Winter training friendly in Luhačovice - January 2008
Zlín 2 Dubnica 2
Over three years ago, I made the trip to Luhačovice, which is a small spa town in Moravia not too far from Zlín. As it was January, I was desperate for some football because of the winter break, so I was happy enough to sit in the freezing cold weather to watch two teams play in a meaningless training friendly.
I don't remember too much about the game, but I do remember almost no one was there. The local football club played in the 5th tier at the time, and they had excellent facilities for the level. The pitch was rather simple, with a small covered stand, and one small blue stand which looked like it had better days.
The club hosts quite a few winter training friendlies, because of their facilities. This past winter a friendly between Zlín and Trnava in the Tipsport Cup made national news, because of Trnava hooligans. A video can be found here.