Browsing All posts tagged under »Viktoria Plzen«

Gambrinus Liga: Week Five Tips

August 16, 2013 by


Week Four Review Well, we had a very poor and rather unfortunate time last weekend. Olomouc were leading Teplice 1-0 until Varadi was sent off and the game finished 2-2. Sparta edged past a plucky Bohemians 1905 side 2-1 in the pouring rain after trailing the first half 1-0 and finally, our misery was complete […]

All aboard the Slavia Express… Chooo Chooo.

August 31, 2012 by


It’s a rare occasion when I am confident of Slavia Praha getting a result. But this weekend is different, for a multitude of reasons. Slavia hit Brno for FIVE last week, yes, FIVE GOALS! We should have seen it coming, given it was the start of five consecutive days of Gambrinus Liga and it was […]

Ostrava to struggle against a resilient Plzeň

August 16, 2012 by


Viktoria Plzeň suffered what is sure to be one of the biggest shocks of the season when they were stunned 3-2 by newly promoted Brno last weekend. The fourth best team in last season’s Druha Liga beat every neutral fans favourite. But on closer inspection, perhaps it wasn’t such a shock after all. Plzeň’s meteoric […]

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 […]

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. […]

The Art of Defending

October 30, 2011 by


It appears that schoolboy defending isn’t just confined to the English Premier League as the Czechs are are putting together a showcase of head scratching defensive mishaps. The previous seven days in England has seen Manchester City spank their beloved neighbours 6-1 and yesterday it was Arsenal who posted a ridiculous “jumpers for goalposts” score […]

Credit where Credit is due

October 2, 2011 by


Begrudgingly, you have to admire what Sparta Prague has achieved so far this season. They have come out of the traps like a scolded cat, 9 wins out of 9 in the league with a goal difference of +19. If this was Viktoria Plzen, Jablonec or Mlada Boleslav everyone would be waxing lyrical about the […]