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    Default [FM11] The Magnificent Magyars

    Hungary were considered the greatest international team of the 1950's, going on a 4 year unbeaten run until they lost the 1954 World Cup final 3-2 to West Germany, a team they demolished 8-3 in the group stages only a few weeks before. An attack spearheaded by Ferenc Puskas made them a difficult team to defend against. However things of late have not been rosy for Hungary with them failing to qualify for a major tournament since 1986.

    I have been hired as the unanimous choice to bring back the glory days of old, where a team was feared the world over.

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    I have been asked to be competitive in the Qualifiers and look to build to the future, looking at my group there is an outside chance of 2nd place

    Qualifying Group E

    I have come to the conclusion that Holland will win the group easily so i'll be looking to get results against Sweden to take me into the playoffs


    Current World Ranking: 51st

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    The 1st game for the Hungarians was a friendly against England
    England 2-2 Hungary
    A good result for the 1st game but i can't decide if Scott Parker scoring 2 shocked me more than him being included in the starting line-up

    The 1st qualifying game pitted us against Sweden

    Sweden 5-3 Hungary
    A big dent in our hopes of qualifying, the positive note being that despite being down 4-0 at half-time we managed to pull it back to 4-3 before they scored again

    A must win against the mighty Moldova

    Hungary 3-1 Moldova
    I expected a win and the boys didn't disappoint me, although we'll be looking to Sweden dropping points against inferior opposition to give us a real chance

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    Current World Ranking: 50th(+1)
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    Playing Against San Marino I was fully expecting to win by a big margin

    Hungary 1-0 San Marino
    Unfortunately I couldn't get the goals and was expecting them to equalise as the match went on but we held out in the end

    A must win

    Finland 1-0 Hungary
    A big blow for Hungary, it now looks like qualification will be impossible all the more so after Sweden beat the Dutch 3-0

    Group E Latest

    Friendly

    Hungary 3-0 Lithuania
    On a plus note we managed to win our final match of the year and the players put in a good performance which is encouraging for the future

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    A friendly against the Faroe Islands to boost the confidence of the players before a Dutch double-header

    Faroe Islands 0-2 Hungary
    No real concerns here except that the finishing could've been slighty better for a bigger win

    Double Dutch

    Hungary 0-6 Holland
    A player sent off in the 7th minute giving away a penalty, I knew this wasn't going to be our day, and the defence were a bit rash giving away a further 2 spot kicks

    Holland 4-1 Hungary
    I was hopeful of maybe taking something from this game but our failure to defend set-pieces meant we conceded all our goals from headers

    Group E latest

    Up next is San Marino followed by Sweden I'll be looking for at least 4pts from these 2 matches otherwise i may find myself out of a Job


    The double defeat from the Dutch has descended the team down the ranking

    Current World Ranking: 58th(-10)

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    Hungary find that winning touch

    San Marino 1-3 Hungary
    An easy victory to help us stay in the hunt for 3rd place

    Friendly

    Wales 2-3 Hungary
    We rode are luck a bit in this match but the team held there nerve.

    Important Victory

    Hungary 4-3 Sweden
    Our biggest win to date, a mistake from the Swedish defence left Rudolf with an easy 1 on 1

    3rd place is now a possibility

    Moldova 0-3 Hungary
    Another convincing win and Finland are now in our sights

    A win and we finish 3rd

    Hungary 3-0 Finland
    A tough match to predict but the players seemed to be up for this 1 and after winning confirmed 3rd place in the group

    Group E Final Standings

    Friendlies

    Latvia 1-3 Hungary
    The Wins keep coming and the finishing is improving

    Hungary 3-1 Wales
    Wales didn't prove to be as tough an opponent this time round as the team made it 7 wins in a row


    2011 Team of the Year

    Current World Ranking: 26th(+32)

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    The draw for the Qualifying Groups for the 2014 World Cup have been made and i've been handed quite a tough draw

    World Cup Qualifying Group 9

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    Not to be pedantic or anything, but I think they were called the Magical Magyars

    Very impressive few years there, especially with dragging Hungary into 26th in the world.

    I shall follow

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    They were known as both also as the Marvellous Magyars and the Mighty Magyars, i just remember them being quoted as magnificent in an old football book i had

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    ah, thats fine then

    Hungary for the WC!

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    Fairly good first qualifying campaign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby_McDonald View Post
    Fairly good first qualifying campaign.
    Cheers bit disappointed with the early loss to Finland though, If i can beat Belgium then the World Cup playoffs looks a possibility

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    The Road to Rio

    The 2014 World Cup Qualifiers

    Hungarian FA Expectations
    Be competitive in the Qualifiers




    I'll start with how we have done in the friendlies over the campaign before moving onto the important stuff

    Hungary 4-0 Serbia
    A big win here when i was hopeful for a draw

    Hungary 1-0 Scotland
    An emotional match for me, managing against the team i represented on 42 occasions, despite an open match it was a penalty that provided the goal

    Hungary 0-1 Norway
    After 9 wins in a row the Norweigans early goal proved to be the end of it

    Hungary 1-3 Australia
    My 1st game against non-European opposition ended in defeat with the woodwork keeping the Magyars at bay

    Ghana 2-2 Hungary
    A tough match against 13th in the world so happy with a draw

    Hungary 1-4 Switzerland
    I still can't believe the scoreline we did almost nothing wrong but still conceded 4

    Macedonia 1-1 Hungary
    Despite the early sending off i still felt that we should have had a morale boosting win against a team ranked over 100 places lower than us

    Now onto the Important stuff, The Qualifiers

    Hungary 1-1 Belgium
    A hard fought draw against the team we were looking to finish above in the qualifiers

    Cyprus 0-3 Hungary
    A really unconvincing performance and the scoreline really flattered us

    England 3-0 Hungary
    A brace from the spud-faced nipper in a game where we were completely outplayed

    Hungary 3-1 Lithuania
    The woodwork prevented us from scoring more but a pleasing performance all-round

    World Cup Qualifying Group 9 Halfway Table
    3pts ahead of Belgium and I'm looking good for the play-offs lets hope the team doesn't let me down

    Hungary 0-1 Cyprus
    Despite doing everything i possibly could to stop my team shooting from distance they never listened and we were giving our 1st embarrassing defeat, big results needed now if we're to qualify

    Belgium 0-2 Hungary
    The team bounced back in great style to give us a win that will almost guarantee 2nd in the group, finishing the important factor in this match

    Hungary 0-0 England
    Really took the game to England here and was disappointed to miss a penalty that would have given us the win

    Lithuania 1-2 Hungary
    Already guaranteed to finish 2nd needed to win to make sure i had a good record for 2nd place table, needed an injury time own goal for the win

    2nd placed teams Table
    As you can see we made the playoffs, and we were drawn against the Greeks

    The Playoffs

    Greece 3-1 Hungary
    Not the desired result but happy with the away goalas it may hold an advantage in the return leg

    Hungary 2-0 Greece
    What a result i decided to opt for attack as we had nothing to lose, and the boys played their hearts out for the cause

    Hungary Qualify for the World Cup on away goal rule

    2014 World Cup Draw
    Great I get the hosts Brazil, i have an outside chance of the round of 16 but can't see me advancing further than that

    Current World Ranking: 31st(-5) Hungary Ranking History

    On the domestic front no team in Hungary has Youth Facilities above adequate so if this doesn't improve soon i can the National team falling back in a couple years, one plus is that 1 Hungarian team made the Group stages of the Europa League so hopefully they invest the extra money in youth developement

    Stay Tuned for the World Cup results
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    I bet you'd rather have Sierra Leone than Nigeria.

    Well done on qualifying.

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    2014 World Cup - Brazil



    Hungarian FA Expectations
    To learn from the experience


    I decided to try and emulate the tactic used by the Magyars in the 1950's, and it looked similar to a 2-3-3-2 or W-M

    I only had 2 friendlies to test it out before the Finals

    Hungary 4-2 Albania
    Encouraging start to tactic, a couple of tweaks and the defence should be stronger

    Hungary 2-3 Sierra Leone
    Definately under estimated my opponents

    World Cup Group A

    Hungary World Cup Squad

    Hungary 2-3 Nigeria
    An early goal and i thought this could be a victory but Nigeria ended up too strong for my team

    Brazil 3-1 Hungary
    Scored early again and looked like the team had picked itself up from the early defeat but again Brazil were too strong

    Japan 6-1 Hungary
    A game we were predicted to win easily completely outclassed I will be going back to more modern tactics in the future

    Argentina Win the World Cup


    Next up will be the European Championships in Spain

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    Well the FA decided to give me the boot shortly after the World Cup so the attempt to bring back the glory is over, I may attempt this challenge again in the future.

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    Terrible game against Japan, you deserved to get knocked out just for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby_McDonald View Post
    Terrible game against Japan, you deserved to get knocked out just for that.
    Yeah when their 3rd goal went in i thought i'm for the sack here

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    Mmmmmmm experimenting with tactics in the World Cup Finals, perhaps not the best of ideas. Congrats on all you managed up to that point!

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