Much Adu about nothing, Freddy Adu in Nowy Sącz

It all started with a photo posted on Sandecja Nowy Sącz’s twitter feed on Monday morning.  In it stand two men posing outside of an airport terminal, the small, rather well-built man on the right of the picture is draped in Sandecja’s flag with a wide grin on his face.  The small club from the […]

Sandecja Nowy Sącz: The Not-so-Little New Boys

Sandecja Nowy Sącz, in blue, head out to play a pre-season friendly vs Cracovia.  Photo: Marcin Łoboz, Watch Esktraklasa Next weekend marks the kickoff of the new season of the Polish Ekstraklasa.  There will be a new face among the Polish football elite – Sandecja Nowy Sącz, Ed Żelaski gives us some info on who […]

Lech Poznań vs Arka Gdynia: Polish Cup Final Preview

Tomorrow on May 2nd at 16:00 CET is the Polish Cup Final which will be held at the National Stadium in Warsaw between Lech Poznań and Arka Gdynia.  Rightbankwarsaw looks a little at what we can expect in the game. If you live in the United Kingdom, USA, Germany, Canada, Argentina or Brazil, you can […]

Polish Cup second legs preview

This Tuesday and Wednesday are the second legs of the Polish Cup semi-finals.  Rightbankwarsaw has a quick look at what we can expect in the games between first Arka Gdynia and Wigry Suwałki and then Pogoń Szczecin and Lech Poznań. If you live in the United Kingdom, USA, Germany, Canada, Argentina or Brazil, you can […]

Interview with footballski.fr about Polish football

I answered some questions for the excellent French language website Footballski.fr which deals with football in Eastern Europe.  I present the English version here – it was a chance for me to clarify my views on a number of different issues, the Polish FA, fan culture in Poland and the enigmatic Zbigniew Boniek.  Read on for […]

Legia Warsaw’s relegation to the Europa League is a blessing in disguise.

  Photo @FotoPyK In the first guest post for a while on RightbankWarsaw, Mário Silva explains why Legia’s demotion to the Europa League due to the Celtic fiasco will benefit them and most importantly the game in Poland. The title may seem rather odd given the anxiety of Polish football fans to have a team in the Champions […]

It’s hip to like sport: Leopold Tyrmand, football and Stalinism in Poland

Leopold Tyrmand (centre) enjoying time with Jazz musicians in the late 1950s ‘Is there a conflict between me and the rulers of this country? Yes there is. A difference of opinions. I think differently. We differ in our views on the constitution and architecture, on industry and sport, on personal freedoms and education.’ Leopold Tyrmand, […]