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The Football Travel, History and Culture Website

At Outside Write, we explore the off-pitch story of football.
We're the curious fan's football blog.

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Football Travel: 1. FSV Mainz 05

In this guest post, reader Andrew Williams visits Mainz in Germany's Bundesliga and gives us his thoughts on the matchday experience.

Podcast: Groundhopping in the Czech Republic

We interview Prague-based football correspondent Ondrej Klámal about groundhopping in the Czech Republic. From the most exciting clubs in the capital to provincial sides, join us as we traverse this small but significant footballing country

How the FA Cup Saved Football

While many football fans know that the FA Cup is the world's oldest existing football tournament, what they may now know is that without it the Rugby code may well have prevailed.

Las Palmas

Podcast: Groundhopping in the Canary Islands

We talk to fans from the two biggest Canarian clubs, CD Tenerife and UD Las Palmas (pictured), to get the lowdown on football on the islands. We go beyond the big two teams and look at the smaller Canarian sides and how to island hop between matches.

Podcast: Doing the 92 - from a German Perspective

We meet Florian Sauer for the German perspective on 'doing the 92' - the 92 Premier League and Football League grounds in England and Wales. He even wrote a book about it...

Archibald Leitch, Football's Stadium-Building Pioneer

If you've been to a top-flight match in England or Scotland, the chances are you've been in a stadium designed by Archibald Leitch. We take a look at the Scotsman's life and work.

FC Twente

Football Travel: FC Twente

When Steve McClaren led FC Twente to the Eredivisie title in 2010, he really put the club on the international map. But its journey since then has been a challenge. Our guest blogger, Matt Dolan, visits Eschede to discover more.