Category: Polish Ekstraklasa

Second Ekstraklasa Post of the Week

Nemanja Nikolić is playing for Chicago now, but is still leading Konstantin Vassiljev and Marcin Robak in Poland’s unofficial “golden boot” race. Funny how that works. Piast vs Wisła currently a wonderful cure for insomnia — Christopher Lash (@rightbankwarsaw) March…

Monday Morning Center Back

Sunday Jagiellonia Białystok 2 (Świderski 16′, Černych 64′) – KKS Lech Poznań 1 (Arajuuri 45’+) It was a strong performance by the Bees if you ignore the mistake from goalkeeper Marijan Kelemen that made a nice save into a goal.…

Looking to follow the Ekstraklasa?

I know you are all looking to follow the Ekstraklasa, but are a bit lost on how to start. Lucky for you, Christopher Lash started doing a podcast. His latest episode is a professorial rundown of the current situation in…

Monday Morning Center Back

The most fascinating game I saw this weekend was the Clasíco Nacional, but I gotta list some others. By the way, my rule is that I list the home team second. That’s except when I decide not to. Wednesday Chelsea…

Friday Night Round Up

I call this “Friday Night Round Up” because that’s better than admitting I’ve been a negligent blogger for a while. I had a rather odd week in my non-soccer world, so give me a break. Anyway, here’s some fun stuff I’ve…

“The most obvious difficulty was the language.  Polish is an incredibly difficult language to learn but I did pick up on a few words that were usually directed at Legia via spray paint on walls and started with the letter, “K.”  I’ll let you figure out what the word is.” – Jimmy Conrad on his time with Lech Poznań, quoted in an interview on fansite Lech in USA.

A bit topsy turvy

The Ekstraklasa table is a bit strange. What one would expect is Legia Warszawa on top with Lech Poznań nipping at their heels. One time Lech defender Jimmy Conrad said that much and, like many prognosticators, he expected a challenge from…

Monday Morning Center Back

After a hiatus, we return with the weekly feature featuring shallow, I mean succinct, analysis of some of this weekend’s matches. Friday Arizona Wildcats 4 (Haley Silverberg 11′, Paige Crouch 30′, Hannah Stevens 49′, Hayley Estopare 72′) – Northern Arizona…

Monday Morning Center Back

Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve done this feature. What? Do you want to take it outside? Thursday FK Kukësi – KP Legia Warszawa Match Abandoned Things started off badly for this Europa League third round qualifier when local…

Ay, pobrecita la Legia

If Legia wants to finish in first after this weekend’s last match of the season, Legia would have to win, and Lech would have to lose, and both by the right combination of goals for Legia to earn Poland’s one…

Monday Morning Center Back

It’s late Monday morning, but still Monday morning… Saturday Wisła Kraków 1 (Jankowski 42′) – Jagiellonia Białystok 2 (Tuszynski 87′, Pawlowski 90′) Two last minute goals gave Jaga a temporary spot in second place, but wins by Legia and Lech…

Goat of the Week: Dobrivoj Rusov

I couldn’t think of an MLS goat, and remember that I wrote the rules to this and I’m not required to keep to MLS. Yep. Anyhow, I talked about this game in yesterday’s “Centerback” entry. Jaga has been on a…

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Zawisza Bydgoszcz has had a remarkable run: up from the Polish third tier to the upper ranks of the Ekstraklasa, the Polish Cup and a spot in Europe only in the space of three seasons. Now, they are pinned to the bottom of the table and a near-sure candidate for relegation. What happened? Says Ryan Hubbard, you can blame hooliganism and infighting: Zawisza Bydgoszcz, Radosław Osuch and the rejection of success

We don’t always bathe in the stadium after the game, in the dressing room no one shows anything. I think that’s the biggest difference.

GKS Bełchatów defender Alexis Norambuena on the differences between his Western club-teams and playing international soccer for Palestine, from an interview with Goal Chile.

Smörgåsbord

I have been bad about posting. Yeah, you’ve been bad about checking in here too, haven’t you? New Locale for Azoosc: Arizona United SC announced yesterday that they will be playing in Scottsdale next year, moving from their digs at…