My 100 Top Football Moments From 100 Countries

“Gerry Armstrong, what a worker he is” – John Motson. In February 2020, when I hit country 186 on my personal list of recognised separate states, one of my priorities was to watch a football match there. That country was Lesotho and I arrived into the capital city Maseru ready for the big match. That Read more about My 100 Top Football Moments From 100 Countries[…]

Countries Whose Footballers Have Won the European Cup / Champions League

This conversation came up in November 2019 in Prague, Czechia with some Northern Ireland football fans over which countries have had a player who won the European Cup or Champions League. I did a bit of research into it and I don’t know if this is 100% correct, but here is a try. I extended Read more about Countries Whose Footballers Have Won the European Cup / Champions League[…]

The Holy Grail Of Football Stadiums: Taking A Guided Tour of The Oval, Glentoran Football Club, East Belfast, Northern Ireland

The Holy Grail Of Football Stadiums: Taking A Guided Tour of The Oval, Glentoran Football Club, East Belfast, Northern Ireland

“Le Jeu Avant Tout” – Glentoran FC Motto (“Football comes first before everything else / the game above all”). Firstly, I am a Glentoran FC supporter and have been to this stadium well over one hundred times in my life. I am a football groundhopping veteran now with around 700 matches and 200 stadiums under Read more about The Holy Grail Of Football Stadiums: Taking A Guided Tour of The Oval, Glentoran Football Club, East Belfast, Northern Ireland[…]

#gawa #daretodream Living Out A Childhood Dream Supporting Northern Ireland: My Plans for June 2016

“Michael O’Neill’s Green and White army” – Northern Ireland football fans. Now that June 2016 has arrived, it feels crazy that this month, I am finally living out a childhood dream. Since my early days growing up in Bangor, Northern Ireland I only had one dream in life. To watch the Northern Ireland international football Read more about #gawa #daretodream Living Out A Childhood Dream Supporting Northern Ireland: My Plans for June 2016[…]

My Top 10 Football Stadiums From My First 100 Countries

As we travel to countries torn apart by war (past or current), let’s not forget that football is the people’s game, the one happy medium from my journeys through a century of countries. Football brings the people together and in most cases, it acts as some kind of peaceful entity between people. Anyone who has Read more about My Top 10 Football Stadiums From My First 100 Countries[…]

Backpacking Football Nomad Alert!! Become the Ultimate Football Fan

As a serious football fan, global nomad and travel writer one of the joys of my travels around the world is watching football, visiting football stadiums and collecting items related to football. You’ll have noticed I included a visit to a football stadium in each of these posts: 1. Top sights in Coleraine, Northern Ireland Read more about Backpacking Football Nomad Alert!! Become the Ultimate Football Fan[…]

Hand of God and Mexico 86 Memories: Visiting Estadio Azteca, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico

Here goes. This is a big one. A big one for me personally. Every single time I hear the mention of Maradona, Norman Whiteside, Jose Batista, Joel Bats etc. I get inspired. The 1986 World Cup Finals in Mexico were my first major childhood memory. Northern Ireland qualified. We punched well above our weight, defying Read more about Hand of God and Mexico 86 Memories: Visiting Estadio Azteca, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico[…]

15 Different Places I watched the World Cup Knockout Matches

You may have read my post on 41 places I watched the World Cup first round matches. This is the sequel and the final part as my journey round South America took me to a few more places on my travels as I attempted to catch up and keep up with the knockout stages of Read more about 15 Different Places I watched the World Cup Knockout Matches[…]

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