A Game Too Far (Jubilo Iwata vs. Tokyo Verdy – J1 Playoff Final)

Before coming over to Hungary I lived in Tokyo and followed Verdy who - like Vasas FC - are another former championship-winning side fallen on hard times. Tokyo Verdy (formerly Yomiuri Verdy and Verdy Kawasaki) won Japan's top flight 7 times in the 80s and 90s, boasting players such as legendary goal-snaffler Kazu Miura and … Continue reading A Game Too Far (Jubilo Iwata vs. Tokyo Verdy – J1 Playoff Final)

The Nomad in the Truck – Propaganda in the Storied Life of László Kubala.

It's 1949 and László Kubala is sitting in the back of a truck, speeding away from the Budapest and the country of his birth under cover of night. It's not the first time he's had to escape to a foreign land. Two years previously he'd decamped from Hungary to Czechoslovakia to play for Slovan Bratislava … Continue reading The Nomad in the Truck – Propaganda in the Storied Life of László Kubala.

In which I compare the US Open Final to a second division Hungarian football match (Vasas FC vs. Kaposvári Rákóczi)

It's been a month since I've been to a Vasas game due to a combination of holidays and away games (I love you Nyíregyháza Spartacus, but I'm not travelling 142 miles to see you play), and things have been slowly grinding to a halt on the Vasas promotion train. A run of 4 straight draws … Continue reading In which I compare the US Open Final to a second division Hungarian football match (Vasas FC vs. Kaposvári Rákóczi)