matchweek 16
    1SK Slavia Praha3071:1973
    2FC Viktoria Plzeň3053:1972
    3AC Sparta Praha3065:3266
    41.FC Slovácko3050:3059
    5FC Baník Ostrava3054:3951
    6FC Hradec Králové3038:4040
    7FK Mladá Boleslav3045:4838
    8FC Slovan Liberec3029:3837
    9SK Sigma Olomouc3039:3737
    10SK Dynamo České Budějovice3040:4636
    11FC Fastav Zlín3036:5330
    12FK Teplice3029:4927
    13FK Jablonec3022:4526
    14Bohemians Praha 19053034:5626
    15FK Pardubice3035:6724
    16MFK Karviná3030:5217

    A blow for Bohemians: Goalkeeper Berkovec missing from the line-up

    In the crucial match at the bottom of the table, Bohemians will be without goalkeeper Martin Berkovec as they face Slavia over the weekend. Berkovec is currently on loan to the Kangaroos from Slavia and as such will not be allowed to take part in the match according to the Bohemians official website.

    A blow for Bohemians: Goalkeeper Berkovec missing from the line-up

    Slavia is the only club in the league that will not permit players on loan to be included in teams playing against them.

    ‘’We do not want to prevent players from playing. Professional footballers want to play games so why stop them?’’
    said the Sports Director of the club Karol Kisel.

    Apparently that is not the case. With five rounds to go in the Gambrinus liga, second from bottom Slavia travel to Ďolíček. Should Bohemians play Berkovec, they would face a stiff penalty for doing so from Eden.

    The management at Bohemians have refused to do so and coach Luděk Klusáček faces a choice between Jiří Havránek a Peter Gabriš.  

    ‘’We see this as mainly an ethical issue. The fact is that both teams are battling against relegation and in five weeks Berkovec will return to Slavia, where we believe he has a bright future,’’ said Kisel, who apparently has the player’s interests at heart.  

    ‘’We appreciate the complications but we hope that Bohemians can understand our desire to protect our players, both now and in the future,’’ said the Slavia Sports director.