55 Football Beers

Beer and football. Football and beer. The two words are intertwined. It was an arduous additional challenge to drink at least one beer in all 55 football nations. But not at every stadium. Beer was sold at under half of the matches attended. … Continued

Bosnia-Herzegovina & Montenegro – football & travel photos

55 Football Nations was completed in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro. Three crucial matches saw relegation candidates Čelik try everything but only draw against Borac, Sarajevo break down Široki Brijeg’s blanket defence and, in the final match, Mladost outplay Kom in the searing Podgorica sun. Travel highlights … Continued

Slovenia, Hungary & Croatia – football & travel photos

55 Football Nations saw matches at Maribor, Krško and Domžale in Slovenia, Puskás Akadémia in Hungary and Lokomotiva Zagreb and Istra 1961 in Croatia. There was a surprise seven goal thriller, four narrow wins, a score draw, a club shop haircut and Cat Zoo Corn. … Continued

The beginning is the end is the beginning

Tall trees surrounded the still geothermal waters of Lake Hévíz. I paddled around the lily pads, hoping the minerals would soak away my strains. Hévíz was a brief stop between my second Slovenian match in Krško and Hungarian match in … Continued

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