Play-off for the IV liga: Second leg: Przyszłość Włochy 0 PKS Radość 4

After a frantic and even first leg last Wednesday, yesterday PKS and Przyszłość played the second leg to decide which club would advance to the 5th tier of Polish football.  On a relatively dreary Sunday in Warsaw I set off to Włochy to see which team would prevail.  I once more made the mistake of […]

Play-off for the IV liga: First leg: PKS Radość 1 Przyszłość Włochy 1

After all the buildup I set off to South-East Warsaw to catch the first game of the play-off for the IV Liga.  Radość is quite a long way from the part of Praga in which I live, and the bus seemed to take an absolute age to get there as it crept through the rush-hour […]

The Big match Interview: Playoff for the IV liga: PKS Radość vs Przyszłość Włochy

It’s been a season of discovery for little old me as I have struggled to understand the ins and outs of the Polish football league pyramid in the Warsaw area.  This has involved traipsing around Warsaw visiting many of the stadiums of lower league clubs, and keeping close tabs on 90minut.pl a wonderful source of information for […]

Warsaw Groundhopping: Warsaw Liga Okręgowa I: Drukarz Warszawa 8 Dolcan Ząbki II 2

Yesterday was a pretty momentous day for Warsaw, Polish and world football.  Legia Warsaw became Polish champions for a tenth time after Lech Poznań lost 2-0 at home to relegation favourites Podbeskidzkie Bielsko-Biała and three Poles started for Borussia Dortmund in their narrow loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions’ League final at Wembley.  My […]

Warsaw Groundhopping: Liga Okręgowa Group One: Olimpia Warszawa 1 AON Rembertów 3

My most recent groundhopping adventure started innocuously enough.  I finished work at around 16.30 and took the metro back into the city centre.  It’s been an amazingly warm, almost summer day in Warsaw and getting into town Varsovians, having just escaped the dark days of winter, were enjoying the opportunity en masse to be outside […]

Warsaw groundhopping: Warsaw Liga Okręgowa Group One, Drukarz Warszawa 5 Wicher Kobyłka 2

My intention this weekend was to get to a Gwardia Warszawa game, a team that I wrote about in January, unfortunately their match was called off due to the melting of Warsaw’s snow and the heavy rain that followed throughout the day on Friday.  Searching frantically for a lower-league game to go to I discovered […]

Pre-spring in the Polish provinces

In the winter break I aimed to make my way through the Polish football pyramid in the Warsaw area.  Whilst this hasn’t been entirely possible I did get the opportunity to have a look at a couple of small football grounds over the weekend before the Polish lower leagues get back into action in the […]