Kraków pitstop part two: Wawel Kraków

It’s summer, it’s rather warm outside and I’ve finally got the chance to wind down a bit after a pretty tiring academic year.  To start off the summer I decided to make a little trip to see old friends in Kraków.  It was a great way to mark the end of one period and the […]

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A Polish football weekend, Ruch, Górnik and Cracovia

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience the delightful charms of a match in Chorzów, Zabrze and Kraków? Well Jim Stewart from the excellent European football travel website Eurofootballcities.com has and here’s his take on his recent trip to Poland… My first Polish football weekend was long overdue. Having loved the country on half […]

Warsaw Groundhopping: II liga East: Świt Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki 0 Wigry Suwałki 0

After a long hiatus in groundhopping for a variety of reasons I got down to it again today as a friend and I took in the delights of third tier football in the small town of Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki, 30 kilometres to the North-West of Warsaw.  What prompted me to travel to such a game?  […]

Mazovian journeys with Polonia: Part 1: Bug Wyszków

Polonia Warsaw’s fall from grace is a sad one for anyone involved with the club.  These last couple of weeks have been about absence.  10 days ago the new Ekstraklasa season got under way without the Czarne koszule, the draw for the Polish cup included the old, bankrupted Polonia who won’t play in the competition.  […]

A Kraków pitstop

As it’s the holidays for me, in an attempt to fill some time I headed to see my friend in Kraków for a couple of days.  Betwixt visits to ex forced labour camps, sitting on squares drinking coffee and exploring disused quarries I managed to visit the stadiums of the four highest ranked Kraków clubs. […]

Puchar Polski: Runda Wstępna: Ursus Warszawa 1 Pogoń Siedlce 0

Yesterday I set off to watch my first live match of the new season when I travelled to western Warsaw where III liga Ursus Warszawa were taking on II liga East side Pogoń Siedlce in the Polish cup. The official start of the Polish season was on July 11 when newly promoted III liga side […]

Warsaw Groundhopping: Warsaw Liga Okręgowa I: Drukarz Warszawa 8 Dolcan Ząbki II 2

Yesterday was a pretty momentous day for Warsaw, Polish and world football.  Legia Warsaw became Polish champions for a tenth time after Lech Poznań lost 2-0 at home to relegation favourites Podbeskidzkie Bielsko-Biała and three Poles started for Borussia Dortmund in their narrow loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions’ League final at Wembley.  My […]

A rather enjoyable day: Warsaw Klasa A III: Gwardia Warszawa 1 Walka Kosów 0

This weekend I unfortunately didn’t get the chance to get to Polonia’s game with Podbeskidzkie Bielsko Biała due to teaching commitments.  I still haven’t watched a Polonia victory live and it was thus sod’s law that they took the opportunity to record their first win in nine games.  To get my fix of live football I […]

Majówka

We’re slowly coming to the end of a long holiday weekend in Poland.  Each year Poles get both May 1 (International Worker’s day) and May 3 (Polish Constitution day) off from work.  On bad years one of these days will fall on the weekend and part of the holiday is lost.  This year was a good […]

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 […]