Polonia Restituta

It’s been a long and, at times, rather confusing summer for Polonia Warsaw.  However the wait for the new season to start is almost over: on Saturday the former Ekstraklasa club will play its first IV liga (5th tier) game at KS Łomianki.  The Polish media have already warned of possible security problems between travelling […]

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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 […]

Play-off for the IV liga: Second leg: Przyszłość Włochy 0 PKS Radość 4

After a frantic and even first leg last Wednesday, yesterday PKS and Przyszłość played the second leg to decide which club would advance to the 5th tier of Polish football.  On a relatively dreary Sunday in Warsaw I set off to Włochy to see which team would prevail.  I once more made the mistake of […]

Play-off for the IV liga: First leg: PKS Radość 1 Przyszłość Włochy 1

After all the buildup I set off to South-East Warsaw to catch the first game of the play-off for the IV Liga.  Radość is quite a long way from the part of Praga in which I live, and the bus seemed to take an absolute age to get there as it crept through the rush-hour […]

Polonia in the Warsaw lower leagues: 5 reasons for optimism

It’s a very sad day to be a Polonia Warsaw fan.  The famous old club, whose history goes back to 1911, has been denied a licence to play in the Polish top-flight, the Ekstraklasa, next season due to the horrendous financial management of their owner Ireneusz Król.  As a result Polonia will fall down the […]