TAPIBAW No 21 - Heracles (Netherlands)
||Currently playing in the
Dutch First Division alongside Den Haag and Helmond Sport (our
pre-season opponents in 1999), Heracles were previous League winners
way back in 1927 and 1941.
They play in the modern all-seater Polman stadium, and number Scott
Calderwood among their ranks, formerly of Birmingham City. The
marvellously named Tom Kaak was also a Heracles player before joining
Darlington at the start of the season.
TAPIBAW No 22 - Eendracht Aalst (Belgium)
||Crossing the border across
to Belgium and we come upon the black and whites of Aalst,
pictured here in a recent game against Bruges.
The lads play at the Pierre Cornelis and also rejoice in the splendid
nickname of "the Onions" and feature a player called Warry
Van Wattum - bet Jonathan Ross is looking forward to saying his
name on that crap old sports quiz he does....
TAPIBAW No 23 - CD Badajoz (Spain)
foray into Spain, and the good citizens of Extremadura welcome
us to the Nuevo Vivero ground of Club Deportivo Badajoz with
what looks like a very large draughts board....
||The Badajoz kit just about
comes under our TAPIBAW category, but it's more black and white stripe
rather than stripes...
TAPIBAW No 24 - Dynamo Zizkov (Czech Republic)
|The Velvet Revolution that swept Havel into power changed
the very fabric of the Czech Republic, and thus allowed the
creation of a Prague-based football team dedicated to the twin
ideals of sporting excellence and drink.
Any team that is founded by a toon fan, a sussex seagull and
some geezer from Millwall is bound to have some
"history", and so it is with our intrepid band.
Many details have been lost in the mists of drink, but a cat
called gromit, contracts signed on a "pints per goals"
basis, and murderous deeds perpetrated against dreaded rivals
IFC litter the pages of Dynamo's history.
Staropramens aal roond....
Thanks to Will for this one.
TAPIBAW No 25 - LASK Linz (Austria)
endured an even worse season than us (finishing bottom of the Austrian
Bundesliga), manager Hans Kondert is under pressure from the
dwindling crowds at the Linzer Stadion to improve matters next time out.
Looks like is not just Die Schwarz Wielsen (the black and
whites) who will be under pressure next season....
Thanks to Jon O' for this one: