Warsaw Groundhopping: II liga East: Świt Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki 0 Wigry Suwałki 0

After a long hiatus in groundhopping for a variety of reasons I got down to it again today as a friend and I took in the delights of third tier football in the small town of Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki, 30 kilometres to the North-West of Warsaw.  What prompted me to travel to such a game?  […]

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The new Nawałka era + Poland Ireland preview

What follows are some questions and answers I wrote for a friendly site to preview the Poland Ireland game.  It didn’t make it onto that site and there are certain important things I’ve been thinking about recently in the post so I thought I’d put it up here.  Stephen Pollard thought of and posed the […]

Ludovic Obraniak: Poland’s fall-guy

It’s a cold November day in 2011, a reporter strides across Wrocław’s spacious main square towards an unassuming young man wearing a light jacket.  As the reporter approaches the man fiddles with his coat, it’s obviously a bit chilly.  The journalist asks in Polish: ‘What do you think about Polish patriotism?’.  A smile breaks out […]