View Full Version : Important! Czech football is in a really sad, sad state now
Salt The Fries
06-26-2009, 02:15 PM
I'd say current situation of Czech football and its national team mirrors this one of AC Milan. The core of the team is built on ageing players that are way past their prime, and there aren't any upcoming meaningful replacements in form of younger, talented players, and there is no clear conception in order how to improve the matters (nor any hope in close future, in my opinion). I think it might also correlate with a demographic problem. This has not affected other sport of choice in Czech Republic - ice hockey. Personally, I'd describe Czech Republic national football team as a sinking ship and their situation as a far cry from their past glory and achievements, and they are in the worst state ever since the inception of Czech Republic national football team.
06-26-2009, 02:44 PM
If i was Petr Cech i would retire to avoid embarassment.
Salt The Fries
06-26-2009, 02:46 PM
Lol, exactly, he's getting worse and worse every year. IMO, he shouldn't be Chelsea's #1 anymore.
06-26-2009, 04:34 PM
Are they not strong economically?
Even Turkey is not that strong economically even then they have created structures were young talent can be produced(arda, tuncay etc). I would have hoped that after so much success they would start building a system were new player could hopefully be inducted and new achievements could be achieved....talk about sitting on one's laurels...
06-26-2009, 04:56 PM
I think the Czech's, are losing respect in its football recently because of they aren't able to produce the same level of players that they used to years ago. Basically, they don't have a lot of depth in their squad.
Players like Nedved, and Patrick Berger are all in the past their Euro 2008 campaign took a turn for the worst when one of their star players Rosicky wasn't able to take part.
Put it this way, Czech Republic need a full squad team everytime to succeed even if they are missing one key player more than likely they will fail and they aren't producing as much talent as they used to because the competition in the balkan and slavic states have dramatically increased.
Especially, since the fall of the Yugoslav republic which has lead to countries like Serbia,Montenegro,Bosnia and Croatia establishing their own leagues allowing home more homegrown talents to develop since they aren't a part of the same republic anymore.
Whilst, the other leagues in that region seem to be developing Czech's teams never ever seem to be succeeding not even Sparta Prague which is arguably their best club.
Basically, bigger league teams such as the Seria A aren't willing to take a risk on Czech players because they have many more options in terms of player transfers near their region. Without, this investment of foreign teams their players cannot develop any further because they are stuck on the same level.
Turkey's talents, are in the same situation aswell very few leagues actually purchase from lesser respected leagues they always purchase players from the Dutch leagues as they have a great reputation for producing outstanding players.
Unless, we see more European success none of our players will get noticed the same goes for the Czech Republic.
Salt The Fries
06-26-2009, 05:02 PM
^ Yes, but actually their current NT is full of ****s. Ours is not. It's just old senile fart makes some stupid decisions, and doesn't let right people play.
06-26-2009, 05:18 PM
^Actually looking at the squad from their recent match against slovenia and doing some calculation the average team age comes up to be approx 22 years,thats not too old, I think as Ultraslan said earlier these guys are lacking experience in the international arenas and need to send more players to well known clubs.
06-26-2009, 05:27 PM
Well, thats what is happening all of these new leagues that have been established from the former Yugoslav republics just around 10-12 years ago are developing younger talents at a much faster rate than the Czech league so clubs have more options to sign better players.
For the first time in a while, leagues such as the Serbian and Croatian are getting a lot more attention and when their players get transferred they usually get a lot of playing time which helps their development the Czech are just being overlooked because of this.
I think incosistency is Turkey's main problem, we have the players but like you said because of the coach we can never play right.
06-26-2009, 05:28 PM
I think the current generation of Czech football players are not as good as the previous ones of euro 2004 and the ones that qualified for the world cup in 2006. How are there youth teams doing exactly? U-21's, 19's etc...
06-26-2009, 05:32 PM
Sercan to manchester utd without even playing in a european match and only playing in the nt a few weeks ago.
06-26-2009, 07:38 PM
Well, looking at their u-21 team i can't really say they have any promising players. The best i found was Jan Simunek of Wolfsburg, who is the u-21 captain.
06-26-2009, 07:47 PM
They also have libor kovak who plays for Lazio he had a trial with Portsmouth.
06-27-2009, 01:05 AM
I think Czech Rep is still a fine side however I think they need a better leader and some fresh faces to their squad. The Czechs always produce good talents and they will continue to do so and am confident they will quickly get their act together in the near future...and..balls.
06-27-2009, 02:55 AM
Winning in football does not happen all the time.. better luck next time and pray that Czech players gets better and play it right...
06-27-2009, 05:41 PM
As it's already been mentioned, there are a range of factors that explain the current state of Czech football.
I believe that they currently have a very young squad, and I would stick with this, even if it means missing out on the WC in 2010. Effective long-term planning is the way to go.
Salt The Fries
06-27-2009, 06:06 PM
You are deluded by thinking they have a young squad, just because there was massive banwave of some players, including Milan Baros, Matejovsky, Sverkos, Ujfalusi, Radoslav Kovac etc. because of bad behaviour off pitch. Trust me, because Czech Rep. is in the group with Poland and I followed them closely.
06-28-2009, 09:15 AM
What I meant was that it appears as though their NT manager is trying to build a much younger squad, which is evidenced by recent call ups to the NT: players like Jan Simunek (23), Marek Strestik (22), Daniel Pudil (23), Lubos Kalouda (23), Martin Fillo (23), Jiri Kladrubsky (23) and Mario Holek (22). Other guys in their mid 20s have also been called up. Whether these guys are integrated immediately is a different story.
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