Category Archives: Travel

Friday Night Coface – Malli Inspires Mainz to Magnificent Win


Late evening kick off under the floodlights, the warm buzz of anticipation in a mostly-full stadium, the knowledge that you’re about to see two teams of highly talented players go head to head in a game everyone at home’s also watching. Is there anything better when it comes to football? Not much. On Friday I made the very short trip […]

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A 3.Liga Road Trip to Wiesbaden

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In the midst of the international break for domestic fixtures, one might imagine that there’s absolutely nothing football-wise happening on the domestic front in Germany right now. It’s a fair but incorrect assumption, as Germany’s national third tier and Regional leagues below it have continued to play host to a number of games – and it makes sense, given that […]

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An Englishman’s Early Season Bundesliga Weekend


Since diving head first into Bundesliga football during the autumn of 2011, my brother and I had made regular biannual trips to Germany that at their most chaotic had seen us squeeze as many as 8 games into 10 days. The subsequent years had seen us cover the full length and breadth of the country as our appetite to seek […]

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A Journey off the Beaten Track to Unterhaching


Having booked my trip to Munich to see FC Bayern take on Borussia Mönchengladbach at the Allianz Arena, I started to consider my schedule for the weekend. With Bayern playing on the Sunday evening and my arriving on the Saturday morning, my immediate thought was to look for a game taking place in the city that afternoon. Having trawled through […]

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An Englishman’s Football Excursion into Eastern Germany


Our previous four trips had seen my brother and I conquer vast swathes of the West, the North and the South of Germany, so it was inevitable that we’d focus our next adventure on the relatively mysterious East. I use the word mysterious, because having grown up during the latter stages of the Cold War I’d always been intrigued by […]

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Frankfurt Derby Double, Part 2. SV Darmstadt 98 v FSV Frankfurt, 24/9/2014.


This article was originally published on the blog Adventures in Bundesliga. It’s the morning after the night before and we’re back at Frankfurt’s main train station. After the previous evening’s race against time to get to the Commerzbank Arena following an S-bahn cancellation, we’re hoping today will go according to plan. Standing on the platform, we watch the screen steadily counting down the […]

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Frankfurt Derby Double, Part 1. Eintracht Frankfurt v 1. FSV Mainz 05, 23/9/2014.


This article was originally published on the Adventures in Bundesliga blog. German efficiency. Rewind to the recent World Cup and take a look at any match report or article on Germany’s triumph and I will wager that nine times out of ten, the word efficiency is in there somewhere. German efficiency. The two words are synonymous with each other. After seven […]

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