Europa League final 2015 preview: Dnipro vs Sevilla

On Wednesday evening a major international football event, the Europa League final, returns to Poland, nearly three years after Euro 2012 visited these shores.  Much has changed in the intervening three years, especially in Poland’s neighbouring co-hosts Ukraine after the Maidan revolution and subsequent annexation of Crimea by Russia, and the ongoing conflict in the […]

Polglish football: If Ekstraklasa sides were English clubs: part four

It’s time to finally bring this drawn-out series to a conclusion, so let’s plunge once more into our last set of dodgy comparisons with some big boys still to come – the previous three instalments are here here and here. 12) Lechia Gdańsk = QPR There’s only one real criteria which leads the football observer to compare […]

Franz For Coming Out: No Third Time Lucky Charm for Smuda at Wisła Kraków

In a new guest post on Rightbankwarsaw, Lucas Wilk looks at the reign of Franciszek Smuda at Wisła Kraków, arguing that although Smuda had his flaws, he achieved more than many people would have expected. Barely 20 months into his three-year deal Franciszek (Franz) Smuda has been dismissed from head coach duties at Wisła Kraków for […]

Polglish football: If Ekstraklasa sides were English clubs: part three

It’s been several days, but don’t think I’ve forgotten about you, or this series of posts.  Yes, that’s right folks, it’s time for part three of my attempt to find English equivalents of Polish clubs (part one and part two are here).  This time round I present four clubs and their English versions. 8) GKS […]

Polglish football: If Ekstraklasa sides were English clubs: part two

Having laid out the groundrules in part one, without further ado rightbankwarsaw moves onto part two – focusing on four more Ekstraklasa clubs and their English equivalents. 4) Śląśk Wrocław = West Ham United It wasn’t easy to find an English equivalent to Śląsk Wrocław, but the best I could do was West Ham United.  Both clubs […]

Polglish football. If Ekstraklasa sides were English clubs: part one

Picture the scene: an English football fan becomes (shock horror!) bored of the Premier league and various other top European leagues on offer, this (odd) fan is not really turned on by the exoticism of South American football either.   Instead they decide to watch a bit of the Polish Ekstraklasa.  Yeah, I know it’s not […]

Polish clubs in Europe 2014-5 review

When Legia were knocked out of the last 32 of the Europa League last Thursday, it marked the end of Polish clubs’ participation in European club competitions for the season.  It’s been a long ride, but now it’s over Rightbankwarsaw welcomes you to a short look back at the successes and failures of the country’s sides over […]