Monday, October 25, 2010

October 23, 2010 - Olomoucký Kraj - 1 B Třída Skupina A - Haná Prostějov 2 Kostelec na Hané 3

October 23rd, 2010
Olomoucký Kraj - 1 B Třída Skupina A
Haná Prostějov 2 Kostelec na Hané 3
Admission - 20kc
Attendance - 150

I thought I would put up a few highlights from the game last weekend. Unfortunately, Haná lost which was their first of the season. The good news is that, the second place team also lost, which means Haná is still in first place by two points. This sets up a huge game against Konice "B" (the 2nd place team) on October 31st.

This was game was rather frustrating, as Haná was missing a few players, and they gave up two goals from stupid defensive mistakes. Oh well, it will be good to beat Kostelec on their home ground next Spring!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

October 17th, 2010 - Olomoucký Kraj - Olomouc - IV Třída Skupina B - Odrlice 5 Drahanovice 3

October 17th, 2010 - Olomoucký Kraj - Olomouc - IV Třída Skupina B (10th level)
Odrlice 5 Drahanovice 3
Attendance - 90kc
Admission - 10kc
Distance travelled - 65km

I finally got to a new ground this past weekend. I was taking a look at the local newspaper, and I came across this game. Odrlice is a village of 220 people, which makes it the smallest place I've watched a game. It was easy for me to get to, as I could take a direct local train from Prostějov which took me about 40 minutes. When I got off of the train, I was in the middle of a field, with the village being a five minute walk away. I knew I was in a farming area because of the tractors and smell. On my way to the village, I came across "New York" with an arrow spray painted on the road. Obviously, someones idea of a joke. The village itself was just one road and that is it. There was obviously a church, and a pub.

It was a very cold day for mid-October with the temperature sitting around 6C and a strong wind. The pitch is right behind the church. I walked up and saw huge trees, and a beautiful pitch for this level of football. The facilities were very basic, but what can you expect? You could buy beer, and sausages. The training facilities have obviously seen better days. Although, they serve their purpose.

I was really surprised with the level of play. The home team were sitting in place, with the visitors in the middle of the table. Both showed good skill (again for the level), and played attacking football. I would say the score is a little harsh on Drahanovice, as they certainly didn't play that bad. They scored a goal in the last minute to make the scoreline a little more respectable. After the match, I walked back to the train stop, sat on the bench, and tried to stay warm for 1-hour.

Friday, October 15, 2010

October 10th, 2010 - Olomoucký Kraj - Přerov - II Třída - Haná Měrovice nad Hanou

October 10th, 2010
Olomoucký Kraj - Přerov - II Třída (8th level)
Měrovice nad Hanou

The village has a population of around 600, and is located 25km from Prostějov. I went by train with one change in Nezamyslice. All in all, it took about 30 minutes to get to the village. The pitch is about a 10 minute walk from the train station, and it is easy enough to find as the village is rather compact. I obviously did not plan this very well, as I must have misread the schedule. When I walked up to the pitch, I did not hear any noise nor see any balls being kicked. I then saw the locked gate, and I knew I must have misread the schedule. It was a pity, as the stadium looked quite good for this level of football.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

October 10, 2010 - Olomoucký Kraj - Prostějov - Skupina B - Doloplazy 2 1. SK Prostějov 4

October 10th, 2010
Olomoucký Kraj - Prostějov - Skupina B (10th level)
Doloplazy 2 1. SK Prostějov 4
Attendance: 100
Admission: 10kc

First of all, let me say that this was not the planned game I was going to see on Sunday. Instead, I wanted to go to a 8th level game in Měrovice nad Hanou, which I will write about in my next posting.

I think this was the 3rd time I have seen a game in Doloplazy, but as I said, this wasn't my plan. I didn't arrive until the start of the second half, so the first thing I did was find out the score. I have written about the Doloplazy pitch/stadium in previous posts, and I don't think there is any need to go into detail about it again. I tried to take some new pictures though.

1. SK Prostějov reformed their men's club after a few years of not having one. In previous years, the club played in the Czech 2nd division, 3rd division, 4th division, and then 5th division. Even though the club didn't have a men's team, the fans waited, and they are showing up to 10th level games. Around 15 made the short trip to Doloplazy. Overall, Prostějov deserved the win against their more physical opponents.