For frites sake

Look around major Belgian town, Brussels, say, or Liège. What’s missing? Big medieval square? Check. Lively bar life? Check. US burger chain? Um… OK, dotted here and there may be a rare Golden Arch or two, but so few you may as well be in Pyongyang. The reason? Belgian frites. French fries to Americans, chips […]

Fair shares for Eibar

Could there have been a more welcome promotion as SD Eibar’s to La Liga in 2014-15? Fittingly, it was the club’s oldest supporter, 90-year-old Luis María Cendoya Elorza, who made the difference. This summer, his beloved Eibar were threatened with relegation, as opposed to a first-time promotion to La Liga they had earned as Segunda […]

Winning with kids

Older Manchester United fans may remember Pécs, then Pécsi Munkás, who provided the club’s first European opposition post-Heysel. Despite grave financial uncertainty, Pécs are now challenging for Europe again thanks to a dynamic young side. On the eve of their game at champions elect Debrecen, Peterjon Cresswell visits the club based in the Socialist-era surroundings […]