Bread and circuses for the people: Hungary’s stadium project

ONE OF the most fascinating weekends I’ve spent in recent years was a couple of days walking around Budapest in search of traces of the famous Hungarian “golden team” of the 1950s. You have to look hard and you won’t find much evidence, especially as there’s a big stadium rebuilding programme going on, but any […]

Calling in on….Ferencvaros, where the world is green and white

One of my earliest football memories is seeing Leeds United’s Mick Jones bundling the ball over the line for what proved to be his club’s winning goal in the 1968 Inter Cities Fairs Cup final. Leeds won 1-0 on aggregate against Ferencvaros of Hungary. Since then, whenever I have pondered on the romance of European […]