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 →

34th LEN European Water Polo Championships: Budapest 2020

During the month of January, Budapest’s state-of-the-art Duna Aquatics Arena will welcome Europe’s top men’s and women’s water polo nations as the city plays host to the 34th LEN European Water Polo Championships. Serbia, who won their 4th consecutive men’s title in Barcelona two years ago, and the Netherlands, 5 times women’s champions, will be... Continue Reading →

Scotty Sinclair: Beautiful, Magical

He arrived with a bang in August 2016, scoring a late winner on his debut away to Hearts at Tynecastle.  Now, 3-and-a-half trophy-laden season’s later, Scott Sinclair is set to become the latest Invincible to depart Celtic Park as he edges closer to the exit door and a transfer to English Championship side Preston North... Continue Reading →

Derby Day Disappointment

For the second time in the space of a month, Celtic produced an insipid and uninspiring Derby Day performance, only on this occasion, the Hoops had nothing left in the tank as they watched Steven Gerrard and Rangers taste victory at Celtic Park for the first time. Following on from the League Cup Final at... Continue Reading →

The Decemberists

Tomorrow’s Glasgow Derby will be Celtic’s 9th and final fixture of a punishing December schedule that has seen the Hoops extend their lead at the Scottish Premiership summit, qualify from Europa League Group E as winners, and emerge victorious from the BetFred Cup Final against Rangers. All in all, Celtic have won 7 of their 8... Continue Reading →

Cluj vs. Celtic: Lennon Set to Rotate

Hot on the heels of Sunday’s League Cup Final success, Celtic will return to action in the Europa League tomorrow evening as they take on Cluj in the Transylvanian capital.  Tomorrow’s fixture – against a side Celtic have become all too familiar with over the past 6 months -  is the first of 6 matches... Continue Reading →

In Conversation with…Thomas Sowunmi

Thomas Sowunmi is one of Hungarian football’s most fascinating characters.  Born in Lagos, Nigeria, to a Hungarian mother and Nigerian father, Sowunmi became the first black footballer to represent Hungary at International level in 1999. During his 20 year playing career, Sowunmi played for 8 different clubs across 5 countries, and also found time to... Continue Reading →

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