Mazovian journeys with Polonia: Part 1: Bug Wyszków

Polonia Warsaw’s fall from grace is a sad one for anyone involved with the club.  These last couple of weeks have been about absence.  10 days ago the new Ekstraklasa season got under way without the Czarne koszule, the draw for the Polish cup included the old, bankrupted Polonia who won’t play in the competition.  […]

A Kraków pitstop

As it’s the holidays for me, in an attempt to fill some time I headed to see my friend in Kraków for a couple of days.  Betwixt visits to ex forced labour camps, sitting on squares drinking coffee and exploring disused quarries I managed to visit the stadiums of the four highest ranked Kraków clubs. […]

Polonia in Italia

Zbigniew Boniek playing for Juventus against Liverpool Source: In the last couple of weeks Polonia Warsaw’s Paweł Wszołek and Górnik Zabrze’s Łukasz Skorupski have been acquired by Serie A clubs.  Wszołek (Sampdoria) and Skorupski (AS Roma) are part of a growing contingent of Polish players plying their trade in Italy’s premier club competition.  Rafał […]

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 […]