Five highlights of the 2014-5 Polish club season

The Ekstraklasa is finally over after 11 months and 37 rounds of matches.  Lech Poznań finished as worthy winners in the end, with Legia Warsaw, Jagiellonia Białystok and Śląsk Wrocław qualifying for Europe and Zawisza Bydgoszcz and GKS Bełchatów dropping to the I liga.  It’s been an enjoyable club season on the whole and it’s […]

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Legia Warsaw’s relegation to the Europa League is a blessing in disguise.

  Photo @FotoPyK In the first guest post for a while on RightbankWarsaw, Mário Silva explains why Legia’s demotion to the Europa League due to the Celtic fiasco will benefit them and most importantly the game in Poland. The title may seem rather odd given the anxiety of Polish football fans to have a team in the Champions […]

Why Legia’s Champions League fiasco shouldn’t be the end of the world

Photo: @mat_kostrzewa So in the end it happened.  Legia Warsaw were kicked out of the Champions League after fielding a suspended player, Bartosz Bereszyński, for the final minutes of their tie with Celtic on Wednesday.  UEFA, looking into their rule book, granted Celtic a walkover, which meant they progressed on the away goals rule instead of Legia. […]