A history of the Warsaw derby: Polonia Warsaw vs Legia Warsaw

On Saturday Polonia and Legia Warsaw will meet in the next instalment of the Warsaw derby at Polonia’s stadium Konwiktorska 6. In the last Warsaw derby in September Polonia came away from Legia’s Pepsi Arena with a creditable 1-1 draw. The match however was more notable for the actions of Legia fans who fought with […]

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Five reasons to be positive if you’re a Poland fan

Source: se.pl After watching Poland’s victory with San Marino tonight I came to realise that things for the national team are not as bad as everyone here is making out.  Here follows a short attempt to break through the layers of negativity which seems to have developed around the national side since Friday’s loss to […]

Every silver lining has a cloud: Poland 1 Ukraine 3

Last night brought the return of international football to Warsaw as Poland took on Ukraine at the national stadium.  Football at the national stadium will always take me back to the heady days of last summer when hope drifted through the streets of Warsaw during Euro 2012.  Hope we all know is a dangerous commodity […]

Unfortunate goings on: A trip to Dolcan Ząbki

The official start of spring is just over two days away but snow continues to fall in Warsaw.  This unseasonal weather has caused havoc to the lower league schedule in the Mazovian region.  Indeed matches from the fourth tier down have been already been called off four days in advance of this weekend’s fixtures.  Whilst […]

No home comfort: Polonia 1 Wisła 2

Source: sport.interior.pl After last weekend’s heroics at Lech Poznan Polonia returned to Konwiktorska to take on a Wisła Kraków side who have been highly unimpressive this season.  Before the match Polonia sat in third place, five points behind leaders and city rivals, Legia Warsaw.  The encounter with Wisła gave Polonia the opportunity to continue their […]

Pre-spring in the Polish provinces

In the winter break I aimed to make my way through the Polish football pyramid in the Warsaw area.  Whilst this hasn’t been entirely possible I did get the opportunity to have a look at a couple of small football grounds over the weekend before the Polish lower leagues get back into action in the […]

The corpses rise: Lech 0 Polonia 1

Well Polonia did it again.  After a winter of losing player after player and of almost total uncertainty somehow Polonia trainer Piotr Stokowiec and his rag-bag of assorted reserves, youngsters, loanees and want-aways are still pulling off unexpected results.  This Friday it was the turn of the mighty Lech Poznań, over whom the Polish national […]