NB1 round 8 preview
Sep08

NB1 round 8 preview

Can you believe we are coming up on the quarter mark of the NB1 season this week? The Hungarian national team has been officially eliminated from FIFA World Cup qualification, and there are no teams left in UEFA competition which leaves just the NB1 (and the Magyar Kupa) to whet our Hungarian football appetites … as if that’s not enough. As we head into the 8th round the top of the table looks very much as it did toward the end of...

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NB1 round 5 preview
Aug12

NB1 round 5 preview

Better late than never! Today’s games offer some intriguing matchups and should provide some gripping drama as champions Honvéd face off against new-look Újpest, and embarrassed Diósgyor look to bounce back from a thrashing at the hands of NB1 new boys Balmazújváros last week when they take on struggling Puskás. Read on for a full preview of each game this week. Saturday, 15 July Honvéd vs Újpest at Bozsik József Stadion, Budapest...

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NB1 round 4 preview
Aug03

NB1 round 4 preview

Three weeks into the new season and we already have a surprise at the top of the table. Tamás Bódog’s Diósgyor have started the season in fine fashion to set the early pace in the league. Also, last season’s second half whipping boys Mezokövesd started brightly before falling hard to Ferencváros at the weekend. Roland Varga is on a roll with four goals for Fradi and Újpest have had déjà vu three weeks in a row as their newly-assembled...

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NB1 Round 1 preview
Jul14

NB1 Round 1 preview

Hello everyone!  We’re back! After what seemed like a short summer break, we welcome back the teams of NB1 on Saturday as they raise the curtain on another season. No longer will we see the likes of Gyirmót and MTK as they’ve slipped into the murky waters of NBII. Instead Puskás Akadémia and Balmazújváros have climbed into the fray and will begin testing their mettle against the top teams in the country to see if they have what...

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A Pleasant Diversion
Jul01

A Pleasant Diversion

In our ongoing to attempt to keep you abreast of everything Hungarian in the world of football I ran across an anomaly – a delightful oasis of passion and energetic enthusiasm for the beautiful game on the banks of the Ohio River. It was a perfect confluence of interest and proximity that brought me to Cincinnati, Ohio for a US Open Cup match between MLS’s Chicago Fire and second-tier side FC Cincinnati. The lure of watching...

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