May 25 2011

Britski Belasi End of Season Message

Published by at 6:48 pm under Uncategorized

Dear Readers,

I think this is possibly the first time in over a decade that I have been more than 4 days without an internet connection, what an experience.   It is a huge coincidence that the days I was stranded in the North Sea without contact to the real world coincided with the weekend Slovan Bratislava won the double.  I don’t yet even know the score in the Dubnica match,  it really can be an amazingly refreshingly experience to genuinely not know what happened and have no way of finding out.

I have not ignored the achievement; in a different situation, I would very much have enjoyed being there to savour it and celebrate with the fans and players of Slovan Bratislava, but the way I live and work, you win some and you lose some.  I have very much enjoyed the matches I have been able to attend this season and I am already looking forward with anticipation to the Champions League qualifiers on 12/13 July where Slovan will embark on their quest to match Zilina’s amazing achievement of group stage qualification last season.  That would be remarkable, but if Slovan are seriously looking to build for their own future and the future of Slovak football, this is really the minimum expectation for a realistic case to be made of progression from last season.   I would put forward a tentative argument that if Slovan are ever going to achieve this holy grail, next season is as good a chance as they are going to get…

Thanks so much to everyone who has followed the blog throughout the season, of course I have to express my massive appreciation to James Baxter for his articles and his incomparable insight.  I would like to express my gratitude to everybody who contributes through articles, comments or purely by reading Britski Belasi.  There is no close season in our part of the world, and we will be back, bigger and stronger than ever for 2011/12, crunch time for Euro 2012 qualification.

Slovensko do toho!



For those interested, here is a list of possible CL 2nd round opponents for Slovan Bratislava:

Možní súpery Slovan Bratislava : Dacia Kišiňov (Mold.), FC Pjunik Jerevan (Arm.), Borac Banja Luka (Bosna a Herceg.), Skonto Riga (Lot.), FC Videoton (Maď., Tomáš Tujvel), Bangor City (Wales), HB Tórshavn (Faer. ostr.), majster Čiernej Hory, FC Linfield (Sev. Ír.), FC Tobol Kostanaj (Kaz.), Flora Tallinn (Est.), UBK Breidablik (Isl.), Neftči Baku (Azerb.), FK Škendija (Mac.), FK Skanderbeg Korcë (Alb.)

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Britski Belasi End of Season Message”

  1.   britskibelasion 25 May 2011 at 6:58 pm

    very very exciting!

  2.   James Baxteron 25 May 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Welcome back. Bangor would be a neat little tie. We had Dacia in the Europa 2 years ago and Birkirkara (of Malta) in last season’s CL. All good novelty stuff.

  3.   Kirsten Schlewitzon 28 May 2011 at 12:17 am

    Whew, I was afraid the message was that service would be suspended.

  4.   britskibelasion 28 May 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Of course not Kirsten, no suspensions here!
    James, I noticed ADO Den Haag will enter the same draw as MSK Zilina, should they survive the 2nd leg of the playoff tomorrow!
    I have a feeling that would be slightly more Green & Yellow than Zilina can handle as a town! haha

  5.   Stary Jazvecon 29 May 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Šebo opinion:

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