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

Lost in… Vietnam

Lost in… Vietnam

Vietnam, August 2015 – July 2017 Another work contract comes to an end and it’s time to bid farewell to another country. On leaving South Korea and the Basque Country, I have roughly followed Matt’s end-of-season award format to reflect on my football watching experiences. Vietnam, though, where my groundhopping experiences have been limited, requires … Continue reading

Lost in…Saint-Brieuc (Rennes v Brest)

Lost in…Saint-Brieuc (Rennes v Brest)

Stade Brestois 29 v Stade Rennais F.C. Stade Fred Aubert / Preseason Friendly / 15th July 2017 “So are you going home for the summer?” became a difficult question to answer in my final weeks in Slovakia – or at least a question which required a long-winded answer. ‘Home’ is and always be Quakers Yard … Continue reading

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… Hồ Chí Minh City

Lost in… Hồ Chí Minh City

TP. Hồ Chí Minh vs. Sông Lam Nghệ An Thông Nhất Stadium, V.League 1, July 2, 2017 A weekend away of watching football and drinking good beer had been in my plans for some time. Plan A was a trip to South Korea to watch Vietnam at the FIFA U20 World Cup and finally watch … Continue reading

Lost in… Nam Định

Lost in… Nam Định

Nam Định FC vs. Bóng đa Huế  Thiên Trường Stadium, V.League 2, June 25, 2017 If all goes to plan, then July will be my last month in Vietnam. That means the race is on to have attended 50 Vietnamese football games by the time I leave. For groudhoppers who regularly post three-figure seasons, 50 … Continue reading

The ‘Lost in…’ 2016/17 Awards

The ‘Lost in…’ 2016/17 Awards

So yeah…things were a bit different this season. I sort of moved abroad if you didn’t notice – to Slovakia to be more precise. I’ve had to get used to a whole new football culture and not just here in Slovakia, but in the neighbouring countries I’ve made sporadic visits to too. Whilst settling into … Continue reading

Lost in…Modranka

Lost in…Modranka

FO ŠK Modranka v OFK Malženice B FO ŠK Modranka / VIII. Liga – Trnava / 10th June 2017 It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Trnava and the town had been awash with red-shirted revellers since late morning. It seemed that Trnava was hosting some sort of annual pub crawl, which I’d only found … Continue reading