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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Balazs Dzsudzsak – The Playboy Footballer
Aug15

Balazs Dzsudzsak – The Playboy Footballer

This is an extended version of Tomasz Mortimer’s post on Sport360.com  Flicking through a copy of Hungarian’s Playboy magazine in the foothills of the Austrian Alps back in the summer of 2011, a 24 year old Balazs Dzsudzsak quipped “I rarely read the magazine, naturally I nearly always look at the photos and then stop. There’s a lot of football in my life, I need to relax.” Dzsudzsak had just surprisingly signed for oil-rich...

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From Bournemouth to Bekescsaba to Bordeaux – An Adopted Magyar Speaks on Her New Love for Hungary post-Euro 2016
Jul08

From Bournemouth to Bekescsaba to Bordeaux – An Adopted Magyar Speaks on Her New Love for Hungary post-Euro 2016

Gayle Hope speaks on her new obsession with Hungarian football which all stemmed from her love for refereeing, and her love of the strangely halcyon days in League Two with her club side AFC Bournemouth You don’t have to be Hungarian to have grown up hearing stories about the mighty Magyars; Ferenc Puskás, the galloping major wowed many a football fan of several nationalities. The famous team of the 50’s went on an unbeaten run of 31...

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