Mariusz Rumak: The Stallion of Lech

Our newest guest post is from Jakub Żurawski who profiles title challengers Lech Poznań’s much-derided manager Mariusz Rumak. He argues that press and fans need to be a bit more understanding of the situation in which Rumak has to work.  Today his Lech side face Legia in Warsaw in a crucial top of the table clash. Recently Lech […]

‘Ultrasensitive’: Fan culture in the Ekstraklasa

In another guest post on Rightbankwarsaw, Maciej Słomiński peers into the world of the Polish Ultra and, instead of threatening individuals, sees them for what they are, big babies who spit out their dummies far too often.  The floor is his. Empty stands are too common a sight due to the pouting of Polish Ultras A […]

Zdzisław Kręcina: Polish football’s Smooth Operator

A familiar, and rather comedic-looking, face has come back to the Polish football scene in the last couple of days, prompting much sneering and mickey-taking, however Zdzisław Kręcina (pictured above) is actually a much smarter operator than his appearance suggests.  In another guest post on RightbankWarsaw, Mikołaj Wojciechowski profiles Kręcina and finds out there’s a […]

‘That Polish fella’: Robert Warzycha at Everton

Robert Warzycha is odds-on to be appointed as the next Górnik Zabrze manager after they sacked the previous incumbent Ryszard Wieczorek.  For Brits Warzycha’s name, though challenging to pronounce, is certainly not unfamiliar, after the midfielder spent several years at Everton at the beginning of the 1990s. Rightbankwarsaw welcomes Everton fan Mark Godfrey of the wonderful […]

A Polish football weekend, Ruch, Górnik and Cracovia

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience the delightful charms of a match in Chorzów, Zabrze and Kraków? Well Jim Stewart from the excellent European football travel website has and here’s his take on his recent trip to Poland… My first Polish football weekend was long overdue. Having loved the country on half […]

A dark night for Polish football: Legia Warsaw vs Jagiellonia Białystok 2 March 2014

Here’s a guest post by Eastern European fan culture guru Ed Gibbons on the unseemly hooligan incidents which took place at tonight’s Legia Warsaw-Jagiellonia Białystok game and whether anything could be done about the issue of hooliganism, one that continues to haunt Polish football. This evening’s match between Legia and Jagiellonia was abandoned due to a […]