OTP Bank liga match day 4 round up
Aug19

OTP Bank liga match day 4 round up

Written by Gaby Kovács   Kecskemét 1 Kaposvár 2 Round four started on Friday at the Széktói Stadion where Kecskemét where looking for their first win of the season. They got off to a bad start, as after just 4 minutes a long ball from defence evaded everyone, leaving Vrucina in the area to touch the ball home, but Kecskemét got themselves back in it on 15 minutes when a freekick deflected off the wall and landed in the area,...

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Football Around The World – Magyar Foci
Mar22

Football Around The World – Magyar Foci

Written by Tomasz Mortimer for False10 in March 2011 These last few months for Hungarian football have been brilliant by our standards. We currently sit 36th in the FIFA rankings, 2nd in our Euro 2012 qualifying group and Debrecen achieved their first win in Europe (excluding qualifying) with a 2-0 win over Sampdoria back in December. You would think that’s enough to make the World’s most pessimistic nation feel at least a little bit...

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Unable To Host A Game, Never Mind A Tournament
Dec12

Unable To Host A Game, Never Mind A Tournament

Written by Tomasz Mortimer for InBedWithMaradona in December 2010 As recently as last month, the top dog at UEFA, Michel Platini, visited the Hungarian Football Federation to discuss “European football challenges”. This involved Hungary’s recent Euro 2012 bid, how the financial crisis is affecting football and betting irregularities which has become something of a regular occurrence within Hungarian football in recent times. The MLSZ...

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An Optimistic Hungarian

Written by Tomasz Mortimer for InBedWithMaradona in November 2010 I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on the Hungarian National team during 2010. The ever-improving Magyars ended the year second in the Euro 2012 qualifying group behind World Cup finalists Holland, and with encouraging results and performances against respectable opposition, the optimism continues to build. At the beginning of 2010, the Hungarian national team were down...

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Hungary and the New Giggs, Xavi and Heskey (?)
Nov01

Hungary and the New Giggs, Xavi and Heskey (?)

Written by Tomasz Mortimer for InBedWithMaradona in November 2010 In the recent 8-0 mauling of San Marino, and the last gasp 2-1 victory over Finland in Helsinki, three Hungarian youngsters came to the forefront as major stars of the national team. Their names; Balasz Dszudszák (PSV), Adam Szalai (Mainz) and Vladimir Koman (Sampdoria). I know many people out there would have heard of these young lads, with all three of them being...

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This is Debrecen
Oct03

This is Debrecen

Written by Tomasz Mortimer for InBedWithMaradona in October 2010 The story of Debrecen is almost fairytale like. Founded in 1902 as Egyetértés Futball Club they lived in the shadow of city rivals DKASE until they collapsed due to financial difficulties and formed a coalition with Debreceni Vasutas Sport Club. For about 50 years, they were the West Brom of Hungary, Yo-yoing back and forth from the first division, to the second and...

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