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, […]

‘Ultrasensitive’: Fan culture in the Ekstraklasa

In another guest post on Rightbankwarsaw, Maciej Słomiński peers into the world of the Polish Ultra and, instead of threatening individuals, sees them for what they are, big babies who spit out their dummies far too often.  The floor is his. Empty stands are too common a sight due to the pouting of Polish Ultras A […]