Matt’s Lost Boyos Top 5: On the Pitch

Matt’s Lost Boyos Top 5: On the Pitch

The off-field adventures and the admiring (and scoffing at certain) football stadia are important elements of the Lost Boyos universe, but ultimately it’s the sport of football that keep the whole blog alive. I mentioned in one of my previous end of season blogs that amongst the pub anecdotes and purring over sexy floodlights, I … Continue reading

Matt’s Lost Boyos Top 5: The Grounds

Matt’s Lost Boyos Top 5: The Grounds

Amazingly, 5 years after its birth, Lost Boyos is still going (fairly) strong with the first groundhopping post – about my trip to Sunderland v Swansea – being published in January 2012. To celebrate my 5 years of blogging about my footballing frolics, flat caps and ale, I’ll be publishing a few Top 5 blogs, as … Continue reading

Lost in…St.Pölten

Lost in…St.Pölten

SKN St. Pölten v Admira Wacker NV Arena / Austrian Bundesliga / 17th December 2016 As the UK gears up for the traditional Christmas orgy of football, across Europe things are very different, as football turns it light off for the cold winter months. Slovak football had begun its winter hiatus last weekend and football … Continue reading

Lost in…Podbrezová

Lost in…Podbrezová

Podbrezová v Tatran Prešov ZELPO Aréna / Slovak Super Liga / 10th December 2016 I thought I was going to be spending my Saturday afternoon in Budapest, but no, here I was in a small village fete in some central Slovakia backwater watching a folk band play Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters instead. Let me elaborate. All week … Continue reading

Lost in…Bratislava (Slovan Bratislava)

Lost in…Bratislava (Slovan Bratislava)

Slovan Bratislava v Spartak Trnava Štadión Pasienky / Slovak Super Liga / 4th December If there’s one thing football loves, it’s a good old-fashioned, fierce rivalry.  This past weekend saw two of Europe’s biggest derbies take place with Barcelona and Real Madrid competing in El Clasico and Lazio taking on Roma in the Derby della Capitale. … Continue reading

Lost in…Karviná

Lost in…Karviná

MFK Karviná v Bohemians 1905 Městský stadion Karviná / Czech First League / 26th November 2016 It was 5.30am and I found myself on the train from Trnava to Bratislava with the taste of mulled wine from the opening night of Trnava’s Christmas market still prominent in my mouth. Bratislava was the first stop on … Continue reading

Lost in…Košice (VSS Košice)

Lost in…Košice (VSS Košice)

FC VSS Košice v FK Poprad Lokomotiva Stadium / II. Liga – East / 20th November 2016  ‘Most foreigners have not heard of it. Many Slovaks would not think of traipsing across the country to check it out. But Košice, Slovakia’s second city and one of 2013’s European Capitals of Culture, is set to surprise everyone.’ – … Continue reading

Lost in…Prešov

Lost in…Prešov

Tatran Prešov v Spartak Trnava Tatran Stadium / Fortuna Liga / 19th November 2016 “And what did you think of Brexit?” I was queried at 10am by the skinheaded lad sitting opposite me on the train en route to Košice. In fact, there was a whole gang of skinheaded chaps around me who were listening … Continue reading

Lost in…Vienna (Austria v Republic of Ireland)  

Lost in…Vienna (Austria v Republic of Ireland)  

Austria v Republic of Ireland Ernst-Happel-Stadion / World Cup 2018 Qualifier / 12th November 2016 Oh, it’s international week. ‘It’s boring,’ ‘Can’t wait for the Premier League (best league in the world) to return’, ‘I hope *insert star player for club team* doesn’t get injured’ etc. My Twitter feed is a constant stream of ire … Continue reading