The Surge (Vasas FC vs. Kazincbarcikai)

Photo: Varga Jennifer (vasasfc.hu)

This is a pivotal time for Vasas. An expensive new stadium is nearing completion but the team are stuck in the second division playing villages instead of big-hitters like Ferencváros and Honved. Key players Balajti and Birtalan are on fire, but unless promotion is achieved they’re likely to leave in the summer. Given the team’s reliance on them, it’s vital Vasas go up this term or the next season in NBii will be a very long one.

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Shirt Story #3: Tokyo Verdy (1995 Away)

This lovely shirt arrived via a friend last week. In 1995 Tokyo Verdy were still known as Verdy Kawasaki (despite the badge saying Yomiuri Nippon FC), and were still a successful team in the J-League. They came second this year and also won the Japanese Super Cup.

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