Monday, April 7, 2008
April 6th - FC Morávia Doloplazy 6 TJ Sokol Brodek u Prostějova B 1
Přebor - Olomoucký kraj - OFS Prostějov IV. třída B
Admission - free
Attendance - 40
Well, welcome to the bottom of the Czech football pyramid. When I say the bottom, I mean the 10th level of division. I won't go into further detail, as it can be quite confusing, but there are numerous regional 10th divisions scattered across the country.
On Sunday, I went to Doloplazy, which is about 20km south of Prostějov. Doloplazy is a sleepy little village of around 500 people. The club had a decent stand, with a little room for purchases such as beer. The pitch wasn't in great condition, but that is to be expected. It should be noted that Chmel Blsany, who are now in the 3rd division spent a number of years in the Gambrinus Liga, and one campaign in a European competition. Blsany is a small village of 800, and it was hard to imagine a place a little bigger than Doloplazy in the Gambrinus Liga.
The game itself wasn't great, but it was entertaining enough. There were a number of mistakes in the back which lead to a few goals by Doloplazy. In one goal, the pitch had a little slope, which helped Doloplazy for one goal. One of their players took a kick at the ball, but missed.... however, the ball rolled down the little slope towards the goal, which gave the player another 'kick at the can'. This time he put the ball in the back of the net.