Piast Gliwice’s unexpected title challenge and the joys of keeping it simple

Piast Gliwice defend a corner at Lechia Gdańsk Photo: Tomek R It’s been a topsy-turvy season in the Ekstraklasa, but this is no surprise in one of the most unpredictable of Europe’s top tiers, with the only predictable thing being that Legia Warsaw could very well creep across the line while not really impressing. All […]

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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 […]

Five reasons to be positive if you’re a Poland fan

Source: se.pl After watching Poland’s victory with San Marino tonight I came to realise that things for the national team are not as bad as everyone here is making out.  Here follows a short attempt to break through the layers of negativity which seems to have developed around the national side since Friday’s loss to […]

Cometh the hour, cometh the man

Polonia Warsaw’s remarkable success this season has been driven by a number of players, the marauding left back/midfielder Adam Pazio, the dangerous Georgian international striker Vladimir Dvalishvili and the attacking full-back Tomasz Brzyski, but two players have really stood out.  The first, Paweł Wszołek has already been written about on these pages but alongside Wszołek this […]