We follow Blansko with hope and not expectation, so after relegation from the 3rd tier last season , our hope was more about staying in the league,a number of fine away trips and a few good performances on the pitch. We weren’t disappointed. Pre season saw the departure of much of the squad and our fan friendly manager, Zbynek Zboril. In their place we gained a mixture of youth and experience – bringing a mixed bag of results in the first half of the season. However, what’s guaranteed with Blansko is we like to play football and no matter what the result, the ball was always played on the ground… just not in the net very often. After being on the end of some real tonkings, the new boys seem to settle and produced some great results towards the end of the autumn season.
The spring season saw 4 players come in and the appearance of the most beautiful away kit we have ever seen. We were ever so grateful to the players for chipping in contributing towards the purchase of 14 shirts for various fans of the blog around the world.(Trnava based Matt LostBoyo called it the most comfortable shirt he has ever worn.)
The new kit brought good fortune and an upturn in results.. Safety from relegation guaranteed with 3 games to play. Out of 29 games played, we managed to get to 23 of them and thoroughly enjoyed the majority of matches, apart from Vrchovina and Tisnov away, where we looked truly out of our depth. With it being such a good season we decided to put some of our videos and photos on here for you to enjoy.
Thanks again to the players,staff and supporters for making supporting the team so enjoyable. When we started the blog 4 years ago we never imagined it would turn into a proper love affair.
Our player of the season goes to Jakub Splichal, our captain. In such a difficult season,always a smile on his face and continued to play football the way it should be played.
Young player of the season is Tomas Feik. He just about pips super-talented Dominik Smerda to the award. Feik was brilliant when ever called upon and scored a couple of great goals.
Goal of the season – Well, we could give it to Jiri Kratochvil for his goal against Stare Rise or Jakub Splichal for just the joy we all shared in a his goal against Sumperk which brought a much needed first win in six games, but we are going to give it to Tommy Sodomka for his Messi-esque equaliser against Vrchovina. (link)
Game of the season – Rosice away – great support and is always a battle. We should have won, but we didn’t.
Chant of the season – Well, we are undecided between “Feiking all over the world” and “We’ve got Dommy Smerda” – Personally, I think the Dommy Smerda chant just edges it and as I am writing this….:-)
Away fans – Slovan Rosice are just outstanding supporters… Best in the league. Although, we have asked to give a special mention to the Vrchovina fans too…
Best away trip – Trebic, nice ground, nice town, nice brewery, nice cafe
And that wraps up the season. Dekujeme.