A nation rejoices
Jan04

A nation rejoices

The final whistle in the Groupama Arena against Norway heralded a sense of euphoria that has been forgotten in Hungary for a generation. After a 44 year absence the nation will once again compete amongst Europe’s elite at this summer’s Euro 2016 in France. And while it has been a long and arduous wait, ravaged by adversity and disappointment, the nation can once again rejoice at the country’s success. Following the...

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Bonjour France!
Nov19

Bonjour France!

Written by Gaby Kovács In 1986 I was 12 years old. My Panini World Cup sticker book lay mostly empty other than a couple of pages, Hungary’s. Unsurprisingly, these pages filled pretty quickly as by playground swaps value, the entire team could be had for as little as Gary Lineker or the shiny Brazil badge. As a family, we sat round the television to watch our national team in Mexico whilst the adult males swore, waved their arms...

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The New Saints vs Videoton
Jul15

The New Saints vs Videoton

Written by Gaby Kovács The Champions League is all about big European team A vs big European team B isn’t it? Wrong! The magic is to be found way down the leagues and in the early rounds of the competition. It’s about playing teams you have probably never heard of from countries you probably never knew existed. What will their fans be like? Who is their number 10? What will their team play like? I doubt in many press boxes...

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The Hungarian 1st division fixtures are out!
Jun25

The Hungarian 1st division fixtures are out!

It’s that time of year again! Planning a trip to Budapest or elsewhere in Hungary to watch football? Here are some key dates and fixtures for you. Key: BCS = Békéscsaba BHFC = Budapest Honvéd DVSC = Debrecen DVTK = Diósgyőr FTC = Ferencváros HAL = Haladás MTK = MTK Budapest PFC = Paks PAFC = Puskás Academy ÚJP = Újpest VAS = Vasas VID = Videoton The winter break starts after the weekend of the 11th December 2015 and the league...

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Hungarian teams in Europe 2015 and (hopefully) 2016
Jun22

Hungarian teams in Europe 2015 and (hopefully) 2016

If you are planning your holiday around our teams annual crashing out of European competition, you may want to hold on a little bit longer! So, here’s how the draw worked out for us….. Champions League 2nd Qualifying Round: The New Saints or B36 Tórshavn vs Videoton Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League champions, The New Saints, won the title with ease. From 32 games, they won 23, drew 8 and lost 1. Scoring 90 goals and...

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