It’s hip to like sport: Leopold Tyrmand, football and Stalinism in Poland

Leopold Tyrmand (centre) enjoying time with Jazz musicians in the late 1950s ‘Is there a conflict between me and the rulers of this country? Yes there is. A difference of opinions. I think differently. We differ in our views on the constitution and architecture, on industry and sport, on personal freedoms and education.’ Leopold Tyrmand, […]

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 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. […]

Spotlight on Polonia Warsaw (part two)

Several weeks ago I gave you the first part of my insight into Polonia Warsaw.  It’s time to join the guys from for part two.  Amongst other things, they’ll be talking about how Polonia is seen by other fans in Poland, whether the club is famous for a specific style of play and what […]