Queens Park FC

Football Travel Podcast: Scottish Football History and France

    The History of Scottish Football (00:42): Sports historian Andy Mitchell introduces us to the evolution of football in Scotland. Did a football culture exist in Scotland long before the foundation of http://outsidewrite.co.uk/football-travel-podcast-episode-four/Sheffield FC in 1857, recognised as the world’s first football club?   Introducing French Football (09:42): Agence France Presse’s Tom Williams introduces us to the […]

Parc Olympique Lyonnais

Football Travel: Olympique Lyonnais

France’s second city can boast a truly world class stadium. Here’s how you can plan your trip to Lyon to see “OL”.   Understated Lyon is not often the first place people may think of for a weekend break, but this elegant city on the banks of the Rhône claims to be the gastronomic centre […]

Football Travel: AS Saint-Etienne

The club perhaps best known for fielding Michel Platini is a big draw for football fans from across the globe. Euro 2016 venue Le Stade Geoffroy-Guichard was also the venue of that Michael Owen goal at France ’98.   L’Association Sportive Saint-Etienne Loire (ASSE) was formed in 1919, turning pro in 1933. ‘Les Verts’ (the […]

OGC Nice

Football Travel: OGC Nice

For one of the easiest travel-football experiences you could want in a brand new stadium, check out OGC Nice on the Côte d’Azur.   I feel sorry for the French Ligue 1. It’s Europe’s sixth most-attended league, and yet has just one European Cup to show for it; that great Marseilles team of the early […]