Saturday, December 13, 2014

3rd div - November 9, 2008 - Šternberk 1 Prostějov 4

November 9, 2008
Šternberk 1 Prostějov 4 - 2.liga (3rd div)
Attendance - 250

I don't remember a lot from this game, as it was 6 years ago, but I do remember the circumstances surrounding it.  Prostějov were just relegated from the 2nd division the previous season, and the club almost folded over the summer.  They opened the season losing 11 games in a row before defeating Břeclav 4-1 at home.  Going into the game against Šternberk they had lost 14 out of 15 games, and as such, only around 20 Prostějov supporters were at the game.  There was little to no atmosphere until around the 2nd period when a group of 10 or so hooligans from Olomouc showed up.  They tried to cause some problems, and as a result we were given a police escort out of the stadium after the game.

I remember the first game of the season was at home against Šternberk and a group of hooligans from Olomouc showed up as well.  This time there was no security at the game and I remember an altercation of two with running fights in the stands.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Dec 6, 2014 - 3rd div handball - Prostějov 33 Kostelec na Hané 27

December 6, 2014 - 3rd division handball
Prostějov 33 Kostelec na Hané 27
Attendance - 300

Games in the various Czech Republic 3rd divisions scattered around the country generally draw around 25-100 people.  Prostějov usually falls into this category as well, but not when they host Kostelec na Hané.  I would say that this game probably has the best atmosphere of all 3rd division games around the country. Kostelec na Hané is a small town of around 2000 people located about 4km from Prostějov.  Traditionally, Prostějov was the younger brother compared to Kostelec na Hané who played in the Czech Republic 1st division not that long ago.  Now, both sides find themselves in the 3rd division, and I would argue that Kostelec na Hané are now the little brother.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

November 15, 2014 - Vrahovice 1 Haná Prostějov 1 (Haná won 4-3 on penalties)

What remains of the old OP factory
OP was once the biggest employer in the city

November 15, 2014 - OFS Prostějov II třída
Vrahovice 1 Haná Prostějov 1 (Haná won 4-3 on penalties)
Attendance - 65

The last game for Haná before the winter break was played a few weeks ago in Vrahovice.  It was a rather chilly day and not many people showed up for the local derby.  The pitch was not in the best condition, but the game was entertaining enough.  The game ended in a draw, but Haná won 2pts thanks to a 4-3 win on penalties.  Vrahovice picked up a point.