Instead of returning to Hungary the club embarked on a ‘World Tour’ playing fundraising matches in Italy, Spain and Portugal (organised by the iconic manager Bela Guttmann). They were offered political asylum and the opportunity to play in the Mexican Championship, an offer they declined in order to compete in a tournament in Brazil. The … Continue reading My Budapest Team
Euro2016 was bold, innovative, largely disappointing and possibly most memorable for the craze surrounding Hungarian goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly’s trackies; certainly in Hungary, where I watched a good part of the tournament, Kiraly’s trackies have become a must have fashion item. The 15th edition of UEFA’s flagship international tournament was also the biggest in its history, … Continue reading Euro2016: Bold, Innovative, Disappointing?
Way back in November I wrote an article on here congratulating Hungary on qualifying for their first major tournament in 44 years; on Tuesday I meant to write a piece previewing their momentous return to top level International football , however, for one reason or another – mainly spending too much watching all the other … Continue reading Hajrá Magyarok!
It's hard to believe given that Hungary is the nation that gave us Ferenc Puskas and the Mighty Magyars, but tonight's victory over an insipid Norway has brought to an end a 44 year wait for an appearance at European Championships; and a 30 year wait for an appearance at a major international championship. While … Continue reading Gratulálok Magyarorszag