Petržalka is historically 2nd tier team, with exception of last 10-15 years, but don´t let yourself fooled, their A-team was top but other than that, this club is embodied mediocrity.
They were rising together with their owner Mr.Ivan Kmotrík (his assets are estimated on 400m Eur). He´s football enthusiast who invested a lot into the club with limited fanbase, average youth programme and lovely but small stadium and got them to the Slovakian top. Two yeas ago, Mr.Kmotrík got an opportunity to become an owner of more famous club with bigger fanbase, Slovan Bratislava, and decided to switch Petržalka for Slovan.
New people in Petržalka´s managment (Vl.Bajan, Petržalka mayor, J.Vengloš jr player´s agent etc) are ambitious but not financially strong enough to bring the club back on top of Slovak football. Their old stadium (the oldest football stadium in Slovakia btw) is going to be demolished for future construction developments, they are renters on Rapid Bratislava venue. Their U19 & U17 teams play 2nd div football only. With their lack of funds and youth success, not mentioning no stadium, I doubt they´ll ever return to top tier football.
Last edited by Kajoo; September 2nd, 2010 at 20:34.