Europa League final 2015 preview: Dnipro vs Sevilla

On Wednesday evening a major international football event, the Europa League final, returns to Poland, nearly three years after Euro 2012 visited these shores.  Much has changed in the intervening three years, especially in Poland’s neighbouring co-hosts Ukraine after the Maidan revolution and subsequent annexation of Crimea by Russia, and the ongoing conflict in the […]

Legia Warsaw, ultras and the lost Polish East

It’s been quite a couple of weeks for historical symbolism in football.  Ten days ago the football world was transfixed by events taking place in Belgrade, where a drone carrying a flag of greater Albania floated down onto the pitch during the Euro 2016 qualifying match between Serbia and Albania – an event which provoked […]

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 […]