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 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: 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 […]

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 […]