IN 1969, when football in eastern Europe was still something of a mystery, Jozef Adamec finished joint 15thin the Ballon d’Or voting, with the same number of points as Manchester United’s Bobby Charlton. This was no mean feat and underlined … Continue reading Farewell Adamec, the hero of ’68
We’re familiar with what’s going on in the big five football leagues: the English Premier; La Liga; the Bundesliga; Serie A and Ligue 1. But what about some of the lower profile competitions, leagues that contains some big names from a more democratic age? There’s no doubt that some familiar names are running the show in many Central European leagues, but there are very few tight battles as some of the leading clubs start to pull away from their respective packs. In Austria, it’s looking like Red Bull Salzburg will clinch their third Bundesliga title in four years. They are … Continue reading What’s going on in Mittel Europa?