VITORIA S.C. | A New Beginning (Where Portugal Began)

With the cold air creeping back through Britain’s streets over the course of October, my girlfriend and I started to become increasingly impatient. It had been almost 12 months since Saffron and I last travelled abroad: a trek to Germany that involved being refused entry to Borussia Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park for having dodgy tickets from Viagogo. That incident-filled getaway concluded a year where we’d … Continue reading VITORIA S.C. | A New Beginning (Where Portugal Began)

FC COMO | A Beautiful Trap

Stadio Giuseppe Sinigaglia FC Como On the border between Switzerland and Italy sits a small city called Como. It’s a serene place, much more laid back than its neighbour Milan, with stunning mountain views in every direction and a magnificent lake named after the city which props its left corner. Near the banks of Lake Como, a fair-sized stadium finds itself embedded between the city’s … Continue reading FC COMO | A Beautiful Trap

1. FC NURNBERG | Seeing Germany’s Future (In Its Past)

Germany 7 – 0 San Marino Max-Morlock-Stadion Highlights Germany’s Next Generation When the German squad was announced for the 2017 Confederations Cup it contained many big-name absentees. World Cup 2014 winners Manuel Neuer, Mesut Ozil, Thomas Muller and Toni Kroos were all rested with the challenge of retaining their trophy coming up next summer. Only Julian Draxler, Shkodran Mustafi and Matthias Ginter remained from the … Continue reading 1. FC NURNBERG | Seeing Germany’s Future (In Its Past)

FC PORTO | World Class Bridges, Storms and Keepers

Porto 2 – 1 Sporting Lisbon Estadio do Dragao After missing out on seeing Barcelona play during my last trip, it felt great to finally watch a match. Especially between two of the traditional ‘big three’ teams in Portugal. Benfica, Porto and Sporting Lisbon have shared all but two of the entire Primeira Liga titles contested. Before the match, Benfica were just a point above … Continue reading FC PORTO | World Class Bridges, Storms and Keepers