Warsaw groundhopping: A hop to Marymont and Bielany

Taking advantage of my luxuriously long Christmas and New Year break and eager to test out my new camera I decided to visit some more Warsaw stadiums.  As followers of the blog know, there are a host of different club stadiums in Warsaw and its environs, in different states of decay.  Perhaps the most spectacular […]

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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 […]

Warsaw Groundhopping: Warsaw Klasa A Group III: Gwardia Warszawa 1 Anprel Nowa Wieś 0

Today was a special day in my groundhopping odyssey in Warsaw.  I got to visit the stadium of Gwardia Warszawa, a place I’ve wanted to see since I wrote an article about the club in January.  Gwardia (nicknamed the Harpagony – the harpies) is a very successful team by Warsaw standards, one of only four […]

Gwardia Warszawa and the Polish European Dream

I got off the bus which had taken me to the gates of Gwardia Warszawa’s stadium.  It was a cold January day just after Christmas and there was hardly anyone around.  The stadium sign spoke of decayed greatness, imposing and yet falling to bits, the gates themselves caked with rust. The main entrance and the […]