Tag: KKS Lech Poznań

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.…

“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…

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

Restoring my weekly round-up of games I found interesting this weekend, by no means an exhaustive list. Saturday WKS Zawisza Bydgoszcz 1 (Barišić 33′) – KKS Lech Poznań 0 Zawisza has had a horrible season despite winning the super cup…

Ekstraklasa in Europe

Today is the first day for Ekstraklasa with TS Podbeskidzie and Pogoń Szczecin already underway as I write this and newly promoted Górnik Łęczna hosting Wisła Kraków later. It’s also worth remembering that this week also debuted four Polish clubs…

Monday Morning Center Back

I was going to do these snarky game summaries every week, but I found that I didn’t always have the time. Eh. I’m giving this feature a new name, ’cause it’s my blog and I can. As usual, MLS matches…

A Few Things

During my years as Arizona’s best political blogger (as certified by the Washington Post and the Arizona Capitol Times), sometimes I would run a feature called “What Was Weak This Week” where I would detail three or four outrages too…

Zachodny Speaks

I watched the highlights from the Ekstraklasa this weekend and saw the empty stadia (even Wisła Kraków was crowned league champion at one of two grounds closed to fans), a precaution taken because of fan violence at the Polish Cup.…

Ekstraklasa Roundup

Korona Kielce 1 – Arka Gdynia 0 Arka continued on their road to relegation with a loss to Korona. The lone goal came on a pretty free kick from Paweł Sobolewski. Defender Pavol Staňo took credit for the goal even…

Probierz Resigns?

According to Michał Zachodny, Michał Probierz has resigned from his coaching duties at Jagiellonia Białystok. Jaga lost to Polonia Warszawa in a 2 – 0 rout. Probierz has been coaching the team since 2008, and is said to already be…

Tuesday Morning Update

I’m feeling lazy, but I gotta put something up. – Jack Warner will be running for another term as CONCACAF president unopposed. I live in Arizona, so I’m used to feckless, corrupt self-dealers running unopposed. Of course, we have the…

The Hand of God?

I was going to post some highlights from the best barnburning Ekstraklasa game this weekend: league leading Wisła Kraków against a spirited Korona Kielce. The game had plenty of goals, nice saves and more than a few of the outrages…

And I Miss EVERYTHING

During the Ekstraklasa break this summer, I got out out the habit of checking PolishSoca and the other sources of news about my Jaga boys. So, I find out last week that Jaga made the Europa League. I’m not sure…

Ekstraklasa Stuff

Yep, still haven’t figured out how to embed these videos, but we’ve got links: -Lech Poznań secured their place at the top of the league this weekend. Their spectacular run has been powered by Robert Lewandowski, who scored his 18th…