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Lost in…East Grinstead

Lost in…East Grinstead

East Grinstead Town v Crawley Town East Court / Preseason Friendly / 8th July 2017 My Lost Boyos adventures are back! A grand total of 21 days after I was watching FC Nitra B lift a 6th tier Slovak trophy at Slovan Levice, I was back watching football. The Central European lower leagues seem to … Continue reading

Lost in…Gateshead

Lost in…Gateshead

Gateshead v Southport Gateshead International Stadium / Conference Premier / 4th February 2017 The change from January to February meant that European football would soon be returning to my part of Central Europe after its winter break. The second weekend of February would see the Austrian Bundesliga and Poland’s Ekstraklasa restart, with most other national … Continue reading

Lost in…Bristol (Bristol Manor Farm)

Lost in…Bristol (Bristol Manor Farm)

Bristol Manor Farm v Gillingham Town The Creek / FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round / 6th August 2016 “Worrall Thompson – get this lad a cider!” instructed the lad sitting next to me on the train. Directly opposite me was a ginger-bearded chap with a white shirt, but despite the evident likeness it was not … Continue reading

Lost in…Salford (Salford City)

Lost in…Salford (Salford City)

Salford City v Hampton & Richmond Moor Lane / Preseason Friendly / 23rd July 2016 I write this from my family home back in the South Wales valleys, which means that my time being an adopted northerner has come to an end and new adventures are soon afoot. With 48 hours left until I departed … Continue reading

Lost in…Carlisle (Carlisle City)

Lost in…Carlisle (Carlisle City)

Carlisle City v Atherton Collieries Gillford Park / Preseason Friendly / 16th July 2016 Fair to say that beer and pubs have played a prominent role on my football adventures over the last few years. Many of our great adventures and escapades have probably even been triggered by over-indulgence at times. However, when we talk … Continue reading

Lost in…Bamber Bridge

Lost in…Bamber Bridge

Bamber Bridge v Morecambe Sir Tom Finney Stadium / Preseason Friendly / 12th July 2016 My Lost Boyos ‘farewell to the north’ tour wouldn’t be complete without one last hurrah with Morecambe FC. Sadly, fitting in a visit to the Globe Arena was proving difficult during my final weeks leading to my ‘nexit’ (northern exit) … Continue reading

Lost in…Hemsworth

Lost in…Hemsworth

Hemsworth Miners Welfare v Tadcaster Albion Fitzwilliam Stadium / Preseason Friendly / 10th July I had spent my whole week preparing a whole host of puns based around the Cheshire village of Styal. Gibbo was probably right when he stated that I would be insufferable on the upcoming Saturday with crappy lines like, “My trainers … Continue reading

Lost in…Sandbach

Lost in…Sandbach

Sandbach United v Greenalls Padgate St. Oswalds Sandbach Community Football Centre / Cheshire League Premier Division /28th May 2016 Emil, Atherton Collieries’ Club Secretary, has always said that when it comes to a day out with me there is ‘always a story’ to be found. Generally, my only football experiences with Emil have come from … Continue reading

Lost in…Widnes

Lost in…Widnes

Liverpool Ladies v Manchester City Women Select Security Stadium / Women’s Super League / 25th May 2016 “I’d rather have AIDS than go to Widnes.” – Joseph Gibbons Widnes is one of the few towns in the north-west that I’ve never even stepped foot in. I did once suggest going to Widnes when we were in … Continue reading