A rather enjoyable day: Warsaw Klasa A III: Gwardia Warszawa 1 Walka Kosów 0

This weekend I unfortunately didn’t get the chance to get to Polonia’s game with Podbeskidzkie Bielsko Biała due to teaching commitments.  I still haven’t watched a Polonia victory live and it was thus sod’s law that they took the opportunity to record their first win in nine games.  To get my fix of live football I […]

Warsaw Groundhopping: Warsaw Klasa A Group III: Gwardia Warszawa 1 Anprel Nowa Wieś 0

Today was a special day in my groundhopping odyssey in Warsaw.  I got to visit the stadium of Gwardia Warszawa, a place I’ve wanted to see since I wrote an article about the club in January.  Gwardia (nicknamed the Harpagony – the harpies) is a very successful team by Warsaw standards, one of only four […]

Jewish football in inter-war Warsaw: Gwiazda-Sztern Warsaw

Source: http://pinterest.com/rcfink/yiddishkeit/ This week Rightbankwarsaw takes a look at a relatively unexplored aspect of Warsaw’s football history; the vibrant and competitive world of Jewish football in the city in the inter-war period.  This world would of course disappear forever as German troops entered the city on 1 October 1939.  The destruction of the Jewish community […]

Gwardia Warszawa and the Polish European Dream

I got off the bus which had taken me to the gates of Gwardia Warszawa’s stadium.  It was a cold January day just after Christmas and there was hardly anyone around.  The stadium sign spoke of decayed greatness, imposing and yet falling to bits, the gates themselves caked with rust. The main entrance and the […]

The Polish pyramid system in the Warsaw area

Polish footie has a monstrously long winter break.  Whereas in the Ekstraklasa we have to wait until the end of February until it all kicks off again, fans of lower Polish leagues have to think of something else to do for even longer, these competitions only return to action in the middle of March!  What […]