Autumn round Ekstraklasa round-up: Part two, the bottom half

Last week I covered the top half of the Ekstraklasa, so this week it’s time to round up the rest of the table.  Which teams had the most issues in one of the most unpredictable leagues in the world? All will become clear In 9th place we find Wisła Płock.  As with pretty much everyone, […]

Autumn round Ekstraklasa round-up: Part one, the top half

It’s been a long and arduous Ekstraklasa season so far, starting all the way back on the 14th July when Lechia Gdańsk kicked it all off with a 2-0 away victory at Wisła Płock but it’s felt even longer as Polish clubs started their European (mis) adventure at the end of June.  There have been […]

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: 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 […]