Football Travel Podcast: Russia and Leeds United

We travel from Siberia to Yorkshire in this edition of the Football Travel Podcast: Russia (00.36): With the Russia 2018 World Cup on the horizon, we catch up with Siberia-based football writer, Andrew Flint, and discuss the domestic scene, groundhopping for foreigners, and the elephant in the room – hooliganism. Leeds United (22.41): We catch […]

Football Travel Podcast: Poland and Seville

We venture into Eastern Europe and southern Spain in this episode.   Introduction to Polish Football (00:43): We talk to Chris Lash, editor of the Right Bank Warsaw blog to get an introduction to Poland’s Ekstraklasa league and the national scene. Check out Chris’ top tips for football travellers.   Sevilla, Betis and Andalucia (12.50): […]

Book Review: Behind the Curtain

Almost a decade before Jonathan Wilson wrote the brilliant Angels with Dirty Faces, he chronicled his travels in the former Eastern Bloc in Behind the Curtain. It’s a journey involving corruption, state interference and alleged doping. I’ve read it. It’s fascinating. Eastern Europe is finally getting on the radar of Western European travellers. While I’ve […]

Football Travel: CSKA Sofia

 In this guest post, the guys behind the From Boothferry to Germany (FBTG) blog describe their first trip into the world of Bulgarian football.   FBTG is travelling back in time to look at our maiden Balkan Adventure in Sofia, Bulgaria. Two of us were in town when CSKA Sofia played against Beroe, full name PFC Beroe Stara […]

City Guide: The Football Clubs of Budapest

It’s not just one of Europe’s greatest and most glamorous cities, the Hungarian capital Budapest is also a great place to catch a game. Here, we take a look at the football clubs of Budapest. In football, nostalgia is a powerful force. The media in England goes on and on about 1966, some Scots go on […]