Football self-flagellation in Poland

Flagellants, 1493, source: Wikicommons I’ve been following the Polish league for 6 full years now, writing articles about it, watching the matches, following social media regarding it and generally getting involved in its welfare.  And, although I will continue to follow it, attempt to promote it and enjoy the matches I’ve hit a bit of […]

Chaos as Poland falls to earth with a bump

It seemed to come completely out of the blue.  Poland, a side that had stormed through the Euro 2016 qualifiers, made it to the quarter finals of the main tournament, qualified again easily for the World Cup, in the top 10 in the world rankings, blessed with world class players like Robert Lewandowski, have somehow […]

The Polish league: A permanent state of temporariness

Legia Warsaw line-up against Real Madrid in the Champions League group-stage match in October 2016, wikimedia commons, photo: Erik Cleves Kristensen The 2017-8 season in the Polish Ekstraklasa has not been a classic by any stretch of the imagination.  None of the title contenders were able to achieve any real level of form and consistency, […]