World Cup 2014 Qualifying Review: It’s the hope that gets you

For the first time in thirty-six years the biggest event in the FIFA calendar heads to South America. But whilst thirty-two nations from across the globe would eventually compete in Brazil, the Czech Republic would instead be watching from home as they failed to progress past the qualification stage despite a positive run in Euro […]
  • Posted by Chris Boothroyd
  • On 27th July 2013
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Fifteen year wait over as Jablonec lift the Czech Cup

Jablonec 1-1 Mlada Boleslav (Jablonec win on penalties) 2012-13 Czech Cup Final Letni Stadion, Chomutov Blanka Penickova, the Slavia Prague midfielder, stood twelve yards from goal and looked into the distance. Professionals often say that the solitary walk from centre-circle to the penalty spot is the longest and most nerve-wracking passage anybody will encounter on a […]
  • Posted by Chris Boothroyd
  • On 19th May 2013
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Viktoria Plzeň silence the Løverne’s roar

Not many people gave Viktoria Plzen a chance against Danish champions FC Copenhagen on Tuesday and not many people would have predicted such a comprehensive Czech victory either…. FC Copenhagen 1-3 Viktoria Plzen Wise and attuned followers of Czech football have their predictions in tatters after Plzen plundered the Parken Stadion in the Danish capital but looking at European form […]
  • Posted by Chris Boothroyd
  • On 18th August 2011
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