Gayle Hope (Editor & Referee Correspondent)

My love of the NB1 started around 2011 purely down to referee Viktor Kassai. I would watch the highlights of his domestic games whenever I could find them before one day realising I had progressed to watching every NB1 game and highlight that I could find – Magyar Foci had me hooked. I was lucky enough to meet Gaby and Tom on twitter, who introduced me to a whole crowd of people who love the NB1 almost as much as I do! As a former referee and now referee mentor and assessor I tend to focus on the referees and any LOTG queries. I do try and promote a positive outlook about the referees and refereeing in general. I love the community that I have become a part of. I am mostly Northern Irish and Hungary is my adopted nation, my love for and pride in my home nation and adopted nation are equal. GAWA. Hajrá Magyarok! (Twitter: @Magyar_bmb)

Nicolás Schiller  (Correspondent)
My name is Nicolás Schiller Solti and I’m from Argentina. My connection with Hungary is thanks to my Grandfather and my father. The first time I heard about Hungarian football was back in 2005 when Lionel Messi had his debut with the Argentina National team against Hungary, same as Maradona back in the day. Years went by and I decided to study sports journalism to get closer to the stories around my great passion: football. In 2020 I started to follow the Hungarian football community and all of the sudden I found myself watching every NB1 game and looking for more information about all the teams. Now, I’m happy to be working with and being able to tell all those stories. (Twitter: @NicolasSchiller)

Kevin McCluskie (NB II Correspondent)

I am a Scot and football fanatic living out in Budapest since March 2017 with my fiancé and young daughter. I first became aware of Hungarian football as a young boy when I created a Roy of the Rovers type fanzine for a fictional club called Honved United; I had no idea who the real Honved were at the time, and my team ‘played’ in the Scottish Premier League! I soon learned about the real Honved as my love for all things football grew. Before moving to Hungary I got in touch with Tom and Gaby to find out as much as I could about the NB I and Hungarian football in general, and am thankful for the knowledge and enthusiasm they’ve passed. I have previously written for several football websites and contributed research papers for Supporter Direct Scotland, and look forward to indulging my growing passion for Magyar Foci in these pages. (Twitter: @KevinMcCluskie1)

Tomasz Mortimer (Podcast host, former Editor & site founder)

Back in April 2011, Paul Lorinczi and myself, set up to get Magyar Foci to the English speaking world. At first we began it as a bit of fun, but after a while more and more people became interested in writing for the site and over time we have expanded considerably. We now have a great team all 100% dedicated to the site and have made some great connections across the Hungarian Football network. Born in England, my Hungarian connection is my Grandfather, and from a young age he lectured me about how good Hungary once were. Ever since I’ve been hooked by the nation, writing for various publications on Magyar Foci and meeting some great people. Hopefully we can get back to them great days in the future! Hajrá Magyarok! (Twitter: @TMortimerFtbl)

Gaby Kovács (Podcast host, former Editor)

After talking to Tom via Twitter for many months, back in 2011 I was asked to write a piece for the website, following a game I attended in Hungary. Having kept most of my Hungarian football thoughts to myself for years, I found myself writing with passion and enthusiasm about the sport I love in the country I adore. Tom has trusted my articles without question, and placed massive faith in me, which I will truly be grateful for forever, as the doors working for the website has opened for me, and the amazing people in the football community on twitter I now call friends, has made my life complete (Twitter: @DJGabyG)

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