Germany vs Poland – Frankfurt redux 2015

Tonight Poland play in Frankfurt against Germany in an important Euro 2016 qualifying match.  41 years ago, Kazimierz Górski’s wonder-team also played in Frankfurt against West Germany in a match which would decide who would make it to the 1974 World Cup final.  In the famous ‘water-match’ (Mecz na wodzie in Polish), Poland fought hard […]

Kazmierz Deyna in America

Rightbankwarsaw’s third guest post comes from Grant Czubinski who looks at Polish legend Kazmierz Deyna’s time playing in the United States – a period normally neglected when tales are told of the great man.  Fascinating reading. Of the many international stars that plied their trade in the original North American Soccer League (NASL – existing from […]

Polish football: No space to breathe

Fans look on as Poland crashed out of the European Championships last year Photo: I sat down outside a Warsaw sports hall on a bright October day to eat some lunch. A Polish acquaintance joined me and we had a chat about the football tournament we were taking part in. After a while our […]

A history of the Warsaw derby: Polonia Warsaw vs Legia Warsaw

On Saturday Polonia and Legia Warsaw will meet in the next instalment of the Warsaw derby at Polonia’s stadium Konwiktorska 6. In the last Warsaw derby in September Polonia came away from Legia’s Pepsi Arena with a creditable 1-1 draw. The match however was more notable for the actions of Legia fans who fought with […]