Mighty Magyars Budapest

Great Football Murals: 6:3

Please share:Budapest’s Rumbach Sebestyén street is a narrow thoroughfare in the Hungarian capital’s Jewish quarter. It’s a pretty out-of-the-way place to stumble across a celebration of what is arguably the biggest moment in the country’s sporting history. A mural entitled “6:3” depicts the victory of the Aranycsapat (“Golden Team”) over England at Wembley in November […]

White Angels Zagreb ultras

Podcast: Behind the scenes with Zagreb ultràs

Please share:  Dr. Andy Hodges spent years in or around the Zagreb fan scene, in particular looking at two distinct groups, the Bad Blue Boys of Dinamo Zagreb and the White Angels of NK Zagreb. What he found makes fascinating listening and he summarises his findings in his book, “Fan Activism, Protest and Politics: Ultras […]

Red Star Belgrade

Podcast: The Belgrade Derby

Please share: We catch up with Belgrade-based football writer and podcaster Kirsten Schlewitz from the Unusual Efforts website and podcast about the city’s ‘The Eternal Derby’, Red Star (FK Crvena Zvezda) versus Partizan. Have you been to this fixture? What did you think? You can find our entire back catalogue of podcast here on iTunes or […]

Croatian flag

Podcast: Groundhopping and Politics in Croatian Football

Please share: In this podcast, we talk to Scotland-based Croat Dejan Hajdukovic about the domestic scene in Croatia. We discuss: Groundhopping in the Croatian league How football literally kicked off the Balkan War The current state of politics in Croatian football For more football travel podcasts, check out our podcast archive, subscribe here on iTunes. and […]

Valeryi Lobanovskyi Stadium, Kiev

Podcast: Groundhopping in Ukraine

Please share:  We’re back after a break for the World Cup and are discussing Russia’s neighbour, Ukraine, with nomadic travel blogger, Bradley Stafford, who spends a great deal of time in Kiev and has travelled the country extensively watching football. We discuss the best club experiences, how to get around, what to see and a […]

Football Travel Podcast: Russia and Leeds United

Please share: 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): […]

Football Travel Podcast: Poland and Seville

Please share: 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 […]

Book Review: Behind the Curtain

Please share: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 […]

Football Travel: CSKA Sofia

Please share: 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 […]

City Guide: The Football Clubs of Budapest

Please share: 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 […]