NBII 2013/14 Season
Took in my first 2nd division game this afternoon, Vasas v Zalaegerszegi TE.
Similar sort of crowd to MTK. Nice mix of strange footballing characters. Game entirely dominated in terms of possession by Vasas. Hard to understand how they were rooted to the foot of the table, on this performance, although they did miss a hatful of chances as well. Crowd were lively, in an angry old man type way. Lots of standing up and ranting at the world in general going on around me. No real chanting though.
A very old stadium, brightened up somewhat by a significant amount of red and blue paint. The broken clock and running track with patches of grass growing through it gave it a certain amount of charm. Terracing on one side, main stand seating on the other. Bizarrely, almost double the price for a seated ticket as first division Ujpest was a couple of hours before. Still peanuts though, 2000 HUF, but thought it a little strange.
Goals came at the end of each half, the first from a freekick that the keeper spilled and the 2nd a nicely worked goal from open play. Could and should easily have been more though. Nowhere to buy a scarf at the game, which was frustrating. They said the shop was closed and only open on weekdays. Am starting to notice a trend in Hungary with this kind of thing. Adds a certain comic value to living here, I guess, but at the same time, did actually want a scarf!