Bolton Wanderers grab Slovak duo
FYI FC Senec is near Bratislava - nowhere near this ground, FK Poprad. However, it's a joy to watch a football match with the mighty Tatra mountains looming in the background.
Bolton have snapped up two ace Slovak footballers, Ľubomír Michalík and Zoltán Harsányi from FC Senec.
Centre-back Michalík, 23, is a Slovak international and has signed a three-and-a-half year deal.
This could pave the way for Bolton defender Tal Ben Haim to join the magnificent Chelsea back line.
Striker Harsányi, 19, joins the club on loan for the rest of the season.
Bolton boss Sam Allardyce, 'Ľubomír has great presence and looks the part.
Zoltán has great potential'.
Allardyce added, 'I have been impressed with Ľubomír. He is good in the air and has all the right attributes to be a success at this level.
He has also had experience at international level.
We have taken Zoltán on loan until the end of the season with a view to a permanent deal.
From what we have seen, he has all the natural ability to make it at this level.
He is one for the future and over the next few months we will get a good chance to assess him. His pace and movement is very good and he likes to take on the opposition.
Zoltán Harsányi's name indicates he is probably ethnic Hungarian, making him one of the few talented Magyar focistas to make it in the English premiership.
Only Zoltán Gera, moving as we speak, from West Bromwich Albion to Middlesbrough, is any good.
Goalkeeper Gábor Király (Crystal Palace/Aston Villa, for their sins) is one of the worst footballers ever to step on a pitch and only stops the occasional goal because his almighty mass of blubber, clothed in ridiculous jim-jams, gets in the way of the shot as he wobbles to the ground.
Good for comic value but little else.
Much like Magyar foci.
RIP Ferenc Puskás.
By the way, they've all missed the boat.
Chelsea already have the best Slovak footie talent in the reserves and about to make a first team appearance any day: 17-year-old Miroslav Stoch, a brilliant winger from Nitra.
You have been warned.
Check out Stoch's website to see how good he is at keepie-uppie!!!!
FC Senec plays in the Corgoň Liga, the top division of Slovak football.
There are 12 teams in the league.
At the end of the 2005/06 season three clubs were promoted from the Slovak Second Division when the top division expanded to 12 clubs for the 2006/07 season.
The Slovakian Corgoň Liga was created in 1994, once the country became independent from the former state of Czechoslovakia.
MFK Ružomberok are the current Slovak Corgoň Liga champions.