David Toms

What’s in a Name? Czechs’ Euro Love Affair

The Czechs have managed to qualify for every European Championship since they began competing as an independent state in 1994 but so so far nothing has topped their debut performance at Euro 96 in England, writes David Toms.

Witches and Kings

The passing of winter to spring has our man in Prague, David Toms, in poetic mood as the Bohemians season reaches a climax.

Death to Sparta: Prague Derby at the Ďolíček

Celebrating one year in the Czech capital, ex-pat David Toms had a cross-city clash to look forward to, the visit of Sparta to Bohemians’ Ďolíček home. A changed kick-off time to late on Sunday only served to heighten the expectation ahead of another spicy Prague derby,

Kde Domov Můj – Where is My Home?

In his latest column from Prague, David Toms examines the possibility that his adopted club Bohemians may have to leave the ground they’ve called home since the 1930s.

The Rite of Spring

With the winter break over, David Toms travels to Olomouc to see Bohemians take on SK Sigma Olomouc in the latest in his ongoing series following the Czech football club.

The Mikuláš Miracle

Most, but not all, were in a festive spirit as Bohemians 1905 took on Jablonec in the last game before the winter break, writes our man in Prague, David Toms.

The Kings of Vršovice

“Although Slavia-Sparta is the most intense rivalry given both clubs’ success, this is surely the most localised in Prague.” Ex-pat David Toms’ love affair with his adopted club continues as he takes in another dramatic derby in the Czech capital, Slavia Prague v Bohemians.

Square Ball: This is Sparta

“The squares of Prague are heavy with the weight of history.” From these same streets fans of Bohemians 1905 gather to make their way acros the city to the home of Sparta. Among them is ex-pat David Toms. It’s derby day in the Czech capital.

Bohemian Ballerinas?

In his latest column from the Czech Republic, ex-pat David Toms updates us on the progress of adopted club Bohemians 05 and contemplates the difficult pleasure of the score draw
as the build-up to the Prague derby begins in earnest.

Coasting Along: Bohemian Like You

Bohemians 1905 versus FK Příbram. In his second column from Prague, ex-pat David Toms updates us on the fortunes of his adopted club in a new city, but not before seeking out a decent pre-match taste of home.