My name is Christopher Lash and this blog focuses on Polish football in English, written from my home in the Polish capital Warsaw. I started blogging about how Poland experienced Euro 2012 and now I write, tweet and podcast about the wacky world of Polish football (WWOPF). If this blog leaves you gagging for more you can also find me on Facebook and on twitter at @rightbankwarsaw. You can also contact me via email at: rightbankwarsaw (at) gmail (dot) com.
But that’s not all, I also record the rightbankwarsaw podcast – a semi-regular pod about Polish football.
My work has appeared in the Blizzard, its Polish equivalent Kopalnia and a whole host of other publications. I have appeared on Talksport 2 and the Guardian Football Weekly Podcast to talk about Polish football.
In my day job I’m a lecturer at Warsaw’s Lazarski University. My research interests focus on Ethnic cleansing and the History of Sport in Central and Eastern Europe and the History of Poland in the Soviet bloc from 1944-1989. My most recent academic article, which appeared in the International Journal of the History of Sport, is about match-fixing in Polish football in the 1993 season.
Hi – would like to get in contact with you, as i am also interested in groundhopping and.. i am also from Warsaw. As I am denying FB & twitter i don’t know how else i could get in touch with you. So please, send me a short email. Thanks in advance. Matt
It’s nice that you are interested in polish football. Maybe it’s not the right place to write about this particular thing but… You mentioned that you work in Warsaw. Do you publish also in polish language ?
Hi Adrian. I don’t write in Polish at the moment but something might appear in the near future, watch this space.
Great blog, keep up the great work! I am a Polish-American who has an interest in Ekstraklasa. I was wondering if you knew how one can watch matches internationally or even just see match highlights. I appreciate the assistance, thanks!
Hello. I often land on this blog as I research the history of Polish football for my novel. My question is whether there’s a way to search your blog for specific topics. My novel takes place between 1945-68. I once read an entry about football right after the War, how one team (I believe Liga) was supported by the Communist regime while Polonia was not… I cannot find that post anymore. Also, if you’d be open to chatting sometime (I am in NYC but come to Poland regularly) please shoot me an email. I’d be happy to buy lunch or a beer next time I’m in Warsaw…
Hi Basia. Sounds like an interesting novel 🙂 Yes, happy to chat sometime. What’s your email?
In terms of searching the site, there are topics on the left of the site, click on Legia or Polonia and have a search through
Great blog Christopher, I saw it a few years back when I was researching Legia and Termalica! Stay safe.