Ferencvaros, Barcelona, & The Man Who Built the Nou Camp

Despite an heroic performance in Turin last time out, Alvaro Morata’s last gasp winner for Juventus brought Ferencvaros Champions League dreams to a shuddering halt.  However, with two group games remaining, hope is not lost that Fradi can continue their European adventures into the new year. On Wednesday evening, Ferencvaros will look to overcome the first hurdle in their... Continue Reading →

Puskás Aréna – The Opening Game; 1 Year On

On Friday 15th November 2019, Hungary welcomed Uruguay for the opening of the newly built 67,000 capacity Puskás Aréna. The colossal and magnificent spaceship-like structure, situated on the grounds of the famous Népstadion (People’s Stadium), dominates the Budapest skyline and has become one of the Capital’s most prominent attractions. On a cold November’s evening 67,000... Continue Reading →

Ferencvaros Welcomes the Old Lady of Turin

After a 25-year absence from European football’s top table, Ferncvaros has made a respectable return to the Champions League so far.  An opening day 5-1 reverse at Barcelona, a result that somewhat flattered their more illustrious opponents, was followed by a spirited 2-2 draw at home to Dynamo Kiev in match day two. Now, as match day three approaches, Ferencvaros are ready to welcome Juventus,... Continue Reading →

Groundhopping in Budapest: BKV Előre

Continuing our adventures around the grounds of Budapest, Dan (SubStory), Mike, and I recently took a long overdue trip to the Sport Utcai Stadion, home to NBIII (Keleti) side BKV Előre SC.  After several weeks of writing individual reviews, Dan and I have decided to co-author on this one. There’s an absurd truism over here... Continue Reading →

Groundhopping in Budapest: Vasas

Not so much of a Groundhop for me this time, and more of a trip of trip to my local, as I paid another visit to the Rudolf Illovszky Stadion, home to Vasas, the pride of Angyalföld and Budapest’s District XIII. Since moving to Budapest about 3-and-a-half years ago, Angyalföld has been my home District... Continue Reading →

Groundhopping in Budapest: BVSC Zugló

After last week’s trip to Csepel, Dan (SubStory) and I, decided to get back on our Groundhopping bikes, heading to Zugló and the fabulous Szőnyi úti Stadion to take in the NBIII East encounter between BVSC Zugló and DVTKII.  This time we were joined by fellow long suffering Vasas season ticket holder Mike O’Malley. The... Continue Reading →

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 →

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