|SuperTom's new role
After a series of clandestine communications involving secret passwords (e.g. "two more Budvar there Pavel, whenever you are ready mate") our undercover agents found their way to the stadium of Dukla Prague - well known to Hammers hipsters as the subject of the half-man-half-biscuit 1986 classic "All I want for Christmas is a Dukla Prague away kit"
Check it out at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBmFuySb_Qw
Dressed up as Dukla ultra-casuals, our agents viewed a whole match but came away feeling that their presence must have been rumbled as the teams played out a rather drab match with few incidents to comment upon. In fact, the game felt as if it was being played between two sides composed entirely of Vladamir Labant clones! No sign of the Dukla heroes who dispatched an able Hammers side in the America's Challenge Cup final of 1963, winning 2-1 on aggregate!
However, our intrepid sleuths did take the opportunity to get a feel for watching footie in an athletics stadium and have duly decided to apply for an upgrade to the front row of the new stand in order to cut down on binocular costs.
either way, our heroes have vowed to continue in their efforts to identify the very best of Czech soccer culture by virtue of a sustained undercover mission into the underbelly of Prague tonight!
|WH pose beside the statue of Dukla's most famous player: Josef Masopust-
European footballer of the year in 1962