Lost in…Vienna (Wiener Viktoria)

Lost in…Vienna (Wiener Viktoria)

Wiener Viktoria v Ostbahn XI Sportsplatz Wiener Viktoria / Wiener Stadtliga  / 20th August I’m a big champion of ‘winging it’. I find some of the best experiences you can have are born of spontaneity and the art of winging it. Having pre-planned my trips over the previous two days to Plzeň and Znojmo I woke Saturday … Continue reading

Lost in…Znojmo

Lost in…Znojmo

1. SC Znojmo FK 2 – 1 MFK Frýdek-Místek Městský stadion / Czech National Football League / 18th August 2017 I’ve always said that one of the best parts of groundhopping is visiting places you’d otherwise never go. Across the UK and Europe I’ve been to some truly beautiful places thanks to football, but also some monstrous shitholes. … Continue reading

Lost in… Malaysia (Intro)

Lost in… Malaysia (Intro)

Shah Alam Stadium, 29th Southeast Games, August 2017 For the first 15 or 16 years of my life, I probably paid very little attention to Malaysia. I liked maps and atlases, so I knew it existed and where it was, but little else. And then, in the mid- to late-90s, Malaysia was everywhere. The Petronas Towers, … Continue reading

Lost in…Plzeň

Lost in…Plzeň

Viktoria Plzeň v AEK Larnaca Doosan Arena / Europa League qualifying play-off / 17th August 2017 Football and football stadia are obviously the chief fulcrums of this blog, but of course there are other key components too. I’d argue that the next major ingredient is ‘travel’ in general, which further umbrellas the Lost Boyos’ other … 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…Belgrade (Red Star Belgrade)

Lost in…Belgrade (Red Star Belgrade)

Crvena Zvezda v FK Čukarički Stadion Rajko Mitić / Serbian SuperLiga / 6th August 2017 The Maracanã in Rio de Janerio is revered as one of the true cathedrals of football. The stadium has hosted the boundless magic of the Brazilian national team since the 1950 World Cup (although that World Cup is still considered a … Continue reading

Lost in…Voždovac

Lost in…Voždovac

FK Voždovac v Borac Čačak Voždovac Stadium / Serbian SuperLiga / 5th August 2017 The French-Swiss architect and writer Le Crobusier once wrote that ‘Belgrade is the ugliest city in the world in the most beautiful place in the world.’ Every time I have heard someone talk of Belgrade, its aesthetically displeasing appearance is one … 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

Lost in…Brecon

Lost in…Brecon

Brecon Corries v Abercarn United Rich Field / Preseason Friendly / 22nd July 2017 Undoubtedly my favourite ever project I had to do in school was a project in GCSE Geography where we had to decide which town was better based on a number of factors: Merthyr Tydfil or Brecon. I went to school in … Continue reading