Rafał Siemaszko: from rags to riches

Photo: Tylko Ekstraklasa It’s approaching the last minute of injury time as Arka Gdynia face Danish side FC Midtjylland in the third round of the Europa League qualifiers.  It’s 2-2 after a fiercely fought encounter and Arka have won a free-kick on the right hand side of the Midtjylland box and it’s going to be […]

Sitting in the gutter looking up at the stars? Polish clubs in European competitions

It’s been a rather rough summer for Polish sides in European competitions.  By 3 August  only one club, Legia Warsaw, remains in with a shot of European group stages but even the Polish champions have suffered a fall from grace, being eliminated from the Champions League by the Kazakh champions FC Astana.  In order for […]

Much Adu about nothing, Freddy Adu in Nowy Sącz

It all started with a photo posted on Sandecja Nowy Sącz’s twitter feed on Monday morning.  In it stand two men posing outside of an airport terminal, the small, rather well-built man on the right of the picture is draped in Sandecja’s flag with a wide grin on his face.  The small club from the […]

Sandecja Nowy Sącz: The Not-so-Little New Boys

Sandecja Nowy Sącz, in blue, head out to play a pre-season friendly vs Cracovia.  Photo: Marcin Łoboz, Watch Esktraklasa Next weekend marks the kickoff of the new season of the Polish Ekstraklasa.  There will be a new face among the Polish football elite – Sandecja Nowy Sącz, Ed Żelaski gives us some info on who […]

Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe in England

Photo: ballwickxpress.com Over the years of covering Polish football, here at Rightbankwarsaw I’ve become fascinated by comparing the standard of play in England and in Poland.  It’s only natural for me really, after growing up in England and with my (relatively deep) knowledge of the game there.  This has resulted in many a Twitter discussion […]

Tight at the top: The Ekstraklasa title race

Lech Poznań’s Dawid Kownacki Photo: Przegląd Sportowy With 22 rounds of the season gone the Ekstraklasa title race is as intriguing as it’s ever been.  This year four teams are tussling it out at the top of the table with a mere five points separating Lechia Gdańsk, Jagiellonia Białystok, Legia Warsaw and Lech Poznań.  The […]

Another fine mess: The Ekstraklasa with egg on their faces

Since the weekend the Polish football world has been shaken by an unseemly spectacle surrounding the last qualifying spaces allowing entry into the top 8 of the Ekstraklasa – the so-called ‘Championship group’ which allows clubs the opportunity to fight for European places and guarantees them survival from relegation. The controversy concerns several clubs which […]