Czech League football 2016 and on

Discussion in 'Czech Republic' started by ASU55RR, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. ASU55RR

    ASU55RR Member+

    Jul 31, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY/Brno,CZ
    Club:
    FC Zbrojovka Brno
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Slavia 0 - 0 Leicester at halftime.

    Fairly fun and open first half from a neutral standpoint, but no really good chances to show for it by either team (though several half chances). Slavia's defense definitely were taking the risks you expect from a team that wasn't usually challenged early on, but have sort of backed off as they realize they are playing real competition.
     
  2. ASU55RR

    ASU55RR Member+

    Jul 31, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY/Brno,CZ
    Club:
    FC Zbrojovka Brno
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    In terms of performances, Sima and Kolar stand outs for Slavia so far. Bah going forward is good, but living dangerously in the process. Actually Hromoda off the bench has been solid too.

    On the flip side, Olayinka has been shockingly poor relative to recent form.
     
  3. ASU55RR

    ASU55RR Member+

    Jul 31, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY/Brno,CZ
    Club:
    FC Zbrojovka Brno
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    At halftime any final result seemed possible, but Slavia in complete control so far this half. Still missing the last ball.
     
  4. ASU55RR

    ASU55RR Member+

    Jul 31, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY/Brno,CZ
    Club:
    FC Zbrojovka Brno
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    FT 0-0

    A one goal win for Slavia probably would have been a better reflection, but they just didn't quite find the moment. I hate watching English commentators in Europe, they don't bother doing any scouting and they complain endlessly about officiating while their teams commit foul after foul.
     
  5. ASU55RR

    ASU55RR Member+

    Jul 31, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY/Brno,CZ
    Club:
    FC Zbrojovka Brno
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Simplified rating

    :thumbsup: Sima, Zima, Bah, Kolar

    Average - Stanciu, Kudela, Hromoda, Boril (barely, first half wasn't great), Provod

    :thumbsdown: Olayinka, Kuchta (was more average in the 2nd half, but invisible the first)

    Holes exited fairly early and was also average. None of the other subs really changed the match much
     
  6. Slavia_do_toho

    Slavia Prague
    United States
    Apr 21, 2019
    Philadelphia

    The online fans are worse, there explanation for 3 yellow cards vs our 1 and we must be "diving cunts" that paid the refs not that we were bossing them for 60 minutes. My study abroad year in Prague made me sorta hate British people, I have to remind myself sometimes they are all low-rent bachelor partiers.

    I thought Provod was great actually, his corners were our best chances too. Olayinka is my favorite player of ours, but man he was bad today.

    This season's been weird, our team is exciting, but we are so above the league its hard to care to watch when its not Europe or maybe against Sparta.
     
  7. ASU55RR

    ASU55RR Member+

    Jul 31, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY/Brno,CZ
    Club:
    FC Zbrojovka Brno
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Obnoxious stag-dos are a big part of why I generally advise people to only do a day or two in Prague. Maybe the pandemic will sort of knock that off long term.

    I seem to be an outlier in rating Provod average as many are rating him MOTM (for me that was probably Zima in the end). I probably was putting to much focus on the lack of a G/A considering his usual role.

    Slavia are above the league standard, especially with Sparta slightly down and Plzen in shambles. Still should try and keep an eye out, you have a lot of players that will be moving to bigger things soon.
     
  8. adam CZ

    adam CZ Member

    Feb 19, 2014
    Toronto, Canada
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    This feels like a missed opportunity for Slavia more than anything else. I’d expect Leicester City to be much sharper in the return leg at home, so plenty of work still awaits. By no means a bad result though, and still in fairly good position.

    I think Provod deserved to be included amongst the better players, but MOTM seems like a stretch to me also. He did exceed my expectations overall though since I felt he was maybe playing centrally too soon in such a big game.

    The worst is when English commentators give insight into our national team. The automatic reference to our Golden generation while listing whichever player they can recall is so played out at this point.
     
  9. ASU55RR

    ASU55RR Member+

    Jul 31, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY/Brno,CZ
    Club:
    FC Zbrojovka Brno
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
  10. ASU55RR

    ASU55RR Member+

    Jul 31, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY/Brno,CZ
    Club:
    FC Zbrojovka Brno
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Brno again lost points on a VAR decision, atlhough in this case I think it was actually accurate to overturn the offside call on Sigma's goal. I still think we will stay up, but its demoralizing to have lost so many points to VAR decisions, and in a league known for corrupt decision making its feeding a lot of resentment from our club:

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  11. ASU55RR

    ASU55RR Member+

    Jul 31, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY/Brno,CZ
    Club:
    FC Zbrojovka Brno
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Plzen actually looked somewhat like Plzen beating Bohemians 3-1. They still have big weaknesses and one of those is Brabec who needs to be kept far away from the national team.

    With a large cushion in points and the return leg to Leicester this week Slavia is playing a largely reserve lineup today, again the fact that lineup includes Deli, Oscar, Lingr, Masopust and Traore is another sign that Slavia is a different level depth wise.
     
  12. ASU55RR

    ASU55RR Member+

    Jul 31, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY/Brno,CZ
    Club:
    FC Zbrojovka Brno
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
  13. adam CZ

    adam CZ Member

    Feb 19, 2014
    Toronto, Canada
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Slavia ended up drawing Teplice yesterday on that Brendan Rodgers approved pitch... With their latest two draws since Vrba’s perfect record at Sparta started, I think the title race this year has the potential to be *much* closer than last season.

    Slavia currently have an eight point lead, but they have a tough league match against Slovacko next week coming off the return leg in Leicester, and should they advance to the next stage, I’m sure Trpisovsky would rest some key players in league play like we saw yesterday.

    With that said, I’m still not convinced Sparta can beat Slavia, which they’d almost certainly need to do in order to secure first (unless Slavia really slips up in the spring).

    That meeting won’t be until the middle of April though, so maybe Vrba and Sparta could pose a real threat by then, but at the moment I still see them dropping points to any of Plzen, Slovacko, and Jablonec.
     
  14. ASU55RR

    ASU55RR Member+

    Jul 31, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY/Brno,CZ
    Club:
    FC Zbrojovka Brno
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    I would say any hope of teams catching Slavia depends on them making a deep run in Europa league and resulting schedule fatigue. Also, for what ever reason Slavia have slipped up only in matches against weak teams and completely, so there seems to be a motivation component as well.

    Vrba may win over the Sparta fans yet if they keep playing like they did last week. Their defense still needs to tighten up though.
     
  15. adam CZ

    adam CZ Member

    Feb 19, 2014
    Toronto, Canada
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Yeah, Slavia are always well prepared and motivated in crucial league games (which is few and far for them), so never a good idea to bet against them.

    The only deficiency in their current squad would still be in the forward position though. If Kuchta were unavailable, they don’t really have anyone currently healthy to fill that void.

    I guess it’s not a huge issue when you have such dynamic, goalscoring wingers, but I wonder if they now regret releasing Musa on loan.

    Sparta seem to have more upside to be the most dominant team in the spring term. That is if the senior international players can start producing (some early signs that they’ve been revived under Vrba) and can obviously stay healthy or Covid free as they’ve literally just been placed under quarantine.

    Factor that in with an in form Karlsson and returning Hlozek, and suddenly they pose the same threat as they did pre-season in my opinion (on paper of course, this is Sparta after all).

    Definitely still concerns about lapses in concentration defensively, but they’ve at least solidified the fullback position with Hancko and Wiesner for now.
     
  16. ASU55RR

    ASU55RR Member+

    Jul 31, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY/Brno,CZ
    Club:
    FC Zbrojovka Brno
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    #1091 ASU55RR, Feb 25, 2021
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2021
    Slavia going with the same lineup as last week except for Hromoda starting for injured Holes.
     
  17. Slavia_do_toho

    Slavia Prague
    United States
    Apr 21, 2019
    Philadelphia
    Hromoda did well last week but woulda put Deli in that spot personally. I'm going for the homer pick 1-1 with Sima putting us through on away goals.
     
  18. ASU55RR

    ASU55RR Member+

    Jul 31, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY/Brno,CZ
    Club:
    FC Zbrojovka Brno
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    The first 10 minutes have offered excitement not seen since Mexico played Portugal on the Simpsons.
     
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  19. ASU55RR

    ASU55RR Member+

    Jul 31, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY/Brno,CZ
    Club:
    FC Zbrojovka Brno
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    The next 35 weren't much better. It felt like a match in slow motion as neither team looks very sharp. Sima had probably the best chance of the half on a defensive error but put it wide, Leicester have a few shots on goal but nothing with real danger.
     
  20. Slavia_do_toho

    Slavia Prague
    United States
    Apr 21, 2019
    Philadelphia
    I thought Sima brought it down clean enough to take a few touches, if he was going to shoot first time he should have gone for a chip.
     
  21. ASU55RR

    ASU55RR Member+

    Jul 31, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY/Brno,CZ
    Club:
    FC Zbrojovka Brno
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    The half tilted Slavia's way more toward the end as Leicester did just look out of ideas, but it was such a bad half I can't even single out a bright performer. Everyone is rated neutral.
     
  22. Slavia_do_toho

    Slavia Prague
    United States
    Apr 21, 2019
    Philadelphia
  23. ASU55RR

    ASU55RR Member+

    Jul 31, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY/Brno,CZ
    Club:
    FC Zbrojovka Brno
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Wow what a cross by Stanciu and run by Provod. Great goal in a bad match.
     
  24. ASU55RR

    ASU55RR Member+

    Jul 31, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY/Brno,CZ
    Club:
    FC Zbrojovka Brno
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Back to boring, although Slavia will take that with 20 minutes to go.
     
  25. Slavia_do_toho

    Slavia Prague
    United States
    Apr 21, 2019
    Philadelphia
    Sima!!!!!!! HAHA We are through!
     
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