Originally Posted by kicker
:dielaugh: (Sorry, but it's so funny
GKS Belchatow is a good team, but they seem to be in much worse form than last season. Our league can be entertaining at times, but usually it's not for football reasons
We've done really bad in the Eurocups for the past few years and unfortunately this proves that our league is weak. As for the fans, Belchatow is a small town, so is GKS' stadium and their supporters are not too passionate.
I'll tell you more about this team when the right time comes
I lived in Zabrze for a while and visited a lot of Gornik matches (and some Wisla Krakow). Both were premier league clubs. Gornik (Polish Shakhtar
p) at the time was a strong mid-table club while Wisla was one of the best (if not THE best team) in the league. Now when I compare the level of football that was played back then with the level of football today, i definetely see an improvement. Granted i dont watch that much Polish football. Very little of domestic league in fact (now and then i watch the extended highlights of the leagues last rounds just before every Euro cup match involving Polish teams). And believe me, its not as rare as you think to catch a Polish club or NT play live here on local tv. Its all about profit :rollani: ... And if there's an army of Polish viewers requesting to show one of their teams play every euro round, they simply cant refuse...
p Jeez they even started inviting Polish pundits to pre and post-match discussions
As for the fans, again imho Polish fan culture is a good few years ahead of ours... In Ukraine we witnessed a lot of possitive changes re: fan clubs and types of support (i.e banners) over the last year or two. But even that is not as widely spread out across the entire league. Some teams have great fan bases, others are next to non-existing. In Poland, even in early 2000's when lived there, Gornik, and especially Wisla had fantastic support, the kind id honetly wouldve found hard to find in Ukraine at the time. Having said that, Polish fans do go overboard sometimes (way more often than us
p). I myself witnessed quite a few fights between two rival fan groups, if you can call running away from it and looking behind your shoulders as "witnessing"
Although, i dont approve it, it does show that the fans are passionate about the game and would get behind their team and thus make it harder to get the away result.