Poles Apart But Northern Irish Will Provide Stern Test

September 3rd, 2009 by rushden-till-i-die

As Ian Holloway would say, it’s ‘squeaky bum time.’ A Northern Ireland win, and they are in pole position, whilst if Poland win, the race for qualification is wide open once more. Gone are the days where Northern Ireland’s last few games are treated as meaningless, as after an abysmal start, Nigel Worthington’s troops have [...]

Poland: The Story so far

May 23rd, 2009 by tayls

To many casual observers, perhaps the most surprising fact about Poland’s World Cup campaign is that they are not in the same group as England. The Poles have been an almost ever-present fixture in England’s qualifying campaigns for major tournaments in the last 40 years. Indeed, it was after qualification from a group containing England [...]

Poland World Cup Qualifiers Update

December 23rd, 2008 by luckyliam10

Poland sat on top of their group after the first two game of the campaign but never looked convincing against Slovenia and San Marino but managed to still sneak points the key in World Cup Qualifiers.
The real test was to come in the next two games with Poland facing group favorites the Czech Republic and [...]

Poland World Cup Qualifiers Update

September 27th, 2008 by luckyliam10

Poland opened their campaign with a match against Slovenia and San Marino both games bring some success to the Poles.
Poland vs Slovenia
The first game began with the stronger nation Poland attacking early but Slovenia hitting the back of the net in the 17th minute after a penalty was awarded. Michal Zewlakow was the Slovenian that [...]

Euro 2012 only in Poland, without Ukraine?

July 6th, 2008 by luckyliam10

UEFA checked this week to what extend is prepared Poland and Ukraine to Euro 2012. The officials from the European federation are convinced that Ukrainians will not be ready with new roads, hotels and airports. According to the Polish newspaper UEFA wants to move the final match or even the whole tournamnet to Poland.
UEFA is [...]

Leo Beenhaker will stay as Polish coach

July 6th, 2008 by luckyliam10

Leo Beenhaker stays on the position because as he said, after leaving the PZPN (Polish Football Association) conference, he will not dismiss himself because “I am not a type of person who is running away from fire”.
However, his Polish assistants quit – BogusÅ‚aw Kaczmarek (resigned himself), Dariusz Dziekanowski and Adam NawaÅ‚ka whose contracts have lapsed. [...]

Poland’s Hosting of EURO 2012 Update

July 5th, 2008 by luckyliam10

UEFA has recently visited Poland to check how much progress their has been preparing for EURO 2012. They gave a positive assessment of Poland who will co-host the event with Ukraine.
Here is the statement of the progress:
“UEFA believes that the project is being managed professionally, in line with best practises and in close co-operation [...]

Limp exit for injury-stricken Poles

June 18th, 2008 by luckyliam10

Poland have made an early exit from Euro 2008 Injurys made a major contribution to this along with some other problems they are addressed below.
The reasons why Poland ended up with the group B wooden spoon, Injuries! Beenhakker lost two members of his 23-man squad before the tournament began midfielder Jakub BÅ‚aszczykowski and goalkeeper Tomasz [...]

Mixed fortunes from Polish campaign

June 18th, 2008 by luckyliam10

Polands European Championship has ended after just 3 games the question is will they get a chance to play in a major tournament again?
Some of the positive things for Poland from the Euro were:
Roger Guerreiro: Roger scored the only Polish goal at the Euro and was one of the best Polish players at the tournament. [...]

Match Report: Poland vs Croatia

June 18th, 2008 by luckyliam10

Poland have exited the 2008 Euro after suffering a 1-0 loss to a weakened Croatia. Poland went into the match needing to win and have Austria upset one of the tournament favourates Germany. This was always looking unlikely but you never know in sport. The Germans defeated Austria 1-0 with Ballack scoring a cracker of [...]