Football Travel Podcast: Groundhopping in Madrid

The Spanish capital is a must for any international groundhopper. In this podcast, we talk to Roddy Cons from the Madrid-based vlog The Team on Tour about how to visit Real Madrid’s Estadio Bernabeu, Atlético Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano and Rayo Vallecano, as well as a cluster of smaller clubs from the city. You can subscribe […]

Football Travel Podcast: Football, War and Revolution in the Middle East

  In this episode, we talk to James Montague, author of When Friday Comes: Football, War and Revolution in the Middle East, about his travels in the region. He’s seen the politics of the Israeli domestic scene and how Palestine uses football to raise awareness on the international stage. He’s seen the damaging affect the […]

Football Travel Podcast: The State of Calcio and Netherlands Groundhopping

Coming up in Episode 13: The State of Calcio (00:51): You remember Channel 4’s Gazzetta Football Italia from the nineties, right? James Richardson sat down with journalists Paolo Baldini and James Horncastle to reflect on the show highlights and the current state of calcio at the Union Chapel, London. We went along and caught up […]

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Football Travel: Berlin City Guide

Berlin. The very name conjures images from history. It’s also home to a number of football clubs, including Hertha BSC at the historic Olympiastadion, the eclectic 1.FC Union Berlin, former Stasi club BFC Dynamo and even Germany’s oldest club, BFC Germania. Here’s our football city guide to the lively German capital. Germany’s football power lies […]

Football Travel: Arsenal FC

  The Gunners’ famous Emirates Stadium looks like it came from outer space and landed in red brick Holloway housing. Since moving from its Highbury home, Arsenal has swelled its average attendances, if not its trophy cabinet. Here’s how to visit Arsenal FC. Arsenal is one of England’s most famous clubs, and has not been […]

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Football Travel Blogs to Follow 2017

As editor of this football travel blog I am keen to follow as many likeminded people as possible. Here is a list of great European football travel blogs that are well worth a follow. If you have any recommendations, please add them in the comments box. I am sure I am missing plenty. England It’s […]

Football Travel Podcast: FC St.Pauli and Portugal

In this month’s Football Travel Podcast we speak to one of Germany’s most famous clubs – FC St Pauli of Hamburg – and get an introduction to the domestic scene in Portugal from a local football writer:   FC St Pauli, with Martin Drust (00.59): FC St Pauli’s Millerntor Stadium is a stone’s throw from […]

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Football Travel Podcast: Dulwich Hamlet and Manchester United Away

We venture to South London and abroad with Manchester United in this episode of the Football Travel podcast:   Dulwich Hamlet (00:44): There’s a lot going on at Champion Hill, South London, home of Isthmian League Premier Division side Dulwich Hamlet. We catch up with Duncan Hart, chair of the Dulwich Hamlet Supporters’ Trust, to […]

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Football Travel: El Clásico Rosarino (Rosario, Argentina)

Outside Write contributor Matt McGinn went along to one of the world’s great underrated derbies, El Clásico Rosarino in Argentina’s second city, Rosario. The two teams that compete this colourful and feisty affair are Rosario Central and Newell’s Old Boys.   Rosario was peaceful on the Saturday as it flaunted its credentials as a pleasant […]

Football Travel Podcast: Bundesliga and Argentina

  We travel to Berlin and Buenos Aires in this episode of the Football Travel podcast: Talking Bundeliga: We catch up with the guys behind the Berlin-based From Boothferry to Germany blog to understand why the Bundesliga is so popular around the world. We also get the editor’s tip on the best place to catch […]

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 […]

Football Travel: Club Atlético Nueva Chicago

  Our man in Buenos Aires, Matt McGinn, sends his latest post from the Argentine capital. This time he’s at second tier Club Atlético Nueva Chicago, from the western suburbs.   Hernán’s aviator sunglasses could not hide his exhaustion as we shook hands beneath the late-morning sun in Mataderos, in the far west of Ciudad […]

Football Travel: Gernika Club

  The Basque market town of Gernika (Guernica) was immortalised in art form by Pablo Picasso after its destruction by aerial bombardment during the Spanish Civil War. It is now a thriving and peaceful town with a struggling third tier football club. We paid homage to both Gernika’s history and football team when we visited. […]

Football Travel: Boca Juniors

In his latest dispatch from the Argentine capital, guest blogger Matt McGinn visits one of the iconic club grounds in world football, La Bombonera, home of Boca Juniors.   La Bombonera. The name is evocative. It is onomatopoeic too, as if named in recognition of the thuds of noise that boom from its terraces.   […]

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Football Travel: Club Atlético Huracán

Outside Write contributor Matt McGinn continues his tour around Argentina’s football clubs. In his latest dispatch from Buenos Aires, Matt visits Huracán.   Before leaving for Argentina, I attended an event organised by the Manchester Football Writing Festival. Jonathan Wilson, smoothly compered by Rory Smith, discussed his recently-published history of Argentinian football, Angels with Dirty […]