My summer with Kuba: Part one

In the first part of his Euro 2012 memories series, English writer and Warsaw resident David Ingham takes a look back at his best moment and how it all started Oh Kuba, is it really two years since that glorious summer? That was a great time for us both wasn’t it? You became a national […]

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Zdzisław Kręcina: Polish football’s Smooth Operator

A familiar, and rather comedic-looking, face has come back to the Polish football scene in the last couple of days, prompting much sneering and mickey-taking, however Zdzisław Kręcina (pictured above) is actually a much smarter operator than his appearance suggests.  In another guest post on RightbankWarsaw, Mikołaj Wojciechowski profiles Kręcina and finds out there’s a […]

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 […]

Polish football: No space to breathe

Fans look on as Poland crashed out of the European Championships last year Photo: Banzaj.pl I sat down outside a Warsaw sports hall on a bright October day to eat some lunch. A Polish acquaintance joined me and we had a chat about the football tournament we were taking part in. After a while our […]