Category Archives: Adventures in football

The Bundesliga Binge: Cologne and Mönchengladbach

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Tweet I’m told that there are lots of cool places to go out in Cologne, but I have been twice and am yet to find them. This time I was given instructions on where to go, with maps and everything, but … Continue reading

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Three views of Italian football: the supporters club, the local team, and the arena.

Tweet I recently hooked up with a friend who gave me some photos from a trip to Italy in 2005. We were visiting a mutual friend in Rome, via his home town of Agnone, a small town in the hills … Continue reading

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A football pilgrimage to Cologne (v Werder Bremen)

Tweet About a year ago, I made a spectacular blunder and decided to adopt FC Cologne as my Bundesliga team. Since then I have become rather smitten with the old goats, but the incremental effect on their form has been … Continue reading

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Travelling light: adventures in Europe with Bury FC

Tweet Did you know Bury played a recent friendly against the national team of Gibraltar? Did you know Gibraltar had a national team? This is a tale of one man’s illogical quest to see his team participate in a meaningless … Continue reading

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This is how we chill: S.C. Olhanense and an internet sensation

Tweet I’ve been to Portugal many times, but until my most recent trip, I hadn’t experienced the Portuguese football culture. I was supposed to check out a Porto match a few years ago, but got the dates wrong. Emerging from the Metro … Continue reading

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