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The Aftermath: Czech Republic 0-1 Finland

September 12, 2012 by


The Czech Republic were humiliated by a Finnish side ranked 96th in the world – 77 places lower than the Czechs. Sierra Leone, Libya, Haiti and Canada are all deemed significantly superior according to FIFA’s latest rankings. However, to gather some perspective, let’s remember England and Portugal are ranked third and fourth respectively. Galatasary defender, […]

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 […]

Craig Levein blames referee as Czechs snatch 2-2 draw

September 4, 2011 by


Czech manager Michal Bilek breathed a sigh of relief as the Czechs put their 3-0 humping from Norway behind them and snatched a 2-2 draw at Hampden Park. The Czechs were good value for the draw despite their defence looking like a group of players who had just met. Scotland on the other hand were lacking […]

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 […]