Updates on Duchâtelet’s ownership of Újpest
Sep14

Updates on Duchâtelet’s ownership of Újpest

This article was written by Tamás Cserép (@tomicserep) In a previous article, I wrote about Újpest – a lesser known Hungarian club that is owned by the Duchatelets – and the challenges they face under their ownership. A year on new developments have taken place under the family’s leadership. The town of Újpest used to be an independent town but has been incorporated into Budapest as a district. On the 3rd of July, the club’s board...

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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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Evaluating the condensed format of the NBI
Mar22

Evaluating the condensed format of the NBI

This article was written by Thomas Cserep. You can follow him on Twitter @bootdeball For the start of the 2015/2016 season MLSZ (the Hungarian Football Association) had decided to implement the drastic measure of reducing the number of clubs in the top flight from 16 to 12 teams. The process had attracted a lot of controversy since teams were relegated that were not in the relegation zone due to licensing and financial issues. Many...

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The Expulsion of Inter CDF and the murky waters of the MLSZ
Jan26

The Expulsion of Inter CDF and the murky waters of the MLSZ

Written by Tomasz Mortimer In June 2016 I wrote about Inter CDF SE (http://inbedwithmaradona.com/journal/2016/6/5/inter-acf-freedom-and-inclusivity-for-the-powerless), a football club based in Budapest created by Hungarian residents with African heritage who happened to be making big strides in the lower echelons of the Hungarian football pyramid. Last season, 10 years after foundation, Inter made the last 16 of the Magyar Kupa...

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Hungarian Movers: Adam Nagy, Barnabas Bese & Adam Lang
Sep13

Hungarian Movers: Adam Nagy, Barnabas Bese & Adam Lang

In the second of two parts Tomasz Mortimer has a quick look at how the Hungarian’s leaving NB I this summer have performed in their short careers so far. For part one click here Adam Nagy – Ferencvaros to Bologna €1.4m (July 2016) Hungary’s breakout star of Euro 2016, Adam Nagy surprisingly moved to Bologna at the beginning of July despite interest from Premier League champions Leicester, French giants Marseille and Europa...

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Hungarian Movers: Roland Sallai & Dominik Nagy
Sep08

Hungarian Movers: Roland Sallai & Dominik Nagy

In a two-parter Tomasz Mortimer has a quick look at how the Hungarian’s leaving NB I this summer have performed in their short careers so far. Roland Sallai – Puskas Akademia to Palermo €2.5m (June 2016) Roland Sallai first burst on the scene in 2013 at the age of just 15, when playing for Puskas Akademia U17’s, he beat a man and smashed an effort over the keeper’s head from the half way line. A year on, this time on the...

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