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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