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Czech Football and European Hangovers

August 30, 2011 by


Chris Boothroyd delves into the archive and works out if European Football is a burden to Czech sides looking to retain their title. Viktoria Plzeň’s qualification for the UEFA Champion’s League group stages for the first time in their history has undoubtedly been a fantastic achievement for the club. Their double victory over Danish Champions […]

Beauty and the Beast

August 19, 2011 by


Watching the Czech sides in European action this week was a complete contrast. On one hand you have a swashbuckling Plzeň side, which stand on the verge of rubbing shoulders with Europe’s elite. Then you have a strong yet dull, robotic Sparta side that was humbled by depleted Romainian outfit Vaslui FC. Sparta Prague have struggled […]

Viktoria Plzeň keeps the Czech flag flying

August 16, 2011 by


Viktoria Plzeň have one foot in the Champions League group stages after a remarkable 3-1 victory over FC Copenhagen. Whilst most of Britain have fallen victims of rioting and widespread looting, Viktoria Plzeň carried out their own looting in the Danish capital. Going into the game FC Copenhagen were favourite to emerge victorious, they have […]

Bílek on the brink

August 11, 2011 by


Michal Bílek refused to step down as coach of the Czech Republic, after his side was handed a 3-0 beating by an average Norway team – their worst defeat in 17 years. Bílek still stands by his claims that he wants to lead this team to Euro 2012 in Poland/Ukraine. But, judging by the performance […]