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The Great Górski, or the Golden Age of Polish Football

Perhaps, quoting a 1980s song by the Imagination, it was “just an illusion” – the illusion that the Poland national football team could regain competitiveness exploiting the status of co-hosts of the recent European Championships. The three matches played by … Continue reading

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In the Name of Spartacus – Part II

[Part I] The opportunity came a few years after the foundation of Spartak. The team was called for an exhibition in the Red Square in front of high-ranking officials on 6 July 1936, the Sportsman’s Day. The originally planned half-a-hour … Continue reading

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In the Name of Spartacus – Part I

They have not been winning a national title for more than a decade. Yet, they remain the most popular football club in the country, the “people’s team”, as they were labelled in the 1930s by fans. Many politicians would probably … Continue reading

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