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 Hungarian Football Podcast – Portugal vs Hungary Special
Mar20
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NB1 – Round 23 review
Mar14

NB1 – Round 23 review

Videoton increased their lead at the top while the rest of the chasers stumbled. Moutari Amadou struck in 13 seconds for Fradi and Leonel Pontes’ Loki took another hit. Read on for all the round 23 action. Mezőkövesd 1-1 Gyrimót My prediction: Mezőkövesd 1-1 Gyirmót Gábor Molnár’s second half equalizer gave Mezőkövesd a deserved point against Gyirmót at Városi Stadion. Mezőkövesd were up for this one from the beginning and tested...

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NB1 – Round 22 review
Mar07

NB1 – Round 22 review

Round 22 finished with Fradi getting back to winning ways in a close Budapest derby against Lilák while Videoton made a statement with a comprehensive victory over Honvéd in Felcsút. Paks, Vasas and Haladás all got important away victories as well in another story-filled weekend of action. Debrecen 3-0 Diósgyor My prediction: Debrecen 2-1 Diósgyor Under-pressure Debrecen manager Leonel Pontes can thank his players who came to his...

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NB1 – Round 22 preview
Mar02

NB1 – Round 22 preview

The NB1 continues with a full slate of matches on Saturday after a busy day of Magyar Kupa games on Wednesday. Vasas, Újpest, Mezőkövesd, Ferencváros, and Diósgyor are all into the quarterfinals of the competition and it will be interesting to see if their progression affects their performances this week. This week have injury reports, another managerial change, and build up to one of the biggest derbies in European football....

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NB1 – Round 21 review
Feb27

NB1 – Round 21 review

“Hungarian football is funny. Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, something comes along and shakes everything up.” – Doe Zantamata (paraphrased). Actually, Doe wasn’t speaking about NB1 but she could have been after a chaotic round 21 in the league. It was a veritable maelstrom of results that defied the odds and, in some cases, defied logic. Find out who was smiling, who was howling, and which team did the one...

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