The (digital) road to Euro ’88. Jackie Dziekanowski, Tracksuit manager and me

When I was a little kid, the information that I could access about the world of football was pretty restricted.  There was of course no internet, which meant the main form of gleaning knowledge about football was from Match magazine, Teletext and Clubcall. Indeed, Clubcall once got me into big trouble with my dad, as […]

The Polish national team in 2015: Eternal chokers or strong-willed victors ?

This is it.  The moment has finally come.  Tonight Poland play Ireland at the National Stadium in a crucial European Championships qualifier, the prize? A place at Euro 2016 in France next summer.  All Poland need to do to qualify is to get a low-scoring draw (0-0 or 1-1) to take them through, a 2-2 […]

The Polish national team: From challengers to also-rans – Poland 0 Cyprus 0 1987

The Polish national team is on the cusp of qualifying for the European Championships for only the third time in its history. A low-scoring draw on Sunday at home to Ireland is all Poland need to make it to Euro 2016 in France.  This Polish side has received a lot of positive press – both […]