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: Episode Seven

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: Episode Six

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 […]

Rosario Central fans

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: Episode Five

  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 […]

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.   […]

Huracan stadium

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 […]

Football Travel: Club Atlético All Boys

In his second guest post from Buenos Aires, Matt McGinn checks in on All Boys versus Juventud in the second division of Argentine football, La Primera B Nacional.   I travelled to Floresta with a sense of slight trepidation. The upbeat tango music played by the bus driver was not in keeping with my mood. […]

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Football Travel: Club Atlético Lanús

In the first of his chronicles from Buenos Aires, Outside Write contributor Matt McGinn visits his first match in Argentina.   One would generally associate a trip to the reigning champions of Argentina with the ‘Big Five’: Boca Juniors, Independiente, Racing Club, River Plate, and San Lorenzo. La Bombonera, home of Boca Juniors, or El Monumental, […]

Football Travel: HJK Helsinki

  Finland’s capital city enjoys long summer days, making it the best time to visit. There’s also football to be seen when many other European leagues are in their close season. We went along to HJK Helsinki.   Helsinki is one of those “liveable” cities. Here, you can breathe in the fresh sea air as you […]

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 […]