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 […]

Piotr Nowak: From Abuse to Redemption at Lechia Gdańsk?

The latest guest post on Rightbankwarsaw sees Ed Zelaski take a look at the controversial appointment of Piotr Nowak to the Lechia Gdańsk hotseat and the cultural differences between the United States and Poland that the decision has illustrated. Lechia Gdańsk confirmed on Wednesday what had been rumored for the past week – former Polish […]

The Polish national team: From challengers to also-rans – Poland 0 Cyprus 0 1987

The Polish national team is on the cusp of qualifying for the European Championships for only the third time in its history. A low-scoring draw on Sunday at home to Ireland is all Poland need to make it to Euro 2016 in France.  This Polish side has received a lot of positive press – both […]

Ekstraklasa 2015-6 preview

After a short six week break the Ekstraklasa returns tonight as the 2015-6 season kicks off with Wisła Kraków taking on Górnik Zabrze and Lechia Gdańsk playing Cracovia.  A new season means an open book for clubs and players that underachieved and for fans to believe that this season could finally be their year.  At […]

No home comfort: Polonia 1 Wisła 2

Source: sport.interior.pl After last weekend’s heroics at Lech Poznan Polonia returned to Konwiktorska to take on a Wisła Kraków side who have been highly unimpressive this season.  Before the match Polonia sat in third place, five points behind leaders and city rivals, Legia Warsaw.  The encounter with Wisła gave Polonia the opportunity to continue their […]