Slovakia’s top division, the Corgoň Liga, has its critics, including some of those who play in it. But, while it may be short on quality, its competitiveness is a positive feature. Going into the three-month winter break, just five points separate the top six sides and there is also an interesting battle developing at the wrong end of the table.Read More
Author’s Note : This article was originally intended for publication on Slovak football blog Britski Belasi. However, due to technical issues involving Britski Belasi’s host site (which should be resolved shortly), I have decided to post it here instead. Apologies for the fact that it’s not really an SFU article.
With just two matches ahead of them in Euro 2012 qualifying, Slovakia do not have many calculations left to make, even in this most complicated of groups.Read More
Football fans often complain about excessive ticket-prices and I’ve been one of them at various times in my life. So I’m well aware of the irony of writing a diatribe against being allowed into a game for free.
The occasion was the Slovak Corgoň Liga fixture between MFK Ružomberok and MŠK Žilina on Saturday 17th September and the reason was a collective punishment for the Ružomberok players, meted out by the club’s board as a result of an ‘unacceptable performance and attitude’ in a Slovak Cup defeat to third tier side Dolná Ždaňa earlier in the week.Read More
Slovakia enter a potentially vital few days of Euro 2012 qualification football this Friday with their coach keen not only to negotiate a passage to the finals but also to prove to his national association, the fans and perhaps himself that he can successfully manage both his country and its top club.Read More
Slovak title-winners Slovan Bratislava enter the Champions League qualifying rounds this week with serious ambitions of reaching the group stages. Though they may be resistant to the suggestion that they have anything to learn from a domestic rival, the experiences of fellow Slovak side MŠK Žilina in last season’s competition do offer a few lessons Slovan would do well to consider.Read More