Piotr Nowak: From Abuse to Redemption at Lechia Gdańsk?

The latest guest post on Rightbankwarsaw sees Ed Zelaski take a look at the controversial appointment of Piotr Nowak to the Lechia Gdańsk hotseat and the cultural differences between the United States and Poland that the decision has illustrated. Lechia Gdańsk confirmed on Wednesday what had been rumored for the past week – former Polish […]

Three Polish talents to watch in 2014

In the first ever guestpost here on Rightbankwarsaw I pass the reins over to Stephen Pollard who gives his three Polish players to watch in 2014. Łukasz Teodorczyk (Lech Poznań)  When Latvian goal-machine Artjioms Rudnevs left western Poland for Germany at the start of last season, there was a lot of uneasiness among the Lech faithful regarding […]

The new Nawałka era + Poland Ireland preview

What follows are some questions and answers I wrote for a friendly site to preview the Poland Ireland game.  It didn’t make it onto that site and there are certain important things I’ve been thinking about recently in the post so I thought I’d put it up here.  Stephen Pollard thought of and posed the […]

Ludovic Obraniak: Poland’s fall-guy

It’s a cold November day in 2011, a reporter strides across Wrocław’s spacious main square towards an unassuming young man wearing a light jacket.  As the reporter approaches the man fiddles with his coat, it’s obviously a bit chilly.  The journalist asks in Polish: ‘What do you think about Polish patriotism?’.  A smile breaks out […]

Five reasons to be positive if you’re a Poland fan

Source: se.pl After watching Poland’s victory with San Marino tonight I came to realise that things for the national team are not as bad as everyone here is making out.  Here follows a short attempt to break through the layers of negativity which seems to have developed around the national side since Friday’s loss to […]

Every silver lining has a cloud: Poland 1 Ukraine 3

Last night brought the return of international football to Warsaw as Poland took on Ukraine at the national stadium.  Football at the national stadium will always take me back to the heady days of last summer when hope drifted through the streets of Warsaw during Euro 2012.  Hope we all know is a dangerous commodity […]

Cometh the hour, cometh the man

Polonia Warsaw’s remarkable success this season has been driven by a number of players, the marauding left back/midfielder Adam Pazio, the dangerous Georgian international striker Vladimir Dvalishvili and the attacking full-back Tomasz Brzyski, but two players have really stood out.  The first, Paweł Wszołek has already been written about on these pages but alongside Wszołek this […]