) had their year as the hipsters’ favourite in … Continue reading

Lost in…Irun

Lost in…Irun

Real Union vs Getafe B Stadium Gal, Segunda B (Group 2), February 21st 2015 Back in September, the first game I attended after arriving in Spain was Real Union versus Guadalajara. The blog post was written in my head- a morning in France, walking across the border into Spain, a terrific game to introduce me … Continue reading

Lost in…Madrid (Real)

Lost in…Madrid (Real)

Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Liga BBVA, January 31st 201 It’s now a little over three years since the pub conversation that brought about Lost Boyos. In its early days, the theme of blog was Welsh footballers who were earning, (or had earned) a living playing or coaching abroad. In the 36 … Continue reading

Lost in…San Sebastian

Lost in…San Sebastian

Real Sociedad vs Real Oviedo Estadio Anoeta, Copa de Rey (Last 32, Second-Leg), December 17th 2014 …and others It is easy to sympathize with the the modern travel writer. If a picture tells a thousand words, how can they compete when everywhere can now be seen in other people’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. Take the … Continue reading