Sunday, May 15, 2011

May 9th, 2011 - Okres Prostějov - III Třída - Haná Prostějov B 6 Kostelec na Hané B 4

May 9th, 2011 -Okres Prostějov - III třída
Haná Prostějov B 6 Kostelec na Hané B 4
Attendance: 20
Admission: Free

Who would go out and watch a 9th level football game, when at the same time the Czech Republic was playing in the World Ice Hockey Championships, and Manchester United and Chelsea were playing? Well, as it turned out, not too many. Personally, I'd rather go out and watch live football than sit at home watching some sporting event on TV. Actually, I was rather surprised that around 20 people showed up, as I thought it would have been much less.

At this level, the players play for fun (mostly), and there are lots of mistakes, which usually leads to quite a few goals. This game was no different, with lots of goals, some of them which should have been stoppable. The hosts started the season strong and were battling for promotion, but have since fallen off the pace a little, and should be happy if they can finish in the top 5 of the league. At the bottom of this post, you can find videos of two of Haná's goals.

Going out to a game at this level is always enjoyable, especially with a beer or two. It is too bad more people in this city of 50,000 don't support local football. They would rather sit at home and watch a foreign league. Haná's first team plays good, attractive football (for the level), but they they always struggle to get 100 people at a game. It is too bad really.


Miro said...

Why only 100 fan´s Hana at the game? Because it is true number people who supported Hana. In Prostejov was never more popular.

In other cases I agree with you. Right Fan´s don´t watch football game in TV when play their club.

jay said...

I think people want to watch SK Prostejov, as it seems they are the football club in this city. Of course they have a long tradition, so that is understandable.

Home games for Hana can range from 50-200, but usually around 100, as you said.

Hana plays good football, and it is a shame more people don't come out.
They are still pushing for promotion, but Konice B just seems too strong this year.

It'll be interesting to see what happens if SK Prostejov ends up in Divize (4th level) next year.