Five highlights of the 2014-5 Polish club season

The Ekstraklasa is finally over after 11 months and 37 rounds of matches.  Lech Poznań finished as worthy winners in the end, with Legia Warsaw, Jagiellonia Białystok and Śląsk Wrocław qualifying for Europe and Zawisza Bydgoszcz and GKS Bełchatów dropping to the I liga.  It’s been an enjoyable club season on the whole and it’s […]

Ekstraklasa’s back and it’s not alright

After two months of twiddling of thumbs and listening to transfer rumour after transfer rumour, the Ekstraklasa finally returned tonight. The Polish winter break is pretty rough on Polish fans, although the fact that many supporters here are enthusiasts of other European leagues makes the break a lot easier to cope with. I’ve written many […]


We’re slowly coming to the end of a long holiday weekend in Poland.  Each year Poles get both May 1 (International Worker’s day) and May 3 (Polish Constitution day) off from work.  On bad years one of these days will fall on the weekend and part of the holiday is lost.  This year was a good […]

Cometh the hour, cometh the man

Polonia Warsaw’s remarkable success this season has been driven by a number of players, the marauding left back/midfielder Adam Pazio, the dangerous Georgian international striker Vladimir Dvalishvili and the attacking full-back Tomasz Brzyski, but two players have really stood out.  The first, Paweł Wszołek has already been written about on these pages but alongside Wszołek this […]