‘That Polish fella’: Robert Warzycha at Everton

Robert Warzycha is odds-on to be appointed as the next Górnik Zabrze manager after they sacked the previous incumbent Ryszard Wieczorek.  For Brits Warzycha’s name, though challenging to pronounce, is certainly not unfamiliar, after the midfielder spent several years at Everton at the beginning of the 1990s. Rightbankwarsaw welcomes Everton fan Mark Godfrey of the wonderful […]

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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 […]

Warsaw Groundhopping: Łódź-Mazovian III Liga: KS Ursus Warszawa 0 OKS Start Otwock 0

Yesterday I donned my travelling shoes and set off to south-west Warsaw to watch the Łódź-Mazovian III Liga (4th tier) encounter between Ursus Warszawa and fellow Warsaw area side OKS ‘Start’ Otwock.  Ursus are having a successful season and before yesterday’s game they sat in 3rd position, five points off the leaders Legionovia Legionowo, OKS […]

Back from the frozen wilds of Konwiktorska

After all the waiting I finally got to go to my first Ekstraklasa game when I visited Konwiktorska yesterday for Polonia Warsaw’s match against Górnik Zabrze.  In the build-up to the match I cast my net wide trying to get people to come along with me.  It wasn’t an easy task to convince people but […]