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…Olomouc

Lost in…Olomouc

SK Sigma Olomouc v FC Slovácko Andrův stadion / Czech Liga / 3rd March 2018 Thanks to a combination of an early love for Championship Manager and a mid-90s UEFA Cup run, I had heard of Sigma Olomouc and thus as a result the city of Olomouc. However, my knowledge of Olomouc stretched as far as 1) it is … Continue reading

Lost in…Ferencváros

Lost in…Ferencváros

Ferencváros v Honvéd Groupama Aréna / Nemzeti Bajnokság I / 24th February The Danubian school of football has produced some famous teams over the past 100 years or so: the Austrian Wünderteam of pre-war fame is talked about in some circles as the greatest national team ever; some would say a greater national team was created 20 … Continue reading

Lost in…Zlín

Lost in…Zlín

FC Fastav Zlín v Dukla Prague Letná Stadion / Czech Liga / 16th February 2018 Winter is no longer coming and is soon to be leaving in fact. Unlike the Game of Thrones’ world of Westeros, where ominous winter brings the terrifying undead army of the White Walkers, winter in Central Europe brings a far more frightening … Continue reading

Lost in… Kuala Lumpur (KLFA Stadium)

Lost in… Kuala Lumpur (KLFA Stadium)

Stadium Bola Sepak Kuala Lumpur, Liga Super Malaysia While European leagues were enjoying their winter breaks and January transfer windows, football fans in east Asia were savouring all the excitement that comes with the new football season. For 2018, for the first time, I got to experience the anticipation of the new kits, new signings, … Continue reading

Lost in…Lewes

Lost in…Lewes

Lewes v Hastings United Dripping Pan / Isthmian League South Division / 26th December 2017 There are many football ground names in football that evoke certain emotions: Wembley, the San Siro, Nou Camp give off a potent smell of grandeur; South American football cathedrals such the Maracana and La Bombonera conjure up images of carnival football … Continue reading

Lost in…Burgess Hill

Lost in…Burgess Hill

Burgess Hill Town v Billericay Town Leylands Park / Isthmian League Division One South / 23rd December 2017 The 22nd December was my last day of work before Christmas and so that evening was to be my time to fly back to the UK for the festive period. For only the second time in my … Continue reading

Lost in…Vienna (Rapid Vienna)

Lost in…Vienna (Rapid Vienna)

Rapid Vienna v SV Mattersburg Allianz Stadion / Austrian Bundesliga / 9th December 2017 As I’ve certainly mentioned on these pages before, I do love a football shirt. Sports Direct seems to have mainstreamed themselves these days, but I used to love going in there in my teen years and rummaging through their cheap, random … Continue reading

Lost in…Maribor

Lost in…Maribor

NK Maribor v Olimpija Ljubljana Ljudski vrt / Slovenian PrvaLiga / 17th November 2017 “So how is Slovenia going Matt?” “I live in Slovakia…” “Well, you know what I mean – it’s all the same isn’t it.” Eh, no…it really isn’t…” I’ve had this conversation many, many times over the past year or so. Just because … 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