Player focus: Tom Hateley

Photo: Today’s guest post on Rightbankwarsaw comes from Ryan Ferguson who looks at Śląsk Wrocław’s new signing Tom Hateley.  But this is no normal player focus, prepare to be transported to 1960s Liverpool, Monaco and the Maracana. The recent signing of versatile midfielder Tom Hateley by Śląsk Wrocław has aroused interest in both Poland […]

Kazmierz Deyna in America

Rightbankwarsaw’s third guest post comes from Grant Czubinski who looks at Polish legend Kazmierz Deyna’s time playing in the United States – a period normally neglected when tales are told of the great man.  Fascinating reading. Of the many international stars that plied their trade in the original North American Soccer League (NASL – existing from […]

Slow Progress: Corruption in Polish football

Rightbankwarsaw’s second guest post comes from Ben Wheatland and is a fascinating tale of the murky world of corruption in Polish football.  Is it really getting better?  Ben suggests it is.  Highly recommended. Former Celtic and Reading defender Dariusz Wdowczyk in court for charges of match-fixing.  He was found guilty of the charges against him in September […]

The tale of Robert Mitwerandu: A post for Football’s Fallen

I’ve written something for the wonderful Football’s Fallen site, run by the lovely Laura Jones which deals with the tragic and yet fascinating stories of footballers who have died while playing, and as a result of injuries sustained on the pitch. My piece concerns Robert Mitwerandu, the first ever black (or Afro-Polish) player to play in the […]

Three Polish talents to watch in 2014

In the first ever guestpost here on Rightbankwarsaw I pass the reins over to Stephen Pollard who gives his three Polish players to watch in 2014. Łukasz Teodorczyk (Lech Poznań)  When Latvian goal-machine Artjioms Rudnevs left western Poland for Germany at the start of last season, there was a lot of uneasiness among the Lech faithful regarding […]

Warsaw groundhopping: A hop to Marymont and Bielany

Taking advantage of my luxuriously long Christmas and New Year break and eager to test out my new camera I decided to visit some more Warsaw stadiums.  As followers of the blog know, there are a host of different club stadiums in Warsaw and its environs, in different states of decay.  Perhaps the most spectacular […]

Across the curtain: Polish football defectors and the Cold War

‘Exile is morally suspect because it breaks one’s solidarity with a group, i.e., it sets apart an individual who ceases to share the experience of his colleagues left behind. His moral torment reflects his attachment to a heroic image of himself and he must, step by step, come to the painful conclusion that to do […]