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Seize The… Deyna

Seize The… Deyna

Features 2 September 2020 0

Long before Robert Lewandowski and the era of megabucks modern football, one player dominated the Polish game to an extent that resounds to this day. Regarded as the nation’s first ever global celebrity sportsman, Kazimierz Deyna ranked alongside the best and in the process orchestrated the nation’s rise to...
Polonia Redevelopment Announced
The topsy-turvy world of Polonia Warszawa football club has taken a turn for the better after a winning design for their stadium’s redevelopment was announced earlier in the week. The result of a seven-month process, a 13-person jury chose a design submitted by JSK Architekci ahead of 16 other...
Match Of The Century!
Dubbed by local fans as the Match of the Century, mid-August’s national holiday saw two of the nation’s great football teams resume their good-natured rivalry and lock horns in the first round of the Puchar Polski. Played inside Marymont’s beautifully dilapidated stadium, Kartofliska – a cult groundhopping blog –...
World Cup: Where To Watch
Practically every bar in town bit the bullet to broadcast World Cup matches, and despite Poland’s early elimination the majority will continue to do so right to its conclusion. But who wants to be stuck in a dark, grotty bar? As the tournament reaches its climax, grab a pint...
Poland: World Cup 2018
Backed by an estimated 20,000 traveling fans, Poland’s Eagles land in Russia as everyone’s favorite outsider for World Cup glory. No pressure then, lads… The Megastar You know this one already, don’t you? Forward Robert Lewandowski notched 16 goals during the qualifiers, bringing his all-time tally to 52 –...
Football: AKS ZŁY
Away from the bright lights of the Ekstraklasa, a football revolution has stirred in the dark depths of Praga… BY ALEX WEBBER | PHOTOS BY ED WIGHT Way before I fell in love with someone, I fell in love with something. That something was football. I had just turned...
Football: Polonia v Widzew
Polish 4th division: Polonia Warszawa v Widzew Lodz. Yesterday pitted two fallen powers against each other. Widzew, four times champions, even European Cup semi-finalists backs in the 80s; Polonia, Polish champions at the start of the millennium. Widzew, at least, are looking like they’ve turned the corner: a new...
Grounds For Optimism
The long-suffering fans of Polonia Warszawa have had little to celebrate the last few seasons, though that could yet change with news that their ramshackle stadium is set for a swank overhaul. Set to cost approximately zł. 57 million, the five-year revamp will involve the construction of two 2,000-seater...
Notes: Legia Museum

Notes: Legia Museum

Blog 10 August 2017 0

First opened in 2006 as part of celebrations to mark Legia’s 90th birthday, this museum is a welcome distraction should you find yourself in the vicinity on a non-match day. Set underneath the Zyleta stand (where the team’s hardcore support traditionally gather), points of interest include the expected bank...
The Gory Game – Local Football
As Euro 2016 hits mid-stride, the Insider explores the murky, desperate depths of the local lower leagues… by Alex WEBBER | photos by Ed WIGHT The eyes of the rest of Europe might well be on France this summer, but mine won’t. Where once I followed the England football team both...

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