PARC DES PRINCES: A World Class Exhibition

I first visited Paris in summer 2011. My friend took a photo of me outside the Parc des Princes – home to the newly-purchased football club Paris Saint-Germain – so I could say I was there before they became big. At the time, the Ligue 1 title had been swapping hands regularly after the dominance of Lyon in the previous decade. Montpellier went on to … Continue reading PARC DES PRINCES: A World Class Exhibition

ALLIANZ RIVIERA: Nice And Quiet

The prospect of any World Cup is always mouth-watering but this summer’s Women’s World Cup filled me with particular excitement. I’d only just started watching women’s football a year ago, so this would be my first experience of a female international tournament. I really looked forward to increasing my knowledge of all the players, managers, federations and all their respective histories… and, having been on … Continue reading ALLIANZ RIVIERA: Nice And Quiet

SL BENFICA | Living It Lage In Lisbon

Like so many other European capital cities, Lisbon is home to a number of major football clubs, with the two most famous of these being Sporting CP and SL Benfica. They form part of the ‘Big Three’ in Portuguese football (along with FC Porto) as the regular title contenders who have never been relegated from the Primeira Liga. However, this year Sporting have slipped to … Continue reading SL BENFICA | Living It Lage In Lisbon

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)