Real in Mielec

It is a mid-September day in the medium-sized provincial town of Mielec in the South-East of Poland.  But it is a day like no other.  The mighty Real Madrid are coming to town.  The year is 1976 and three months previously Mielec’s football side Stal had won their second Polish title in the space of […]

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Down but not yet out in Warsaw and Łódź

Young Polonia fans stare at a protest banner against their former owner Ireneusz Król On August 25 large crowds witnessed the rebirth of two famous old Polish clubs as Polonia Warsaw and ŁKS Łódź played their first home games since going bankrupt last season. Both clubs have started life in the fifth tier of Polish […]

Orest the Great

It is June 2011. Orest Lenczyk, the manager of Śląsk Wrocław, has managed to guide the side from Lower Silesia to 2nd place in the Ekstraklasa table, their highest finish in 29 years. To reward his efforts Lenczyk is about to receive the manager of the season award at the Ekstraklasa end of season event. […]