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Michal Bílek – Lucky Lottery Winner or Shrewd Coach?

November 23, 2011 by


Michal Bílek has divided public opinion since his appointment as Czech Republic national team coach in October 2009. Bílek has had a strong band of critics over the previous two years, myself included. But the 43 year old was given the brief of qualifying for Euro 2012 and he has delivered, somehow. Bílek started his […]

High Stakes for Ireland and Trapattoni

November 10, 2011 by


Feeling nervous about the Czech Republic play off  clash with Montenegro? Well, Irish nerves are also jangling as they look to end their playoff misery, Richard Flynn previews their crucial clash with Estonia. The European Championships in West Germany in 1988 was the last to feature a Republic of Ireland side. The one nil win […]

František Straka and the Impossible Job

November 7, 2011 by


Former Sparta Prague player and manager František Straka is doing his utmost to win over the Slavia Prague fans, his side has now won 3 games on the bounce – which was unheard of under former management. Czech champions Viktoria Plzen were their latest victims at Eden; the 2-1 victory could prove pivotal in winning […]

Bony Wilfried – Vitesse Arnhem Hero

November 4, 2011 by


The 22 year old former Sparta Prague striker Bony Wilfried is turning into a cult hero at Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem and rightly so. Bony notched his eighth league goal of the season against local rivals De Graafschap, in fact it was the winning goal which sent Vitesse into the lofty heights of fourth place […]

Attacking Football and its Rewards…

November 2, 2011 by


With goals a plenty in this seasons Gambrinus Liga Chris Boothroyd analyses the attacking traits shown by the leagues top sides. For every Dukla Prague there is always a Viktoria Žižkov… Over the past weekend Plzeň walked through the Hradec Králové defence, then a day later Mlada Boleslav sauntered through the normally unreachable Sparta’s back-line. […]