Kamil Wilczek, rebirth in the North

It’s the international break so what better a time to look at how one of Poland’s foreign legion is doing.  In a guest post Toke Theilade presents us with a post on Polish national squad striker Kamil Wilczek’s impressive recent form for Danish club Brøndby IF. After losing the battle for Kamil Wilczek’s signature in […]

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 […]

Loyalty and football. The case of Kasper Hämäläinen

Today, Kasper Hämäläinen will make the move between the two biggest Polish clubs – from Lech Poznań to Legia Warsaw.  The Finnish attacking midfielder will sign a three year contract worth up to 500,000 Euros a season including bonuses making him one of the highest paid footballers in the Polish Ekstraklasa.  Many Lech Poznań fans […]

The (digital) road to Euro ’88. Jackie Dziekanowski, Tracksuit manager and me

When I was a little kid, the information that I could access about the world of football was pretty restricted.  There was of course no internet, which meant the main form of gleaning knowledge about football was from Match magazine, Teletext and Clubcall. Indeed, Clubcall once got me into big trouble with my dad, as […]

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 […]

A (foreign) eye on the Ekstraklasa: Interview with Ben Stebbings of Football Radar

The Ekstraklasa doesn’t get many non-Polish viewers and many Poles would say that’s a good thing, such is the negativity surrounding the domestic league here.  But there are some foreign watchers (including yours truly) and they often are far more positive about the Ekstraklasa than Poles themselves.  I spoke to one relatively new Ekstraklasa observer, […]