Tuesday, October 16, 2018

September 30, 2018 - Haná Prostějov 1 Pivín 3

September 30, 2018
Olomoucký Kraj 1 B třída - 7th tier
Haná Prostějov 1 Pivín 3
Attendance - 100

Haná Prostějov had a rare chance to play a home match on grass a few weeks back again Pivín.  The match kicked off at the non traditional time of 10:00 on a Sunday morning because SK Prostějov were at home the day before.  The visitors were undefeated going into this match, and the hosts had not won a match all season.  Nothing changed in this respect, but Haná did make a match of it. At least it was sunny.

Now, as of October 16th, Haná have still not won a match after 11 played.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

September 29, 2018 - Hodonín 3 Rymářov 1

September 29, 2018
MSFL - 3rd tier
Hodonín 3 Rymářov 1
Attendance - 180

Hodonín is known around the Czech Republic as the birthplace of Tomáš Masaryk who went on to become the first President of the Czech Republic.  Hodonín is tucked away in the southeastern part of the country a few kilometres from the Slovak border, and is well worth a visit since it is in the wine region of the Czech Republic.

The football stadium has a huge track around it, but the crumbling nature of it makes it a must visit.  Visiting is certainly something that local football fans are not doing, as only 180 bothered to show up.  I was a little surprised at the 50kc entrance fee, but it has been a few years since I last watched a 3rd tier match outside of Prostějov.

I would have loved to read more about the history of the stadium, because the capacity is quite large for a small football club. 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Petrov u Strážnice

Petrov has a population of 1,300 and it is in the heart of the wine making region in South Moravia.  It is best known for old wine cellars, and most certainly not football.  The local side plays in the 8th tier.  The club was founded in May 1931 and from what I understand have bounced around the 8th, 9th and 10th tiers.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

September 23, 2018 - 9th tier - Biskupice 3 Želeč 0

September 23, 2018 
Okres Prostějov - III třída - 9th tier
Biskupice 3 Želeč 0
Attendance - 45

This was my first trip to Biskupice in 9 years, a small village of 300 people close to Prostějov.  It is not the easiest place to reach by bus, so this was another cycling trip for me.  The facilities in Biskupice are about what you would expect for a 9th tier side.  Not many people were at the match, but the weather was far from ideal and most would not want to sit outside watching 9th tier football.  A few people from the village wandered back and forth from their homes during the match.  Despite the low level, the match was interesting enough but play dropped off in the 2nd half.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

September 9, 2018 - Tovačov 5 Haná Prostějov 2

September 9, 2018
Olomoucký kraj - 1 B třída - 7th tier
Tovačov 5 Haná Prostějov 2
Attendance 190

I had been to Tovačov three or four times in the past to watch Haná Prostějov play, so my trip a few weeks back was nothing too interesting.  As such, I decided to go by bike along the bike and tractor paths.  In the end it took me around 24km each way, with the most difficult part close to Tovačov in the forest. 

The town is well worth a visit for football and a stop for a tour at the local chateau.  There are also a number of carp ponds around the town, which adds to the draw.  The local football side is also well supported, for the level, and they have a small stand which overlooks the chateau tower.