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Viktoria Plzen : From Chumps To Champs

Started on 15 November 2013 by Team Lift
Latest Reply on 17 November 2013 by Team Lift
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Introduction





Viktoria Plzen is a Czech professional football club based in Plzeň (Pilsen) They currently play in the Gambrinus liga, the top division of football in the country.

As runners up in the 1970–71 Czechoslovak Cup they gained the right to play in the following season's UEFA Cup Winners' Cup as winners Spartak Trnava also won the championship and played in the European Cup.

In 2010, they played in the UEFA Europa League after winning the 2009–10 Czech Cup.


In 2011, the club won the Czech league for the first time, and participated in the 2011-12 UEFA Champions League group stage, during which they won their first Champions League match, earning five points and qualifying for the Round of 32 in the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League.


In 2012, the club participated in the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League group stages. Viktoria reached the Round of 16 before being eliminated by Fenerbahçe. They finished the season by winning the Czech league for the second time.


Honours


Gambrinus liga Winners 2010–11, 2012–13
Czech Cup Winners 2009–10
Czech 2. Liga Winners 2002–03
Czech Supercup Winners 2011


Squad








Matús Kozácik
Keeper

Petr Bolek
Keeper

Roman Pavlik
Keeper

Lukas Hejda
Centre Back

Ondrej Chocholousek
Centre Back

Roman Hubník
Centre Back

Václav Procházka
Centre Back

Marian Cisovsky
Centre Back

David Limbersky
Left-Back

Radim Reznik
Right-Back

Frantisek Rajtoral
Right-Back

Pavel Horvath
Defensive Midfield -

Tomás Horava
Central Midfield

Mladen Veselinovic
Central Midfield

Martin Pospísil
Central Midfield

Jan Kovarik
Left Midfield

Zdenek Koukal
Left Midfield

Daniel Kolar
Attacking Midfield

Milan Petrzela
Right Wing

Michal Duris
Secondary Striker

Stanislav Tecl
Centre Forward

Tomas Wagner
Centre Forward

Marek Bakos
Centre Forward
An extremely good opening start! this will be good!
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Me Likey!
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2013-11-15 14:52#143848 AaronHJFT96 : An extremely good opening start! this will be good!


Thanks very much :)
2013-11-15 14:53#143849 Gazbuscus : Me Likey!


Thanks alot :)
Tactics


For my first tactic I have decided to pick the 4-3-3 counter mentality and fluid fluidity.
I pick two wingers to spread the play and also cut in and help the lone striker when in need.




Second tactic will be the 4-5-1 with the Attacking mentality and the fluid fluidity.
I want to dominate in the midfield and have a lot of the ball, I want my three AM's and striker to tear apart any defence in the league and in any competitions.





I will be doing monthly updates from now on instead of writing random stuff as i found it easier to read and more appealing :)
Interesting tactics decisions I really want to see how that variation of 4-3-3 works since I like to use 2 wingers and 3 CM's...

Czech Super Cup



History Of The Czech Super Cup



The Czech Republic Football Supercup is an annual football match between the winners of the Gambrinus liga and the Czech Cup, organised by the Czech Football Association. It is currently sponsored by Synot Tip and is therefore officially known as the Synot Tip Supercup, The match is held at the home stadium of the league champion. The first Supercup was held on 8 July, 2010.



First Game, First Cup?






Viktoria Plzen Vs FK Baumit Jablonec


Plzen


Marek Bakos

Michal Duris

Tomás Horava

Daniel Kolar

Vit Benes

Pavel Horvath

Martin Pospísil

Daniel Kolar


Jablonec


Jan Vosahlik

Karel Pitak

Daniel Kolar

Tomas Cizek

Lubos Loucka

Vit Benes






Manager Notes



We played outstanding throughout the whole match, I was a little upset with the defence and since it was our first game i may look to bring in some solid centre-backs, but im overly pleased with the lads, good win :)
2013-11-15 18:12#143914 nejolin : Interesting tactics decisions I really want to see how that variation of 4-3-3 works since I like to use 2 wingers and 3 CM's...
Turned out quite well at the moment, still unbeaten i may have to try 3 CM's!
Thanks for the comment :)
July Update



















Monthly Evaluation



Overall a decent month 4 wins and a loss, doesn't seem to bad does it ? the lads are playing well and im content with them at the moment, there is a few things we need to work on to improve but we will improve and im confident in the boys that they will continue this good form.


August Update


















What a Month!


Im very please with the lads over august, unbeaten in 10 games in all competitions and unbeaten in 5 games in the league, their confidence is sky high and the form will continue, we have qualified for the CHAMPIONS LEAGUE group stages! an unbelievable achievement for the club and me and the board are very happy indeed.


Champions League Group




Im very nervous about the group its a tough challenge which the boys are up for! can we qualify ? who knows...
September Update







September has been a decent month for us, we really stood out in the 12-1 win there really wasn't anything i could say that was disappointing about the game winning 4 out of 6 games was very pleasing, drawing one and losing one wasn't, we should of won against Olomouc but we're struggling with injures at the moment.



Drawing against one of the best teams in the world Manchester United was a great achievement we played very well, opening the scoring in the 67th minute and then conceding late in the 90+2 from a phil jones header.






Couldn't have asked for more :)






(Im in december on my save)
12-1 in the cup?? Nice!!

And great result against MUFC :)
Amazing result vs Man Utd, well done ^.^ Really nice story so far :D
2013-11-17 14:46#144438 jason_connolly1987 : 12-1 in the cup?? Nice!!

And great result against MUFC :)


Tactics have been paying off, thanks :)

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