Viktor Kassai and the secretive world of the MLSz refereeing department
Nov28

Viktor Kassai and the secretive world of the MLSz refereeing department

It is now public knowledge that Viktor Kassai has not been selected for the World Cup in Russia 2018. Gayle Hope takes a look at the reasons why and delves a bit deeper into the secretive world of the referees’ department (MLSz JB). It should be noted right from the outset that, of the 55 nations making up the UEFA confederation, only 13 nations will be representing themselves at the World Cup along with just 10 referees.  The...

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The Mighty Magyars’ Alternative History
Nov13

The Mighty Magyars’ Alternative History

Tomasz Mortimer takes you through a fictionised history of what might have happened to Hungarian football had the Hungarian revolution not gone the way it had. The fiction starts from 1956… 1952: Olympics The journey started in 1952. National team coach Gustav Sebes had set up a scouting network which scoured the country for the best talent available ahead of the upcoming Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. Different tactics were...

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Viktor Orban’s Footballing Front Man
Nov01

Viktor Orban’s Footballing Front Man

Hungarian football and Hungarian politics have become increasingly intertwined since Viktor Orban took office as Prime Minister in 2010, but his relationship with Lorinc Meszaros, the owner of NBI side Puskas Akademia is one of troubling interest. Written by Tomasz Mortimer At the end of April 2017 in Hungary, Napi.hu published their annual spring rich list. At the top of the list for the fifth year in a row was Sandor Csanyi, the...

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Csak a Kispest: The foreign Invasion
Jun01

Csak a Kispest: The foreign Invasion

As the end of the season drew near, the one thing that caught all of our eyes was the fact that Match Day 33 had thrown up Budapest Honvéd v Videoton, a game that ordinarily would be vastly overshadowed by the big Budapest derby between Ferencváros v Újpest taking place just a few kilometers away. Not this season though! Honvéd were determined to sign out from the old ground with a bang and Videoton were as determined to pour water...

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