We are pleased to report from the Czech Republic that FK Dukla Prague will be the first club from the county to join the European League and have been accepted to take their place next season with some of Europe´s biggest clubs. Fans of the Czech club have swamped social media excited by playing the likes of Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Real Madrid next season and the club have admitted they have so much work to do trying to build a good enough side and will need to improve the Stadion Juliska which only holds 18,800 fans. The originally stopped playing in 1996 and reformed as FK Dukla Prague (Czech: FK Dukla Praha) in the Dejvice area of Prague.
The club played in local competitions between 2001 and 2007, when it gained entry to the country's second league. A four-year spell in the second league followed, culminating in the club winning the league in 2011 and being promoted to the Czech First League, where it has since remained. Now they will take their place with the big clubs of Europe.
The most successful period for the club was in the 1980s when they played in the UEFA Cup regularly and one of the top sides in Czech football, now they have appointed "Glenn Hoddle" as Interim Head Coach to lead the side next season. The new manager has already made moves in the transfer market approaching Manchester United to sign Phil Jones and Eric Bailly, and have also tabled offers for several european players.
Dukla Prague interim boss "Glenn Hoddle" was delighted to welcome to new players at the club, with ex Manchester United defenders Phil Jones and Eric Bailly arriving at the club.
The new boss has hinted that Dukla´s defense is likely to be built around these two experienced defenders, both have played at the highest level and with United and will now bring that experience and knowledge to the European League and the Czech club. The deal cost £20 million, and the manager is now keen to build the rest of his team and start the club in training while organising some Pre Season Friendlies to blend in the players and work on formations and tactics.
After a fairly quiet pre season for the Prague club, with only a 1-0 win over Premier League Portsmouth much activity has been happening around the club ready for their debut into the top European competition. Caretaker boss "Hoddle" has been putting players through their paces and preparing for what is expected to be an impossible task and avoid relegation in their first season of the big European League. The squad have some good key players, in defense the ex Manchester United duo of Eric Bailly and Phil Jones will be the base of defense with Milosevic and Simunek to complete the back four.
In midfield, there is good competition for places and probably Dukla´s strongest area giving the manager a bit if a headache for selection. In attack the manager is likely to go with Olayinka and Holenda but may look to bring in a couple of loan strikers as the club are weak in this area.
Around the stadium much building work going on to improve standards and bring in more fans, the club are also looking to develop the Academy to bring young players to the clubs and want to establish an "Ajax" style youth system.
darlingtondave: If you want a team for season three please do join us now at the new forum at www.motd.forumotion.com Loads of good teams available for managers including Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal etc.
Mar 6, 2018 14:12:52 GMT
Neil: Finances are now mostly updated (I forgot the facilities revenues and expenses until 3/4 the way though uploading the files). The facilities impact on gate receipts is included. Transfers are included under other for the moment.
Mar 3, 2018 12:20:17 GMT
Neil: There was something on and off, I think it was something Mike had to check manually each week and it was not of great importance when I started running games.
Feb 13, 2018 21:42:48 GMT
harry51: Can't find it in the rules anymore. Or am I confusing motd with another esms game?
Feb 13, 2018 19:01:05 GMT
darlingtondave: Did we Harry? Thre is something in back of my mind you may be right but then a lot of things had to fall by wayside to keep site going in the interim when it got left with Neil.
Feb 12, 2018 16:24:01 GMT
harry51: didn't we have a rule of lining up a U21 in our games?
Feb 12, 2018 14:49:59 GMT
Neil: Dave, I accidentally gave one of your players an extra week's injury recovery after the Cup final. A it hasn't changed anything I haven't bothered to try and fix it.
Feb 12, 2018 11:45:09 GMT
Neil: League Cup result is now up. Congratulations to the winners.
Feb 12, 2018 11:43:31 GMT
Neil: FA Cup final is up. I will run the League Cup final when I have both teamsheets.
Feb 10, 2018 12:08:49 GMT
darlingtondave: yes got the PM and so did Harry as he has replied to it.
Feb 8, 2018 9:39:52 GMT
Neil: Threads are up for the two Cup finals. Basically will run the first as soon as I can after the SOT teamsheet is in, the second once that is over and both managers get their sheets in. Good Luck to all the managers involved.
Feb 8, 2018 2:51:15 GMT
Neil: Dave, Harry, I hope you both got a PM I just sent. I forgot to mention in it my internet quality has deteriorated since being forced onto the NBN!
Feb 5, 2018 12:35:41 GMT
Neil: League Cup results are now posted. Two good games, one in particular quite suspenseful.
Feb 4, 2018 12:02:59 GMT
Neil: One sheet in, still need another!
Feb 2, 2018 11:30:31 GMT
Neil: As I don't have any sheets yet I will delay teh cup round 24 hours. Neil
Feb 1, 2018 12:42:27 GMT
darlingtondave: sorry had a family emergency yesterday. will run final league 2 games as soon as I can, likely be tomorrow morning.
Jan 29, 2018 14:08:35 GMT
Neil: FA Cup semi finals: games are now up. Congratulations to the winners.
Jan 26, 2018 11:07:09 GMT
Neil: Apologies all, Cup games delayed 24 hours.
Jan 25, 2018 12:43:52 GMT
Neil: FA Cup semis this coming Thursday (25th). League Cup semis the following Thursday (1st Feb).
Jan 21, 2018 11:18:14 GMT
darlingtondave: Right as not all sheets in will put round 22 back until next Sunday due to the Xmas period which should give all plenty of time to sheet.
Dec 24, 2017 20:01:10 GMT