Browsing All posts tagged under »Sparta Prague«

Jablonec to bounce back against České Budějovice

April 16, 2013 by


So the dust has settled on the ‘S’ derby and the Sparta squad have enjoyed a trip to see the mayor and collect a giant key to the city for their efforts. It was a predictable result in all fairness as Sparta proved to be far too slick. On a positive note for Slavia fans it landed […]

The Lowdown on Olympique Lyonnais

September 20, 2012 by


Sparta Praha open their Europa League adventure with their toughest fixture of the group stage. An away trip to Lyon. The french outfit are regular Champions League participants, however, they will have to make do with the Europa League after finishing in just 4th position in Ligue 1 last season (and 18 points off champions […]

Fresh Corruption Scandal Looms

September 18, 2012 by


Breaking news has surfaced today about the alleged match fixing and the handling of specific games in the Gambrinus Liga. Sparta chief, Daniel Křetínský, has met with the Czech FA President, Miroslav Pelta, and presented information that is sure to send reverberations around the footballing community in the Czech Republic. Just months after former health […]

Nailing my colours to the Viktoria Plzen mast

July 12, 2012 by


This seasons Gambrinus Liga promises to be a fascinating tussle, in my eyes anyway, between Sparta Prague and Viktoria Plzeň. Maybe drawing a line through Liberec’s title aspirations before a ball has been kicked seems a tad harsh, but I just cannot see how they will manage to hold onto their crown whilst they flirt […]

Gambrinus Liga – 5 Things we learned this weekend

February 19, 2012 by


The Gambrinus Liga was back in action this weekend after a three month winter hiatus. I went to three games in Prague and here are the five things I learnt. Ladislav Krejčí is lucky his right leg is still intact – Sparta youngster Krejčí has overtaken Vaclav Kadlec (in my eyes) as the hottest property in […]

Tomáš Řepka and Lazy Punditry

January 25, 2012 by


Tomáš Řepka is a target for lazy punditry and journalism; we are all to eager to spout off the stereotypical views that accompany such players; myself included. ‘Peter Crouch has great feet for a big lad’ is another line that is often trotted out by fans and pundits – amazed that someone who makes a […]

The Changing Face of Sparta Prague

January 18, 2012 by


Sparta Prague are currently undergoing some major cosmetic surgery, and as the bandages are being slowly peeled away I am beginning to like what I see. Gone is the prehistoric and deadpan general manager that was Jozef Chovanec, a legendary player and respected coach, but severely lacking in charisma and charm. The snarling centre back […]