Due to a visit to Slovakia I’m going to absent myself from not one but TWO Vasas home games this week (the only midweek of the season – bah!). Thankfully they should be the only two I miss.
To fill in some more backstory about the club I’m following, I’d like to post this article by Alfie Potts Harmer of the ace In Bed With Maradona blog. You see Vasas were not always a struggling Second Division side, at one point they were all-conquering, winning the Hungarian League six times in the ’60s and – amazingly – going undefeated in TWENTY-FIVE YEARS of pre-season European tours.
As there’s no home game this week (and I’m in the UK), I was looking for something else to post, and came across this gem of a short read from Beyond The Last Man, an engrossing blog on all things 20th century football. Everything below the line is directly from this wonderful blog post by Craig McCracken.
Although I was only planning to go to Vasas’ home games this year, there are a few local away games coming up and I couldn’t resist the chance to jump on the tram – metro – bus combo that leads to Budafok in the south-west of Budapest.