Spotlight on Poland’s Euro2016 opponents Georgia

Tomorrow night Poland return to European qualifying group D action as they prepare to take on Georgia in Tbilisi. Georgia have had a rather poor start to the group, sitting in fifth place with their only points won versus the minnows Gibraltar.  Poland meanwhile sit surprisingly atop the group with seven points from their first […]

Half-season Ekstraklasa review

The Ekstraklasa heads into the international break having completed 15 rounds, which means that half of the regular season is already behind us.  There have been some great goals, exciting matches, unexpected managerial changes as well as dire 0-0 draws and mistakes a plenty.  Here at Rightbankwarsaw it’s time to look at the winners and […]

Legia Warsaw, ultras and the lost Polish East

It’s been quite a couple of weeks for historical symbolism in football.  Ten days ago the football world was transfixed by events taking place in Belgrade, where a drone carrying a flag of greater Albania floated down onto the pitch during the Euro 2016 qualifying match between Serbia and Albania – an event which provoked […]

Interview with footballski.fr about Polish football

I answered some questions for the excellent French language website Footballski.fr which deals with football in Eastern Europe.  I present the English version here – it was a chance for me to clarify my views on a number of different issues, the Polish FA, fan culture in Poland and the enigmatic Zbigniew Boniek.  Read on for […]

Legia Warsaw’s relegation to the Europa League is a blessing in disguise.

  Photo @FotoPyK In the first guest post for a while on RightbankWarsaw, Mário Silva explains why the Legia’s demotion to the Europa League due to the Celtic fiasco will benefit them and most importantly the game in Poland. The title may seem rather odd given the anxiety of Polish football fans to have a team in the […]