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Slavia

 

(al-Slaviya), a name for Rus’, found in works of tenth-century Arabic authors, for example, al-Istakhri and Ibn Hau-kal. Most historians identify Slavia with the land of the ll’men’ Slavs, and its capital—the city of Salau (Slava)—with either Novgorod or an earlier city on the same site. Some early medieval sources use “Slavia” to refer to Poland and the state formations of the Polabian and Baltic Slavs.

References in classic literature ?
What do they tak upon themseln, sir, if not to do't?
Sir,' returned Stephen, with the quiet confidence of absolute certainty, 'if yo was t' tak a hundred Slackbridges - aw as there is, and aw the number ten times towd - an' was t' sew 'em up in separate sacks, an' sink 'em in the deepest ocean as were made ere ever dry land coom to be, yo'd leave the muddle just wheer 'tis.
Players for Slavia in the 1990s included Villa's own Patrik Berger, Karel PoborskY and Pavel Kuka while currently at the club are defender Martin Latka, on loan at Blues in 2006, and midfielder Vladimir smicer who was at Liverpool from 1999 to 2005.
Slavia and Czech rivals Plzen are also keeping tabs on the players who are in their first season as senior pros.
MARTIN O'NEILL hailed goalkeeper Brad Guzan as a star of the future after the American helped Aston Villa to a 1-0 UEFA Cup victory over Slavia Prague last night.
Spurs were cruising against Slavia Prague and Cerny had little to do at the Strahov Stadium until he dropped David Hubacek's hanging cross with 21 minutes left and David Strihavka prodded in.
Theo walcott repaid the faith of manager Arsene Wenger with a brace to help fire Arsenal to a record 7-0 Champions League win over Slavia Prague at Emirates Stadium.
With United seemingly with one foot in the semi-finals after last Thursday's 3-0 first-leg victory at Elland Road, Leeds achieved their primary target of keeping Slavia at bay in the first half - and it proved crucial.
Moldovan champions Sheriff Tiraspol have never progressed beyond the third round of Champions League qualifying but they have a decent chance of breaking new ground after tonight's away leg with Slavia Prague.
But Martin O'Neill's men came under severe pressure in the second half as Slavia Prague came close to an equaliser.
VLADIMIR SMICER is hoping to fire Slavia Prague to a UEFA Cup victory over Aston Villa tonight by getting the better of a former Reds team-mate.