Update: This blog is no longer updated. I am currently experimenting in a new setting at koballs.wordpress.com.
This is a collection of writings about various aspects of Romanian football. I’m mainly interested in the history, especially from the inter-war period, but I can be tempted to digress onto more current topics – although I almost never watch football on TV. God, if life weren’t so short…
I am an Englishman living in Bucharest, and so my interests are biased in several directions. I am a Rapid Bucharest fan, to a fairly limited extent, especially now they find themselves reforming in the (even more) amateur leagues. My Romanian is not great to be honest, and I find newspaper reports particularly difficult to read, partly because of Romanians’ natural fondness for abstract nouns and over-complicated clauses. So not my fault then.
Expect gently biased, ill-informed comment on things I have only recently learned about. Great. Right? Keep reading!