Germany vs Poland – Frankfurt redux 2015

Tonight Poland play in Frankfurt against Germany in an important Euro 2016 qualifying match.  41 years ago, Kazimierz Górski’s wonder-team also played in Frankfurt against West Germany in a match which would decide who would make it to the 1974 World Cup final.  In the famous ‘water-match’ (Mecz na wodzie in Polish), Poland fought hard […]

Gwardia Warszawa and the Polish European Dream

I got off the bus which had taken me to the gates of Gwardia Warszawa’s stadium.  It was a cold January day just after Christmas and there was hardly anyone around.  The stadium sign spoke of decayed greatness, imposing and yet falling to bits, the gates themselves caked with rust. The main entrance and the […]