Category Archives: Asia

Yokohama 4 Urawa Reds 0

Yokohama F Marinos 4 Urawa Red Diamonds 0 (29th August 2015) After the best part of a week travelling round Japan’s roads less travelled, by Western tourists at least, in Matsumoto, Takayama and Kanazawa, it was back to Tokyo, in … Continue reading

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Omiya 1 Thespakusatsu 1

Omiya Ardija 1 Thespakusatsu Gunma 1 (23rd August 2015) Another Japanese game, another pre-match stop-off in the Hub chain of British pubs, handily en-route to the ground. Another pizza with chopsticks too, perhaps topped later in the evening by a … Continue reading

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Kashiwa 2 Matsumoto 0

Kashiwa Reysol 2 Matsumoto Yamaga 0 (20th August 2015) Despite being less than two weeks ago, my memories of this game aren’t the clearest. It’s not the fault of the game itself, but more that I’d flown into Japan that … Continue reading

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Nakhon Pathom FC Ground Pics

I admit, these are not the most inspiring set of pics I’ve ever taken, but I thought I might as well post them up just in case there are people out there with a burning fascination for ex-grounds of provincial … Continue reading

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Shanghai Shenxin 1 Qingdao Jonoon 0

Shanghai Shenxin 1 Qingdao Jonoon 0 (22nd Sept 2013) Last, and disappointingly least, my 4th Chinese game in just over a week saw me take in a clash between two teams who are struggling in the CSL, and did their … Continue reading

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Shanghai Shenhua 2 Jiangsu Sainty 1

Shanghai Shenhua 2 Jiangsu Sainty 1 (21st Sept 2013) I’ve seen football plans scuppered by a fair few postponements over the years. Waterlogged pitches. Frozen pitches. Fog. An air raid would be a first though. On the Saturday morning, with … Continue reading

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Shanghai SIPG 0 Shandong Luneng 1

Shanghai SIPG 0 Shandong Luneng 1 (20th Sept 2013) The first leg of what was effectively a Shanghai “groundhop” saw me venture out to the 60,000 seat Shanghai Stadium for a home match of the Shanghai East Asia club, rather … Continue reading

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Beijing Guoan 6 Guangzhou R&F 0

Beijing Guoan 6 Guangzhou R&F 0 (14th Sept 2013) They don’t go in for pubs much in China, with the bar culture being something of a novelty, limited to small areas such as the Sanlitun area of Beijing, with seemingly … Continue reading

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Thai Port 1 Chiangrai 1

Thai Port 1 Chiang Rai United 1 (04/12/2011) My last full day in Thailand, and the last game of my mini-tour. As with Bangkok Glass’ Leo Stadium, I’d saved the best until last, with another “proper” ground with four stands … Continue reading

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Bangkok Glass 2 BEC Tero Sasana 0

Bangkok Glass 2 BEC Tero Sasana 0 (03/12/2011) Although I look forward to visiting all the grounds I go to, very occasionally some grounds are a little special. Bohemians Prague’s “Dimple” was one, having acquired a loosely-termed following for the … Continue reading

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