Second world war on the pitch: Taras Romanczuk vs Dominik Furman

Jagiellonia Białystok’s Taras Romanczuk Photo: Adam Kupryjaniuk, jbc The Second World War is never far away in Poland. Last week scandals linked to the war erupted during the Middle East Summit in Warsaw. The NBC anchor Andrea Mitchell said that the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was against the Polish and Nazi Regime (when it was […]

Chaos as Poland falls to earth with a bump

It seemed to come completely out of the blue.  Poland, a side that had stormed through the Euro 2016 qualifiers, made it to the quarter finals of the main tournament, qualified again easily for the World Cup, in the top 10 in the world rankings, blessed with world class players like Robert Lewandowski, have somehow […]

The Polish league: A permanent state of temporariness

Legia Warsaw line-up against Real Madrid in the Champions League group-stage match in October 2016, wikimedia commons, photo: Erik Cleves Kristensen The 2017-8 season in the Polish Ekstraklasa has not been a classic by any stretch of the imagination.  None of the title contenders were able to achieve any real level of form and consistency, […]

Autumn round Ekstraklasa round-up: Part two, the bottom half

Last week I covered the top half of the Ekstraklasa, so this week it’s time to round up the rest of the table.  Which teams had the most issues in one of the most unpredictable leagues in the world? All will become clear In 9th place we find Wisła Płock.  As with pretty much everyone, […]

Autumn round Ekstraklasa round-up: Part one, the top half

It’s been a long and arduous Ekstraklasa season so far, starting all the way back on the 14th July when Lechia Gdańsk kicked it all off with a 2-0 away victory at Wisła Płock but it’s felt even longer as Polish clubs started their European (mis) adventure at the end of June.  There have been […]

Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe in England

Photo: ballwickxpress.com Over the years of covering Polish football, here at Rightbankwarsaw I’ve become fascinated by comparing the standard of play in England and in Poland.  It’s only natural for me really, after growing up in England and with my (relatively deep) knowledge of the game there.  This has resulted in many a Twitter discussion […]

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 […]