How to not watch football in Istanbul.

Mrs Football Nerd and I consider ourselves to be seasoned football travellers having been to a significant number of the most iconic European football grounds, to the last two World Cups and a European Championships. Those trips are pre-planned in infinite detail to ensure that fixture dates and kick-off times have been confirmed, tickets secured […]

Four go on a Russian World Cup Adventure – Part 3: St Petersburg – Wednesday 20th June to Friday 22nd June 2018.

In case you missed:   Part 1: https://football-nerd.org/2018/07/17/four-go-on-a-russian-world-cup-adventure-part-1-moscow-saturday-16th-of-june-to-monday-18th-of-june-2018/)   Part 2: https://football-nerd.org/2018/07/18/four-go-on-a-russian-world-cup-adventure-part-2-still-moscow-tuesday-19th-of-june-wednesday-20th-june-2018/   Wednesday 20th June (continued) The hotel was only about a twenty minute walk from the station and after we had checked in, (stone cold sober we hasten to add!), we headed down to the bar to watch Portugal beat Morocco and sample […]

Four go on a Russian World Cup Adventure – Part 2 (still) Moscow- Tuesday 19th of June & Wednesday 20th June 2018.

(In case you missed Part 1: https://football-nerd.org/2018/07/17/four-go-on-a-russian-world-cup-adventure-part-1-moscow-saturday-16th-of-june-to-monday-18th-of-june-2018/) Tuesday 19th of June – Poland 1 Senegal 2 – Spartak Stadium   After another crazy and somewhat hazy night sharing our collection of Space Food with the bar staff, random guests and anyone else we could find; it is fair to say that we were all a […]

All the way to Kiev! A guest piece by Our Kid.

Having missed out on tickets for Liverpool’s last two appearances in the Champions League Final, Our Kid was absolutely thrilled that he managed to secure a ticket for this year’s Final in Kiev, although getting there and back was to prove far more challenging than he thought! Upon learning late on Thursday that his planned […]