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Sparta Prague 2 40.00%
Slavia Prague 2 40.00%
Slovan Liberec 1 20.00%
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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old April 5th, 2007, 22:55 Thread Starter
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Who will win the title and why?

It's a 3-horse race. Mlada Boleslav is probably out, shame, it's a good team.

!!! please make a poll, I can't as I am not an FM anymore !!!


Liberec and Slavia look quite good but:

1) it has not happened since 1983 that Sparta was without the title for 2 consecutive seasons

2) Sparta doesn't win only if there is a team that is really great. If there are a few good teams battling for the title, and Sparta is one of them, Sparta wins.

3) Sparta have great average attendances and we can only expect the number to be increased as they have yet to play Teplice, Sparta and Liberec (round 30) all at home.


Fact is that Sparta doesn't play but perhaps they have found at least their winning mentality by the match with MB.

Liberec is balanced but they're not as fresh as in the last season.

Slavia is great away from home but bad in Strahov. They're a counter-attacking team and they don't know how to play at home. Plus they don't field a centre-forward at home (they Necid who is ideal) which is a mistake.

I don't know...

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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old April 6th, 2007, 07:32
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I hope Slovan Liberec will win it
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post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old April 6th, 2007, 07:50
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I somehow feel it'll be Sparta in the end to win it, above all for the fact Marco wrote above

But I'll support Liberec.

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I would prefer Slavia to win it but I voted Sparta. The derby will be important too.

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Now we are one step closer, with the lose of Sparta and draw of Liberec the situation changed quite a lot. Right now I fear Slavia can really win the title.

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The title race is an absolute cliffhanger now... it's truly exciting for the fans.
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absolutely! :thmbup:
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And it's getting always better, Mlada Boleslav could be back in the race, I really hope Sparta won't win in Ostrava.

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Mlada Boleslav is looking strong now, beating teams convincingly. They definitely have momentum. If Sparta doesn't get 3 pts today, I think Boleslav have a good chance to win title
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And it's getting always better.
for a neutral like me, it sure is!
and it pleases me that young guns like Střihavka and Rajtoral sealed the draw for Ostrava.
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On the other hand Rajtoral was shit apart from that goal.

I wouldn't mind MB winning the title now.
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On the other hand Rajtoral was shit apart from that goal.

I wouldn't mind MB winning the title now.
Right.. :embarass:

Wow MB winning the title would be incredible!
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Slavia is a truly pathetic team. I thought 4 rounds ago they will be Champions as they were 4 pts ahead at the top and had an easy schedule remaining, but they haven't scored in 4 straight matches and now are in 4th spot, where I hope they finish. What a bunch of chokers
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Karel Jarolim does a good job as a Slavia coach but he needs badly at least 2 experienced players, leaders with winning mentality. There are too many youngsters and the team is weak psychically. The reason of today's horrible performance was just psychical. Pity... But the squad is full of potential.

Now it's Slavia - Mladá Boleslav on Thursday, another important match for both clubs. Sparta is playing in Brno, Liberec at home with Zlín.

1. LIGA
53 Slovan Liberec
52 Sparta Praha
50 Mladá Boleslav
48 Slavia Praha
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Karel Jarolim does a good job as a Slavia coach but he needs badly at least 2 experienced players, leaders with winning mentality. There are too many youngsters and the team is weak psychically. The reason of today's horrible performance was just psychical. Pity... But the squad is full of potential.

Now it's Slavia - Mladá Boleslav on Thursday, another important match for both clubs. Sparta is playing in Brno, Liberec at home with Zlín.

1. LIGA
53 Slovan Liberec
52 Sparta Praha
50 Mladá Boleslav
48 Slavia Praha
Why would you say Jarolim does a good job as a coach if his team is having all this psychology problems? A really good coach can develop a winning mentality in his squad no matter what adversity the team faces. If Slavia doesnt finish in top 2, I would have no confidence in Jarolim after such collapse and would look for another coach if I was Slavia management.
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If each player in the world could be developed into a leader, into an experienced confident footballer, into a person with winning and strong mentality in the same time, by the same difficulty, then, I would partially agree. But you know this is not the reality. They are all different, the players. Some are old, some are young, some have played 10 seasons on top, some have just 5 games in the first division under their belts, some have the talent, some don't, some are shy, some are loud, some are born leaders, some are born losers, some don't have winning mentality yet (but could gain it) and some will never have it.

And Karel Jarolím has got a squad which is talented - yes - but lacks experience and lacks leaders with winning mentality. And apparently it's not easy to make a leader out of someone who is not one. To create the winning mentality out of nowhere is not so easy. I think it would be completely different with the help of 2 experienced guys. And that there already are 2 experienced ones that should do the job? Vlcek is way too shy and will never be a leader and Lukas Jarolim is not the one either.

Maybe it's Karel Jarolim's fault also, maybe mainly, but that wouldn't be a reason for me to sack him anyway. Why should be the mentality developed just by the head-coach? There must be a team of people taking care of everything. It's not just one person. And otherwise Jarolim is a good coach. Sacking him would be a mistake IMHO. This problem should be solved by a few (not many) changes in the squad.
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Here are the missing matches.

Liberec
Liberec - Zlín
Sparta - Liberec
Liberec - Teplice
Mladá Boleslav - Liberec

Sparta
Brno - Sparta
Sparta - Liberec
Olomouc - Sparta
Sparta - Most

Mladá Boleslav
Slavia - Mladá Boleslav
Mladá Boleslav - Ostrava
Most - Mladá Boleslav
Mladá Boleslav - Liberec

Slavia
Slavia - Mladá Boleslav
Příbram - Slavia
Slavia - Zlín
České Budějovice - Slavia
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Liberec has the hardest games left
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It would be shocking if Sparta didn't win it.
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