Groundhopping in Budapest: Csepel

Not content with being one of Europe’s most beautiful and historic cities, Budapest is also a great place to watch a game of football.  With a mix of ultra-modern stadia and grounds from a bygone era of terracing surrounded by running tracks, there’s a stadium to suit every occasion and a happy home for all... Continue Reading →

European Super Cup: Budapest 2020

Viewed as the traditional curtain raiser to the European football season, the UEFA Super Cup will take place in Budapest’s Puskás Aréna on Thursday evening when reigning Champions League holders Bayern Munich take on Sevilla, last season’s Europa League winners. Both sides will be looking to claim their second success in the competition, Bayern having... Continue Reading →

Ferencvaros: Days in Europe

Ferencvaros will take to the field at the Groupama Arena in this evening’s Champions League Qualifier against Djurgarden of Sweden looking to emulate last season’s European adventure that saw the club achieve their best European performance in a generation. While the Green Eagles failed to progress to the Champions League Group Stage last year, dropping... Continue Reading →

Vignjevics Out as Ujpest Look to Save Season

After seven years in charge at Ujpest, popular Serbian coach Nebojsa Vignjevics has parted ways with the Budapest side following a disappointing run of one win from their last 11 games, which has seen Lilak, as they are commonly known, slide perilously close to the relegation zone. Saturday’s limp defeat at the hands of Kisvarda,... Continue Reading →

Mezokovesd Make History; Fradi’s Title to Lose

The midweek football action was split over two days with the Magyar Kupa semi-final second legs taking place on Tuesday evening, followed by the Ujpest-Ferencvaros Budapest Derby on Wednesday. Magyar Kupa In the first of Tuesday’s Kupa double-header, tournament favourites and titleholders, MOL Fehervar played host to Mezokovesd-Zsory who were aiming to qualify for their... Continue Reading →

Whatever Happened to…Miku

Arriving on loan from Getafe on the final day of the 2012 summer transfer window, Nicolas Ladislao Fedor Flores, or Miku as he is better known, became only the second Venezuelan, after Fernando de Ornelas, to pull on the famous green and white hoops of Celtic. A late addition to the squad, Miku was brought... Continue Reading →

Whatever Happened to…Freddie Ljungberg

He was an Arsenal Invincible who arrived at Celtic Park in December 2010 looking to re-ignite a fading career but left just 6 months later having made little impression on the Celtic first-team, leaving many to wonder if he had used Celtic for one last big pay-day. For over a decade, Freddie Ljungberg was a... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus and Hungarian Football

As a Celt living abroad, I’ve had the interesting experience of watching how the Scottish and Hungarian football/sports press have reacted to the current Coronavirus pandemic and its impact on sports in both countries. Readers in the UK will be all too aware of the football press’ tendency to sensationalise, make a story out of... Continue Reading →

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