Just parked up at me daughters in Newport. Glanced in the car behind and f*ck me if there’s not a manu air freshener (I know a contradiction in terms) dangling from the mirror.
Watched Swansea v Liverpool tonight, wow, what a game, could we live with either of them at the moment?
Anyway it’s Plzan tomorrow night. Looking forward to watching it on Sky sports 2. More seats released by the Czechs for Blues at £87 – outrageous but I have a feeling they might be those that UEFA demand are in the exec areas. Still outrageous though.
Anyway here’s the extract from KK208 It’s A Fix : 4A) TUESDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER : CHAMPS LG MATCHDAY 1 : VIKTORIA PIZAN (AWAY)
Nicknamed Viktorka, they were founded in 1911. In 1929 they entered the professional league the Gambbrinus Liga and in 34/35 season played in the European Mitropa cup losing to Juventus 8-5 on aggregate.
After various name changes and relegations and promotions in 2000 they were owned by the Italian Football Company East until March 2005 when shares were taken up by local interests including Skoda who were previous sponsors.
In 2010 they won the Czech Cup then in 2010/11 their first title, beating Sparta Prague by one point.
European pedigree includes losing to Bayern Munich 7-2 on aggregate in the Cup Winners’ Cup in the 70’s.
In 2010/11 in the Europa Cup they went put 1-4 on agg. to Besiktas.
In the Champs league in 2011/12 they beat FC Copenhagen 5-2 on aggregate to enter Group H with FC Barcelona, AC Milan and Bate Borisov, finishing in 3rd place but then losing to Schalke 4-2 on aggregate in the Europa Cup.
That season they finished 3rd to enter the Europa league again getting through against Metalurzin Rustav, Ruch Chorgow, and Lokeren, then beating Napoli 3-0 away and 2-0 home before going out to Fenerbahce 0-1 home and 1-1 away. So beware.
Last season they won the title for the second time.
This season so far they’re in 1st place with 20 points after 8 games winning 6 drawing 2 and losing 1, 1 point ahead of Sparta Prague who’ve played a game less..They’re ranked 65th with a 29.945 co-efficient
Petr Cech is a former player, and current manager is Pavel Vrba..
This is our first visit to the Czech Republic in a competitive match. Stadiums are generally small around 20,000 is the biggest and the Doosan Arena is no exception having an all seater capacity of 11,700, so we only get a few hundred tickets.
DOOSAN ARENA Capacity : 11,700
Only a win will do and they shouldn’t be underestimated