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What is your first name?
Elias

How old are you?
33

Where do you live?
Toronto, Ontario

Where are you/your family from in Hungary? (for people outside the mother land)
My father and mother were born in the city of Lugoj (or Lugos) in Romania. My father is half Hungarian and half Austrian. My mother is half Romanian, quarter Hungarian and quarter German.

My mother's Hungarian / German side of the family live in Budapest where I have been many times. My favourite city in the world. My father's side comes from some wild steppes in Mongolia I think.

I know many of you begrudge your Romanian neighbours and I know they're not always nice to you either, but try not to hate them. One thing both Hungarians and Romanians have in common is that they're surrounded by Slavics and yet neither speak a Slavic language; one is an Ugric language, the other a Latin language. They are both linguistic and cultural islands in an ocean of Slavic and Germanic peoples.

Not to mention one of the Hungarians most celebrated heroes was of partial Romanian descent: Hunyadi János

Which club teams do you support?
In football: None. To be honest I cannot stand the current capitalist oligarchies running rampant in most European leagues. Those with money win. It's the antithesis of sport in my opinion, where the test should be of ability not of wealth. It's ironic that such an unfair sporting system is so wildly popular on such a socialist continent.

Equally ironic is that the very socialist but very fair NFL is thriving and popular in ultra-capitalist America. Just when you thought you had people figured out, they completely reverse their stance in the sporting world. :howler:

Anyway, I'm no socialist, I just like a fair fight in sports. I do, however, follow the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League.

Favorite Hungarian player
Currently: Rudolf.
All time: Puskas I guess.

Favorite non Hungarian player
Currently: Typically I like German players...Ozil is good...but was underwhelming at the 2012 Euro. Reus impressed and I would like to see Gotze at some point and see just how good he is. I like Messi too...he's kinda endearing.
All time: Gotta love Hagi...football genius who single-handedly (footedly?) almost brought Romania to the 1994 WC semi-final against Brazil were it not for the pesky and freakishly tall Swedes. Romania in those days had good chemisty vs South American opponents...already spanking Colombia and Argentina....so a win would not have been out of the question against Brazil :eekani:

Yeah I know, what am I smoking right?

First live match you attended?
Attended a game in Strasbourg vs I forget who. My German best-friend's favourite team is Strasbourg. That and 1860.

Favorite football match?
Romania made me happy in the 90's I gotta say. Came out of nowhere, surprised the world, showed they could play. Didn't go that far but shocked many so-called football giants.

I really liked Hungary's defeat of Sweden recently in EC qualifying. Too bad they couldn't qualify...but man was I elated at the time.

Best footballing moment?
When Rudolf scored on Sweden to make it 2-1 haha. It's a recent moment, but I can't remember the last I was so happy for a goal and hopeful for Hungary's footballing future.

Worst Footballing moment?
When Romania lost to Sweden in 1994. Romania actually took the lead in extra time 2-1 and would have won the game under the rules of the 1998 world cup (golden goal sudden elimination). But no, in 1994 they had to play the game all the way to the end of extra time. And at minute 115, the freakishly tall Kennet Andersson outjumped with his head the Romanian goalie's outstretched hands. Then they lost in PK's. It was gut-wrenching because Romania at the time had a quality side and with Hagi on their team could have surprised many.

Favorite Quote?
"You have to be lucky to be good, but you also have to be good to be lucky." - my dad always told me that Pele said this.

Footballing Hero?
Messi I guess. For a guy so small and odd looking, he's showing he can be amongst the best in the world.

Non footballing Hero?
My parents I guess.

Favorite Film?
Office Space

Favorite tv programme?
Star Trek shows

Favorite Comedian?
Stephen Colbert

How did you find xtratime?
Was looking for a football forum
 

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welcome on board mate

Józsi said:
My father is half Hungarian and half Austrian.
I have the same mix as your father

Józsi said:
I know many of you begrudge your Romanian neighbours
I don't :)

Józsi said:
I cannot stand the current capitalist oligarchies running rampant in most European leagues. Those with money win. It's the antithesis of sport in my opinion, where the test should be of ability not of wealth. It's ironic that such an unfair sporting system is so wildly popular on such a socialist continent.
couldn't agree more
 

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Hello folks, I just joined the forum. I'm interested in European football, I mainly follow the English, Italian, German, Spanish, Turkish and Hungarian leagues. That is, I mostly try to watch live matches from these leagues, just highlights from the rest.

In Hungary I like Ferencváros, always found their name very nice and of course they are a club with lots of history and a great fanbase. I visited their stadium in Budapest some years ago too.

I'm looking forward to learning more about the league and its teams!
 

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Welcome.
 

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Hi mate, welcome to the forum!

Any reason why you're so interested in Hungarian football? Always surprising to see people so interested in it.
Thanks. Well I suppose Hungary's rich footballing history and the immense contribution made to the development of the game during the 20th century, and of course my reading on the issue, got me very interested. Actually I have always been fascinated by the 'rise and fall' of Hungarian football...and also quite eager to see whether there will be a resurgence or not. Of course there are so many reasons for the decline, political change, lack of investment, etc etc but it seems as though the passion for football is as strong as ever!

チャットキラー;9371789 said:
Is it surprising? Look at your history first of all, that's one inclination to be attracted to it. And once you develop that interest, you may want to prolong and follow up on that interest you've nurtured.
Indeed!


チャットキラー;9371932 said:
Yes Requiem, welcome to the forum. From your posts so far I can tell you'll be a good poster here.
Thanks very much!

Thank you to everybody else for your welcomes :)
 

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Welcome Requiem, nice to meet you. I am the forum bully... pls don't take it personally ;)
 
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