Sunday, November 27, 2011

Winter break

So, the winter break is upon us, except for a two more rounds of the Gambrinus Liga. Over the break, I plan on posting a few football matches which I haven't gotten around to doing yet. I'll also post the odd futsal, hockey and handball match. Keep an eye out for football guides to Prostejov, and Olomouc. I plan on writing about how to get to the various pitches, pubs to visit, and where to stay.

I'll be back to live football sometime in mid-January for winter training matches.

Friday, November 11, 2011

November 6, 2011 - Okres Prostějov - III třída - Bedihošt 1 Smržice 5

November 6, 2011
Okres Prostějov - III třída (9th tier)
Bedihošt 1 Smržice 5
Attendance: 40
Admission: 15kc

I finally got to another ground a few weeks back, and this time I only had to make the short 4km trip. I have been meaning to get to Bedihošt for some time now, but for one reason or another, I had not managed to get there.

There are a few buses on the weekend from Prostějov, but it is generally easier to take the train, as they are more frequent. It is also possible to walk, as there is a paved path from Prostějov. Of course, a car is useful.

To get to the ground from the train station, it is about a 10 minute walk. The pitch was in decent shape, but other than that, the facilities are quite basic. A few years ago, they had an old cement wall going down one side of the pitch, but it seems that has been replaced by a metal wall now. There is almost no room for renovations, as there are only 3-5 meters on both sides between the pitch and the walls.

Much like all Czech village grounds, it is possible to get various shots of alcohol, beer, and sausages. Despite the 10am kickoff on a Sunday morning, many people were enjoying their first, or second beers of the morning.

The visitors on the day were deserving of the victory, but the final score line was a little harsh on the hosts. Even though the level of play was the 9th tier, I thought it was quite a strong and attacking game to watch. I'd much rather pay 15kc than 80kc, or whatever it is now, to go and watch Sigma Olomouc play.