Ludovic Obraniak: Poland’s fall-guy

It’s a cold November day in 2011, a reporter strides across Wrocław’s spacious main square towards an unassuming young man wearing a light jacket.  As the reporter approaches the man fiddles with his coat, it’s obviously a bit chilly.  The journalist asks in Polish: ‘What do you think about Polish patriotism?’.  A smile breaks out […]

Five reasons to be positive if you’re a Poland fan

Source: After watching Poland’s victory with San Marino tonight I came to realise that things for the national team are not as bad as everyone here is making out.  Here follows a short attempt to break through the layers of negativity which seems to have developed around the national side since Friday’s loss to […]

Every silver lining has a cloud: Poland 1 Ukraine 3

Last night brought the return of international football to Warsaw as Poland took on Ukraine at the national stadium.  Football at the national stadium will always take me back to the heady days of last summer when hope drifted through the streets of Warsaw during Euro 2012.  Hope we all know is a dangerous commodity […]