Czech squad to face Kazakhstan and Latvia

First, it was announced that Tomas Rosicky had picked up yet another injury and the Arsenal playmaker would have to spend a few months out on the sidelines. Then, Jaroslav Plasil was ruled out, again through injury. Finally, just last week, Lukas Vacha hobbled off during Sparta Prague’s Europa League tie against Thun and went […]
  • Posted by Chris Boothroyd
  • On 26th August 2015
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Vaclav Cerny’s rise continues with U21 nod

When the season started Vaclav Cerny had made only one appearance in the professional pyramid, and that was a brief foray onto the field of play for Jong Ajax, Ajax’s second team. In the past few weeks he’s scored his maiden goal in the senior ranks and been fast-tracked to Ajax’s first-team squad by Frank de Boer. […]
  • Posted by Chris Boothroyd
  • On 26th August 2015
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  • Posted by Chris Boothroyd
  • On 26th August 2015
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Synot Liga Week 5: Banik continue on the path to desolation

The back pages made for grim reading. In a city heavily associated with heavy industry, grey clouds and greyer weather, the combined efforts of the Czech Republic’s sporting press made for dark reading. Perhaps Moravskoslezky Denik said it best when they opted to go for ‘Banik are in crisis’. Unfortunately, this isn’t a new thing. […]
  • Posted by Chris Boothroyd
  • On 26th August 2015
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  • Posted by Chris Boothroyd
  • On 23rd August 2015
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Synot Liga Week 4: Plzen steal the headlines as they sack Miroslav Koubek

No matter how many talking points a weekend throws up, the spotlight always ends up shining bright on the affairs of one of the ‘new’ big two. Up until a few hours before the first words of this piece were typed, the central theme was going to be the continued demise of Banik Ostrava who […]
  • Posted by Chris Boothroyd
  • On 17th August 2015
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Josef Masopust: The Czech Knight

Josef Masopust, the 1962 Ballon D’Or winner and one of the greatest Czech athletes ever, died earlier this year aged 84. Dubbed ‘The Czech Knight’ by his peers, the dynamic midfielder appeared 63 times for Czechoslovakia, leading his country to third place in the 1960 European Championships and then, two years later, to the final […]
  • Posted by Chris Boothroyd
  • On 11th August 2015
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A Champions League Czechxit

Marek Matejovsky stood taut upright gazing up at Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni, his eyes conveying a feeling of utter contempt and poisonous bewilderment. Moments earlier, the Sparta Prague midfielder had squared up to his Israeli counterpart, Bibras Natcho, with his face a picture of pure rage, one that could quite easily have been picked out of […]
  • Posted by Chris Boothroyd
  • On 10th August 2015
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