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 […]

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, […]

‘Nothing in Poland is simple’: Polish cup final preview: Zagłębie Lubin vs Zawisza Bydgoszcz

Poland’s ultra-modern National Stadium during Euro2012. The stadium will host next weekend’s Polish Cup final In a new guest post on Rightbankwarsaw we welcome Michał Rygiel to preview next weekend’s Polish cup final between Zagłębie Lubin and Zawisza Bydgoszcz.  The final will be played for the first time at the National Stadium in Warsaw.  Unfortunately what […]

Warsaw groundhopping: A hop to Marymont and Bielany

Taking advantage of my luxuriously long Christmas and New Year break and eager to test out my new camera I decided to visit some more Warsaw stadiums.  As followers of the blog know, there are a host of different club stadiums in Warsaw and its environs, in different states of decay.  Perhaps the most spectacular […]

Warsaw Groundhopping: II liga East: Świt Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki 0 Wigry Suwałki 0

After a long hiatus in groundhopping for a variety of reasons I got down to it again today as a friend and I took in the delights of third tier football in the small town of Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki, 30 kilometres to the North-West of Warsaw.  What prompted me to travel to such a game?  […]

Smashing football: Polonia Warsaw 6 Wkra Żuromin 0

So the big day had arrived.  Finally, as other commentators have noted , Polonia and its fans had the chance to focus purely on football after the trials and tribulations of the summer and the fan violence of last weekend.  Polonia were back once more at their Konwiktorska stadium, something that is possible due to […]